Olympus Visionary

Frank T. Smith

Frank T. Smith

Frank is a travel, landscape, architectural and philanthropic photojournalist from Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Frank is a travel, landscape, architectural and philanthropic photojournalist from Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

About Frank

Olympus Visionary Frank Smith is a self-taught photographer whose love for the craft goes back to a very early age. Decades later, Frank’s passion for photography has yet to fade and he continues to perfect his skills.

As a philanthropic photojournalist, Frank’s raw travel covers global themes, shedding light on cultural issues including regional corruption in areas including South Sudan, Haiti and Mumbai. Frank has traveled to many parts of the world with a focus on people, landscape and cultures, and telling stories through his photographs. A large focus for Frank has been India, travelling to all four corners. Additional raw travel includes Atacama, Cuba, Bhutan, Iceland, Central America, South America, Morocco and Mongolia.

“My passion for photography constantly inspires me to see imagery of compositional uniqueness and beauty.”

“As a travel photographer, equipment size, durability and quality output are paramount to me. The OM-D system allows me to enter into areas that would have been prohibitive in the past with bulky and obtrusive equipment. Discreet access is now available to me without any sacrifice in quality. Many of the environments I travel to are environmentally harsh. The equipment is able to withstand these challenging conditions. Add to it that many of the places I photograph are low-light environments. With the built-in 5-axis image stabilization, I am able to achieve my desired results without compromise. With the OM-D system, there is not any place in the world that is off-limits to me.”

A native Northeasterner, Frank often focuses his lens on national and regional scenery in the U.S. Frank’s work has been featured in the media, print, exhibits and in philanthropic awareness campaigns.  

Frank inspires others through his workshops, classes and mentoring. His goal is to help others see the un-obvious and to instill the desire for creativity.

The Olympus Visionary Program is Olympus America Inc.’s official program for its sponsored photographers. Olympus Visionaries consist of a select group of photographers from across the U.S. and Canada who represent a variety of photography genres, and offer varying years of experience and influence. From Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists to successful entrepreneurs to passionate creators who shoot and share their vision with their dedicated social communities, each has a unique point of view, an enthusiasm for Olympus products and the brand, a strong presence in the photography community, and best practices to share.

The Visionaries use their unique real-world experiences and technical expertise to inspire photo enthusiasts and professionals alike and embrace Olympus camera systems as their tool of choice for capturing and sharing their world in vivid detail. They provide product feedback in an effort to improve Olympus products, programs and services. They also represent Olympus by speaking at Photography Conferences, Photo Specialty Dealer Events, Tradeshows, and more.

For regularly updated content from all of the Olympus Visionaries, visit www.facebook.com/getolympus, www.youtube.com/getolympus and follow @getolympus on Twitter and Instagram. 
To inquire about membership in the program, please contact VisionaryProgram@olympus.com.www.facebook.com/getolympus, www.youtube.com/getolympus and follow @getolympus on Twitter. For more information about the Olympus Visionary program, please contact Eric Gensel at eric.gensel@olympus.com.