Olympus Explorer

Justin Kauffman

Justin Kauffman

Justin is an outdoor adventure and lifestyle photographer/cinematographer from Montana.

Justin is an outdoor adventure and lifestyle photographer/cinematographer from Montana.

About Justin

Justin is an outdoor adventure and lifestyle photographer/cinematographer from Montana. He grew up playing in the mountains and can usually be found outside diving into water, climbing mountains, or exploring different areas of the world.

"I got into photography in high-school by blowing my knee playing men’s league soccer – I was illegally slide-tackled and tore my ACL, MCL, and meniscus. After the injury my parents gave me a camera for my birthday and I quickly fell in love with photography. I have been shooting and going on adventures ever since."

HOW I GOT STARTED WITH OLYMPUS

"I was initially drawn to Olympus after hearing wondrous reviews about their in-body stabilization and performance-to-weight ratio. These two elements piqued my interest and I knew I had to try the system out for myself. I quickly fell in love with the features of the camera and have been using my E-M1X ever since!"

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OLYMPUS

"My favorite features of the Olympus gear I’m currently using are its weight, rotating screen, and ability to take 60 photos a second. Since I’m hiking and traveling a lot it’s crucial for me to have a camera that balances weight and performance. This camera and lens combination has been perfect for my adventures and style of shooting because it checks all of the boxes I need. It’s light, has a crazy burst mode (which is ideal for diving or action photos), and has a battery life that crushes every other camera I’ve used. Plus, the rotating screen is a huge added benefit because it simplifies getting low angle shots when I want to emphasize a reflection or capitalize on a lower perspective."

 


The Olympus Explorer Program is Olympus America Inc.’s official program for its social photographers. Olympus Explorers consist of a select group of social partners from across the U.S. and Canada who represent a select focus of photography genres, and offer varying years of experience and influence. Each has a unique point of view, an enthusiasm for Olympus products and the brand, a strong presence in the social photography community, and best practices to share.

For regularly updated content from all of the Olympus Explorers, follow @getolympus on Instagram. To inquire about membership in the program or social collaborations, please contact social@olympus.com.