Joe Edelman

Olympus Visionary

Olympus Visionary

Joe is an award winning photographer and photo educator living in Allentown, PA

Joe is an award winning photographer and photo educator living in Allentown, PA

About Joe

Olympus Visionary Joe Edelman is an award-winning photographer and educator and YES – that crazy PHOTO Joe Edelman on YouTube!  His work is featured frequently on well-known photography blogs including Fstoppers, DIYPhotography, PetaPixel, Lifehacker, ISO1200, Shutterbug and LensVid among others.

His primary subject:  Beautiful people!   His educational mission:  To help photographers develop a solid understanding of the HOWS and WHYS behind creating great photographs.

With a career spanning more than four decades, his photographs have been published internationally in magazines like Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Get Fit, and Shape. He has been called upon to complete assignments for both the New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and has serviced commercial advertising clients from all over the United States.

"After four decades using another brand, I switched to Olympus for its design, features and quality.  I quickly fell in love with Olympus because the OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera and the M.Zuiko lenses exceeded my expectations and put the FUN back in my photography and my work hasn’t skipped a beat."

Joe has earned a reputation as a lively and popular instructor and lecturer at camera clubs, photography conferences and workshops across the United States. He has been a speaker at events like ImagingUSA, WPPI, PhotoPlus, Out of Chicago, NECCC, Carolina Photo Expo and numerous others presenting on topics like Fashion Portraiture, Studio Lighting, Glamour Photography, Creativity, Social Media and Marketing for Photographers and Fine Art imagery to name just a few.

He has also served as an adjunct professor teaching about Creativity and Photography at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and Northampton County Community College in Monroe, PA.

Joe resides with his wife and their two four legged children and spends his spare time with his two grandsons.


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 Jennifer Colucci at VisionaryProgram@olympus.com.

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