Olympus Visionary

Scott Bourne

Scott Bourne

Scott is a professional wildlife photographer, author and lecturer from Gig Harbor, Washington.

Scott is a professional wildlife photographer, author and lecturer from Gig Harbor, Washington.

About Scott

Scott Bourne, ASINWP, is an Olympus Visionary and professional wildlife photographer, author, podcaster and lecturer who specializes in birds. He’s been involved with photography for more than four decades and his work has appeared in more than 200 publications.

He is a pioneer in the digital photography and online space and was named one of the 30 most influential photographers on the Web by Huffington Post.

In addition to being a trainer on lynda.com, Scott’s led workshops and seminars, taught for or spoken at conferences or events sponsored by Palm Beach Photographic Center, Cooperative Communicators of America, Apple, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, CreativeLive.com, the National Association of Broadcasters, North American Music Merchants, MacWorld, Washington Professional Photographers Association, WPPI, PartnerCon, Imaging USA, Seattle Art Center, Marketing Essentials International, The Consumer Electronics Show, Photo Plus Expo, Festival of the Cranes, Florida's Birding & Photo Festival, Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, Bio Communications Association and Olympic Mountain School of Photography.

Scott was one of the first photographers ever to receive the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. He also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor and Professional Photographers of America’s Certified Professional Photographer designation.

Scott was awarded the designation Signed Master with the Studio Of Masters in China and recently, having satisfied the qualifying requirement prescribed by the The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers board of examiners, was awarded Associateship in Photography (ASINWP).

“If it weren’t for Olympus and the OM-D System, I would have had to cut my photographic career short. Now I am confident that I can work as long as I feel like it; knowing this smaller, lighter gear is capable of producing publication-worthy images, even with an old guy like me at the helm.”

Scott founded one of the first dedicated, online photography sites -Photofocus.com, co-founded the first photography related podcast, This Week In Photography (TWIP), co-founded Photography Podcast Network (PPN) and is host of the PictureMethods podcast and publisher of the PictureMethods blog. His professional photography portfolio can be found at scottbourne.com and at scottbourne.photos.


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.