Frank T. Smith, Photographer

At an early age (3 years old+/-) I developed a curiosity with photography. My grandfather, Frank Fehn was an avid photographer, always with a camera in his hand and me by his side. He bought me a miniature replica 35 mm camera which was the beginning of my life-long passion for photography.

Photography is my passion – both in taking the pictures as well as the post processing techniques that I use. I am an experienced traveler having had the opportunity to photograph in places around the world. As a native of the northeast, I also enjoy the local scenery of the Pocono Mountains or urban decay and iconic subjects as well as historical sites such as the former Bethlehem Steel factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  My portfolio is diverse.

I use the Olympus Four Thirds system. My workhorses are the OM-D EM-1 and EM-5 Mark II.  I use the OM-D EM-10 for road travel and family events. I use a variety of different lenses based on the camera and type of shooting I am doing.  My attraction with Olympus is two-fold; first the camera and lens quality and second, the weight and size.  My post processing is done with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CC, and various plug-ins.

I am an Olympus Trailblazer, a member of the Olympus Visionary Program.  Olympus Visionaries are established, award-winning professional photographers who travel the world with Olympus products to capture life’s beauty and splendor. The elite members of the program include several Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers, as well as artists whose careers have included assignments around the globe. Frank Smith Olympus Trailblazer

I believe photography is a constantly changing art form and as such I try to stay current by teaching several workshop / classes every year, leading photowalks and photo trips.  One of my workshops with B & H in New York was videoed and can be viewed here. Upcoming workshops are also listed on my website and included in my quarterly newsletter.

I exhibit my work in various galleries.  Some of my  recent exhibits include “Atacama – A Lunar Landscape”,  “Near and Far” an 8 year compilation of India; “Bhutan – The Land of the Thunder Dragon”; “Allentown State Hospital – A Different View” and “The Birth of a Nation- South Sudan”.  My work can be seen on my website at or on my blog where I post my up to date work regularly at You can also follow me on Facebook.   In December, 2013 I was published in Outdoor Photography (December 2013). I also was a presenter at TedX Lehigh Valley in 2013 titled Looking thru the Lens -Vocation vs. Avocation.  In November 2015, PBS did the following interview with me.

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