Peter Baumgarten is an award-winning professional photographer and educator based on Manitoulin Island where the stunning nature surrounding him inspires his work. He regularly provides lectures, seminars and workshops on landscape, wildlife and astro-landscape photography. Peter has been a dedicated Olympus shooter for over 40 years and has been published in a number of magazines in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. He maintains his own blog with an emphasis on tutorials that assist others in bringing their photography up to the next level. As owner of Creative Island Photography, Peter has turned a life-long interest into a second career. His love of the craft has also become a great excuse to continue his other passion – exploring the great outdoors through wilderness camping, canoeing and kayaking.


Instagram: @CreativeIslandPhoto

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The challenge in photography is taking a scene that is visible to anyone who cares to look and presenting it in a uniquely artistic way. With every photograph I make, I attempt to rise to that challenge. My OM SYSTEM gear makes that job so easy - light, rugged gear, with incredible image quality and an intuitiveness in design that means I can focus more on the image and less on the camera.

What's In Peter's Bag?

These are Peter's favorite cameras, lenses, and more: