I am a photographer based in Asheville, North Carolina specializing in commercial photography, landscapes, portraits and aerial/drone imagery. I received my B.A. in Multimedia Arts

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Holly Bower in Asheville

Holly Bower was a friend of mine who I recently learned passed away. She was a photographer as well and we met around 2007 while

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Hendersonville, NC Aerial Photos

Aerial drone photos of the thriving downtown of Hendersonville, NC. This mountain town, just south of Asheville, has so many great festivals, restaurants and businesses.

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Nikon Z 7ii

Hello, Nikon Z 7ii. In an attempt to blog and post more images this is just a post to say that I am back shooting

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Photography for Annual Report

Here are a few of my favorite photos that Kristi and I took for HCPED’s 2016 annual report. The awesome design, layout, and overlay illustrations are by

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Asheville Photographer – Derek Olson

Let’s Create Something!

I am a commercial, portrait and aerial photographer based in Asheville, North Carolina. My passion is documenting emotions, people, life, and stories through the medium. I received my BA in Multimedia Arts from UNCA in 2006 and have been doing photography full-time ever since. My education is deeply important to me and has benefited me in so many ways. Even though I’m learning more about photography and my shooting style now, an education in the arts helped me figure out that I should be a visual artist/photographer. My goal is to never stop learning and always push the envelope. I look forward to working with you!

Do I shoot weddings? Yes, I do! This site is dedicated to commercial work, and I document weddings under Fete Photography with my wife. Check it out if you need a wedding photographer in the Asheville area or anywhere else.