Originally from Central Pennsylvania, Michael developed an affinity for the outdoors at a young age while spending time at his family's cabin. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a BS in Business marketing; Michael moved to Arizona to personally experience the grandeur of the American Southwest. There he returned to school and earned an MA in Mass Communications from Arizona State University, where he also studied cinematography. Blessed with a keen eye for detail, Michael became interested in the methods and styles artists used to visually communicate their subject matter with a camera. While working at a local television station, he was mentored by a videographer and later by a high school friend who is a professional wedding photographer. After a decade of exploring the Southwest, Michael chose to pursue photography as a way of personally sharing his experiences with others. He enjoys helping individuals with their photography pursuits while sharing his intimate knowledge of America's most spectacular places with others. Michael considers nature and the outdoors God's greatest cathedral and strives to present it as such.
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