Michael has been a professional photographer since March of 1981. He quickly made a name for himself through his unique talent for environmental and location portraiture accruing over 800 combined merits with the Professional Photographers of America. His awards from PPA include the International Service Award and the Director’s Award, and he has served as a past president of both Professional Photographers of America and the American Society of Photographers.
Michael is a popular lighting educator, having presented over 400 workshops across the country and internationally. He has an established reputation for providing riveting programs and demonstrations ranging from lighting fundamentals for beginners, to demonstrating how to successfully light the most complicated of environments with grace and ease.