Please join us for our July 21 2021, Master Class - 7pm - 8:30pm

Zoom meeting info here July 20, and on Meetup July 20

Looking forward to seeing you!


Macro photography, the small but beautiful world.

Exploring this small world can be simply amazing, seeing detail that is not visible to the naked eye.

I will help you understand how the use of flash can free you from your tripod both indoors and out.

Photographing greater than one to one and exploring extreme macro opportunities using a macro rail.

Understanding lens choices and settings to get the most from your macro lens.

Birdwatching through the lens of your camera.

I will help you to understand bird behavior and when is the best time to photograph.

The use of Auto ISO to get tack sharp images of birds in flight.

The use of flash for photographing hummingbirds.

Props and food choices for backyard bird photography.

Changing your backgrounds to get a more pleasing image.


Mike’s passion for nature photography began over forty-five years ago and he has been shooting professionally for twenty years. His images have been published in numerous national publications like Birds and Blooms, Gulfshore Life, Bassmaster's, and more. Many of his images have also been published by universities for articles relating to specific topics like human/wildlife interaction. Being an avid outdoorsman, his passion for photographing wildlife is ever present when he is in the field. Mike utilizes this skill to get very close to wildlife, and captures stunning images that bring his audience along as if they were there with him. Mike is also a master falconer and has trained birds of prey for over forty years and offers bird of prey workshops in both Florida and in his home state of Kentucky. In addition, one of Mike’s favorite topics is Herpetology, (the study of reptiles and amphibians). This is an area that has led Mike to be one of the premier macro photographers in the U.S. He is best known for his macro photography workshops where he brings exotic reptiles and amphibians for participants to photograph. Mike also offers a variety of guided Nature Photography Tours, Birding Workshops, Floral workshops, and Extreme Macro. He has been a Keynote speaker throughout the USA on these topics. Mike’s hope is that you will enjoy his passion for photography, capturing nature in its truest form through inspirational images, giving God all the credit for enabling him to fulfill his dream.