Ideas proven by years in the field, and education backed in true academic teaching experience.
- A masters degree in Education from the University of Michigan
- 70ish years in real world photography experiences
- 5 years in photography education
- A wide range of diverse experiences
Our Workshop Team
Our current workshops are focused on the educational experience from our founders, we will be adding new members here as we expand our workshop offerings.
“Shooting with Michael has been incredibly impactful. Michael goes above and beyond to teach the ins and outs of the trade. Michael has given me direct advice on how to ensure the comfort and trust in your clients, the importance of angles/leading lines to make your photos stand out and how to cultivate your own professional style. What started as a client relationship has blossomed into a mentor and friend who has elevated my professional career exceptionally.”JonelleShooting
“I am thankful that I met Brooke and Michael. They are amazing teachers with years of experience and get excited at sharing that knowledge and watching their students grow and improve. If you have the opportunity or are on the fence about taking a workshop or mentoring session with them, erase that doubt and do it!”CristianShooting Portraits With Confidence
“Michael taught me SO many things to fix and improve my workflow and my tech - you guys: I’m about to be so much better! And it was so fun to learn! Basically I feel like I’m flyingGraceWorkflow
All I can say is I’m so thankful for the creative community I live and work in . And if you’re a photographer who loves the art but struggles with the tech - it’s so worth investing in someone to help you create GOOD
systems FIRST. If I could go back and had this opportunity - I would have invested in this before any new glass, software, gear, etc. It’s truly your foundation!”
“I started out with a big interest in the art of photography, but had little to no technical background. Michael was more than willing to help me out with whatever questions I had ... It was a huge reassurance to know that someone was there to help in a positive, supporting way... Michael has it figured out in all areas of photography and thankfully, he seems to believe that sharing his knowledge with other photographers is good thing.”JessicaTechnology
Got questions? Check our FAQ.
Our home base is Traverse City, in beautiful NoMI (Northern Michigan). Here we have access to fresh clean water, spiring sand dunes, deep rich forests, and still good food/wine and (most importantly) coffee.
Do you ever do workshops in ______?
We shoot all over the place, so we are not opposed to traveling. If we know that we have enough people interested in a place, we will 100% consider running one of our workshops in the area.
Just reach out via our contact page, and let us know where you are.
What topics do you cover in your workshops?
Our topics are wide ranging, and designed to help photographers with real world issues that they will interact with in their business.
No fluff here, but rich and deep knowledge from us to people that really need it.
Do you offer any assistance if I can’t afford to attend?
We offer a handful of scholarship seats to every one of our workshops that we can. If you are just looking for a coupon code, please do not apply, you will be taking a seat from someone that needs it.
But, if you are honestly in need of assistance, please reach out here and we will see what we can do.