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Brian E. M.


Royal Oak, MI

Member since:

January 13, 2013

How long have you been interested in photography?

Started my love for still photography in high school. Originally started by doing band promos in a gutted out bedroom. One of the bands I did photography with gave me this old fog machine that used dry ice. It was a 55 gallon drum with a heating element. My neighbors thought I was a drug dealer because cars full of long haired bands would pile into my house to get group shots. My photography has evolved and so has my interests. I have enjoyed sailing and working to perfect my shots on the water. I enjoy HDR, and panoramic stitching. Always wanting to learn more and share what I have learned.

What kind of camera do you use? (DSLR, point-and-shoot, make, etc...)

Currently shooting a Nikon D200, I started in high school with Nikon F1 and for most of my life that is what am comfortable shooting. I went to the dark side for years with Canon. But have returned to what I am comfortable with. I have learned it is more about your minds eye and out smarting the camera. I have never been a purist. I believe you alter the photography the minute you choose to compose.

How do you want to grow as a photographer this year?

I want to master composition and style. Create one piece of photography a month that has Awww factor.

If you could pick one spot in the state of Michigan to spend a few days making photographs, where would that be?

1.) Copper Harbour 2.) Scuba do the shipwrecks

Do you enjoy hiking, kayaking and camping?

Avid camper, I have kayaked whitewater but would enjoy a tour kayak and photo opps. Enjoy photographing Michigan wildlife, birds... OWLS anyone?


Originally from Colorado and have lived in Michigan/Windsor since 2005. I enjoy photography that involves violent storms, scenery, tourism and art. Graphic arts and design. Travel and Models, building sets.

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