Unique ID: michaelsargentphotography
Keywords: Photographer, Headshots, Portraits
Industry sector: Arts & Heritage, Coaching & Training, Creative, Digital, Media
Location: United States
Frame taker, Moment Maker. I connect with people so they feel comfortable in front of a camera, then I show them who they are. I know I have done my job when they walk out saying, I cant believe that’s me.
Art, Arts and Heritage, Coaching and Training, Digital, Media, Motivational Speakers, Nature, Photographers, Photography, Positive Thinking, Presentation Skills, Social Media, Training
Arts & Heritage, Coaching & Training, Creative, Digital, Media
In this day and age, everyone is a photographer and they all tell you that they are passionate about it. Well I am not going to do that. Why you ask, cause I want you in front of my lens so you can see how much effort I put forth to give you the very best of what I have. Any one can tell you they love something, I will show you.
Passion without skill equals shit. Skills without passion equals uninspired shit.
Michael started his career in photography in 1984. He had early success as an 18 year old kid and received his first photo assignment from now known Getty Images. His primary focus in those early days was Landscape and Journalistic photography coverage. As digital became a force in the industry Michael Stepped away from photography to pursue a family, Having a wife and 3 kids, Michael worked in the auto industry for many years until the fallout of the auto industry. He then picked up a camera again and applied what he knew from film photography to the new digital medium. Michael took some classmes to catch him up with the technology of digital camera’s and away he went. He has had two images picked and published by National Geographic and has had wildlife photos published in various magazines. On a local scale he is sought after as a wedding photographer for his unique style and approach to humanizing the events that take place at weddings. He often gets credits that state “he captures moments”. In addition he is starting to become well know for his sports portraits and headshot photography. When asked about his passion, he will tell you step in front of my lens and let me show you. he is quoted as saying “I hate that term, Oh look at me. I ‘m a passionate photographer.” “Bullshit, Passion without skill is crap, and skill without passion is uninspired crap” Mike simply feels that the motivation in photography is simple, connect with your subject, put them at ease, and create a frame, a moment, that leaves them floored. That is inspirational, and the feeling you create, is what motivates you to be passionate about what you do. It’s about people, and inspiring people.
Mike, coaches other photographers learning the art, and on occasion he speaks to groups about techniques, as well as his experiences in photography. Contact him today, to learn more about what he can do for you,
The art of composition
Learn the rules, then break them
Private Coaching, Retreat, Schools/Education, Workshop,
Through my knowledge in camera settings I am able to photograph in any lighting situation. I also know a thing or two about strobe lighting.
I have taken many people, and taught them the relationship between aperture and shutter speeds so they begin to understand how a camera see’s light. Once on that path they can quickly learn how to shoot in different lighting situations.