If you want to have fun - drop me a note, I'm interested!

My goal is to create images that bring out your personality. 
I especially enjoy candid photography in a natural environment. 
There are lots of great photographers - if all you want is great pictures, hire anyone. 

 

I live and work in the San Francisco Bay area.

 

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1972-1976 Anderson High School
1976-1981 Studied Music and Physics at Indiana University
1981-1987 Studied Physics/Applied Science at UC Davis

While working as a Physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory I have developed a passion for the creative side of photography. I've studied with Heward Jue in San Francisco and collaborate with Jamie Douglas of Irvine, Ca.

I am a cancer survivor and a proud member of the Board of Directors of Asante Africa Foundation www.asanteafrica.org - "Educating Children, Transforming Worlds"

My photography inspirations and motivations include:
Jamie Douglas: http://jamiedouglasphoto.com/
Rick Battle: http://rickbattle.com
Bob Sadler: http://lightmoment.com
Heward Jue: http://www.hewardjue.com
Bob and Dawn Davis: http://bobanddawndavis.com
and Jonas Peterson: http://jonaspeterson.com

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Michaelcarter314@gmail.com