Best Fine Art Photographer
Awarded in 2019
"Master photographer Mike Jensen covers landscapes and educational classes on the artform of photography in multiple locations in America and abroad. Shooting with intent and purpose is a major part of Mike’s photography philosophy. As he describes it, “To be a purposeful photographer you have to get up early a lot, and stay up late a lot and continue to go back until you get the shot you envision. You have to study the weather, the skies, the stars, the moon as well as the effect of the light on the terrain and other features.”
The artwork generated by his focus and intent takes us on journeys from the Serengeti to downtown Kansas City, the West, Florida and beyond. His emphasis is on a true-to-life color palette that’s rich and brings out fine landscape details, such as flowers, sky tonal ranges, and more. Mike’s long-exposure night photography is also striking, taking advantage of the lack of light pollution in the remote areas of the US to showcase the Big Dipper, the Milky Way, and other celestial wonders normally hidden from urban dwellers."
Not only are we extremely blessed to have lived in many beautiful areas of the world to photograph, but within several hours to less than a day’s travel is some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States and the world. After spending the last 15 years living in both the Northwest (Bend, Or.) and the Southwest (Albuquerque, NM) , the midwest (Kansas City) Mike and his wife Cindy have settled in Port Charlotte, Fl so they can be involved in nature and wildlife twelve months out of the year.
For over 15 years, Mike Jensen has been a master level professional photographer.
Mike and Co-Owner Cindy Jensen reside in Port Charlotte, Fl where they can be close to nature and wildlife twelve months of the year Mike has been taking photos almost all of his life, starting at age 8 with his mother’s Brownie camera. After spending a number of years in “corporate life” Mike became consumed by digital photography in 2001.
Since 2001 Mike has amassed an amazing collection of award winning landscape & wildlife images as well as provided photography services for Builders, Realtors, High School Seniors, Families, Weddings and Professional Portraits. Recognizable among his clients are Amazon and Apple.
I am an experienced teacher in Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom. I also write for many local magazines, newspapers, blogs and have authored several books.
Click here to view my fine art photography online gallery. If you're interested in High School Senior Photos, please visit our senior photo site. Their senior photo photography business is based out of Port Charlotte although Mike does senior photos wherever he travels.
Along the way many people have taken the time to mentor and teach Mike so he endeavors to give back with his skills.
One of the ways of giving back is through teaching. Since 2009 Mike has taught Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom at the collegiate level as well as by community lectures, presentations, workshops and classes.
Mike also presents programs, lectures and critiques for local Camera and Photo Clubs as well as community competitions.
Of teaching Mike says “The true joy of teaching photography is in the field. This is when you can get your student into the moment and get instant results leading to an image they always wanted to be able to create.”
"I take tremendous pride myself in taking a mentoring approach to my workshops, tours, lectures and classes! I try to offer the BEST VALUE of any photography workshop or class!"
"If you are a photographer seeking challenges and knowledge, I welcome you. I am ALL ABOUT teaching beginners and knowledge seekers! I believe that we are never too good to learn from others and as such, I am a frequent taker of workshops and classes from my mentors! I am a strong believer that we don't need the newest gear to learn photography. Something in the last 3 years will do. Your best photographs will come after learning how to use every knob, button and dial on your camera! Do that before buying that new camera!"
Also, don't be cheap on editing. LEARN IT! I recommend Lightroom and Photoshop. The deal ($9.95/month) Adobe offers is too good to pass up for the best photo editing software available! On One is a good option also. I have been a Beta tester for all three for years!
I hope you'll find my workshops and classes fun and informative! More than that, I hope to make another friend who is a photographer!
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