Experience Does Matter:
Digital Imaging - 17 Years
Commercial Photography - 25 Years




I began my photographic career as a motorsports photojournalist, and immediately began to experiment with new and different techniques to add more excitement to the already interesting action photography. I perfected many strobe effects for location, which led to my building large lightboxes to photograph motorcycles and large motor vehicles, both stationary and in action, on location, in large format.

In the early '90's, I was exposed to the first hi-end digital imaging, and immediately saw the potential for improving photos ( retouch ), and even more, creating scenes that could not be done in camera as a single photo. This changed my life forever. I immediately spent the next 6 months training myself to do digital imaging. I learned to "see" digitally - to instantly visualize how the elements should be shot, and how they will fit together.

At this time I have done more than 750 hi-res automotive digital composites, and retouched several thousand other photos, including people and product.

In 1997, I supervised and was one of four distinguished judges for one of the first ever digital photo contests, sponsered by Nissan, which ultimately led to purchasing my first digital camera. I have photographed almost exclusively digitally (unless requested otherwise) ever since.

I have always enjoyed the challenge of a new digital assignment, because there is really no specific approach to a digital composite or retouching. Once you have all the elements, it is like playing an instrument freestyle, knowing from extensive experience that the result will be exactly ( or even better than) what the client wants.





 

Background - Michael Brown

Adobe Certified Expert Photoshop
Adobe Cetrifie Instructor Photoshop
CompTIA CTT+ Certified

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Innovation and attention to detail have been the hallmarks of my creative career from the very beginning.

I began my photographic career as a motorsports photojournalist, and immediately began to experiment with new and different techniques to add more excitement to the already interesting action photography. I perfected many strobe effects for action location photography, which led to several awards. After a time, I decided to move upwards into advertising work. I created a large portable lightbox (up to 60' long) specifically to photograph cars, trucks, and motorcycles with "studio" light on location. I was one of the first photographers ever to do this, and it led to many years of assignments throughout the United States.

In the early '90's, I was exposed to the first hi-end digital imaging, and I immediately saw the potential for improving photos ( retouch ), and even more interesting, creating scenes that could not be done in camera as a single photo. This changed my life forever. I spent the next 6 months training myself to do digital imaging. I learned to "see" digitally - to instantly visualize how the elements should be shot, and how they would fit together to create seamless, perfectly "real" digital composites.

As I perfected my techniques, I also spent time traveling all across the country, shooting various scenic and graphic backgrounds and elements for digital compositing. Currently I have a library of several hundred images, all shot 4X5 and scanned at very hi-res, for use in my imaging.
I have produced more than 750 hi-res automotive digital composites, and have retouched several thousand other photos, including people and product.

In 1997, I supervised and was selected as one of four distinguished judges for one of the first ever digital photo contests, sponsored by Nissan, which ultimately led to purchasing my first digital camera.

The current crop of professional digital cameras have equaled and surpassed film in terms of range of exposure and depth of detail, and they have even equaled the overall "feel" of film. With my vast experience both photographically and digitally, I am able to create superb quality photo-realistic images for my clients of almost anything that can be visualized.

In the early 2000's, I branched out into consulting work for both brick & mortar and internet businesses, producing photography, advertising & marketing campaigns, brand development, and internet marketing. To do all of this, I was now hiring other photographers and digital artists, and I found no one who was both a top photographer and top digital artist like myself. After spending a great deal of time educating one or the other, I found myself becoming an instructor of both.

In addition to my commercial work, I have been teaching Photoshop and photography at college level, in workshops, and with private instruction since 2007. I have also written a comprehensive textbook for my courses which contains a companion DVD with more than 5 hours of video tutorials.

Experience DOES count! In today's economic environment, whether producing images, improving imagery in post production, or training new photographers and artists, my wealth of experience allows me to quickly adapt to the needs of the moment while always delivering the highest possible quality.

Michael Brown
M. B. Digital Productions
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
P: 1-213-304-5246
email: mbrown@mbdigitalprod.com