At Fenway in Boston with a 5D Mark II, Zeiss Distagon, and polarizer filter. Life is good!
Michael Russell is an award-winning wildlife and nature photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. Michael's photographs have been highlighted in magazines, books, calendars, and other publications around the world.
He is a veteran of juried fine art festivals and fairs throughout the United States. His limited edition prints hang in homes, businesses, and corporate and private galleries throughout North America. Check the 'art fair' tab of this Website to see upcoming dates for outdoor festivals or galleries where you can see his work up close. Michael is a veteran teacher and holds three college degrees: an EdS, a Master of Arts in Teaching, as well as a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. He teaches photography workshops around the United States to anyone wanting to take better photographs. Join Michael in some of America's most beautiful places to learn photography, or purchase his book Photography: Basics and Beyond for a hands-on photography workshop that you can take at your own pace. The book features more than 250 of Michael's photos from 25 years as examples, and has countless tips from the field.
Michael creates photographs using both film and digital cameras. His 4x5 bellows camera dates back to the 1930s and uses Kodak T-MAX 100 film (which, believe it or not, is still available at great expense). The Beseler enlarger Michael uses to hand-print black and white photographs in his personal darkroom is from the 1950s. Michael also uses Canon digital cameras and lenses; most recently he is shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III.
In addition to fine art prints, much of Michael's portfolio is available to license for Websites, commercial purposes, or editorial use. Getty Images is the exclusive worldwide licensing representative of Michael's digital portfolio.