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Photographic Performance Magic...

I graduated photography school in 1970 where I specialized in applied and industrial photography using large format camera's. As a commercial photographer my work involved architectural, product and fashion photography.

The strong technical background that made up my photographic training has given me skills and insights that add to my gift of having an 'eye' and a passion for imagery.

As my personal interests later changed to popular "art" photography I combined my other loves of people, wines and music performance and now currently do mostly social event and concert photography. Performance and events are not static frozen slices in time but live their life in a timeline with emotion and I try to capture that energy so that the image has some of what was felt as well as what was seen... This is the difference between a snap-shot and a true photographic image.

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My Field Equipment

  • Camera Bodies; Canon EOS Professional 7D; Canon EOS XTI;
  • Lens; Canon EF-S 17-55mm zoom F2.8 IS; Can EF 70-200mm zoom F2.8L IS
  • Bodies and lens are optimized with image stabilization for shooting in low and available light for performance art.
  • Flash (for events); Canon EX580II; Canon EX430
  • Flash Modifiers; Ray Flash Ring Flash; Lumiquest light diffusers; Sto-fen Omni Bounces
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All photos © Michael Wartell and are available for publishing or licensing.
Contact info; mike@wartellphotography.com