Mike Busby

M. Hum, M. Photog, Cr., CPP

 

Photographer - Educator - Coach

 

 

Biography

Mike is the owner and coach at Mike Busby’s School of Photography, and he helps people develop their photographic confidence. He instructs all phases of photography from learning the fundamentals, to advanced lighting, to creative techniques to bring out one’s inner voice. Mike shoots professional landscapes, lifestyle, architecture, macro, and Infrared photography.

Mike has a Master’s Degree in Art with emphasis in composition, beauty, and the judgement of taste. He also holds a Master of Photography degree and a Professional Certification through the Professional Photographers of America. He is published and speaks to professional organizations throughout the country, and he’s frequently invited to judge local competitions. Mike is the current President for the Professional Photographers of Washington and has won numerous awards for excellence in photography.

 

Short Form Biography

Mike is the owner and coach at Mike Busby’s School of Photography, and he helps people develop their photographic confidence. Mike speaks nationally on topics of composition, storytelling and impact and he enjoys being a competition coach. Mike holds Masters degrees in Art and Photography.

 

 

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Why Mike

Simply put, I will show you how to take and display phenomenal photographs. I'm on your schedule and I adapt to your goals and learning style.

I've spent years learning how people explore and interact with their world. My strength, what separates me from everyone else, is the capacity to simply the learning the curve for photography, while inspiring clients to persue their own path of exploration and expression. I become team you. 

 

Credentials

Education

  • B.S. Business: Management Science - CWU - 1988

  • A.A.S Photography - SFCC - 2012

  • Masters in Art - Tiffin University - 2015

  • Certified Professional Photographer - PPA - 2017

  • Fellow of Photography - PPW - 2019

  • Masters in Photography - PPA - 2021

  • Master Craftsman Degree - PPA - 2022

 

Associations

  • Professional Photographers of Washington - 2013

    • District Representative - 2018

    • Vice President - 2020

    • President - 2021 and 2022

  • Professional Photographers of America - 2013

  • American Society of Photographers - 2021

 

Awards

  • Best Architecture/Industrial - PPW 2022

  • PPA CPP State Elite Image Award - PPW 2022

  • PPA National Award - 2022

  • Best Landscape - 2021 OPPA

  • Best Composition - 2021 OPPA

  • PPA CPP State Elite Award - 2021 OPPA

  • International Bronze Photographer of the Year - 2021 PPA

  • Distinguished Service Award - 2020 PPW

  • Judges Choice - Macro Photography - 2020 OPPA

  • Creative Excellence - Macro Photography 2020 OPPA

  • Best Architecture - 2019 - OPPA
  • Best Industrial - 2018 PPW

  • Best Ariel - 2018 PPW

  • International Bronze Photographer of the Year - 2018 PPA

  • Best Architecture - 2017 - PPW
  • Best Illustrative - 2017 - PPW

  • International Bronze Photographer of the Year - 2017 PPA

 

Professional Publications - The Washington Photographer

  • Summer 2016 - “Reframing Creativity through Discovery”

  • Spring 2017 - “On Naming Prints for Competition”

  • Fall 2017 - “"Infrared Photography”

  • Winter 2017 - “A Fine Art Approach to Architecture”

  • Spring 2018 - “The Home Album”

  • Summer 2018 - “Macro Photography”

  • Fall 2018 - “Mike Busby’s School of Photography”

  • Winter 2018 - “Architectural Photography at Night”

  • Spring 2019 - “On the Nature of Judging”

  • Fall 2020 - “A Little Serendipity with Macro Photography”

  • Winter 2020 - “On the Nature of Personal Projects”

  • Summer 2021 - “Advanced Composition in Landscape Photography”