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Michael Sturgeon

Michael Sturgeon



Portrait photography - I love it. I have photographed people since the 80s Check my site please - I lost interest after too many weddings - picked up a digital and I am back in the game. I enjoy learning from others on here and I am frequently inspired by their works.
  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Canon 20D
  • Tokina 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon 85mm f/1.8
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
  • Canon 50mm f/1.8
  • 2 - Sunpack Flashes
  • ! - Yongnuo 560-TX Speedlight Transmitter
  • 3 - Yongnuo 560 IV Flashes
  • MacBook Pro with Yosemite OSX+
  • 2 - Pocket Wizard transceivers
  • Alien-Bee 800 & 48" Octobox
  • Photoshop CS6 Extended
  • 1 - Yongnuo 460 II Flash
  • LightRoom 5.x

Opportunities Come Every Day

Published November 10th, 2013

As a professor of digital media technology (which includes portrait photography) I meet with students almost daily in my office. One day, about three weeks ago, a student came to my office to talk about her future career. As she walked in the door, all I could focus on were her eyes so blue. Additionally, she wore an interesting hat that helped. She appeared almost as a model in her appearance. Her attire, for that day, was perfect for modelling as well.

She had a great smile to go along with everything else and a jovial personality as well. After she left my office, I kept thinking, "why didn't you ask if she would be interested in a photo session?" Of course, my answers and rationale did stand ground. She was visiting my office for another purpose, not for some prof to talk about a photo session. About two days later, I contacted this same student and very carefully worded my email about a photo session. Well, she was ecstatic and said she needed some new photos and would ...

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