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Michael Burkhardt

I am a nature and landscape photographer located in Salem, OR. My wife Kiersten and energetic Australian Shepherd, Ellie, share in most of my photographic adventures. My love for adventure, exploration, and nature started when I was young. There was always something about the photos and images I saw in magazines and newspapers that excited me to get outside, see and explore those places. My goal: Visit all of those places and capture the light, color, texture, and beauty using my skills as an artist out in the wilderness.

My start to that journey began in the fall of 2002 with a random road trip to Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Sequoia, and Yosemite National Parks. There was no going back, this love for the wilderness caught fire. That love of what the National Park system offered grew into journeying to places outside of those areas to national forests, state parks, wilderness areas, even city scapes, virtually anywhere I could hike and put down my tent and tripod.
I began by experimenting with a small point and shoot film camera with continued advancement of gear and techniques used. Feel free to contact me with comments or questions.

My gear:

- Canon 5D Mark II w/ 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

- Manfrotto tripod & Acratech Ultimate ball head

- Assorted Hoya HD filters

- Singh-Ray Graduated ND filters

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