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Michael R. Wood, Photographer

Photographic Biography

Michael R. Wood has been a serious photographer for 35 years.  He studied Photojournalism and Communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  Michael was the first freshman photographer to be recruited to the photo staff of the Daily Universe newspaper, and the weekly Monday Magazine, where his images were published several times per week.  He won awards for investigative photojournalism and BYU Photographer of the Year (1976) for his photo essay on the American Fork Training School for the Monday Magazine.

Michael has worked freelance and in his own studios throughout his photographic career.  He specializes in weddings, event and social photography, family portraiture as well as on-set motion picture production stills.  You can see a recent production stills gallery Michael shot here, and the production's official website here.  He also accepts assignments for news events, having been published in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites.

Michael shoots in the photojournalistic style; however he is equally at home making formal photographs and portraits of people and events.  Architecture photography is also part of Michael's repertoire, enjoying modern and ancient buildings, ghost towns and historic sites.

Michael is an active member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and a Pro Member of Pictage.

Photographic Equipment

(There's WAY too much...)  Michael shoots both digital and film, using Nikon, Canon and Hasselblad equipment.  His Nikon equipment consists of the D200 digital, D1X digital, D1H digital, and F5 film bodies using the following lenses: 28-70mm f:2.8 ED, 17-35mm f:2.8 ED, 80-200mm f:2.8 ED, 18-70mm f:3.5-4.5G ED DX, 24-120mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR, 60mm f:2.8 D Macro and 50mm f:1.4 D, plus SB800 and SB80 dedicated Speedlights.  His Canon equipment is comprised of the 10D digital body, several lenses and dedicated 550EX Speedlights.  His extensive Hasselblad Series V collection includes the 501CM and 500EL bodies, with 50mm, 60mm 80mm 120mm and 150mm lenses and accessories.  Additionally, Michael uses Hensel, Quantum and Photoflex studio strobes, light modifiers and accessories, and Manfrotto tripods and stands.  All of this equipment is hauled around in Tamrac bags and Pelican cases.

Post-production is accomplished using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite, Breeze Browser Pro, Breeze Downloader Pro, and various other utilities.  Web design and publishing are accomplished using Microsoft Front Page, Adobe Flash, and a variety of other applications.

Updated 5/02/2010

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Michael Wood Photography,  Glendora, California  USA
Phone: (626) 483-4118, or e-mail at mike@michaelwoodphotography.com.
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