Susan Michal has spent over 20 years as a working photographer and is a respected leader and lecturer in the photography industry. She first picked up a camera while touring as a musician and knew she had found a new passion. Susan spent 25 years in the music industry and has always worked in the arts. She opened her photography studio 20 years ago and has focused her photography on families and children. Her adorable children's work has been featured on greeting cards and calendars around the world in major retail stores for over 15 years.
Susan has always loved nature and the outdoors and has a deep appreciation for
fine art landscape and nature photography. It was only natural that at some point she would find her own niche in fine art photography. Susan’s love for nature led to her intense passion and an unparalleled ability to capture the beauty of the flower.
Her approach is different in that she photographs most of her floral subject in a studio environment rather than their natural environment. Susan feels that the controlled lighting brings out details often missed in flowers. She is especially attracted to the intense colors and textures that the studio lighting highlights. Many of her images have a very painterly quality that makes you wonder, how did she do that? Many ask, is that a photograph or a painting? As an experienced painter Susan loves that quality in her photography work and credits her many years of lighting experience to the painterly appearance of her work.
Flowers are one of the most sought after fine art genres. Susan’s images have become collectable almost immediately and she looks forward to all of the exciting possibilities as she pursues her passion for the art of fine art flower photography. She is currently working on her first book that will feature more than 150 of her most beautiful and interesting images.
Susan holds the coveted Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographers of America. She has served on on