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Michael Kirkland cpp

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I am a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)  and member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA),  the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and Chicago Area Camera Club Association (CACCA) ,based in Chicago Illinois.

My 40+ years as a photographer, began while capturing images for model’s portfolio.  After earning a degree at Columbia College in Chicago, I transitioned into capturing landscapes and wildlife, which has taken me to 22, U.S. National Parks, Europe, Africa and Canada.  When not traveling, enjoy capturing architecture, long exposures, dance, and portraiture.  I have presented at the #OutofChicago workshops, various CACCA clubs and provide mentoring and private tutoring. 

I am always seeking to find new creative ways to deliver my vision.  My years of experience, knowledge and thought process results in my delivery of quality images. My thought process and delivery certify me to say that "I don't shoot pictures, I capture images.