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American Society of Media Photographers Best of ASMP 2020

Green Bay, Wisconsin Commercial and Editorial Photographer I’m excited to announce that one of my photos was picked as an honorable mention winner in the American Society of Media Photographers Best of ASMP 2020, This is the second year in a row I’ve had an image place in this contest against photographers from around the world. Last year, I won first place in editorial photography. The thing I’m most proud of is how diverse the two images are – one being a sports feature and one being a drone landscape. For me to be happy as photographer, I need to shoot a variety of work. These two awards reinforce to me that I can shoot a variety of subjects well.

Drone photography is new to me. I added a drone to my storytelling tools only two years ago when I became a licensed FAA Part 107 pilot. The drone was a great way for me to stay creative in 2020 while navigating all the hurdles that Covid tossed out at photographers like myself. A drone is the ultimate way to shoot photos and social distance.

The winning photo was taken in the Door County peninsula of Wisconsin on a late winter’s day when I just needed a break from the stress of the early pandemic days. I headed to the Door County peninsula, an hour north of my home base, to take advantage of winter’s scenic beauty and a bright, blue sky day with low winds – a perfect day for drone photography. If you’d like to see more of my photos from that day, please take a look at this blog post.

If you’d like to see the sports feature photo of Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones that won for ASMP Best of 2019 for editorial I’ve also posted that below.

Thanks for looking!

Mike

Winter drone view of an orchard on the Door County peninsula of Wisconsin.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pause as they walk off Lambeau Field after defeating the Carolina Panthers to shoot a cell phone video.

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