The world is an interesting place, and we all have something to say about it. Some of us write, paint, sculpt, construct, speak, shout, sing, dance, draw, film, or photograph about our world and our place in it. Photography can be your voice, it can be your relaxation, it can be your key to exploration, it can be your career.

My goal is to empower you to be a better photographer, whether it's making more meaningful photographs of your family or creating works of art for the gallery wall. We are Breaking the Barriers to Creative Vision TM by building a strong foundation from which to grow.

Blue Planet Photography workshops, classes, seminars, private one-on-one instruction and mentoring are educational and inspirational resources for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographer. My Commercial, Editorial, and Stock Photography services are now found at mikeshipman.com

Classes are grouped in to three categories: Foundation, Creative, and Business. Select the full class or module that fits your need, schedule, or budget. Workshops are conducted in small groups for indivual attention and flexibility in travel. I choose locations that provide beautiful, interesting and challenging opportunities, often off the beaten path, but sometimes in popular areas outside of the "busy season". For friends and loved ones Gift Certificates are available in any amount combination for the purchase of any Blue Planet Photography product or service

I look forward to meeting you and working with you to improve your skills and enjoyment of the art of photography.