I would like to introduce myself: I am Mike Moats, an award winning, professional Macro Photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. I started shooting as a hobby in 2001 and it quickly grew into a full-time business. To date, I write for Tamron’s blog, and I’ve had articles and images published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Natures Best Magazine, PC Photo Magazine, Nature Photographer Magazine, Photolife, Whisper In The Woods, Michigan Game Finder, NANPA’s Expressions Books, Pure Michigan Book, and Fujifilms Newsletter (Cable Release). I’m proud to have won numerous local and international awards, and I was asked to join the Fuji Pro Talent Team in 2006, and a member of Tamron’s “Image Masters”. In 2006, I started offering Close-Up/Macro Photography Workshops. My first book was released in October 2008 and is called Tiny Landscapes. I also have two e-Books sold through my storefront. Check out my three day “Macro Boot Camps” that are held in cities throughout the country and my online macro courses.