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. My articles and images have been 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 write blog posts for Tamron, Nik Software, and Outdoor Photo Gear. 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 was added as a Macro Master on the Tamron Website in 2009. I own a macro forum at www.MacroNatureForum.com. In 2006, I started offering Close-Up/Macro Photography Workshops. My first book was released in October 2008 and is called Tiny Landscapes and I have five e-Books sold through my storefront. Check out my three day "Macro Boot Camps" that are held in cities throughout the country.