I would like to introduce myself: I am Mike Moats, an international 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 images and articles have been published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Natures Best Magazine, Shutterbug, PC Photo Magazine, Nature Photographer Magazine, Photolife, Whisper In The Woods, Michigan Game Finder, NANPA’s Expressions Books, Pure Michigan Book, Tamron's blog,and Fujifilms Newsletters. 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” and Vanguard Pro. In 2006, I started offering Close-Up/Macro Photography Workshops. My first book was released in October 2008 and is called Tiny Landscapes. I travel the country teaching my Macro Boot Camps, and offer how-to macro videos and e-books. Also you may catch me speaking at many of the photo conferences held around the country.