Mike Hagen is an author, photographer, workshop leader, entrepreneur, husband and father. At a young age, he merged his passion for adventure with his camera and later found the two to be the perfect pair for a business. He started his professional photography career in 1998 with his first photography company called Out There Images, Inc. Since then, he has continually pushed himself artistically and technically by expanding into books, video, workshops, lectures, consulting, and retail.
Mike currently owns and operates Visual Adventures (www.VisAdventures.com) along with his wife and business partner Stephanie Hagen. Over the course of their career, they have traveled, taught, and photographed in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Mike’s growing body of books include The Nikon Autofocus System, Thousands of Images, Now What?, The Nikon Creative Lighting System (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions), Nikon Capture NX 2 After The Shoot, and contributing author for The Wild Side of Photography. In addition to writing his own books, Mike has worked extensively with publishers as a technical editor for topics including Photoshop, Lightroom, camera bodies, workflow and travel guides.
Another of Mike’s businesses is the Nikonians Academy (www.nikoniansacademy.com) where he serves as the Managing Director. Together, with his team of highly talented professional instructors, the Nikonians Academy runs some of the best-rated workshops in the world. Their classroom-based workshops and destination workshops are focused on helping photographers learn their camera gear and craft.
He is well known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. He works exceedingly hard to make sure customers get more than they expect and his overriding desire is to help others learn to master photography and accomplish their photographic goals. As one of his Safari participants said best, “Mike should be called the fulfiller of dreams.”
We encourage you to spend some time on our site learning out Visual Adventures and the services we provide. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact Mike by email ([email protected]) or phone (253)-851-9054.
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