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It all started for me when I received my first camera, a camera in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head for my 10th birthday. It was then that I started documenting the things around me that I loved, my family and our pets and though my subject matter has expanded dramatically, I still feel the same way about the how I approach photography. I am thrilled to have a career that allows me to explore my creativity while documenting the things around me, both professionally and personally.


I studied photography starting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and finished my formal education at Randolph Community College. Skilled in both natural and studio lighting, all formats of capture, with the skills and the tools to complete the technical challenges that are presented.


With over 25 years experience in business, I’ve met many photographic challenges and I have been able to hone my skills through these experiences. I’m committed to fulfill planned concepts and desired results of each photographic project and I’m a flexible team player who

deals well with challenges while able to give artistic direction in order to produce top quality results with the tools needed to successfully execute your most challenging project.

                                                                                                                         Michael Traister

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