FirstLightStudio

FirstLightStudio

Thank you for stopping by, whether just browsing or purchasing images. If you would like to purchase framed or unframed images directly please email me at firstlightimaging@nc.rr.com

With Carolina Treasure my intent is to capture the breathtaking beauty of the Carolinas and surrounding area and make them available for others to enjoy at an affordable price. Each print is a one-of-a-kind image that I’d like to hang in my own home or give as a unique gift to someone special. I carefully hand craft each image personally. Each print is pigment-based - providing a true archival image rated at 200 years or more. For the framed images, no glue or matt backing is used that would degrade the archival properties of the prints.

If you’ve traveled the region you already know the spectacular beauty that the Carolinas and surrounding region have to offer. From the serenity of the North Carolina Outer Banks to the majestic mountains of the Blue Ridge, each place leaves and indelible memory you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Here is your chance to have a piece of that beauty every day.

I began photography as young teen nearly 40 years ago, capturing images and spending countless hours in the darkroom, creating images for the local newspapers and school yearbooks. In college I majored in photography, film making, broadcasting and journalism and earned a photography scholarship from the Catskill Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY. I later worked at ABC-TV in New York City and later became a staff photographer for a large multi-national corporation and now specialize in electronic technical publishing. I currently operate a part-time portrait studio from my home in Wake Forest. I offer classic portraiture either in-studio or on location.

My images have been published nationally and have been shown in juried exhibits over the years. I am an active member of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC), the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and the Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA). I am a licensed photographer by the State of North Carolina and my studio, FirstLight Studio and Imaging, is a local registered Wake Forest business.

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I have enjoyed making them. Don’t pass up a chance to take a true Carolina treasure home with you!

Sincerely,
Michael