Michael Boatright

Michael Boatright From my 35-year experience in corporate technology management, I have learned the value that professional certification brings to my customers. By selecting a Certified Professional Photographer (from the Professional Photographers of America) my clients can expect a solid baseline of experience, creativity and technical expertise in creating the images important to their needs. Based in the Metro Atlanta Area, I specialize in People, Commercial and Fine Art Photography. My studio is located in the Avondale Estates Railway Arts District, near Agnes Scott and Emory Universities, the Decatur Arts District, East Atlanta and Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward.

My relationship with photography began at age 12, when my dad, a professional photographer for many years, taught me camera and darkroom techniques. In the early 1990’s, working for IBM, I began experimenting with and developing techniques in digital multimedia storytelling, using emerging A/V hardware and software and Internet technologies. With IBM I led multimedia projects for the 1994 Lillehammer and 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Disney’s Epcot Center, the World Golf Hall of Fame, the Masters Tournament and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since 2000, I have worked on digital media projects for the British Broadcasting Company and AT&T, opening my own photography studio in 2014.

Music, Dance and Theater are my passion. My professional portfolio includes work for Out of Hand Theater, DramaTech Theater, Theatrical Outfit, and Sideways Contemporary Dance Company, Gwinnett Ballet, and professional work for many Atlanta musicians and groups. My Fine Art Projects include landscape photography on four continents and abstract impressions of real-life subjects. Corporate clients include the J. Walter Thompson Agency, Atlanta Regional Commission, H-O-D Technologies, Atlanta Dance Central, Two-Brown Dogs Realty, Triangle Club Atlanta and the Slotkin Law Firm.

Professionally, I am an Certified Professional Photographer (Professional Photographers of America) and serve on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Professoinal Photographers Association. I am an active member and past-president of the Southeastern Photographic Society, a founding member of the Booth Western Museum Photography Guild and actively collaborate with member artists in the Little Tree Art Studios.