Mike Hagen is an avid adventurer who combines his passion for the outdoors with excellence in photography. He is a skilled digital photography instructor, location photographer, class leader, and editorial writer. Mike started his photography business in 1998 as a way to share his passion for photography with the rest of the world. He is well known for his intensity, energy, and enthusiasm. If you participate in a workshop with him, you will be pleasantly surprised by his generosity and passion for imparting his knowledge to all participants. Based in Washington State, USA, Mike has traveled extensively throughout the world. Travel and adventure are his passion, so you'll frequently find him somewhere far away from civilization, camera in hand, having a ball in the outdoors. Mike has worn many hats in his lifetime. He graduated from college with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked in Semiconductor Manufacturing for 10 years. He is currently a small business owner, freelance writer, and professional photographer. His passions are traveling, creating, writing, photography, and teaching. He is happily married and the father of two beautiful children. Mike aspires to live life to the fullest and to help others do the same. His enthusiasm and zest for life are infectious. His devotion to God and family guides everything he does.