About This Site

Michael A. Schwarz is an independent editorial, and corporate photojournalist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Over a 30-year career, Michael has completed more than 6,000 assignments for publications like USA Today, Fortune, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, LIFE, National Geographic, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week and Forbes. His corporate clients have included The Home Depot, UPS and The Coca-Cola Company.

Michael is a 3-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, has received numerous awards from the Pictures of the Year competition and was a winner of the Dag Hammarskjöld Award for Human Rights Advocacy Journalism. LIFE Magazine chose Michael as one of the ten best young photographers in the U.S. He collaborated with writer Ellen Spears on the book “The Newtown Story:One Community’s Fight for Environmental Justice.”, published in 1998.

For the last ten years, discerning clients have sought out Michael to document their wedding day using the same level of creativity and professionalism that he applies when photographing for the world’s most prestigious publications.

Schwarz is a Baltimore native and a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and was a co-founder of Weddingbureau.com. Michael maintains memberships in Editorial Photographers (EP), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the Atlanta Press Club (APC).
This site is an extension of Michael’s digital photography workshops and consulting.  It includes tips and techniques gleaned from Michael’s real world experiences.  We hope you find the site useful and fun.  Please come back and visit regularly and let us know if there’s anything you ‘d like to see here.
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