Mike Gurley has over 35 years of experience in the imaging industry, from shooting commercial images to being involved in the digital transformation at both Canon USA and Eastman Kodak Company. His experience in the capture to output imaging chain has allowed him insight into the ever changing landscape of imaging, whether it is still or moving images.
Recently retired from his long-time role as Senior Manager at Canon USA, Mike is now able to follow his passion for teaching. Having been involved with the design concepts of cameras throughout his career, his role has been the “photographer advocate” when working with the camera engineers. The camera has to not only be technically superb but be an extension of the photographer’s vision.
Mike’s passion for photography, coupled with work opportunities, has allowed him to work with the demigods of photography, at major media events, workshops, and on location. Understanding the creative intent of a photographer and teaching them how to use the camera to realize their images, is where the magic happens.