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Mike Hagen
Works at Visual Adventures
Attended Washington State University
Lives in Gig Harbor, WA
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Female sea lion basking in the morning sun in front of Kicker Rock, Galapagos Islands. #equador #adventuretravel #wildlife
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“Female sea lion basking in the morning sun in front of Kicker Rock, Galapagos Islands. #equador #adventuretravel #wildlife”
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Juvenile frigatebird waiting for food from momma. Galapagos islands, Ecuador. #birds #birdsofinstagram #adventures #photoworkshop
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I'm writing today on my new Nikon Autofocus book, but was temporarily sidetracked by a physics lecture while doing some research. Here's MIT physics professor Walter Lewin's last lecture. You're welcome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a0FbQdH3dY
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Beautiful fabrics and colors are on display along the street shops of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. #textiles #fabric #merchant #travelphotography #nikon
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Our April 2015 Newsletter is posted here: http://visadventures.com/newsletters/2015-04-newsletter/

In this month's newsletter:

- Greetings
- New Books
- Stuff I Like This Month
- Studio Tips: Seven Things I Learned by Photographing 500 People
- Digital Tidbits: Don’t Forget These 3 Things in the Lightroom Develop Module
- Digital Tidbits: New Software Options in 2015
- Workshop and Business Updates

Our April 2015 newsletter is loaded with three big articles, new business updates, and news related to new products in the photo market. One of the articles covers tools you should be using in Lightroom 5, 6 and CC. We also have an article comparing of all the new photo processing software available in 2015, including Apple Photos, Nikon Capture NXD, Nikon View NX-i, Affinity Photo, Lightroom CC. Our third article is dedicated to what I learned when photographing 500 people for a church directory. I give some great tips for setting up a studio on location, posing, and working with the public.
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Mike, all this information is awesome and I am not even a photopgrapher!
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Two boys sharing a ride on their bike in the Galapagos Islands. #bicycle #friends #ecuador #nikon
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I'm all verklempt over this video. It is cinematically beautiful, astonishing, and inspirational. Yves Rossy makes me proud. 

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Happy Star Wars Day. Yoda says, "With you May the 4th be." #starwars #maythe4thbewithyou #yoda #yodasays
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“Kids playing soccer in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands. #futbol #soccer #sports #ecuador #adventuretravel #nikon”
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Years ago when I was just getting into photography, I started following David Hume Kennerly's career. I read his book, Shooter, and just about everything else he had written. He's still an active writer/photographer and recently put together this piece for POLITICO Magazine​. Good stuff. http://www.politico.com/magazine/gallery/2015/04/i-want-to-be-with-the-circus/002185-031134.html#.VTp9sLpWzeI
I love being in the action. As a kid in Oregon, I distinctly remember seeing a big garage fire and watching the firemen try to put out the blaze, and then this guy with cameras dangling around his neck came along and flipped out his press pass. “Now there’s the perfect job,” I thought. You don’t have to fight the fire, but you can take pictures of it. I was the kid who always brought weird things to class to impress my friends—stuffed armadillos,...
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What a nice red gular pouch you have! Male frigatebirds inflate their red pouches during mating season to attract a mate. This guy's pouch is working overtime. Galapagos Magnificent frigatebird. #birds #galapagosislands #ecuador #wildlife #earthday #nikon #D800
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“Female sea lion lounging on the rocks. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. #marine #mammal #galapagosislands #photographyworkshop #nikon”
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Owner/President of Visual Adventures and Nikonians Academy
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Author, photographer, educator, adventure travel
Employment
  • Visual Adventures
    President, 1998 - present
  • Nikonians Academy
    Director/Owner, 2006 - 2014
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Gig Harbor, WA
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Learn | Create | Explore.
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Professional Photographer, author, workshop leader, blogger.
Education
  • Washington State University
    Mechanical Engineering
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