Meet a Member
Mike Ramy, Decatur Chapter
In our newsletters, we feature short profiles of GNPA members from across the state. In this issue, it’s Mike Ramy, of the Decatur Chapter.
When did you become a GNPA member? I joined in 2016.
What is your occupation? I own and operate Rock Art, Ltd., doing specialized epoxy applications in the motorsports and aerospace industries.
How did you get into photography? I started as an underwater videographer in the mid 1970s, which led to my transition into full-time still photography in 2011. Editor’s note: Mike’s photography website is www.MikieProductions.com.
What are your favorite photography subjects? Nature and wildlife, as well as the guests I host having fun on my photography tours.
What are your favorite places to shoot? Rivers of the Southeast.
What would be your photographic “dream trip”? I conduct my two “dream trips” each year in the form of photography tours. One is a sandhill crane tour on the Tennessee River aboard my custom-built camera boat. The other is a spring break tour on the St. Johns River in Florida.
Which camera body and lenses do you use most often? Canon 1DX MII and MIII with a 70-200 and 100-400 telephotos.
What are your go-to websites for photography information? They are www.naturephotographers.network/ and www.naturephotographers.net/audioslideshows/wnpbirds.html
Have any photographers inspired you? Yes, especially Mark Seaver (http://seaverphotos.zenfolio.com), Brad Hill (http://www.naturalart.ca), Howard Cheek (http://www.howardcheekphotography.com), Alan Murphy (https://www.alanmurphyphotography.com) and Max Waugh (https://www.maxwaugh.com).
What’s your favorite part of belonging to GNPA? The membership of fine people and talented photographers.
Something interesting about you that most people do not know: Not sure what people find interesting anymore. I am finding truth in the old adage: “The older I get, the less I seem to know.”
Where are you from? Atlanta.
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