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Michael J. Smith
Nature and Wildlife Photography
I am a self-taught photographer, specializing in fine art nature and wildlife. I am a life-long resident of the driftless area of southwest Wisconsin. The driftless area is a part of the state that was not covered by a glacier during the last ice age. The result is a local landscape much different than the rest of the state. The rolling hills and valleys provide a great natural backdrop for photography, and this is where I spend a lot of my free time. There is nothing I find more relaxing than exploring my own "back yard" with my camera, looking for those great photo opportunities.
I love participating in the Mineral Point Market because it gives me an opportunity to share my work with others. Meeting new people from all walks of life and sharing my work at the market has been a great experience for me.