Michael – Photographer

Photographer’s Bio

Michael Stewart’s Resume

Michael Stewart is a professional photographer with more than 30 years of experience. His photography studio is in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC. His team creates digital photography for commercial clients in Northern Virginia and across the country.

Technical skill and a sharp eye for creating artistic work are the bases of his photography studio’s success. Michael’s industrious nature and pioneering spirit has allowed him to achieve a place at the vanguard of professional photography & visual creation. He not only shoots assignments; he consults for numerous studios and galleries.

Northern Virginia Photographer
Virginia Professional Photographer Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart’s work experience

Commercial Photographer

Stewart Photographic Services

Stewart Photography was established in 1989. The firm has changed its name to Stewart Photographic-Technical Photography Experts and now offers visual marketing services for screen and print including: Photography, Video Production, and e-Media.

January 1989-Present

May 2004 – April 2009
(5 Years)

Photography Book Tech Editor

O’Reilly Media

Michael worked with author Peter Krogh to develop theories on digital asset management and presented them in two groundbreaking books: The DAM Book and The DAM Book 2.0.

“Michael brought much needed clarity to this project.” -Peter Krogh

Photography Guidelines Project Manager

UPDIG (Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines)

Michael managed a high profile project funded by a Library of Congress grant and supported by all the major imaging associations. He tech edited the material, structured the information architecture, and managed web as well as print design.

Sept 2006 – Sept 2008
(2 years)

January 1999 – January 2003
(4 Years)

Photographer’s Professional Group Chapter President

ASMP-DC (American Society of Picture Professionals)

Michael served on the ASMP-DC Board of Directors for four years, including one as President and one as Co-President. He helped produce 10 educational and inspirational programs for professional photographers each year. Topics included:
photography business, digital imaging and marketing for photographers.

Photography Studio Manager

David Sharpe Studio

Michael provided support to four photographers at a large and busy commercial studio. He worked on catalogs, fashion, cars, jewelry, lifestyle and editorial projects. He also maintained photographic equipment, an e-6 film lab, and a B&W darkroom. He later became an associate and started shooting assignments in the studio and on location. see it

Jan 1991 – Jan 1994
(4 years)

January 1988 – 1991
(3 Years)

Photographer’s Assistant (Gaffer)

Conceptual Photographic Services

Michael worked with the best and brightest photographers around the country for advertisement and editorial stories in magazines such as: Architectural Digest, USA today, Better Homes and Gardens, The Washington Post, GQ, Men’s Health, Business Week, National Geographic, Southern Living, Time, Food and Wine and Discover.