Photographer, writer, and designer Michelle Perkins has worked in the photography publishing industry for nearly 20 years. Her images and articles have appeared in Shutterbug, Rangefinder, AfterCapture, Metropolitan Bride, and Fearless Photographers. She is the author of over a dozen instructional books for professional photographers, including the popular "500 Poses" reference series, How to Photograph Weddings: Behind the Scenes with 25 Top Pros, and Professional Portrait Lighting: Techniques and Images from Professional Photographers. In addition, she has designed interiors and covers for photography books by industry leaders like Neal Urban, Neil van Niekerk, Mimika Cooney, Tim Kelly, Tamara Lackey, Michael Mowbray, and Lori Nordstrom. She has worked as a photography and design consultant on publications for Oxford University Press and Rizzoli.
Michelle also brings her skills to the Buffalo, NY, market with creative photography, poster, CD, and marketing designs for professionals, small businesses, and actors/artists/musicians. She has created CD photography and poster designs for Black Rock Zydeco, Davey O, Dee Adams, and Leroy Townes—and photographed countless live performances as an accredited press photographer for the Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance. Her local images have also appeared in The Buffalo News and on Buffalo Rising. In 2015, she launched a successful solo exhibition, called SHAPED, featuring twenty-five creative pairings of her industrial and botanical images.
She is available for design, writing, and photography projects—and happy to offer prompt, professional, and cost-effect creative solutions to customers worldwide.