J Michael McBride has been fortunate to have his passion of photography also be his career for nearly 35 years. Natural light, environmental portraiture and custom story telling weddings have been his primary commercial success. However, creative visualization into scenic, still life, illustrative and fine art areas are a constant excitement to Michael. From contemporary photography to exploring creative processes Michael has set many standards in Fine Art imagery.

He has been juried into numerous Fine Art shows to display and sell his Photography as Art images. Many awards have been received from Professional Photography associations at state, regional and international levels for technical skills and creative vision.

Respect from Michael’s peers has led to many occasions to judge print competitions and present programs and seminars on his insights, techniques and inspiration. He has staged over 250 programs and workshops in 44 states, Austria, Canada, Ireland, Korea and Mexico. He has served all the Offices of Professional Photographers of Greater Omaha, Professional Photographers of Nebraska and the American Society of Photographers. He served six years on the Board of Directors of Professional Photographers of America and is an approved International Juror and Jury Chairman.

  Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman Degrees
Imaging Excellence Award — 2007
Photographer of the Year — 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
PPA National Award — 1995
Nearly 700 exhibition and achievement merits
Professional Photographers of Nebraska (PPN)
Diamond Fellow of Photography
Life Member of PPN — 2001
Over 350 photographic and service credits
American Society of Photographers (ASP)
Service Award — 2006
Over 450 exhibition and achievement merits