About the Photographer

Thank you for visiting my photography website. My name is Mike Barton, and I am a freelance landscape photographer from Solana Beach, California. I have been capturing landscape images since 1981, concentrating on California, Colorado, Michigan and Arizona.

I was born and raised in Michigan and earned an engineering degree from Michigan State. After graduation, I immediately headed west to sunny California (Bay Area) and lived and worked there for over 18 years. In 1999, I moved to Boulder, Colorado where my passion for photography blossomed. Because I have family in Michigan and Arizona, I still have plenty of opportunities to photograph these wonderful states.

While I have taken many courses in photography, I have learned a great deal through experience and experimentation. When I return to a location that I have previously photographed, I am always amazed because I usually find interesting compositions that I didn't notice during my first visit. So I always say - my best photo is the next one I take.