Michael Pettingill [MichaelPettingill]

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BIOGRAPHY
I'm native to the Rocky Mountains of Utah. Began my photographic experience at the age of 10, carrying around the simplest of 'point and shoots' using the classic 110 film. In high school, I progressed to my first SLR, the Canon AE1 chrome body. I quickly made a name for myself with some natural ability and the patience of dedicated photography teacher named Bagley. Taking me on personally after school with him funding the Photo Clan, I progressed quickly and later became the president and head photographer. My senior year, more than 3/4 of my fellow graduates came to me for yearbook pictures, which was an incredible honor. After graduating, I continued my dreams in becoming the very best that I could be. I created an impressive portfolio that I submitted to the likes of Cosmo, Playboy, Vogue and Sports Illustrated. Out of those only one expressed interest. My biggest regret was never pursuing it. I joined the military having served in both the Air Force and now the Army. I've photographed combat, suffering and triumph all over the world. It's changed my outlook on life and everything around us through the lens. I've had my share of quality SLR's....but change is inevitable. I broke down and decided to try digital. In 2006, I won a contest while stationed at Ft. Eustis, Virginia, and walked out with a $1500 DSLR kit, complete with an Olympus E550, 28-50 mm and 70-300 mm lens, speed flash, tripod and bag. I couldn't get enough of it, but unfortunately my camera and gear was stolen while I was in Afghanistan for 15 months. Things have a way of working out though. For my 36th birthday, my incredible wife surprised me with a new camera and kit. I'm now enjoying the new Sony a200, two zoom lenses, speed/zoom flash, mono/tripod, backpack and filters. I can't put it away :) We'll see what it produces!

Country: US

GALLERIES

Single Photos

Family Portraits

Nature

Bridals

Massachesettes Trip

Kisty and Andrew

PHOTOS

Christmas Joy

Flower girl

Sunny day at the park

Dust-Off

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Deadwood

Dugway Sunrise

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Paris in Las Vegas

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Bunker Hill

Old Graveyard

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Afghanistan Sunset

Arizona Desert

Desert Flower

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Heidelberg Castle

Virginia Sunset

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Halloween Puppy

Darkened Road

Utah Desert 1

Utah Desert 2

Utah Desert 3

Iowa Field

Rocky Mountains

Spring in Bloom

Spring

Morning Dew

Angie

Angie

Angie and Family

The Family

Family

Family

Jess

Jess

Jess and Steph

Jess and Steph

Kelly

Kelly

Kelly and Family

Kelly and Family

The Kids

Angies Kids

Kelly's kids

Family

Steph

Steph

Poseidon at Caesars Palace

Zeus at Caesars Palace

Causey Dam

Causey Dam 1b

Powder Mountain 1a

Powder Mountain 1b

Powder Mountain 1c

Caesars Palace

Yoda and Apache

Blue Yoda