My name is Mike Fleckenstein. Photography has been one of my lifelong passions. I enjoy taking photos of just about everything, but my favorite subjects are creative architecture, people, and landscapes.
I believe that the most important goal in photography should be a finished product that reflects what the eye saw at the moment the image was captured. I also feel that there are no unbreakable rules or boundaries. The guidelines are only there to provide framework.
I also feel that it is important to share all that I have learned about photography with others. It is very satisfying when you see a student finally understand something that has been difficult for them.
My Professional Background
After retirement from a career in computer software development, I taught courses in digital photography and Adobe Photoshop® at Penn State University for five years and subsequently taught customized classes in both subjects. I have also done Real Estate, Portraits and Special Event projects as well as designing and administering several websites.