|Questions and Answers
Our tours are to unique and out-of-the-way places, providing excellent opportunities for the beginner as well as advanced photographer.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M14314 began in 1994, moving to full time in 2004. I enjoy the challenge photography brings, and I look forward to working with you on your project. began in 1994, moving to full time in 2004. I enjoy the challenge photography brings, and I look forward to working with you on your project.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our mission is to provide excellent opportunities for beginners, as well as advanced photographers.
3. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in photography tours and workshops.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Mike Shipman - I'm a self-taught photographer with a B.S. in wildlife biology. I worked in the wildlife field for the Colorado State Parks system, Denver Museum of Natural History, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Forest Service, and private consulting. I broke from the rigid box of science to further explore my interests in art and science because I can't be locked into a certain path. I like to explore them all. That applies to my preferences in subject matter. My interests are broad and varied, from landscapes to automobiles, industry to environmental.
In 2010, I was selected to the Idaho Commission on the Arts Teaching Artist Directory. The ICA provides grant opportunities for schools and nonprofit organizations to bring in artists for residency programs. Please contact me for details or visit the Idaho Commission on the Arts for more information.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
At a "photographer's pace", small group tours of 4 - 10 lasting from 3 to 14 days are designed to allow you to explore your personal vision and creativity. Luxury to semi-rugged conditions ranging from camping and horseback riding to five-star accommodations.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
Mike has a great attention to detail and is a pleasure to work with.
Jeffrey Boyle, Publisher IQ Idaho Magazine