Michael the Maven (Michael Andrew) is an American photographer and photography instructor and specializes in photography instruction for beginners. He has a Youtube Photography Channel under the name of Michael The Mentor which has over 131,000 subscribers and 16,000,000 views. His "Epic Shootout" videos compare competing cameras abilities, informing buyers which is best for them.
Michael has been a professional portrait and wedding photographer for over 11 years, with his work appearing on multiple occasions in Alabama Weddings Magazine, including the cover. He has also won many awards for his teaching on the university level, in the field of Biology. Michael combines his expertise of instruction with his knowledge of photography to simplify the learning process for beginning and intermediate photographers.
In the last 6 years, Michael has produced over 35 instructional DVDs on a range of photography topics, including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and soon Sony cameras, as well as advanced topics including Lighting, Flash, Advanced Techniques, and Busness Courses. Michael also developed the very first Model Release and Contract App for iPhones and Andoid devices photographers called "Photographers Contract Maker".