MPA: Why do you love photography?

BM: Photography gives me the opportunity to share beauty and adventure with the world (or my little portion of it). I love when I get that one great shot. And I really love when someone really likes my photos.

MPA: Your favorite thing about MPA?

BM:  I have always loved taking photos and as I was taking them I was sure they were just going to be photographic masterpieces but then they came back from the drug store as regular old tourist pictures. But that has definitely changed since joining MPA.They have helped me SO much with my technical skills but they especially help me by taking the time to call attention to creative ideas I had not thought of. All the instructors are so approachable and knowledgeable. They always take the time to be sure I truly understand what they are explaining. Another favorite thing about MPA is all the new friendships I’ve made on my travels with them. It’s always so fun to be with a fun group of people with similar interests. And, of course, another big favorite is the opportunity to travel safely around the world and experience places and fun times I would probably never have done by myself.

MPA: Your favorite trip or course with MPA?

BM: So far, my favorite trip was Tanzania in 2015. It was beyond amazing! My photos from that trip are some of my very favorites. I have also done a few US trips including going to Montana two years in a row and got to photograph baby animals at Animals of Montana. I have also done several other international trips with MPA and every one was well thought out and completely fun,
enjoyable and educational.

MPA: Your aspirations as a photographer / artist?

BM:  I want to continue traveling and learning how to take better and better images. Practice makes perfect, right? And what better way to practice than with excellent instructors and company in exquisitely beautiful locations!

MPA: Where do you look forward to traveling next?

BM: My next trip with MPA is to Alaska at the beginning of December to photograph the Aurora and the beauty of Alaska. I went last year and the trip was phenomenal. 2017 is going to be an amazing year for me too – I have trips scheduled to Patagonia and Antarctica, Croatia and Iceland with MPA!