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I am very fortunate to be able to combine my love of photography with my interest in nature, sports and entertainment.

I began photographing images of products, people and places for print material and later for the web.

While I love photographing the excitement of sports and the beauty of nature, my favorite genre is event photography. It’s the most challenging work in the business. Unpredictable lighting, crowded venues, moving targets, and limited shooting times are the norm. Those challenges combined with the excitement of live performances create my favorite photo settings. My photos are now on permanent exhibit at The Louisville Palace, and I am an american Songwriter contributor.

My equipment consists of Nikon D4s, Nikon D810, and D500 cameras with a large assortment of wide angle and zoom lenses.

I am available to photograph your event. References available on demand. You can contact me at 812-989-0468 or email me at bluestrain@aol.com

Interview with Contert Photographer C. Michael Stewart
WFPK Radio Louisville - 2016

Clients include:

  • The Louisville Palace (House Photographer)
  • Production Simple (House Photographer)
  • House event photographer at Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth, IN
  • Headliners Music Hall (House Photographer)
  • Mercury Ballroom
  • KFC Yum Center
  • Photo Gallery at The Louisville Palace VIP Room
  • Spin Magazine (Photo Contributer)
  • Staff photographer for the Louisville Bats AAA Baseball Club.
  • CNHI Newspapers (1 Million daily readers) entertainment contributor and Scene and Heard blog writer http://sceneandheardblog.wordpress.com , www.newsandtribune.com
  • Hittin The Note Magazine photo contributor
  • Kentuckiana Blues Society – Blues News – photo contributor
  • Haight Street Music News http://haightstreetmusicnews.com
  • iamnotjerry.com blog and photo contributor.
  • Forecastle Festival Staff Photographer http://forecastlefest.com
  • Churchill Downs Entertainment - HullabaLOU Staff Photographer
  • The Examiner.com Concert Photographer
  • Selections of my prints are on display in Legends restaurant at Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth, IN

Venues and Events you will find me:

Bonnaroo 2005-present
Manchester, TN
Brown Theater
Louisville, KY
Forecastle Music Festival
Louisville, KY
The Hangout Festival Gulf Shores , AL http://hangoutmusicfest.com/
Kentucky Center for the Arts
Louisville, KY
KFC YUM Center Louisville, KY http://www.kfcyumcenter.com/
Louder Than Life Louisville, KY  
Louisville Palace Louisville, KY http://louisvillepalace.com
Louisville Slugger Field
Louisville, KY
Mayercraft 1 and 2
Sixthman Productions
Murat Theater at the Murat Centre Tickets
Indianapolis, IN
Pilgrimage Festival Franklin, TN  
RiverBend Cincinnati, OH http://riverbend.org/
SIGS Gymnastics
New Albany, IN
Taft Theater Cincinnati, OH http://www.tafttheatre.org/
Vegoose 2006 - 2007
Las Vegas, NV
Verizon Wireless Music Center
Indianapolis, IN
Wanee Festival 2006 - present
Live Oaks, FL


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