Michael Karsh is a freelance portrait and product photographer focusing on editorial and commercial assignments. He began his career in his hometown of New York City, working for the photographer Platon and the photo agency Art Department. For the last four years, Michael was based in Santa Fe, where he ran the photo studio at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and photographed for Outside Magazine. Michael now resides in Northern California and contributes work to Outside and San Francisco Magazine, among other publications. This is his second year teaching for The Workshops. His web site is www.michaelkarsh.com.