We had the good fortune of connecting with Michael Daniels and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Michael, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe if you want to live the life you dream of then you have to be prepared to take risks no matter what people may think about it. Risks will only better your chances or teach you lessons you can use to better your chances along the way.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Getting where I am today was nowhere near easy and I’m still not where I want to be. It took a lot of studying, practicing and sacrificing to get here. I overcome my challenges by studying and learning from the photographers ahead of me. I want the world to know that your environment doesn’t have to be who you are and anything is possible if you are determined enough to make a difference.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I just moved here in August and I don’t really get out that much unless it involves art. So I would take them to the art museum or an event like a fashion show or gallery walk!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to every artist/creator that has made their dreams into a reality or working towards it. Their stories are more motivation than anything because we are on similar paths and seeing other people achieve their goals reminds me that I am going in the right direction.

Website: mjdanielsphoto.com

Instagram: mjdanielsphoto

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