About Me

mike worley

Although I was not born here, Louisville, KY, has been my home for the past 17 years.

Photography Focus

For several years, my focus has been on street photography – capturing images of people being themselves in everyday situations.

However, with the social distancing requirements in place in the spring of 2020, there were few people on the street to photograph. I began placing more emphasis on close-up and macro art photography — things I could do mostly in my studio. I found that I particularly liked the art aspect of these photos. I have a few prints on my walls and I thought others might enjoy them too. So I am shifting focus to that type of work. I have created a gallery of my art photography and all photos are for sale as prints or digital downloads.

That does not mean I will no longer photograph people. However, increasingly in my street photography, I enjoyed taking more posed street portraits of people I talked to on the street. Because of that, I decided to change my ‘people’ focus more in the direction of portraiture and headshots, a more formal expression of the direction I had been going.

While I am still in the process of making that change, and all that it implies such as a studio and more formal organization, I’m learning more each day.


My primary camera is a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera. For macro, I often use a 50mm prime with macro filters. For headshots and portraits, I primarily use a Nikkor 85mm prime lens. I also like a Nikkor 24-70mm Z-mount lens, and even for portraits, I sometimes to with my ‘go-to’ lens, a Nikkor 18-300mm DX.

Feel free to comment about any post you see. I welcome your feedback.