A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Mike McNamee has won a number of national and international awards and his photography is used all over the world in encyclopedias, text books, CD covers, scientific journals, calendars, magazines and newspapers.
Mike is a graduate mechanical engineer with 25 years experience inindustry. He was formerly Technology Director of an international research team working on advanced battery projects.
Mike has been involved with digital imaging technology since its early days, winning the 1981 Struers International Award for his pioneering work on digital image analysis of high-strength ceramics. He has lectured all over Europe, the Middle East, America and Canada on specialised photographic techniques as well as authoring countless numbers of reports,books, scientific papers and patents.
He served for 15 years on the British Standards Committee for Engineering Ceramics as an imaging specialist.
Mike taught photography and digital imaging at Priestley College, Warrington for almost 10 years and trains professionally in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat along with DTP and colour management. His clients in this field include a wide variety of applications and skills including both medical and forensic work.
He was formerly the editor of the national magazines Digital Photographer and Digital Photographer and Creative Imaging and is the current editor of Professional Imagemaker magazine which is delivered to more than 50 countries.
As a speaker Mike has also retained his close connections with the enthusiast sectors of photography and regularly lectures at Focus-on-Imaging, road shows and Royal Photographic Society events.He has a reputation as a lively speaker, backed with more than 40 years of experience.