Mike Boening

Mike Boening

Street Photography Workshops

Street Photography Workshops

Mike commonly finds his inspiration on the streets of his hometown, Detroit, Michigan as well as any city he may travel too. A travel junkie, Mike specializes in street and urban photography. Mike works to document life in daily situations making the most of what others might consider mundane. He also works to create captivating images depicting urban environments at night with the Olympus Live Composite feature. He is considered highly skilled in this area and loves to instruct on its many uses.

Mike’s passion for street photography can be traced back to his interest in becoming a photo journalist while in college. As life would have it, career aspirations moved in other directions, but the love of observing the streets and how people interact is still central to Mike’s photography. Over the years, hehas worked with the Detroit Metro Convention Bureau covering events and shot billboards for the Pure Michigan Campaign. He writes for many gear blogs and has been featured on the podcasts Street Focus from T.W.I.P. and Out Of Chicago. He shares his love of street photography by instructing and leading groups on urban photography in the Detroit area and major cities like Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto.

When Mike isn’t behind a camera, he’s in front of the camera serving as cohost of the biweekly video podcast, “Mirrorless Minutes” along with fellow Educator Jamie MacDonald.

Visit our Events Page for a list of all upcoming workshops and photo tours.


The Olympus Educator Program is is an exclusive, invite-only program that offers consumer photography experiences in the form of workshops, seminars and educational forums that will enhance customer knowledge and skills. Attendees also have the opportunity to experience Olympus’ award-winning and widely acclaimed digital camera and video technology.

For more information about the Olympus Educator program, please contact Matthew Kandel at matthew.kandel@olympus.com.