Michael Barton

M. Photog., MEI, Cr., CPP, F-PPANI, F-APPI, EA-ASP


Michael Barton owns and operates Indigo Photographic Inc. in historic downtown Batavia, Illinois. A member of the Professional Photographers of America and the American Society of Photographers, he is active in the photographic community, offering workshops and speaking to photographers around the country.

Barton was honored with the Canon Par Excellence Award for Electronic Imaging in 2009. He has also received numerous Kodak Gallery Awards and Fujifilm Masterpiece Awards. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, he was a Top 10 Mid America Regional Conference Photographer of the Year. In 2010 he was the Mid America Regional Conference Illinois Photographer of the Year. He was named a PPA Photographer of the Year from 2008-2012 and also received The PPA Imaging excellence award in 2012. Barton is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and holds the Master of Photography (M. Photog.), Master of Electronic Imaging (MEI), and Photographic Craftsman Degrees (Cr.) from the Professional Photographers of America. Barton is in Educational associate of the American Society of Photographers.

Barton is a fellow of the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Illinois (F-PPANI) and a fellow of the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois (F-APPI). Barton serves on the board of directors for the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Illinois and for Silly Smiles Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Barton has been published in numerous internationally recognized magazines including Rangefinder and The Professional Photographer. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in jazz studies from the University of North Texas.



Michael's Programs

Indigo Logic

Someone once said “if you love your job, you’ll never have to work a day of your life.” Unfortunately, this is not completely true but the photography business can open doors and give you rewards you can’t imagine. Fortunately finding our true vision is one of the first steps to running a successful photography business. “Indigo Logic” is a program that invites you to step into the mind of Michael Barton and explore how he creates uniques images while creating lasting client relationships. It is true that these are trying times for photographers and Michael will help you unlock your passion and teach you techniques for sharing it with your clients. During this program Michael will also share contemporary product ideas, print presentation, Photoshop finishing techniques, and much more. Step into the world of Indigo Photographic and Michael Barton but make sure you get some sleep ahead of time. You’ll never be the same again.

This program has been formatted for shorter 2 hour programs through 5 day workshops that include greater detail and hands-on opportunities.




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