Mike is a Vice President of the Multicultural Association of Professional Photographers (MAPP), a national community of photographers, creatives and artists supporting each other in the development of their craft through education, inspiration, business training and community support while fostering diversity, social interaction, motivation and public service that serves the entire development of the person and is a national affiliate of Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
Originally Trained as Clinical Lab Scientist, Mike South is a photographer that has passed his Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) exam and is a Photography Technology Workflow Evangelist. Mike mentors others seeking to pass the CPP exam and is the Photography Technology Lead for TEDx Detroit. As a self acclaimed 'Techie', Mike is one the best in the industry at creating and managing digital workflows for events, studios, and individual photographers.
Mike attributes his 30 years of science background and exposure to scientific methods has created a natural progression, and has inspired Mike, to create mechanisms/workflows that use current technology to limit the risk of data loss and promote repeatable success from image creation through archiving.
Mike has a strong fraternal/religious desire to help creatives and a definite progression for diversity/opportunity for all photographers which continues to inspire him to serve the community.