I started shooting in 1973 and I haven't stopped.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the image on this page should tell you that I do whatever it takes to turn a routine photo opportunity into something special.
For me it's always about getting "the" shot, whether it means going through a player's legs to create an image or remaining poised as I'm about to get run over. Click here to see what I mean....
I'm based in Tallahassee, Florida, a laid back college town in North Florida. It's been my starting point for photographic adventures that have taken me to many of the world's iconic sports venues and oldest cities.
My photography specialty? Variety. From sports action to studios and models , from wildlife to astrophotography, there are very few things I don't shoot. I believe that a photographer can be a jack of many trades and still master them all.
I've stood on the shoulders of industry giants like Jay Maisel, Joe McNally, Moose Peterson, and Dave Black. It's been an honor and privilege to have learned from such gifted talents and it has made me better at what I love to do.
These are some of the clients I've worked for and these are some of the events I've photographed.
I'm Mike Olivella, and if I've convinced you that I'm your guy please give me a call at (850)510-5305 or send me an email using the contact link below. I'd love to work with you.