Hi, I’m Michael

An ambitious, loving and energetic photographer & filmmaker who enjoys grabbing his camera and running out to take some photos. Focus includes landscape photography, real estate photography and short films.

Let Swart Photos® take you on a creative journey. As a photographer and filmmaker I will work with you and/or your organization to plan out a digital shoot and film strategy to meet your strategic objectives.

Swart Photos® select work found on swartphotos.comYouTube and on Instagram. Additional photography and filmmaking resources from some of my favorite celebrity photographers’ and filmmakers’ respective YouTube channels. As a photographer & filmmaker I will work with you or your organization to plan out a digital shoot and film strategy to meet your objectives. Biz inquiries here.

Early on

I have been fascinated by photography as long as I can remember with its ability to move deep emotions. Early on, I fell in love with the idea of creating my own productions, so I set out to learn everything I could about storytelling through photos and filmmaking.


I have been teaching myself photography & filmmaking for many years as a hobbyist and continue to learn every day. I am building my business as a freelance photographer and filmmaker and thoroughly enjoying the journey. View some of my social media posts here.

Swart Photos® Goals

  1. Creativity and Imagination
    Photography, for all intents and purposes, is a form of art. Therefore, it requires a creative mind—and plenty of imagination. A good photographer must be able to look at something ordinary, or even extraordinary, and find a million different ways to interpret what he’s seeing and convey those interpretations in beautiful and meaningful photos.
  1. An Eye for Detail
    A good photographer must have a very keen eye for detail to ensure that all elements within the photo—the lighting, the composition, the subject, and everything else in between—work together harmoniously to convey the right vision or message.

  1. Passion
    Passion sets a good photographer apart from the rest. When you’re passionate about what you do, it will always shine through in your work as it will make you work a little harder, push a little farther, and strive to be better than you were the day before.