Michael Hudson got his start in the world of professional photography when he photographed Princess Diana and the British Royal Family for a couple years during the late 1980's. That experience taught him how to think fast, work in difficult situations, compose quickly, and above all, to be patient, which has been a huge benefit when working in landscape photography. If there's a theme that runs through his photographs, it's the theme of Beauty. Inspired by the quiet beauty of the landscape, he often looks for large, bold areas of color in his images, and a sense of order in the natural world. Hudson started out using black and white film and printing in a traditional wet darkroom; color printing was expensive and difficult to do correctly. Today though, more of his images are in color than black and white. But, due to his monochrome 'upbringing', he still shoots very selectively– there has to be a good reason to shoot in color. Michael Hudson has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. It has allowed him to work on commercial assignments, while giving him the freedom to travel the world in search of beauty. His fine art images hang in private and corporate collections, and have been used on numerous book covers and in magazines. Hudson was born in Sydney, Australia, and grew up in Australia, the United States, and England, eventually settling in Illinois. He travels whenever possible... which is never enough.