Storm season is here!


March 25 was the official season opener for my 2015 storm chasing season, and it started off with a bang (literally, we found hail). Myself, James Brandon and Maegan Puetz all departed Decatur, Texas and headed north towards a cold front that was surging southward through central Oklahoma. As we crossed the Red River, the storm we were targeting quickly become organized and severe thunderstorm warned. We were still about 70 miles south of it, but with us flying north …

Mike Mezeul IIStorm season is here!

Celebrating Life


I’ll be the first to admit that I have an almost sickening (maybe need therapy) obsession with the Milky Way and our night sky. It’s such an amazing display of heaven above us, and the best part, it’s completely free. I’ve photographed the Milky Way hundreds of times at countless locations, but the one spot I had yet to was Death Valley. Reason being, every time I’ve visited the park, the celestial center of the Milky Way was still below …

Mike Mezeul IICelebrating Life

Exploring the American Southwest Workshop!


Sold Out! It’s no secret that America has plenty to offer in terms of breath-taking landscapes, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a higher concentration of jaw-dropping scenery than in the southwest. Come join James Brandonl and myself as we explore this incredible part of the country on a 6 day road trip that will cover some of the most breath taking locations this region has to offer. Valley of Fire, Zion National Park, the slot canyons of Page in Arizona, …

Mike Mezeul IIExploring the American Southwest Workshop!

“The Well” – Kailua, Hawaii


I just returned home from spending 9 days on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii leading a workshop to some amazing students! I’ll have a full write up soon, but for now, I wanted to share with you this amazing location. Although it doesn’t have a name, this incredible well made for a beautiful scene in Kailua. As the tide would come in, it would fill then overflow by about 3 feet, and then quickly drain back into the ocean …

Mike Mezeul II“The Well” – Kailua, Hawaii

Death Valley – “Are we still on Earth?”

Badwater Basin during a fiery sunset.

I just returned from spending a week in Death Valley National Park teaching a workshop to an awesome group of students. This was my 5th time to Death Valley and with every visit, I find myself asking pondering, “Are we still on Earth?” If you’ve never been to Death Valley, you may find that a stupid question, but if you have, and you’ve explored, you can totally relate. From the hexagonal salt patterns of Badwater Basin (the lowest place in …

Mike Mezeul IIDeath Valley – “Are we still on Earth?”

Arches & Canyonlands National Park Workshop – June 5-9, 2015


SOLD OUT Come join professional landscape photographers, Mike Mezeul II & James Brandon, as they photograph two of the top National Parks the U.S. has to offer! We will spend 5 days/4 nights exploring Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in Moab, Utah from June 5-9, 2015, photographing many of the iconic locations the parks have to offer. Not only will we capture amazing scenes during the daylight hours, but students will also learn how to photograph the Milky Way …

Mike Mezeul IIArches & Canyonlands National Park Workshop – June 5-9, 2015

Kevin & Katelyn Randles’ Wedding!


The beautiful wedding of Kevin & Katelyn Randles! Here are some favorites from their big day in Rockwall, Texas. Congrats you two!

Mike Mezeul IIKevin & Katelyn Randles’ Wedding!

Fort Griffin State Park Astrophotography Workshop! May 16, 2015


*SOLD OUT* Come on out for an amazing night under some of the darkest skies in Texas! Stand beneath the amazing Milky Way, camera in hand, and learn how to capture stunning images of the beautiful night sky with professional landscape and astrophotographer, Mike Mezeul II. You will learn how to capture stunning images of the Milky Way, create star trails, and light paint ghost town structures beneath the brilliant Texas night sky. A small post processing session will also …

Mike Mezeul IIFort Griffin State Park Astrophotography Workshop! May 16, 2015