Mike Best is a designer and WordPress developer with a lifelong passion for photography and visual art. He writes about a range of topics including user experience design, visual storytelling, digital art, editing, and photography. 

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Mike started out in photography working on his high school yearbook and developing traditional film in his home darkroom. He studied film and video production Emily Carr College of Art and Design, before getting a job behind the counter of a camera rental company and spending his weekends working as a freelance photographer where he shot weddings, events and editorials for local publications. 

As an early adopter of digital photography techniques, he gained a mastery of computer graphics which led him to a career as an art director in the games and visual effects industries.  His efforts are not focussed online, where he helps individuals and brands tell their stories online through creative content, design and WordPress web development.

Mike relocated in London, England in 1997.  The move sparked his passion for traveling and street photography, which he continues to do whenever he gets the opportunity.  He created this blog in order to share his passion, experience, and insights about photography, image editing, and visual storytelling, as well as highlighting other photographers who inspire him.

When not working or shooting pictures, he enjoys entertaining with his wife and son at their home in South London, spending time outdoors and playing his guitar.