I’m A Travel Photographer based in Austin, Texas
Hello! My name is Mike Holp. I'm a travel photographer, digital marketer, and creative entrepreneur from Austin, Texas.
Mike moved to Austin, Texas after graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. He packed the necessary belongings into a Chevy Cruze and flocked down south for warmer weather, friendly people, a robust economy, and live music. After a few years building mobile apps for small fledgling companies, he decided to create an app startup called Dude Where's My Car?. After multiple failed attempts to get in touch with Ashton Kutcher as an endorser/investor, he pivoted once again to pursue his full-time passion for photography! He has many years of combined experience in social media marketing, search engine optimization, lead generation, email marketing, web design, and software development.
I'm very passionate about adventure travel! My curiosity and wanderlust has already taken me across the country multiple times and I've made it a priority in my life to visit many of the most beautiful national parks in the world. In 2017, I had the unique opportunity of filming tours in Costa Rica for a few months, all expenses paid. Afterward, I traveled through Central America by myself for over a month -- staying at hostels, riding buses, and meeting new friends from around the world. In January 2108, I bought a one-way plane ticket to Panama City with the dream of reaching my destination of Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Southern Chile. The dream became a reality after traveling for over 10 months!
His first professional camera was a Canon T1i, followed by an upgrade to the 7D, then the Sony A6000, and currently the Alpha 7! This uncertain career path has continued to evolve into the realm of aerial photography. He's getting tons of free exposure through local popular blogs and social media. Mike is currently making great strides to break into the real estate markets in Austin!
He is one of the most friendly and down-to-earth people you will meet and truly embodies the business tagline, “Follow Your Passion!”