About Mike

Mike McCann has more than 30 years of experience in the studio and on location, shooting everything from glamour photos for International Hair... to tiny stents for Boston Scientific... to industrial photos and video for Ames Construction. He’s efficient, collaborative and easy to work with.

Synergy between the art director and the photographer creates the best photos. Mike listens to client input up-front and throughout the process while also offering creative ideas to make art that elevates products and services.


Mike shoots full frame 35 and medium format digital using high-end Phase One and Canon equipment. He delivers 1080 HD video clips as well as still images. The Phase One back mounts on the back of the Hasselblad or on the 4x5 camera for perspective control. The quality is amazing. Boston Scientific reproduced an image he took of an operating suite that was 8 x 16 feet @ 300 DPI for a trade show booth. 

Lighting is the key to good photography. Mike has a range of specialty lighting equipment to give you the perfect look. He has used his lighting expertise for everything from large stainless brewing tanks for GEA Process Engineering to heart valves for Medtronic. He’s skilled at painting with light to illuminate areas that can’t be highlighted with conventional lighting, or simply to give you a unique look.

Optics are critical for quality digital capture. Mike chooses the highest quality digital lenses—from Fisheye to telephoto to give you the best possible image. 


Mike offers quality video clips along with still photos, a cost-effective solution that provides clients two types of imagery in one shoot. 

Mike has worked for clients including:

  • 3 M

  • Abbott Hospitals

  • American Cancer Society

  • American Dairy Association

  • Ames Construction

  • Bose

  • BASF Corporation

  • Bayer

  • Boston Scientific

  • Checkpoint System

  • Diesetronic

  • Dept 56

  • Elliot Aviation

  • Emerson

  • Entegris

  • Flexible Circuits Technologies

  • Floyd Security

  • GEA Process Engineering

  • Growth Energy

  • International Hair Goods

  • Kroll Ontrack

  • Maico Diagnostics

  • Medtronic

  • Norcostco

  • Northern California Power Association

  • Radison Hotels

  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Rosemount Inc.

  • Signature Bank

  • St. Paul Division of Public Health

  • St. Jude Medical

  • Singers in Accord

  • TE Connectivity


"Mike McCann has always gone above and beyond with our photo shoots. Paying close attention to details, creating special lighting effects on our models, and showing detail in our products."
Darla Smith, International Hair


"I have known and worked with Mike for many years. He is not just a photographer to hire, but a professional to partner with on any project. He is a quick study in discerning what photographic solution is being sought and an experienced collaborator striving to achieve the best result possible. From simple to complex, he employs the same carefully thought out approach, and he uses equipment and technology that I can alway count on being up to date. From people - to tabletop - to location work... I highly recommend Mike."
Carl Nelson, Chance Nelson


"Mike McCann is my "go to" photographer. I can always count on Mike for work that exceeds my expectations."
Chris Mangold, Art Director


"Mike totally captures the essence of what we are looking for  to present the value of our corporate brand in the marketplace. Our images are used for both local and global marketing publications and trade shows. We have used Mike's services for Industrial photography since 2009. Mike is a great guy to work with and very professional. He connects well with people... always with the client first in mind and that is what sets him apart from other photographers. I would recommend Mike to anyone because he provides a lot of insight and has a keen eye for detail. He is very flexible, creative, and will always provide you with top quality images."
Steve Stokes Bayer Crop Science


"I have worked with Mike McCann on both studio and location shoots for many years. Mike is detail oriented and works in a professional manner to produce high quality imagery that is beautiful and impactful. Mike is talented, uses good judgement in the creation process, and is flexible with timelines. I trust Mike completely with projects and feel no need to micromanage them. You will find Mike McCann to be honest, professional, and capable of meeting the needs of your project."
Ken Brandt  Ames Construction