Mike O’Shell

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my online portfolio.  I’m a self-taught, landscape photographer living near Smithfield, Virginia.  I have lived in Southeastern Virginia almost my entire life and love the historic charm and coastal scenery.  As much as I enjoy living where I do, I also love to travel to different places whenever I have the time and means.   I focus on landscape photography because I love capturing the natural and often surreal scenes that remind people how beautiful these places can be. 

I have created all my photographs with Nikon DSLR cameras, and currently use a D7000 with Nikkor lenses.  Once I capture the images I’m looking for, I process them using Adobe Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6.  I follow an editing process that brings to life the true essence of the moment the image was captured, and without unnecessary exaggeration.

My work is available in a range of sizes and mediums and can be purchased on this website by simply clicking on an image and selecting a size. If you would like a print matted or framed please contact me at, or visit my site at My photography is also available as stock images and can be licensed at or Additionally, I have framed and matted pieces available for purchase at the Arts @ 319 Gallery in Smithfield, Virginia, Stravitz Sculpture and Fine Art Gallery in Virginia Beach, and Pacifica in Virginia Beach. I am also available for commissioned and commercial work. Please contact me at for any questions or for further details. Thank you again for your support and I hope you enjoy my work!


• Nikon D7000 DSLR body
• Nikkor 18-55mm VR lens
• Nikkor 55-200mm VR lens
• Hoya 52mm Polarizing Filter, Hoya 52mm 3-stop and 6-stop neutral density filters
• Cokin Graduated neutral density filter kit
• Slik Pro II tripod
• USA Gear S17 DSLR Camera Backpack
• Nikon shutter remote
• Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
• Adobe Photoshop CC
• ASUS VS229H-P 21.5” LED Monitor
• X-Rite ColorMunki Smile Colorimeter


Licensing stock images will be available on this website soon. Until then, please contact me at, or my work is also available for licensing on Alamy at Alamy/Mike O'Shell Photography , and 123RF at 123RF/Mike O'Shell.


Shipping: Shipping cost is $9 within the 48 U.S. Contiguous States. Please contact me at for a shipping quote on international orders, as well as Alaska and Hawaii.  Prints with a length less than 24 inches will be shipped in a flat, rigid envelope. While prints exceeding 24 inches in length, banners, and clingers will be shipped in a protective tube

Limited Edition Prints

Limited Edition Prints up to 16x24” are shipped flat. 20x30” prints are rolled and shipped in a thick, protective, corrugated tube.

Open Edition Prints

Open Edition prints with a length less than 24 inches will be shipped in a flat, rigid envelope. While prints exceeding 24 inches in length, will be shipped in a protective tube.


Canvas prints are placed inside of a plastic sleeve then get strapped down to a piece of cardboard using a zip tie like material. In between the zip tie and the actual canvas, is a layer of bubble for extra protection and cushion to prevent damage. The strapped canvas then gets placed into a shipping box.

Metal Prints

Metal prints are shrink wrapped onto a flat cardboard that has a styrofoam layer to add cushion to the print. The print is then placed into a shipping box. Before the box is closed a styrofoam sheet is added on top for additional protection.

Acrylic Prints

Acrylic prints have a film applied over them to protect the surface from any scratches or damage.  After the film is applied the acrylics are placed into corrugated boxes with the space sized to the acrylic. The top of the box closes over that as a sort of case, creating a snug fit for the acrylic to help prevent against it moving in transit to better protect it.


2017 Isle of Wight Arts League Annual Members Show - Smithfield, VA

2018 Isle of Wight Arts League Annual Members Show - Smithfield, VA

2018 Suffolk Art League Annual Juried Exhibition - Suffolk, VA

2019 Isle of Wight Arts League Annual Members Show - Smithfield, VA - CURRENTLY HAPPENING: July 5th through August 24th

2019 Smithfield Boardwalk HeART Show - Smithfield, VA - UPCOMING: Saturday, August 3rd 9:00 am-3:00 pm

2019 “This Fragile Earth” Art Show at Stravitz Galleries - Virginia Beach, VA - UPCOMING - Saturday, August 17 6:00 pm

Legal:  Mike O’Shell Photography retains all rights to all photographs on this website.  Refunds are only offered if the print is damaged upon arrival, and notification has been made within 14 days.