About Me - Hartscapes Photography

About Me

Thank you for visiting my page. Below is a little background of who I am and how I got to be where I am.

My name is Shannon Hart, I am a full time Mid-Michigan based landscape photographer. When I photograph something I want to capture what I am feeling and seeing through my own eyes and share it with others. My mission is to inspire someone to look at my photograph and say, "Wow, I would really love to be there right now." I am constantly on the hunt for new photographs. I enjoy photographing local parks, state parks, national parks, lakes, oceans, and the rural country side; day or night.

I have been interested in photography since I was a child. My mother is a professional artist and photographer, so I was very fortunate to grow up traveling to some amazing places throughout the U.S. and the world. Even though I only had film and an inexpensive camera back then, it was a way for me to preserve the memories of those places. I believe that is where my infatuation with photography began. However, even with my love for photography, I did not go to school for it. Instead, I studied business management at Central Michigan University and landed a great job working for the Michigan state government as an Information Technology Programmer/Analyst. During this time, my husband and I traveled the country, and I picked up every book I could to learn more about becoming a better photographer. In 2013, I officially created my professional photography business. A year after having my twin sons, I left my job at the state to stay home with my family and to work full time on building my photography career.

I currently reside in Williamston, Michigan with my husband, Jeff; our twin sons, and our Beagle, Junior. We are an outdoor family and we love to go hiking, fishing, and biking any chance we get.

Photography Gear


Nikon D800 

Nikon D810


Nikon 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII

Tripod & Ballhead:

Really Right Stuff Tripod TVC-34

Really Right Stuff Ballhead BH-55 PCLR 

Really Right Stuff L-Plates


Lee Filters SW150 Big Stopper Neutral Density 3.0 Filter

Lee Filters SW150 Big Stopper Neutral Density 1.8 Filter

Lee Filters SW150 Circular Polarizer Filter 

Lee Filters SW150 ND Grad Hard Set

Lee Filters SW150 ND Grad Soft Set

Other Miscellaneous Filters/Adaptors

Nikon SB800 Speedlight

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