Thrifty Photographer

An acclaimed Southern California photojournalist, Mike Goulding has covered three Olympic games -- including the 2016 Rio Game -- as well as numerous presidential campaigns, Super Bowls, Academy Awards ceremonies, natural disasters and other major events.

After graduating from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in communications, Mike worked at several newspapers in the area.

He joined the Orange County Register in 1990, where he enjoyed a long and multifaceted career that has taken him around the world. But he always remained committed to community journalism, believing that people and events in our own backyards make the most important and poignant stories.

Over the years, Mike has won a number of prestigious awards -- among them, recognition from the Associated Press, Los Angeles Press Club, Harvard University and the National Press Photographers Association.

Mike recently left the Register to pursue a career in education. In addition to digital photography, he teaches students the “old-fashioned” method of shooting and developing film to deepen their understanding of the art.

Mike lives in Seal Beach with his wife, Susan, also a journalist. They have two children, Erin and Matt, both young adults.

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