Congratulations CMDPHOTOS2

You are ranked in the TOP 10% of Most Popular Photographers in 2015

You are part of what makes ViewBug such a special place!

ViewBug.com” is an International photography website. Not bad since I was only on the website for about 6 months. ViewBug has many photographers from all around the world.



March 29, 2016

I highly recommend Mike Dellerman, professional photographer and owner of CMDPHOTOS for any photographic needs. I first met Mike about four years ago as one of his photography students. It is evident in the classroom how much he enjoys the art of photography, and his profession. Mike has a true passion for photography and his work displays that. Mike’s artistic talent shows in his photography. Whether he is photographing a studio or outdoor portrait, nature, a landscape, or composing an abstract interpretation, his attention to detail, subject matter, lighting and composition is outstanding. I have witnessed first-hand, having been fortunate enough to accompany him on jobs, the outstanding level of professionalism that he holds. I would hire CMDPHOTOS for any photography job. Kaye H.



ViewBug.com and Tamron Lenses “World at Night” photo contest. My photo ranked in the Top 10 ahead of 66,375 images!



March 24 2016 at 7:11pm

Facebook – Sonja W. - [Regarding my work] Wow!



March 23 2016 at 10:39pm

Facebook – Alice M C - [Regarding my work] Amazing!


Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:26:19 -0400

Thank you very much for the portrait.

It looks really nice and I love it. Thank you so much.

Best Regards,

Kaori S



March 23 2016 at 11:37am

Facebook – Aisha S – [Regarding my work] Stunning!



March 16 2016 at 9:26pm

Facebook - Sonja W – [Regarding my work] Wow! Magical!


Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:47:23 +0000

That portrait of me looks great !!

I love it !

Jizanne N



March 14 2016 at 8:48am

Facebook – Becky D – Beautiful work.




Viewbug.com and Blurb “Balloons Photo Contest” Out of 5015 photos submitted, my photo was in the TOP 20.



March 7 2016 at 9:05am

Facebook – Dianne E – [Regarding my work] Wow, very cool!



February 6 2016 at 7:25am

Facebook – Sandra S – [Regarding my work] Very nice.



ViewBug.com “IMAGE OF THE YEAR [2015]” photo contest. My photo ranked in the Top 10 ahead of 171,579 “best of” images!



December 15, 2015 at 8:44am

Facebook - Terry B [Regarding my work] Spectacular



December 4 2015 at 9:02am

Facebook – Jeff M [Regarding my work] Really Cool



December 1, 2015 at 9:35pm

Facebook – Joanie D Y [Regarding my work] Gorgeous!




Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:36:21 +0000

I love them – the Orange County Skills Development Center event photos are great!! I will make sure you are given photo credit for sure!!

Malinda M




ViewBug.com and Snapfish.com “Sunrise vs. Sunset” photo contest. My photo ranked in the Top 10 ahead of 24,122 images!




Viewbug.com “Amazing Sceneries” photo contest. My photo ranked in the Top 10 ahead of 99,612 images!



Oct. 1-10 2015

Work Shown at Carrack Modern Art Gallery




ViewBug.com “Freshman of the Year” photo contest. My photo ranked in the Top 10 ahead of 59,685 images!



May 19 to May 30 2015

Beyond A Glimpse: An Intimate Affair with Nature – Seventy four of my photos exhibited at The Carrack Modern Art Gallery– Durham, NC





“Wonderful Portfolio Pictures!”

Paula R – Model Mayhem



April 21, 2015 9:13am

Model Mayhem – Model Paige L – Your work is Gorgeous



The Carrack Modern Art Community Show 1-14 to 1-23 2015 One Piece “American Indian” on Canvas.


Subject: RE: N and K Wedding
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:58:50 +0000


In short, we loved it!  Your decisions to include what you did -- the bridal party's informal gathering right after the ceremony, the sweeps of the wedding site, the taking of the wedding (still) photos, the food and other informal moments, their carriage ride at the end, etc. -- were fantastic additions and much appreciated.  All of that went a long way to capturing what was for this mom and dad of the groom, the heart and soul of the event.  Bravo, Good Sir!

 Thank you again for your high standard!

Thanks also very much for your great work behind the camera, your editing and directorial decisions!  Please feel free to use me as a reference.

Jeff P


Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:44:38 -0800

Thanks, Mike........these photos of my husband and his plane are terrific!

Pahnea R




Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:21:39 -0400

Naturally, all your photos are amazing. I have never been an overly expressive person but am in awe of your work. I already know others agree. Alright, I'm finished with my appreciation and awe speech.

Aisha S



Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:59:00 -0400
I love the portrait picture of me. 

Sonia H



Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:59:36 -0400
Hi! Omg yes I love the portraits of me. They are beautiful!

Kris H



May 28, 2014 8:19am

Model Mayhem – Model Paige L – Your work is to cool



04-22-2014 07:14:49

Model Mayhem – Model Marie J – I'm looking at your work and your pictures are beautiful! Your technique is different and exciting!




Jennifer B: Model Studio Shoot. Model Mayhem. “Thank you [for photos] Mike. You're amazing!” These photos look great [of me].


02-02-2014 22:17:16

Model Mayhem – Model Ms. F – I love your portfolio! Awesome feel. I love the style.


Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:53:22 -0800
Your photography is so good! Thanks, the pictures [of me] are great, you are super photographer.
Fran R


11-23-2013 16:02:30

Model Mayhem – Model Teri B – Wonderful portfolio!



Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:36:49 -0800

WOW loved the photograph. 

Tina V




Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:12:54 -0500
Mike - This photo is absolutely stunning. I can't wait to go get a copy made and have it framed.
Linda C



Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:52:37 -0400
Wow, I think this portrait of me is my favorite. Beautiful framing!! Thanks! Wow! Looks great!

Anita S



Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:31:20 -0700
OMG!! I love this picture of me, thanks!

Catalina K



Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 08:35:19 -0400

Wow...you are so good at what you do!

Thank you for making me beautiful :-)

Angela C


Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:34:34 -0400
I and my wife enjoyed the photo shoot. There are a number of photos that we liked.

Ken S




September 11, 2013 9:11am
Model Mayhem – Model Paige L – Your work is Very cool! Awesome.


Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2012 08:20:09 -0500
These family portraits are amazing! Wow!

Sybil and Henry P


Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 06:57:16 -0400

Mike, that photo brought tears, it is beautiful.YOU ROCK!

 Kaye S




07-02-2012 08:00:25

Model Mayhem – Model Ms. B R – Was a pleasure shooting with you yesterday!



06-29-2012 08:09:20

Model Mayhem – Model Ms. Ravyn Z – You have Lovely work!


Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:32:39 -0400
Mike! Guess who got into the Design School at NC STATE?!! Yep, our boy got in...thanks to you! Seriously, we'd a been in real trouble trying to take those pictures. I'm sure they knew Brandon had gone to a professional as his pictures were awesome. Thanks again for all your help!
Cari and Rich P



Subject: RE: Photos of Durham Park and Rec. Events
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:41:39 -0500


The pictures are AWESOME!!! We can’t thank you enough for capturing the memories of this grand event! I hope that you will be willing and able to help us on our many other festivals in 2012.

Cynthia D. B

Public Affairs Specialist

Parks and Recreation, City of Durham



Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:03:33 -0500
Are you serious!!!!! It was a perfect 10!! It [the photo] looks so much better Thanks again and the check is in the mail. [Regarding major retouching a photo she had taken]

Terry T


Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 06:54:18 -0700
I really like them both but the feel of the darker one is just wicked!!! SO happy with these Mike! :)

Wow Mike! I love them both but am definitely partial to the black and white with the pink dress. That is just gorgeous! I'm making it my FB profile photo now and adding it to ModelMayhem. You're awesome!

Model Jennifer R



Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:45:53 -0400
It is confirmed in my mind that you are the best photographer/ instructor ever!!!
Michelle J [Coordinator at Durham Tech. College]



June 20, 2011 6:32pm

Model Mayhem – Model Michaela C – [Regarding my work] I love it!!!!!!!!!



June 13, 2011 3:36am

Model Mayhem – Model Ms. Shamra B – [Regarding my work] Stunning!



April 30, 2011 12:58pm

Model Mayhem – True Colors Photography [Regarding my work] Great BxW study. Wonderful artistry with the light.



April 24, 2011 6:34pm

Model Mayhem – Model Roxy S – [Regarding Model Shoot] Loving it!! Awesome job by an awesome photographer!


Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:08:33 -0400
Thank you Mike! & your work is absolutely lovely!
Chantelle W



2011, 2010 and 2009

Community Colleges of NC Art Show juried selection. Photographs selected to represent best of Art for NC Community College systems.

2010 One Man Photography Exhibit at Durham Tech. College Main Campus Library


2010 2nd Annual Small Treasures Juried Show Selected Exhibitor.


Many more reference and further verification of references above can be furnished upon request.


Academic Comments and Accolades

(re: teaching, knowledge and public speaking)



Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 23:22:51 -0400

I’m in your Wednesday night “Photography: The Basics” class. I thoroughly enjoyed the class tonight. I’m definitely going to learn a lot from you. You are a wealth of knowledge! I can’t wait to start working on my assignment for next week!!


Elizabeth W


Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 23:51:46 -0400

The class was a joy to take, and hopefully I'll have time in my schedule to do something next spring.

Travis R. K



Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:15:53 -0400

I'm enjoying the class so far; thanks so much for all the effort you put in to helping us learn and making it fun in the process!

Kate L



Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:33:54 -0400
Hi Mike,

I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your classes and feel that I have made leaps and bounds in my comfort and knowledge. Looking forward to attending more of your classes in the future.

Karen B



Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:32:28 -0500

The class is most enjoyable!


Jene G



Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:21:39 -0400
Also, been meaning to say this but never got around to sending an email. I truly appreciate you teaching your photography classes. You could be anywhere in the world right now taking some amazing photos yet you opted to teach classes. From the first class, I could tell you would be an amazing instructor and I am honored to be in your class. I am sure most, if not all, your students feel the same way. Besides your knowledge and natural abilities, your patience is appreciated. I don't know how you are able to be so patient with some of us but that is part of why you appear to be an outstanding instructor. I've already learned so much and looking forward to taking additional courses. Alright, I'm finished with my appreciation and awe speech.

Aisha S


Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 16:54:54 -0400

The bottom line is that I got my money’s worth out of the class, and I would easily recommend this course to anyone.

Robert N. R



Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 00:13:31 -0400

Thank you for all the information you gave us during this course. I do feel that I am much more

aware of what I am taking a photograph of and much more picky.
Tatiana Z




Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 18:01:55 -0400

I have learned a lot from you and I feel motivated to continue working to improve my photography.
Thank you,
Jane C


Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 17:59:50 -0700

I want to tell you that you are an excellent teacher & your classes were very interesting. 

Kathy J


Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:08:20 -0700

I have enjoyed the class and have learned quite a bit about photography.

Thank you for the information you have passed along to me during the previous classes.

Thanks again,

Fred M



Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2014 15:45:35 -0800

Thank goodness I'm one of your students! Thank you again for being there.

Diane L


Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:53:57 -0500

Thanks again for a great class experience.

Frances O


Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 17:43:19 -0800

I would just like to thank you for all the time and effort that you put in teaching all your courses.  It is way beyond the call of duty.  My wife Karen thinks so too. See you in another class soon.
Michael and Karen B


Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:19:05 -0500

This class is great. You have been great!
Kevin T

*Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:10:31 -0700

Just wanted to say "Thank You" for the extra minutes of class. The evening time flies by so fast, and it's nice to have the extra minutes to get in some valuable information. It's great that you are flexible to allow for coverage of the material, and that flexibility is certainly appreciated.

Cee Jay D


Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:15:21 -0400

Subject: Re: Fine Arts Class Exhibit
Mike-- I concur with Jackie!! LOOKS AWESOME! Thanks you. P [Re: one of many student Photography exhibits and shows I have organized] Penny G – OCC Director


Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:01:34 -0400

Subject: Wonderful letter of appreciation from UNC
Mike, I received a copy of a letter of appreciation from Angela C at UNC. This letter was sent directly to Scott R, who is President of the NC Community College System in Raleigh. We are very proud of you and your work with our students, and appreciate you being a part of our ConEd team.

Jacequeline I. M
Program Coordinator
Durham Technical Community College


Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:34:21 -0400

Every class I come away with having learned something awesome. You have so much knowledge to share.

Elaine P



Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 09:09:36 -0700

We've really enjoyed your classes & hopefully will be back for the next one.


Rosemary & Brent H


Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:51:42 -0400

I have really enjoyed the class. See you next semester.

Thanks for the classes, they are great.

Jim G


Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:41:02 -0500

I’m enjoying the class tremendously and the critique of our homework is especially enlightening.

Howard C



Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 14:32:20 -0500

I just want to tell you this is an excellent class [Advanced Photography Course]. By far your best.
Fred C


Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:32:17 -0500

Thanks for being you. I’m enjoying the class and learning so much.

Kate T


Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:19:01 -0400

Mike you are awesome! I just hope we can keep u. You always make us look good. Not only do your students compliment you, but the staff here thinks the world of you and your work.
Michelle J

Program Coordinator

Durham Tech. College


Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:23:00 -0400
Mike, Thanks for expanding my mind!
Tim L


Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:31:33 -0700

Thanks everyone [in response to winning a photo award]. Mike can teach an "old dog" new tricks, how to take pictures that is.

Becky D


Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:12:04 -0400

Mike, Thanks so much. It was a great [student photography show] event. I very much appreciate all your work putting the showing together.
Penny G
Executive Dean, Orange County Operations
Durham Technical Community College

Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:13:11 -0400

I wanted to say the last class, (beginner's) was amazing to me. It is the class I have been waiting for, to help me put so much together. I really appreciated what you taught and how it has helped my understanding.

Thank you!

Susan M


Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:01:36 +0000

Dear Dr. I [president Durham Tech.],


I would like to commend the instructor for my class, Mr. Mike Dellerman, who is an outstanding instructor. It has been a very long time since I have been on the other side of the desk. My experience with Mr. Dellerman has made it evident how much I have missed. I delight in this course and the one's that he is teaching on the Orange County campus. I intend to continue to take advantage of the marvelous opportunity afforded by Durham Tech.



James L. M

Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership

UNC-Chapel Hill



Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:24:42 -0800

Thank you for your wisdom and information.

Erma W



Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:26:57 -0500

I soooo appreciate your assistance. Thx [in regards to writing a proposal for grant money to purchase a professional gallery hanging system to be installed at Durham Tech. OCC Campus and to help coordinate the installment].

Penny G
Director- Orange County Operations
Durham Technical Community College


Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:22:47 -0500

Thanks for the link Mike. Just an FYI... you will not see my request to join since I joined a long time back... around about the time you created the Facebook page ... and I've been enjoying it ever since... It's one of the very few Facebook pages I ever even look at! [Regarding the Student Photography Group page I set up to benefit my students]

Michael R



Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:44:42 -0500

I wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your Basics class this semester. I learned a great deal and plan to continue Thanks for getting us a deal on the fixed 50 lens at SE Camera.
Gail R


Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:33:54 -0700

I enjoyed this class and learned a lot from the many good tips you gave and your obvious reams of experience. Thanks for sharing your expertise and I will see you again in another DTI class.
Tinka D