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About Michael
Michael Clark is an internationally published outdoor photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit and has risked life and limb on a variety of assignments to bring back stunning images from remote locations around the world. He uses unique angles, bold colors, strong graphics and dramatic lighting to capture fleeting moments of passion, gusto, flair and bravado in the outdoors. A sampling of his clients include: Nikon, Adobe, Red Bull, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Outside, Men's Journal and Outdoor Photographer. See more of Michael's work at www.michaelclarkphoto.com.

February 23rd, 2014

The Best Sensor Cleaning Option I Have Ever Used

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I usually save product reviews for my Newsletter, but in this case, I’ve found a product so useful that I just have to get the word out, and I thought I would post this blog on the Outdoor Photographer blog, as well. Get ready for some serious gushing because I’m going to praise this product … 
February 23rd, 2014

Michael Clark Photography Fall 2013 Newsletter

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Note: This is a bit old, but still might be of interest to OP blog readers….the Winter 2014 issue of the Newsletter will be out soon! The Fall 2013 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email, … 
September 5th, 2013

Summer 2013 Newsletter

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The Summer 2013 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. This issue includes an editorial about finding inspiration on a recent assignment, an overview of the new features … 
May 7th, 2013

TrekPak Inserts for Pelican Cases

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Above is a shot of my Pelican 1510 case with the TrekPak insert set up to carry my Elinchrom Quadra lighting setup. As you can see, I was able to fine tune the dividers to fit the gear just as I needed it to. The TrekPak dividers even allow for diagonal dividers. To create extra space I added the diagonal divider next to the flash head so that I could store a few more cords—and maximize the usable space. If I need to re-organize the dividers, say for camera gear, it is just a matter of removing the pins and rebuilding the divider setup. If you have ever struggled with Velcro padded dividers being generally difficult to deal with then you will love the TrekPak system. You can easily place your gear as you want it in the main compartment and then add the dividers as snugly as you please.
Every once in a while you see something that is so simple and elegant that you smack your forehead and say, “why didn’t I think of that?” Another photographer clued me into the TrekPak inserts for hard shell Pelican cases and after I checked them out online I purchased a kit for my Pelican 1510 … 
April 29th, 2013

Spring 2013 Newsletter

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The Spring 2013 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. This issue includes an editorial about adapting to new technologies, an equipment review of the TrekPak dividers for Pelican … 
February 26th, 2013

Choosing a Lighting System

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This article is an excerpt from my e-book, Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer. At this point, I want to talk about choosing a lighting system for an individual photo shoot. By lighting system, I don’t mean a certain brand of lighting gear but the type of lighting gear that will actually be taken into … 
February 6th, 2013

New e-book: Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer

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Click here to purchase Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer I am very happy to announce my new e-book entitled Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer. This e-book is a 277 page e-book and is packed with pretty much everything I know about using artificial lighting in the outdoors. If you are looking to take … 
January 28th, 2013

Winter 2013 Newsletter

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The Winter 2013 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. This issue includes an editorial about how the learning process never ends, an equipment review comparing the Nikon D800 … 
January 21st, 2013

On Assignment: NEXTERA Energy Resources

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Late last year I was contacted by a green energy company about photographing a few of their wind turbine sites in Dodge City, Kansas. That company, NEXTera Energy Resources, was looking for different types of images than the standard beauty shots of wind turbines and the surrounding landscape. Of course, I still had to come … 
December 2nd, 2012

Embracing Risk

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Embrace risk. That is the key to improving at anything. Without the willingness to go down the uncharted path, you will not learn, you will not improve, and you will not grow. This might sound a little preachy, but it is a life lesson I have learned again and again as a climber, a mountaineer, …