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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 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, …
November 16th, 2012

Fall 2012 Newsletter

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The Fall 2012 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 looking back on sixteen years of assignment work, a review of the new …
November 4th, 2012

Authors@Google Talk now Live on YouTube

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A few weeks ago I gave a talk at Google as part of their Authors@Google program. I gave an hour long talk on my work and discussed the realities of working as a professional adventure sports photographer, as well as telling some stories about specific assignments. The talk dovetailed with my new book Exposed: Inside the Life …
October 8th, 2012

Podcast Interview with jpeg@RAW Tonight

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Danny MacAskill Photo Shoot - San Diego, California
Tonight, on October 9, 2012,  I will be interviewed on the jpeg2RAW podcast and you can tune in Live at 6:30 PM MST (8:30 PM EST). We will be talking shop about how I create my adventure sports images and you will have the opportunity to ask questions toward the end of the live podcast. …
September 19th, 2012

Equipment Review: LowePro Rover Pro 45L AW

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A little over two years ago I met up with Pete Hill, who at that point was the Senior Product Designer for Lowepro. During our meeting he asked me, “What product are we not making that you would like to see?” It wasn’t an easy question to answer since LowePro makes more styles of camera …
September 11th, 2012

Equipment Overview & Shooting Workflow

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This is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of my e-book Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: A Professional Photographer’s Workflow. Chapter One is titled, “Shooting Workflow” and it covers how to set up your camera, cleaning the imaging sensor and also how to use the histogram for accurate exposures. The e-book is available on my website. Click here to read …