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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.

June 16th, 2012

Digital Workflow ebook updated for Lightroom 4.1 and Photoshop CS6

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Click here to purchase Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: A Professional Photographer’s Workflow I am happy to announce that the new version of my digital workflow e-book, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: A Professional Photographer’s Workflow has been updated for Lightroom 4.1 and Photoshop CS6 and is now available on my website. I have been working on this new version … 
June 9th, 2012

The Nikon D4: Nikon’s New Workhorse

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While shooting big-wave surfing in Tahiti last year, and in Hawaii earlier this year, I remember longing for more megapixels and a faster framing rate than I was getting with my Nikon D700. In short, I was longing for a D4-like camera. And well, Nikon did not disappoint. Without a doubt the Nikon D4 is … 
May 21st, 2012

The Annular Eclipse as seen in Albuquerque, NM

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Last night, on May 20th, 2012, the annular eclipse lined up perfectly for those of us in New Mexico. I drove down to Albuquerque and shot images of the annular eclipse in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, just above the city of Albuquerque. All of the images in this blog post, save for one, … 
May 19th, 2012

Spring 2012 Newsletter

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The Spring 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 why this first newsletter of the year is so late in coming, an … 
May 14th, 2012

My New Book “Exposed” is finally out!

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I am happy to report that my new book, Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer is finally out and is shipping right now to those that have pre-ordered the book. I am also very happy to report that the book looks very nice. If you have been holding off on this book … 
May 9th, 2012

On Assignment: Shooting Adventure Sports images for Lifstil

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Last fall I was honored to be able to shoot an advertising campaign for a German start up company named Lifstil. “Lifstil” is an Icelandic word, which means lifestyle. Lifstil manufacturers extremely tough and durable portable cases for Apple laptop computers out of high-end materials used to make snowboards. They make a variety of cases … 
April 8th, 2012

The Nikon D4 and D800 have landed

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I don’t usually create blog posts talking about a specific piece of equipment, but in this case I am so stoked on Nikon’s new cameras I just thought I would put a blurb up on the blog here about the Nikon D4 sitting on my desk. The image quality is superb and the video capture … 
February 9th, 2012

Anatomy of a Portfolio

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AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT BUILDING A CUSTOM ADVENTURE SPORTS & LIFESTYLE PORTFOLIO Authors Note: I thought I would upload this article on my portfolio even though it is a few years old. It is still as relevant today as it was when I wrote it. In early 2008, I re-worked my print portfolio. It was … 
February 9th, 2012

Finding Inspiration

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How do you find inspiration? Sometimes finding inspiration can be difficult. As with any artist, constantly trying to come up with creative images is the heart of what we do. I was recently talking with a good buddy, fellow pro photographer Marc Romanelli about the creative process and how he finds inspiration. He quoted one … 
December 22nd, 2011

Equipment Review: Nikon Perspective Control (PC) Lenses

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In a continuing effort to create new and different images I picked up the 85mm f/2.8 PC-E Micro Nikkor earlier this year for shooting landscapes, action and portraits. While this type of lens is definitely not new to Nikon’s lineup, I hadn’t tried them out before and I was very impressed by the images that …