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September 16th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Evening Glide’ by Chris Burkard – Big Sur, Central California

Posted By David Alexander Willis
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The Big Sur coast was our destination and the premise of the trip was to find solitude: drive, surf, camp, repeat. There was little else to do. It was a quick five-day trip. There were no laptops or iPods present. Cell phones were useless and there was no Facebook or Twittering of events. Instead our …
 
May 9th, 2012

On Assignment: Shooting Adventure Sports images for Lifstil

Posted By Michael Clark
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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 …
 
December 5th, 2011

At the End of the Road in Tahiti

Posted By Michael Clark
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Everytime someone asked about my upcoming assignments this past summer I hesitated to tell them about the planned trip to Tahiti. I don’t like to incite jealousy—at least not too much jealousy. This trip elicited stronger reactions than any other trip I have ever taken. The standard response was either “I hate you” or “do …
 
May 31st, 2011

2012 Surfing Photography Workshop in Hawaii

Posted By Michael Clark
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January 12-15, 2012 Workshop Leaders: Brian Bielmann and Michael Clark Location: Turtle Bay Hilton Resort, Oahu North Shore, Hawaii About The Workshop Join legendary surfing photographer Brian Bielman and adventure sports photographer Michael Clark for an exciting one-of-a-kind workshop that delves into the world of surfing photography. Brian is a top surfing photographer who has been …
 
January 3rd, 2011

Images from the 2010 Pipeline Masters Competition

Posted By Michael Clark
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Just thought I’d post an update from the south Pacific. I am back on the north shore shooting surfing yet again – yes, I know it is a rough life. As luck would have it I showed up just in time to shoot the 2010 Billabong Pipeline Masters surfing competition the last few days along …
 
October 25th, 2010

2011 SURFING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Posted By Michael Clark
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January 13-16, 2011 Workshop Leaders: Brian Bielmann and Michael Clark Location: Turtle Bay Hilton Resort, Oahu North Shore, Hawaii About The Workshop Join legendary surfing photographer Brian Bielman and adventure sports photographer Michael Clark for an exciting one-of-a-kind workshop that delves into the world of surfing photography. Brian is a top surfing photographer who has been shooting …
 
June 20th, 2010

A Tale of Two Dinosaurs

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Venice Beach Surfer and Bike by Jay Goodrich
I spent last weekend shooting in Venice Beach, California with friend and fellow photographer Art Wolfe. Art was looking for dogs for an upcoming book project and I was looking for anything that caught my eye. I stumbled upon the above scene and quickly composed an image that I felt told a great story–the surfer …
 
May 13th, 2010

Eddie Would Go

Posted By Michael Clark
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The 2009 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau — December 8, 2009 Sitting in Brian Bielmann’s office, we were studying the weather warnings for Hawaii’s north shore. The swell coming toward us was for waves so big they would rip houses off their foundations and drag them out to sea. Brian’s brother, whose house was …
 
May 13th, 2010

Michael Clark Photography Spring 2010 Newsletter

Posted By Michael Clark
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The Spring 2010 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 with updates on recent assignments, once in a lifetime opportunities, a reason why this …