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Renowned photographer Michael Clark provides an inside look at the reality of working as a pro photographer in extreme conditions to capture and process his breathtaking images. With an engaging writing style and cliff-hanging details, he offers a start to finish perspective on some of his most demanding assignmentsincluding rock climbing, big wave surfing, B.A.S.E. jumping, and mountain bikingsharing the stories behind the images, his personal techniques, lighting setups, and post-processing expertise. He also talks candidly about the challenges and pressures professional photographers deal with on a daily basis. The hope is that by tagging along with Clark, you will gain insight into your own photography, improve your skills, and find inspiration to create images instead of just taking them. Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographeris for intermediate to advanced DSLR shooters. A DVD is included with a 90-minute video screencast of the author's post processing workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop for images featured in the book. Clark's valuable insights are relevant to any professional or aspiring photographers interested in turning their passion into a profession.
Michael Clark is an internationally published photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of rock climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, surfers, and mountain bikers pushing their abilities to the limit in remote locations around the world. He uses unique angles, bold colors, and dramatic lighting to capture fleeting moments of passion and bravado in the outdoors. Balancing extreme action with subtle details, striking portraits and wild landscapes, Michael creates images for the editorial, advertising, and stock photography markets worldwide. His clients include Apple, Nike, Nikon, Red Bull, and Adobe. See his work and read his popular blog at www.michaelclarkphoto.com
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION The Preamble CHAPTER ONE Some Days are Better than Others CHAPTER TWO: CHASING SHADOWS CHAPTER THREE: ON ASSIGNMENT - THE WENGER PATAGONIAN EXPEDITION RACE CHAPTER FOUR Rolling with it CHAPTER FIVE: EXPANDING THE PORTFOLIO CHAPTER SIX: ON ASSIGNMENT - MEN'S FITNESS CHAPTER SEVEN Following Through CHAPTER EIGHT: UNDER PRESSURE CHAPTER NINE: ON ASSIGNMENT - RED BULL AIR FORCE TEAM CHAPTER TEN: Taking time to shoot for Yourself CHAPTER ELEVEN: KEEPING THE FIRES STOKED CHAPTER TWELVE: ON ASSIGNMENT - THE EDDIE AIKAU CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Be prepared to Suffer CHAPTER FOURTEEN: EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS CHAPTER FIFTEEN: ON ASSIGNMENT - CLIMBING MAGAZINE CHAPTER SIXTEEN: WRAPPING UP RESOURCES AND REFERENCE