Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer
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Michael Clark is an internationally published 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 his life 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 and bravado in the outdoors. Balancing extreme action with subtle details, he creates images for the editorial, advertising, and stock markets worldwide. His clients include: Apple, Nike, Nikon, Red Bull, and Adobe. See his work at michaelclarkphoto.com.
Photographer Michael Clark provides an inside look at the reality of working in extreme conditions to capture and process his breath-taking images. He offers start-to-finish details of some of his most demanding assignments
This gorgeous guide for intermediate to advanced DSLR shooters is packed with practical tips, detailed lighting setups, and behind-the-scenes stories from a variety of Clark’s most challenging adventure photography assignments. With an engaging writing style and cliffhanger details, the author allows you to tag along with him to improve your skills and find inspiration to create images instead of just taking them. He also covers the important business aspects of working as a professional shooter.
A DVD-ROM with 149-minutes of video shows the author’s post-processing workflow using Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 for 16 of the images featured in the book. He also includes a how-to primer on these software programs, as well as provides a primer on color management. Clark’s valuable insights and tips will guide professional and aspiring photographers interested in turning their passion into a profession as well as amateur photographers looking to improve their skills.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Adventure Photography, The Reality of Being a Pro-Photographer, and Post-Processing,
This review is from: Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer (Voices That Matter) (Paperback)I wasn't prepared for how good this book would be. It is, IMHO, a whole lot stronger than "Digital Masters: Adventure Photography: Capturing the World of Outdoor Sports (A Lark Photography Book)" which was the previous book by Michael Clark that I had read and liked (and reviewed here on Amazon).
Exposed is really three books in one. It is a book about the reality and business of becoming and working as a professional photographer with an emphasis on adventure photography. It is also a book on the techniques of adventure photography and lastly it is a book about post-processing. In addition, there is about 2.5 hours of video included on the accompanying DVD that shows you how Michael processed many of the images in the book in Lightroom and Photoshop. Exposed is strong in all of these areas (or as good as a book of only 288... Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The perfect mix of adventure sports stories and photo tips,
This review is from: Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer (Voices That Matter) (Kindle Edition)I recently had the pleasure of reading this book. It was very unique in that it wasn't just a How-To photography techniques book. In fact the photo tips were really a side line to the positively fascinating stories of Michael's adventures as an action sports photographer. Have you ever looked at ridiculous adrenaline sports action shots and wondered how on earth they were photographed? Well, this book explains just that. If you have an interest in both photography and adventure sports, you will love this book. In fact, my husband (who is not a photographer) insisted that I read most of the book out loud because he was so interested in the adventure sports stories. These stories weren't just what equipment was used and how the lights were set up (although all of this information is also included at the end of each story) but Michael takes the time to really set the scene. And some of the scenes were nothing short of amazing.
Take for instance his coverage of the Wenger... Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Needs a reprint,
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This review is from: Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer (Voices That Matter) (Paperback)I was really prepared to embrace this book as I admire the effort Michael Clark puts into his photography, He's no couch potato. But unfortunately Clark, or to be more exact, his editors, must believe everyone has 20-10 vision based on the graphics of Lightroom in the book. They are unreadable.They are dark and the detail is miniscule, at least to my less than perfect eyes. The Photoshop graphics are better since they are lighter but still small. Clark's editors should be apprenticed to Martin Evening's editors immediately. While the explanations of doing the shoot are fascinating, the post production discussion leaves me reaching for some other books. They (i.e. Kelby, Aaland, Evening) at least use callouts to supplement their Lightroom screen shots and make their adjustments viewer-friendly.
Fortunately Clark's book comes with a CD so all is not lost. However, when he changes a slider from 0 to -2 without explaining precisely why, I ask myself, "why bother?" I like... Read more
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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
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