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 – rock climbing, big wave surfing, sky diving, and mountain biking – sharing his personal shooting expertise, on-the-fly problem solving skills, and photography post-processing techniques in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and ...
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 – rock climbing, big wave surfing, sky diving, and mountain biking – sharing his personal shooting expertise, on-the-fly problem solving skills, and photography post-processing techniques in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop (including Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6).
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.
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
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