Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer

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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 assignmentsrock climbing, big wave surfing, sky diving, and mountain bikingsharing his personal shooting expertise, on-the-fly problem solving skills, and photography post-processing techniques in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop (including ...
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Overview

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 assignmentsrock climbing, big wave surfing, sky diving, and mountain bikingsharing 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321811233
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • Publication date: 5/11/2012
  • Series: Voices That Matter Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 745,466
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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
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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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