How this all got started was because Peachpit was kind enough to send us his latest book, Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer, for review and the admiration started there.
And as I learned more about the type of photography he does and the stunning images he captures I was hooked. There will be more images in this post than we have ever included before, because I just couldn't narrow it down any further than this, so check these out.
We talked about one of his portfolio images and how it was lit:
Base jumping (pure insanity):
And the Patagonian Expedition Race:
Now there are important links you will want to check out, like his website and his blog.
Michael writes a newsletter 3-4 times a year, that really should be called a magazine, its full of reviews, tips, tricks, and still more of his work.
And of course there are his books.
Take a peak inside his camera bag, not only will you see the gear he shoots with, you'll be able to read reviews on all of the equipment as well, it might help you in purchasing the special piece of equipment you've been looking for.
If you are interested in attending a Michael Clark workshop (and who wouldn't be) he has two this August (in Maine Michael will be teaching on the subject of Adventure Photography and Chicago will be a Mentor Series Photo Trek), you can also find him in Santa Fe in October (another Photo Trek, this one of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta), and you can shoot surfing with him (and Brian Bielmann) at Turtle Bay Hilton Resort, Oahu North Shore, Hawaii.
You can find the details for all these workshops right here.
Should consider these or any other workshops be sure to read the article Michael wrote that covers how to choose a workshop and what our responsibilities as attendees are in preparing for a workshop, he provides great insight and it will help everyone get the most for their money and their time.
I feel fortunate to have "discovered" Michael Clark and want to make sure others do so as well, because he has so much to offer.
Feel free to listen to the podcast right here, or head over to The Photography Podcast and check out this and all the other shows.