Can you imagine traveling all over the World, doing what you love the most, and getting paid for it? Michael Clark is an adventure sports pro photographer, and he does just that. As you can guess, not all is pleasant. I exaggerate. This kind of photography presents many challenges and, at times, real physical danger.
“Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer” is the complete title of Michael Clark’s book.
He guides us on several photo assignments, from concept, to preparation, to the shoot, and ending in post production. He details many aspects of all the phases involved in getting the shot, and the amount you will learn is incredible. The post production sections alone are worth the price of the book.
Filled with curious anecdotes, you get pulled in into the author’s style of writing and adventures. Among other assignments, you get to travel to Patagonia, follow along the Red Bull BASE jumpers, and jump in with surfers in Hawaii.
This is a book I will read again, and that rarely happens.