The photography season in Miami is winding down and we’re finally sorting through all the projects from fall/winter and that means it’s time again for the photo of the week. In a recent shoot with Condition Culture (a Miami based beauty products brand) there were too many keepers to choose just one. So, here’s a gif!
This will be the last shoot to take place in the Pool House Studio. After a long run in Coconut Grove, Tom Clark Photo is moving to a new location in Wynwood. Here’s to a new era!
Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami and offering full production services in South FL, the San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Asheville NC.
Caroline Seymour by Miami Photographer Tom Clark
Photographers in Miami are surrounded with location options ideal for photographing lifestyle and fitness concepts. In the process of creating a variety of looks for Caroline Seymour to be used in her brand new modeling portfolio, we covered a range of styles, looks, and concepts.
Although we covered scenes of Caroline running on the beach, doing yoga by the water, and exercising in the park, this image (taken from the stairs of the old Coconut Grove Playhouse), which provides an urban perspective, stood out to me as the most powerful.
Caroline Seymour is based out of The Carolinas and is available for commercial, lifestyle, fitness, and fashion modeling assignments.
Wl Hotel South Beach, Caliente!
It was a pleasure to be on the set of El Hotel South Beach, Caliente! to photograph the show’s gallery images. The cast was great to work with. I sensed a fun and exciting energy that is sure to rub off on the show’s viewers.
Set to debut in the fall, this sprightly, comical, and sexy series is expected to heat things up before the snow birds can unpack their speedos.
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Portraits of Emily Noe shot on a Holga by Miami photographer Tom Clark
As a professional photographer I spend a lot of time following the rules of composition and exposure. It’s nice to give myself a break now and again by loading 120 film in the holga and letting fate play a role in the outcome of my images.
The holga is cheap, lightweight, and easy to use so there is no real excuse for me not to bring it on bike rides through Miami or on camping trips.
I spend a lot of time being a commercial, fashion, and portrait photographer, but I hardly take any photos for myself that will be appreciated down the line as souvenirs. The holga helps record memories that look just like memories.
This photograph was taken with the intentions of using color to create balance in a composition.
I am currently working on a project that causes me to concentrate on the different aspects of photo composition. In this case the placement of colors in the frame determines how the image is viewed (or at least that was my original goal.) Most often I am met with surprise between starting to compose a shot and finishing.
I feel that the color in this photograph creates balance but it is not the only compositional element that has a strong presence. I chose colors that would stand out, but the lines in this image compete heavily to control how it is viewed.
black and white portrait by Miami photographer Tom Clark
Creating this photograph took me back to the days of photography school, in which I spent hours in the studio perfecting the various lighting patterns. The one shown here is a broad Rembrandt.
A current project that I am working on (one that cannot be named yet) required that I provide examples of the differnt styles of lighting and different lighting patterns. It was a good time working with Emily and a great refresher course for me.
We went through the Paramount, Loop, Split, and Rembrandt. I also, threw in a few of my own. As the project is closer to being completed I will tell you guys all about it.
South Florida provides a photographer with an expansive wilderness, and taking the time to explore it can be very satisfying. Just be sure to check the weather reports or you may end up dealing with extreme heat and mosquitoes or heavy rain.
Jonathan Dickenson State park is located just over an hour North of Miami and has primitive campsites that get you pretty far away from it all. It provides a nice setting for setting up camp and taking some nice photographs.
For me the trees are the most interesting aspect of the Florida wilderness and I hoped to capture that appreciation in this photo of the week.
Miami Photographer Shoots at the Jimbo's Bus
Every photographer in Miami has probably shot at or at least heard about shooting at Jimbo’s on Virginia Key. After being hired to photograph a story for local model and talent Alejandro Mazzieri I decided it was time that I have a shoot there.
The location was suiting for the model’s style and I’ve heard talk of changes to come as far as Jimbo’s is concerned. Had I missed the opportunity to shoot there it would have been a shame.
This busted up bus is amazing and the whole location is sort of a playground for photographers. Perhaps the best part of the location is the shrimp and beer though.
Photographer in Miami Tom Clark offers free gift...
Another full moon rising in the east perfectly timed with the fleeting daylight gave this photographer the great opportunity to create this free gift for family, friends, clients and internet browsers.
Valentines Day is approaching and I would like to show my love by offering a free printable version of this custom card which can be downloaded at http://www.tomclarkphoto.com/forgetmenot/.
Print this out and give it to the ones you love.
View more of Tom’s photography at Photographer in Miami.
Have a happy Valentines Day!
Miami photographer shoots Point Blank City's Young Souf at the Playhouse
The perfect location is one that will test the limits of photographers. For instance, this abandoned playhouse in the Coconut Grove section of Miami was a great setting for photographing Point Blank City’s Young Souf. However, to get the perfect shot we knew it was necessary to make it onto the roof. Attention is the enemy of a geurilla photographer but we took our chances and climbed atop the building for the whole town to see.
With luck and light on our side we were able to get some great shots and vacate the premises on good terms. Now we have proper images to serve as the album artwork for Young Souf’s upcoming mixtape Gangsta Muzik.
Blue Moon Over Miami Skyline by Photographer Tom Clark
As a photographer I feel that this New Year’s Eve was not about preparing for a ball drop in Times Square, but about embracing the full moon’s rise for the second time in December.
This blue moon could not have had better timing in Miami as it rose in the East just two minutes after the sun set in the West. By the time it was coming up over the city’s skyline there was just enough light left from the day for me to capture this scene with my camera.
2009 turned out to be a good year for finding interesting jobs and meeting many great people along the way. I am looking forward to an even better 2010.
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Urban Camping in Miami
Photographers in Miami have a tendency to shoot in locations that are well known by most local photographers as great locations. This causes a panic in me that drives me to seek out new and distinguishable settings.
This week I teamed up with Emily Noe (model, hair & makeup artist, wardrobe stylist, etc.) on a self produced fashion editorial assignment.
The theme was urban camping, the wardrobe was thrifty, and the production style was based on guerilla mobility.
This photo gave us a chance to put on a show for the commuters waiting for the bridge. Stay tuned to see the rest of the shoot in the soon to come editorial gallery
Photographer, father and dog camping in the Florida Keys
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Being a photographer makes camping more fun and camping makes being alive more fun.
My father was in Miami for Thanksgiving and over the weekend we had an opportunity to camp on the beach in Long Key State Park in the Florida Keys.
This was a perfect time to take a portrait of my dad Frank Clark and my dog Scott Ballentine.
The contrast between cool moon light and the warm light from fire and flashlights always motivates me to capture the scene around the camp site.
Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade in Miami for the release of the Air Jordan 2010
Tom Clark is a photographer based out of Miami providing Commercial photography in fashion, portrait, advertising, product and editorial assignments.
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This week in Miami Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade paired up for a press conference to present the upcoming Air Jordan 2010.
Wade was selected by Jordan to debut the shoe and will be representing the Jordan brand on the court as of February 2010. For more info visit nba.com.
I am excited to have had the opportunity to work with Nike on this project. It was an honor to meet Michael Jordan who was a role model of mine and Dwyane Wade who is a local hero here in Miami.
Francisco Stanzione by Miami Photographer Tom Clark
Francisco Stanzione has teamed up with Anthony Embry Public Relations and is preparing to introduce himself to the film and photo industries.
Stanzione is currently living in the Miami area and was in need of a photographer to create images that will be included in his Press Release Kit. It is always a pleasure to work with creative, young talent and I feel that Francisco Stanzione has the drive and backing to create waves in the sea of entertainers known as Los Angeles.
Check back next week for more images from this shoot in Tom Clark’s portrait photography gallery.
Miami Label Point Blank City's Danilo, Spoat, Skrilla, and Yung Souf
This week’s photograph was part of a promotional photo shoot for a Miami based record label named Point Blank City.
In the photograph from left to right is; Yung Souf, Skrilla, Spoat, and Danilo Cacace. You can find them on the street or in the studio, however you like it. Be on the look out for Spoat’s debut album and find out for yourself if he is the South’s hottest new rapper. Find Spoat’s 16 bars freestyle on youtube. Also check out the Point Blank City Anthem video. I am happy to have had the opportunity to photograph the guys who may put Hollywood Florida on the map.
Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami and is available for assignments in professional photography across the U.S. and abroad. Contact us for your custom fashion, portrait, lifestyle, product or headshot photography.
Miami fashion Photograph
This photograph was part of a portfolio shoot for a local Miami model and actor. The early morning provides an ideal setting for capturing beautiful images in fashion, lifestyle and portraiture.
Black and white headshot of Suzi Johnson by Miami photographer Tom Clark
This photograph was taken in a well hidden location with beautiful old-style homes and a quiet, calming scenery. Perfect for capturing portfolio images and headshots for models and actors.
Fashion photograph of Miami model Omar Bain
Miami photographer Tom Clark shot this photograph as part of Omar Bain’s portfolio photo shoot in the Morningside section of Miami. The location is a truly vintage mansion that is in the process of being renovated. Luckily the opportunity to shoot there was not wasted. View more at Miami Fashion Photographer. Tom Clark is a Miami photographer and provides portfolio photo shoots for models, actors, musicians, artists and dancers.
Gillian's portrait during the Miami rainy season
This portrait was taken of Gillian in the rain during the Miami Summer. Typically photographers avoid the rain but when it happens as often as it does Miami a photographer learns to embrace it.