Miami’s role as an international business hub teamed with warm Winters provides a serious advantage for hosting national and international commercial photography and video productions. Companies from up North, South of the border and across the pond seek blue skies, palm trees and sun kissed beach scenes while Miami photographers and production companies standby and wait for the phone to ring.
We shot this photo for the German Bachelor AKA Der Bachelor. His identity kept in secret, but his gesture well recognized. Receiving a rose lets one know he or she has been chosen… a symbol to fans of the show, but also a symbol to our city.
The series has filmed in Miami for the past two years, but there’s no guarantee we’ll be receiving the rose in years to come. Competing markets recognize the value of being chosen (perhaps more so than the state of Florida) and are stepping up incentives while we seem to be moving in the opposite direction.
We can only hope this trend comes to a quick end and intercontinental opportunities can thrive under our lush palm tress once more.
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Tom Clark is one of the few commercial Miami photographers offering portrait, product, architectural and interior photography services.
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.
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.
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.
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 Hip Hop duo Blood Type
Blood Type is a hip hop duo out of Homestead and is bringing realistic, raw rap skills to the Miami scene with flows reminiscent of an east coast style combined with southern roots.
The independent artists are looking to shine some light on their work and needed a photographer to create images for an EPK that will be released in the near future. I am always excited to help local artists present their image to the public and am glad to be involved in the Miami hip hop scene which is definitely on the come up.
If you enjoy imaginative and poetic lyrics you will want to keep an eye and ear out for Blood Type.
Bridal Portrait in Vizcaya by Miami Photographer Tom Clark
Being a photographer at Vizcaya in Miami reminded me of being a child in the penny-candy store. There are overwhelming amounts of beauty.
I am no wedding photographer but newly discovered that shooting bridal portraits is a great way to create beautiful and elegant photographs which also serve a very practical and meaningful purpose. And I am a portrait photographer.
It was a Saturday in Miami and the gardens were crowded with photographers, somehow no one was in anyone’s way.
I had fun shooting at Vizcaya and seeing the other shooters inspired me to put even more into my work.
To view more portraits by Tom Clark visit his portfolio at Miami Portrait Photographer.
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.
Firemen make for great photographic subjects and I am glad to have had the chance of shooting during a training exercise at the Coral Springs Fire Academy. Photographs seam more natural when people are faced with a situation that pushes their limits and this photograph captures the firefighters exiting a container that was over 700 degrees Fahrenheit. The men were inside for over ten minutes.
Fashion Portfolio Shoot in Miami
This photograph was selected from a fashion portfolio shoot in Miami Beach. Tom offers fashion, editorial, lifestyle and portrait photography for models and actors based in Miami and is always finding new locations on the beach, in the street, in hotels, private homes and in the studio. View more of Tom’s work at http://www.tomclarkphoto.com/
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.
Snapshot taken at Gillian's birthday dinner at the Biltmore in Miami
A photographer can sometimes be in the way and spoil the moment. This was part of an attempt to be a less invasive portrait photographer during Gillian’s birthday dinner at the Biltmore in Miami. I wanted to achieve beautiful photographs in real time without worrying about technical settings and manual controls. The Canon G10 when tweaked right can provide the look I wanted in automatic shooting mode. This is a great camera to have when photography is not your main focus but you would like to get great images.
Photograph of the week from Miami Street Fashion Assignment
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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.