Terry Clark Photography

Are you looking for a photographer that can bring a fresh and creative eye to your next project or portrait?

Then look no further. Terry Clark Photography is one of the most sought after photographers in the country. Having photographed three Presidents of the United States, kings, titans of industry, and business of all size and description, there is no assignment too small or too large.

Having traveled far and wide to create storytelling pictures for his clients, Terry Clark Photography has the experience and knowledge to pull together any project, domestic or International. If compelling images are most important to you and your client, working with our team will ensure the success of your project.

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How I did it: The BodPod

I love photographing scientists. Not only do they have interesting apparatus, but the research they do makes a difference in the human condition.  This portrait is a researcher in human performance. As soon as I saw his Bod Pod, I knew I had my location. From the second I saw this white machine in the white lab, I had an image formed in my mind, complete with lighting. I wanted a dynamic picture that would stop the reader and force them to read on. 

The lighting was reasonably straightforward. A blue gel on a Nikon SB-910 was the primary light for the room. I decided on a blue light partially because the scientist was wearing a blue suit. For separation, I placed another SB-910 on a floor stand behind the pod pointing up. For maximum color contrast, I covered the floor flash with the Nikon’s supplied tungsten filter. 

Illuminating the subject is another SB-910, inside the pod, held by the scientist. No gel on this flash but the diffusion cover was attached. A Sekonic flash meter was used to determine exposure, with the blue light set for -1 exposure from the main. 

All flashes were in manual mode for ultimate control. Pocket Wizards were used to trigger the flashes. The camera, a Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f/4 lens, was tripod mounted so the computer screen could burn in at 1/15 second. An aperture of f/8 was selected to ensure both pod and computer remained sharp. The focal length was 31mm, wide-angle but without distortion. I exposed only about eight frames before the scientist decided he had enough. No problem, I expected as much, which made having everything nailed down tight beforehand critical. Never waste a person’s time fiddling with your gear. Get it set then call your subject into the picture. In the end, I had my hero frame in the third shot.