Matt Clark Photography

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Landscape Photography living in a City ...

​Landscape photography. It conjures up romantic images of standing by great lakes, windy ridges and misty forests waiting for the inevitable moment of magic that always arrives. If only that was how it really was! Ever since falling into this way of life at the end of 2011 it has been a hard slog of coming up with ideas, getting out there at all kinds of crazy hours and trying to harmonise the time-money continuum to allow for all of this to continue. I’ll never tire of the adventure, photographing amazing events like mountain ridge sunrises and raging thunderstorms, all to capture that moment of beauty, aliveness and raw living that the camera can hold in time.

And yet despite the occasional risks, expense and sheer hard work of landscape photography, it now runs through the centre of my life and provides me with the drive and creative expression that I need as I begin to leave my youth behind. Summer dawns, all nighters under the stars and crazy drives to places I would never otherwise have seen remain as exciting now as they were when I started towards the end of 2011. Nature has so much to teach us, and photography is my medium to explore that wonderful unfolding. As camera technology has advanced there are ever increasing opportunities to capture new types of imagery from high quality Milky Way shots to the wacky world of colour infra red photography. With a good imagination and a healthy dose of dissatisfaction to drive me on, my portfolio will surely widen and deepen as time and technology continues it’s relentless surge towards the future.

Kit List

  • Camera Bodies: Canon 5D Mk3 and Canon 5D Mk2 (infrared 665nm)
  • Lenses: Nikon 14-24 f2.8 (adapted), Canon16-35 f4 IS, Contax Zeiss 35-70 f3.4 (adapted), Canon 70-200 f4L, Canon 400 5.6L, 1.4x teleconverter
  • Tripod: Vanguard Alta Pro 283ct, RRS BH-40 ballhead, RRS L plate, RRS panning clamp.
Landscape photography living in a City ... Landscape photography living in a City ...

Latest Blog Post

Brecon Beacons in Winter

With all the grey miserable weather in the UK it's been a couple of months since I've been away in the campervan, so I took the chance during some clear winter conditions to head to my favourite spots in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. I only had a couple of days and the weather was bitterly cold but these are...

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