Clark James Mishler
The Three Minute Portrait.
Started on the first day of January, 2010, I have produced at least one portrait each day since. The average time for each portrait is 3 minutes. Here are the results.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 29th, 2011

 (Clark James Mishler)

9:30 PM, May 29, 2011.  Recent college graduates, Mary Tesche and Kyle Baumann, Delaney Park Strip, Anchorage  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)  This is a good example of an image’s FABRIC, where the Foreground and Backgrounds (display) Relative Interactive Contrasts.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 29th, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend at Flat Lake, north of Wasilla, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

2 PM, May 28, 2011.  Sinika Keelan, Flat Lake, north of Wasilla.  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 29th, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend at Flat Lake, north of Wasilla, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

10 PM, May 27, 2011.  Mitzi and Zoey on the dock, Flat Lake, north of Wasilla.  (Photographed with a 24 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)  I like the way the perspective control lenses lend a dreamlike quality to images.  It is a lot of fun using these  lenses to bring focus to a very specific spot, while allowing the rest of the image to fade into soft focus.  I am learning new things about my P.C.  lenses every time I use them.  And, while not easy to use effectively, they offer a great deal of creative latitude.  I doubt that I will ever truly master them, but it is fun trying.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 27th, 2011

Bart and Darlene at a bar-b-que (Clark James Mishler)

8 PM, May 26, 2011.  Bart and Darlene at our “Hello Summer, Good-Bye Old Fish Bar-b-que” event  (Photographed with a 90mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 25th, 2011

Cathy Von Hippel, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

8:30 PM, May 25, 2011.  Cathy Von Hippel, photographed in Anchorage’s South Addition neighborhood  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)  The Elements of Photography:  It’s subtle, but check out the FABRIC (Foreground and Background Relative Interactive Contrasts) of this image, where the lightest part of the foreground contrasts against the darkest part of the background and the darkest part of the foreground contrasts against the lightest part of the background.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 25th, 2011

Sisters, Beatrice and Rita RVHD, during the 9th International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

2 PM, May 24, 2011. Sisters, Beatrice and Rita LVHD, during the 9th International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Anchorage, Alaska (Photographed with a Uni 400 inside a small Chimera soft-box, with a 90 mm lens, on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 23rd, 2011

Nick Hoggan (ball), Scott Crawford (left), Bruce Higa (center), and Will Kleweno (right) take a break from two on two at Inlet View Elementary School, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

7 PM, May 23, 2011.  Nick Hoggan (ball), Scott Crawford (left), Bruce Higa (center), and Will Kleweno (right) take a break from two on two at Inlet View Elementary School, Anchorage  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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Lost in Napa

Posted in Photo Stories by admin on May 23rd, 2011

Four days in Calistoga in the middle of northern California’s Napa Valley, mix in some perfect spring weather, a bunch of colorful local faces, and a bit of: “I can’t believe someone is paying me to do this!” and you get a photo essay worth sharing.  I hope you enjoy the images.

 

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 23rd, 2011

Perry Brenner (Clark James Mishler)

8:30 PM, May 22, 2011.  Perry Brenner, newly arrived from his trip around the world is back for another year of fishing in Kodiak.  (Photographed with the use of a Vivitar 283 inside a small Chimera soft-box with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 22nd, 2011

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5 PM, May 21, 2011.  Darl Schaff at the MTS farewell party in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage.  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 20th, 2011

Long boarder, Isaiah Carson, near Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

7:30 PM, May 20, 2011.  Longboarder, Isaiah Carson, near Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage.  (Photographed with a 90 P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 20th, 2011

Representatives of the 13 Grandmothers gather on the Delaney Park Strip for a Blessing of the Homeless, Anchorage, Alaska (Clark James Mishler)

6:30 PM, May 19, 2011.  Rita Blumenstein participates with the Thirteen Grandmothers’ Blessing of the Homeless on the Delaney Park Strip, Anchorage  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 20th, 2011

Steve Conway tests his Foldboat in Anchorage's Westchester Lagoon (Clark James Mishler)

7:30 PM, May 18, 2011.  Outdoor enthusiast, Steve Conway, tests his Foldboat at Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage.  (Photographed with a Vivitar 283 inside a small Chimera soft-box with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Quannah and Conor’s Wedding

Posted in Photo Stories by admin on May 19th, 2011

Can a father walk his daughter down the aisle and photograph her wedding?  As my wedding gift, I really wanted to try to do something special for Quannah and Conor.  I approached this event as an editorial photographer and, for the most part, attempted to photograph everyone being themselves with a minimum of posed images.  As the three day event took place in Carmel, I also hoped to capture this wonderful northern California environment.  Finally, I tried to create images that were artistic and fun.  I used my 90 mm perspective control lens extensively, allowing me to fine-tuned the area of focus.  Mitzi, of course, performed her usual high level of art direction and coordination while I was able to concentrate on making images.  We all had great fun and I hope we were able to produce a number of unique images.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 18th, 2011

Natalie (Clark James Mishler)

8 PM, May 17, 2011.  Natalie at McGinley’s Pub, Anchorage  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)  This is a good example of the Foreground and Background Relative Interactive Contrasts or “FABRIC”, where we have the darkest area of the background contrasted against the lightest area of the foreground and the lightest area of the foreground contrasted against the darkest area of the background.  Paying attention to the “FABRIC” allows an image to jump off the page.  Squint your eyes on this image to better see these interactive contrasts.  Becoming aware of these contrasts and including them in your imagery will greatly improve your photographs.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 17th, 2011

Master carver, Perry Eaton, with his wife, Ardene, in Anchorage the night before there trip to Paris for Perry's opening at the Orenda Art International Gallery (Clark James Mishler)

8 PM, May 16, 2011.  Master Carver, Perry Eaton, and his wife, Ardene, on the eve of their departure to Paris for Perry’s Mask opening at the Orenda Art International Gallery.  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 17th, 2011

Psychology student, Seina Johndro, with her hulahoop, downtown Anchorage. (Clark James Mishler)

6:30 PM, May 15, 2011.  Psychology student, Seina Johndro, with her hula-hoop in downtown Anchorage  (Photographed with the use of a Vivitar 283 inside a small Chimera soft-box with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)  I was torn between this and the other Portrait of the Day and decided to post both.  I couldn’t help myself.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 15th, 2011

Brothers and partners, Pablo and Rodolfo Portillo, Pablo's Bicycle Rental, downtown Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

6:30 PM, May 15, 2011.  Brothers and partners, Pablo and Rodolfo Portillo, Pablo’s Bicycle Rental, downtown Anchorage  (Photographed with a Vivitar 283 inside a small Chimera soft-box with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 15th, 2011

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11 PM, May 14, 2011.  Hands and Feet, self portrait (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D with a single Dynalite head bounced off a white wall)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 15th, 2011

Representatives from the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA), DOJ, Office of Victims of Crime, and the Tundra Women's Coalition travel to Bethel in S.W. Alaska in Spring of 2011 to interview Esther Green. (Clark James Mishler)

11 AM, May 13, 2011.  Esther Green hangs freshly cut seal meat on her drying rack in her backyard in Bethel, Alaska.  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)  The Alaska Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime, The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and the Tundra Women’s Coalition are working together to feature individuals in rural Alaska who demonstrate strength and character while helping others in the battle to fight violence in rural Alaska.  These photographs will be used to create the posters and online media to further the cause.  Every once in a while a photographer has the opportunity to create images with the potential of changing people and their actions.  I was happy to be asked to participate.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 15th, 2011

Representatives from the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA), DOJ, Office of Victims of Crime, and the Tundra Women's Coalition travel to villages in S.W. Alaska in Spring of 2011 to interview Julia Brown in the Village of Kongiganak, in Southwest Alaska. (Clark James Mishler)

10 AM, May 12, 2011.  Yup’ik interpreter and Tundra Women’s Coalition representative, Elena Aluskak (pink kuspuk), and elder, Julia Brown, in the village of Kongiganak, Alaska.  (Photographed with available light and a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 14th, 2011

Bethel local, Aaron Mute, is quick to drop a line into the Kuskokwim River as soon as the ice breaks up. (Clark James Mishler)

10 PM, May 11, 2011.  Aaron Mute is one of the first to fish the open water as the ice goes out on the Kuskokwim River in Bethel, Alaska.  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 11th, 2011

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6 PM, May 10, 2011.  Ashley, Devin, Keegan, Joe, Rick and 12 year old Kane, enjoying the sudden warm weather at 833 13th Street, Anchorage.  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 11th, 2011

 (Clark James Mishler)

12:30 PM, May 9, 2011.  Six month old Nate with his mother, Marie Miles, at the Oakland airport about to board the plane to Portland.  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on May 11th, 2011

Filepe Alejandre and his wife, Anna, bicycling near Calistoga, CA. (Clark James Mishler)

5 PM, May 8, 2011.  Jose Uva and his wife, Anna, bicycling near Calistoga, CA.  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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