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 July 31st, 2011

Photographer, Jennifer Boomer, at the APC Workshop (Clark James Mishler)

11:30 AM, July, 31, 2011.  Photographer, Jennifer Boomer, at the Alaska Photographic Center Workshop.  Jennifer is a very complicated person and I think this portrait demonstrates all the baggage she carries around.

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Portrait 365/211

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 31st, 2011

Gene and Muriel Furman's wedding day, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

3 PM, July 30, 2011.  The Wedding Reception, Anchorage.  When older people get married, those in attendance are also older.  At first, I thought this was going to be a difficult shoot but it was great fun and the images were everywhere and available for the taking.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 30th, 2011

Alex Derrera, cashier, Muse Coffee Bar, Anchorage Museum (Clark James Mishler)

6 PM, July, 29, 2011.  Alex Derrera totals the day’s receipts at the Muse Coffee Bar, Anchorage Museum.  I was attracted to the beautiful light that surrounded this lovely young lady.  I asked her if I could make her photograph.  When she said yes, I simply asked her to continue doing what she was doing.

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

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6 PM, July 28, 2011.  Seven month old, Georgianna Joseph, takes a table-top nap during the West End Block Party, on Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage.  With the live music, dancing, eating and general crazy atmosphere at this annual event, it was this single image that seemed to sum it up best.  (I have heard that few are interested in the technical information of my images so, I will discontinue this practice.  Technical questions are welcome, however, and I will attempt to answer them.)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 28th, 2011

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9:30 PM, July 27, 2011.  Members of the Full Force Soccer Club say goodbye to their coach after practice on the Delaney Park Strip, Anchorage.  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 26th, 2011

 

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7:30 PM, July 26, 2011.  Christopher, age 8, and Tywaun, age 5, with their airplane at Valley of the Moon Park, Anchorage  (Photographed with the use of a Vivitar 283 and an umbrella with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 26th, 2011

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11:30 PM, July 25, 2011.  Polish students and travelers, Ewelina and Bart, Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage  (Photographed with the use of a Vivitar 283 with an umbrella and a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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

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4  PM, July 24, 2011.  Bernie Ruskin at her home in Anchorage  (Photographed with available light with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 24th, 2011

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9 PM, July 23, 2011.  Women of mystery dance at a Lebanese celebration at the home of Lottie Michael  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)  Sometimes my best images are when I don’t even look through the camera.  There’s a lesson there, somewhere.

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

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10 PM, July 22, 2011.  Neighbor artists, Alex Christie and Joel Rijals, in the alley with their newest creation, Anchorage.  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Osprey Sushi

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

Lunch!  An Osprey, with a Salmon plucked from Fish Creek, flies over Steelfab in Anchorage's industrial area, at 11 AM, July 21. (Clark James Mishler)

11 AM, July 21, 2011.  While on assignment at Steelfab near Ship Creek in Anchorage, I was walking across the yard and saw a strange bird approach.  I wasn’t sure what kind of bird it was, but I could tell it had something in its talons.  I quickly raised my 70-200 mm lens on my Canon 7D and fired off 4 exposures, this was the final image.  It wasn’t until I zoomed into the image on the back of the camera, however, that I discovered that the Osprey had a Dolly Varden in its clutches.  The whole event happened in less than 5 seconds.  There’s an old photographic proverb, “Be there at f8”.   Yes, be there, and be prepared!

 

Osprey
The great taloned osprey
nests in Scotland.
Her nest’s the biggest
thing around, a spiked basket
with hungry ugly osprey offspring
in it. For months she sits on it.
He fishes, riding four-pound salmon
home like rockets. They get
all the way there before they die,
so muscular and brilliant
swimming through the sky.

“Osprey” by Kay Ryan, from The Best of It: New and Selected Poems. © Grove Press, 2010.

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Portrait 365/202

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

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8 PM, July, 21, 2011.  Neighbor, Ali Parker, Anchorage  (Photographed with a 70-200 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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

Adalyn Cummings, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

11 AM, July 20, 2011.  Fashion plate, Adalyn, Anchorage  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)  The Satorialist would have been all over this two year old!  Check out those Hello Kitty sunglasses!

 

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 19th, 2011

Ada Johnson and her daughters share lunch at Ada's home in east Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

12 PM, July 19, 2011.  Ada Johnson has lunch with her daughters in her east Anchorage home.  (Photographed with the use of a Dynalite Uni-400 bounced overhead and a Vivitar 283 with an umbrella at right.  I used a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D to capture this image, for potential use on the cover of the NeighborWorks Anchorage annual report)

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Oscar and Laura’s Wedding!

Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 19th, 2011

The marriage of Oscar and Laura was where the great Alaskan wedding blended with the colors and exuberance of Colombia on a warm afternoon at Cooper Landing overlooking the Kenai River.  I approached this event with total freedom, using my perspective control lenses and limited focus to create a dreamlike quality to the day’s festivities.  It was my hope to create an impression of the day for those in attendance.  I hope you enjoy the images.  -Clark

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

Israel Galvez and Rachel Mead at Valley of the Moon Park, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

7 PM, July 18, 2011.  Israel Galvez and Rachel Mead at Valley of the Moon Park, Anchorage.  (Photographed with a Vivitar 283 with a small umbrella and a 24-105 mm lens on a canon 5D)

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

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5 PM, July 17, 2011.  Actor, Dylan Simons, photographed in Anchorage  (Photographed with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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

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5 PM, July 16, 2011.  Laura Cruz at her wedding ceremony, Cooper Landing, Alaska  (Photographed with a 70-200 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 16th, 2011

Jackson Marvin enjoys a slice of pizza while listening to live music at Town Square Friday night in downtown Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

6 PM, July 15, 2011. Jackson Marvin enjoys a slice of pizza while listening to live music at Town Square Friday night in downtown Anchorage  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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

Margaret Webber (red) with her staff have great fun working with seeing imparred children attending "Camp Abilities" at the Alaska Dome in South Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

11:00 AM, July 14, 2011.  Margaret Webber (red) with her staff have great fun working with vision impaired children attending “Camp Abilities” at the Alaska Dome in South Anchorage  (Photographed with a Uni-400 at full power and aimed up into the dome with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 13th, 2011

Samantha Carey and Caroline Wiseman perform for participants in the Urban Unangux Culture Camp and visitors during the launch of kayaks at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

3:00 PM, July 13, 2011.  Samantha Carey and Caroline Wiseman perform for participants in the Urban Unangux Culture Camp and visitors during the launch of kayaks at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage.  (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 July 12th, 2011

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4:30 PM, July 12, 2011.  Jane Mensoff paints her Aleut bentwood hat at the Urban Unangux Culture Camp, Anchorage  (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 July 12th, 2011

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5 PM, July 11, 2011.  Ballet dancer, Sarah Grunwaldt, dances with fabric designed by Wendy Smith-Wood.  (Photographed in the studio with a Dynalite head inside a large Chimera soft-box at left and a Dynalite head with an umbrella at right and behind.   I used a Canon 5D with a 24-105 mm lens to record this image)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 10th, 2011

Local rapper, De'Onte Williams and his brother, Luke Honeycutt, Town Square, Anchorage (Clark James Mishler)

6 PM, July 10, 2011.  Local rapper, De’Onte Williams and his brother, Luke Honeycutt, Town Square, Anchorage  (Photographed with a Dynalite Uni 400 at left and a Vivitar 283 and a small umbrella at right, with a 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D)

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on July 9th, 2011

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11:30 AM, July 9, 2011.  University of California, Santa Cruz, student, Amelia, Baker, Anchorage  (Photographed with a 90 mm P.C. lens on a Canon 5D)

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