Clark Linehan Photography
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tudio & location photography for web, print and display

 

About Linehan Photography...
...or more than you ever wanted to know about Clark Linehan

So this is where I'm suppose to tell you something about me, and after all, you clicked on the one and only link to this page.

I started doing photography as an 8 year old with my fathers old Argus C-3.  For those of you old enough, that was a basic brick of a rangefinder camera that could probably be used as a small boat mooring anchor.  It was totally manual, had a spring loaded shutter that you cocked for every shot and I learned the old Kodak sun at your back sunny 16 rule with it. The exposure chart that came with film back then was taped to the back of the camera for reference.

Photo taken on location shooting by Megan LinehanI got serious about photography during my years at Curry College while getting a BS in Biology in 1977.  I did most of the sports and PR photography for the college while also managing the darkrooms while also being a teaching and lab supervisor when Curry took over Children's Hospital nursing program.  After graduating from Curry and intending to pursue a masters degree in marine biology (I also have an underwater photography certification) I took a detour into the family mechanical engineering firm, Francis J. Linehan, Jr. & Associates where in addition to doing mechanical design and construction supervision I continued doing photography of jobsites to document conditions and progress as well as finished project photographs for advertising purposes.  While there I began studying electrical engineering at Northeastern University, but didn't have the time to finish. Upon escaping from the world of engineering I did a 2 year stint working in a studio/camera store on the Northshore.  I was involved in a wide variety of studio and location photography as well as sales of camera equipment. 

The original 1984 logo of Linehan Photography created from the ground glass of my 4x5 view camera.Linehan Photography began business in February of 1984 in Gloucester, MA, initially starting with a variety of industrial and architectural clients, most of whom I'm proud to say I still work with today.  The vast bulk of my work back then was shot in medium and large format film explaining the original logo graphic, the ground glass of my 4x5 view camera.  I've since had the opportunity to work with a variety (some might say bizarre) of clients needing a full range of photography and imaging skills.  The foundation of my work is my ability to do lighting.  What is photography without great lighting?  Over the years I've had friends and clients who have brought me in to photograph a wide variety of assignments beyond the commercial work which has been the foundation of my business.  Take a look at the "Unusual" category to see just a few of varied and challenging subjects I've dealt with over the years.  I have a large investment in lighting equipment which enables me to work in a wide variety of industries with subjects from the extremely small to large (three stories high in some cases).  I'll let the individual galleries of images stand on their own for showing the range of work I'm capable of and quality of the lighting I bring to my images.

I like total control over my finished images so combined with my ability to photograph almost any subject I've been a very long term user of Photoshop, going back to Version 2.1.  I was a beta tester for Adobe on Versions 3, 4, and 5.  Originally I was educating myself so that I could discuss Photoshop work with someone who was doing it for me, but I found I was forced to do more and more as I came to realize that many so called Photoshop experts just weren't.  In the area of making an image ready for publication on the web, in print or for display I'd like to think I'm as capable as anyone out there.  I was also a bleeding edge, early adopter of digital photography.  Given that so much of what I do was, and still is, time critical, we need it yesterday, you need to know you have the shot as quickly as possible.  Digital photography was an advantage I fully adopted as soon as it the image quality and resolution reached a level that the images would meet my client's needs, be it web, print or large print display.  I continue to upgrade equipment on a regular basis as digital technology improves and can rent equipment when a client needs extremely large and/or high resolution images.

Ski trip to Jackson Hole, WYWhen not working I'm heavily involved with the Eastern Inter-Club Ski League.  A skier since I was 5 and an EICSL member since 1973, I'm a current Vice-President and Past-President of the league as well as current Travel Chairman and Webmaster (still looking for someone who knows what they're doing there) as well as President and Race Chairman of the Blitzschnell Ski Club (yes, I still race).  The league is a year-round involvement, but once again proving that life comes full circle I've been spending some time as an instructor at Blue Hills Ski Area where I started skiing.  Teaching at Blue Hills replaced coaching youth soccer which I did for 10 years while my daughter was growing up.  I've also been involved with several Over-50 soccer teams as well as bike riding and hiking MeetUp groups.  If you are associated with a charity or other good cause that can benefit from photography, let me know.  I'm happy to lend my assistance if able.

Call/text me at 978.337.1818 or email me at csl@linehan-photography.com if I can be of any assistance with your photography or imaging needs.  I'm also happy to provide you with information on any of the organizations I've mentioned above.

Congratulations, you've survived reading this to the end.

Clark

P.S.  Feel free to go directly to my Contact Page if you wish to send me your contact info and discuss your next image challenge.

 

               

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Clark S. Linehan Photography
Studio: 1 Kiddie Drive, #152A, Avon Industrial Park, Avon, MA  02322
Mail & Shipping: 18 Ashfield Drive, Brockton, MA  02302
p: 978.337.1818 | e: csl@linehan-photography.com