Release: Mark Miller Subaru named Official Vehicle Sponsor of AdamBarkerPhotography


Mark Miller Subaru named Official Vehicle Sponsor of AdamBarkerPhotography

April 11, 2011 (Salt Lake City) – Utah-based landscape and active lifestyle photographer Adam Barker and Mark Miller Subaru have teamed up to create the ultimate photo gear hauler and mobile adventure center.

Wrapped in stunning AdamBarkerPhotography imagery, the 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R is a moving representation of western imagery combined with the latest in all-wheel-drive technology to access each location.

“This relationship with Mark Miller Subaru has been an ideal way to showcase the best outdoor adventure vehicle and images of the same,” said Barker. “Whether I’m driving up Little Cottonwood Canyon in a foot of snow or on a sandy road in the desert, I need a vehicle that can carry all of my equipment and give me the confidence to get where I need to go.”

Sporting everything from mobile internet and mobile,find out more at badcreditmobiles.net, to an integrated GPS navigation system and even a convenient 110V Power Source, the all-wheel drive Outback is equipped to provide Barker with everything he needs to get to the locations that consistently offer opportunities for capturing magazine quality images. Upon arrival, Barker is able to utilize the vehicle as a mobile office – uploading, editing and sharing imagery on site.

“As a renowned and critically acclaimed photographer, Adam Barker is a fantastic ambassador for the Mark Miller Subaru brand. We look forward to working with Adam and utilizing his positive influence over his social media fans and followers to further expand our marketing outreach,” says Jeff Miller, General Manager of Mark Miller Subaru South Towne.

Additional vehicle sponsors include major outerwear brand Arc’teryx as well as Suunto, a leading designer and manufacturer of sports precision instruments.

About photographer Adam Barker

Adam Barker is an award-winning photographer and noted educator specializing in scenic landscape, active lifestyle and destination imagery. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Outdoor Photographer, Ski, Skiing, Volkswagen’s Das Auto, American Angler, The Drake, Fly Fisherman, the Flyfish Journal,  USA Today and many more. Visit www.adambarkerphotography.com to view his work.

About Mark Miller Subaru

Mark Miller Subaru has been selling and servicing new and used Subaru vehicles since 1971.  With two locations at 3535 South State Street in Salt Lake City and 10920 South State Street in Sandy, they are able to provide great customer service for the entire Wasatch Front.  Visit www.markmillersubaru.com to view their inventory, see their specials, order a part or schedule a service appointment.

Contacts:

AdamBarkerPhotography

Adam Barker

801-550-9141

adam@adambarkerphotography.com

www.adambarkerphotography.com

Mark Miller Subaru

George Rosca, Digital Marketing Manager

801-553-5217

georger@markmiller.com

www.markmillersubaru.com



Confessions of a Pro Photographer

On a near daily basis I receive emails from aspiring photographers, curious as to how I made it to where I am and if I have any advice that may help them in their quest. It is both humbling and gratifying to know that others think my thoughts have enough merit to better them as a budding photographer and business person. Let me be clear that I feel I am by no means “there” as a photographer, but I feel that I’m certainly somewhere on the way to “there”. I know I’m much closer to “there” than I was two or three years ago.

Photographer Adam Barker walking with Gitzo tripod during a commercial photographer shoot in Sun Valley, ID

Photographer Adam Barker walking with Gitzo tripod during a commercial photography shoot in Sun Valley, ID. p: Jay Burke

The truth of the matter is this: if you’re reading this blog post, we are very much alike. We have far more in common than you could likely imagine. I am still very much clawing my way to greatness, but I can recall, when I was just taking my first steps into the unknown that defines a green photographer’s career, wondering what went through the brain of one more seasoned than I. For those of you perhaps in that same situation now, here’s a glimpse into my psyche as a person and a photographer. Whether you’re a seasoned vet, or a newbie to this fine medium, I’d love for you to add your own confession in the comments field if you like.

Photographer Adam Barker discussing technique during an instructional DVD shoot with Master Photo Workshops. p: Greg McKean

Photographer Adam Barker discussing technique during an instructional DVD shoot with Master Photo Workshops. p: Greg McKean

1. I sometimes wonder if I can do this for the rest of my life, and continue producing exceptional imagery.

2. My 3-yr old son knows I’m a photographer, and I love it.

3. I dream of shooting large format film one day–just for fun.

Photographer Adam Barker with Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. p: Bryan Gregson

Photographer Adam Barker with Yellowstone Cutthroat trout. p: Bryan Gregson

4. I hate the “look at me” part of showing my work to potential clients and friends.

5. But I have figured out the difference between arrogant ego-padding, and proper self promotion.

6. There is no better motivator to work hard than knowing I have to provide for my family.

7. There is no better motivator to push my photography than knowing I’m surrounded (everywhere) by exceptional photographers.

Photographer Adam Barker shooting Agua Canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT. p: Drew Stoecklein

Photographer Adam Barker shooting Agua Canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT. p: Drew Stoecklein

8. I am ridiculously anal about having tack sharp images. I throw away most anything that isn’t tack when it’s supposed to be.

9. I, too, have an equipment wish list a mile long.

10. I love to teach photography. Someday I hope to make that a more significant part of my job.

Photographer Adam Barker reviewing images on Canon camera at a commercial shoot in Sun Valley, ID p: Jay Burke

Photographer Adam Barker reviewing images on Canon camera at a commercial shoot in Sun Valley, ID p: Jay Burke

11. My favorite time to shoot is sunrise, when everything is quiet and Mother Nature is the one doing the talking.

12. I am constantly wondering if I’m good enough. I have learned to deal with this in a positive way, and I hope this sentiment never leaves me.

13. I use gear I believe in, not just gear I get for free. That doesn’t mean I don’t love free stuff.

14. I am screwed without my Grad ND filters. Really.

15. My office is a freakin’ mess.

16. One of my greatest inspirations has always been David Muench.

17. The day goes by so much quicker when I’m working for myself. That’s not always a good thing.

Photographer Adam Barker shooting a Lamborghini Murcielago during a commercial shoot on the Bonneville Salt Flats, UT. p: David Watkins

Photographer Adam Barker shooting a Lamborghini Murcielago during a commercial shoot on the Bonneville Salt Flats, UT. p: David Watkins

18.  I am afraid of flash photography.

19.  My workflow is a freakin’ mess.

20. I think my favorite places to shoot are National Parks. They are so beautiful and grand. I wish I could have been around when they weren’t quite so crowded, but it’s great to see people out there enjoying them.