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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Point Reyes Workshop Sponsored by Hasselblad, Epson, SanDisk, Keeble & Shuchat and IncredibleTravelPhotos (June 10-13)

For immediate Release.

Hasselblad, Keeble & Shuchat, Epson, SanDisk and IncredibleTravelPhotos are proud to announce a workshop at Point Reyes National Seashore, starting on June 10th. The workshop gives each participant an opportunity to photograph with Hasselblad H4 and a full set of lenses. Learn, shoot, and postprocess your images with the camera that capture the mood and details of Point Reyes magical place.
At the end of the workshop, you'll leave with a gift bag sponsored by Hasselblad, Keeble & Shuchat, Epson, and SanDisk ... AND a 30"x40" print.

Don't delay your registration as space is limited to 10 participants.

Workshop Dates: June 10th - 13th
Location: Point Reyes National Seashore
Featuring: Each participant will receive a H4D and a full set of lenses to use during the workshop
Registration: Click Here

The Point Reyes nature, landscape and wildlife are a treat for the eyes. We’ll photograph rolling hills, thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands, expansive sand beaches, open grasslands, forested ridges, and various roaming and flying wildlife. Embark in a once in a life time adventure equipped with the camera that will capture the mood and details of this magical place. Each participant will receive a Hasselblad H4D to use during the workshop.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

National Geographic pick "Holding Hands" as Best Wall Paper of 2009

Getting recognition on National Geographic for the "Holding Hands" image was pretty exciting. The image was selected as Best Wall Paper for 2009. So, feel free to download it for your desktop wall paper ;-)
Holding Hands - Best Wall Paper 2009 - National Geographic

Nat Geo Holding Hands

How did "Holding Hands" come together:
The scene was photographed in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. I have been photographing at this location for the past 5 years (and take people on workshop to this location).
Grizzly bears are North America's second largest land carnivore, after the polar bear. In the Alaskan Peninsula grizzly bears may approach or just exceed 680 kg (1,500 lb). The females are on average 38% smaller, at about 115-160 kg (250-350 lb). 6 months old cubs (like the one photographed) weight about 55 kg (120 lbs) On average, grizzly bears stand about 1 metre (3.3 ft) at the shoulder when on all fours and 2 metres (6.6 ft) on their hind legs, but males often stand 2.4 metres (7.9 ft) or more on their hind legs.

The grizzly's coloring ranges widely depending on geographic areas, from white to almost black, and all shades in between. The grizzly also has a large hump over the shoulders, which is a muscle mass used to power the forelimbs in digging. This muscle is commonly used to dig for their various vegetative food sources. The hind legs are more powerful, however. The muscles in the lower legs provide enough strength for the bear to stand up and even walk short distances on its hind legs, giving it a better view of its surroundings. The head is large and round with a concave, disk-shaped, facial profile. In spite of their massive size, these bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kilometres per hour (34 mph). However, they are slower running downhill than uphill because of the large hump of muscle over the shoulders.

The two cubs were being chased by a male, as the sow was fishing. After running away, they both stood up, touching paws for a few seconds, to see if the big male was still chasing them. The image was photographed with a 500mm /f4 lens putting the cubs about 50 yards away.
As a photographer, I had to make a quick decision on what to focus on. There were a lot of activities happening simultaneously: the sow had just caught a fish, the big male was running full speed towards the cubs and sow, the two cubs were anxiously waiting to be fed, and then the cubs got scared and run away from all these activities.

I did pick the cubs, as it was a continuation of my intent to photograph their interactions over the course of the week. Then, it was a matter of not being distracted by "other shots".

As I mention during our workshops, start focusing on a concept vs. just an image. Empty your mind of images and fill it with concepts. Focus on the emotional response you would like to elicit in the viewer (More of this photography tips are taught during our One Lens One Camera workshop).
Good luck with your photography ...
Oli Signature

Holding Hands NG

Monday, February 15, 2010

Two Images Nominated for the 5th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

Feb 14, 2010

I am proud to share with you that two of my images got nominated for the Black and White 5th Annual Spider Awards. These images were made following a workflow (detailed below) which helps me produce them in ways that I always wanted to try but never dared in the past.

Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers in a prestigious annual competition and globally webcast event, reaching photo fans in over 154 countries. With a collective Judging Panel of the world's most recognized experts from SOTHEBY'S, TATE, MAGNUM PHOTOS, FRATELLI ALINARI, ARMORY SHOW, HAMILTONS of London and more, the awards are the industry's most authoritative and important photographic event for black and white and mono art.

How it all came together:

Repeat trip to the same location. Mine my subject

Visualize my next photoshoot. Not an image but a concept

Get inspired by the masters and create my own vision

Think "sideway". Push the limit of my technical and creative knowledge

Be efficient when reviewing my images in the field

Pre-postprocessing in the field - "Sketching"

Backup all my data before returning home

When home, review and enhance my "Sketching"

Print and "live" with my images for a while

Select final images and refine the post processing to realize master versions

Further refine my prints

Output my images as print and other medium format

Backup, archive, and store my master images

To learn more about my process/workflow go to

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Photography Extravaganza: January 16, 2010 - One Day Event

It is a One day of Photography enjoyment with hands-on, show & tell, and personal sessions.

You will have the opportunities to learn and practice the latest tips with bird photography at a local park, get close up shots of wildlife at a Nature Center, walk the One Earth - One People gallery exhibit with the curator, have your prints reviewed, and much more!

To guaranty your seat, register at

Friday, July 10, 2009

My First Book Release: Artan's Day: A Little Bear in a Big World

Join Oliver Klink at ModernBook for his book release and signing party.

Date: Friday, July 17th
Time: 7-10PM
Location: ModernBook, 494 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA

Artan's Day: A Little Bear in a Big World is a master combination of fine art prints and a captivating children story.

A spunky little grizzly, Artan, enjoys a long summer's day in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

He tries clamming, dreams of growing up and catching salmon, enjoys a tasty fish, faces danger, runs from a big bear with his sister, and reunites with Mom.

The photos are real and so is the story, pretty much.

Hardcover (8"x10")
62 pages
Special signed edition, with includes a 8x10 fine art prints of your choice
Price: $90

Additional Information

Book purchase

Friday, May 1, 2009

Guide to Better Pictures - Seminar at Keeble & Shuchat by Oliver Klink - June 7, 2009 (1PM - 4PM)

Call: 650-327-8996 to register and reserve your space (SKU: 4365 - Fee: $49,95).


In this seminar you will learn new photographic skills, and fine tune existing ones you already have to produce first class wildlife images.

Techniques to capture wildlife in their natural settings
- Tracking
- Creatively take advantage of aperture and shutter speeds
- Optimize the background
- What can your equipment do for you

Produce First Class Wildlife images
- Quality of light
- Know what is possible in the digital darkroom to affect how you shoot in the field

Wildlife Photography Projects
- How to attract birds, mammals, and more
- Viewing your subject from different perspective
- Rejuvenate creativity

In addition to the learning experience, you will take away links to Reference material (books, mailing lists, photo contests) and Photo shoot locations (Hot spots in the Bay Area (when, where), “Hidden gems’’ (locations, when, where).

Call: 650-327-8996 to register and reserve your space (SKU: 4365 - Fee: $49,95).

Friday, March 20, 2009

Snowy Owl wins People's Choice Award at PhotoCentral Spring Show 2009

Press Release

** Oliver Klink wins People's Choice Award at PhotoCentral Spring Show 2009**

Congratulations to Oliver Klink, who wins People's Choice Award for second year at the PhotoCentral Spring Show.

Klink photographed this snowy owl at dusk near Montreal, Canada. "I am mesmorized by owls" says Klink. Exhibition is up until April 11. Make sure to visit this exciting show displaying over 150 images from 50 photographers.

To purchase the limited edition of the snowy owl, please contact PhotoCentral (510)-881-6721

For more information,

Klink's work can be found at