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New Clearwater, Largo, St Petersburg, and Tampa photographer on the scene.

Let me introduce myself to my new neighbors.

My name is Mark Knopp and I’m a portrait photographer. I recently moved to Clearwater, Florida from Virginia Beach, Virginia. I was born and raised in upstate New York so it’s been a slow migration south my entire life.

There’s been a camera in my hand for 85 percent of my life. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and 45 credits towards a Master’s in Fine Arts in it. Photography by Mark K has been in existence, in some form or another, for over 30 years. I taught it at the college level for 10 years.

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In short, this is important to me and not some passing fancy.

Don’t get me wrong, I am all about having fun with this. I love bringing out someone’s personality in their images or mixing things up. Want to do a trash the dress session? Let’s. Want to do a senior portrait session in a horse pasture? Rock on. You want to wear your prom dress with combat boots in a back ally? I’m yours.

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I specialize in one on one sessions, headshots, couples, engagement, baby bonding, sports, fitness, fashion, seniors, maternity, commercial, and small weddings. I am at home both in a studio and out on location.

Anyone can take a picture. What people are looking for is a great experience during the process. You and I will sit down and discuss your desires and needs. We will create a unique session to fulfill those aspirations, where you are the center of the universe, and treated like a rock star.

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My only rule is that you understand that you are in control. You decide what we shoot, where we shoot, and what happens after the finished images are handed back to you. I shoot it all but always work within the limits set by you so what we shoot is really up to you.

So, in closing, if you find yourself in need of a photographer, or photography teacher, I hope you reach out to me. I can’t wait to team up and create some magical images with you.

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Mark Knopp is a Clearwater-based portrait and fashion photographer covering the Tampa/Clearwater/St. Petersburg community and beyond. Contact him at mknopp(at) to book your session today.


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