About Me

I don’t work with models. I work to make people feel like models.

My Goal

Photography by Mark, based in Clearwater, Florida and covering the surrounding communities, specializes in unique, stylized portraiture. I live to create portraits that capture unique perspectives of someone. For whatever reason you may want a session – a celebration of an achieved goal, a promotion at work, graduation, reaching a milestone in your life, images for a modeling portfolio, a headshot for work, or just because you want something different for you or that special someone – I want to be the one you reach out to. Thank you for taking the time to look over my site.


My name is Mark Knopp and I am passionate about everything photography. I live and breath it both as an active member in the community and as an instructor of it. As you can see from my work here I specialize in portraits – Fitness, Senior, Couples, Engagement, Environmental, Beauty, Model Portfolios, Headshots, Baby Bonding, Sports/Action, Fashion, et cetera.

While I love taking pictures in general I get greater satisfaction while working with someone in front of my camera. It is one of my biggest thrills to show someone an image we captured and seeing their reactions.

I still get excited for every shoot I do no matter what it is I’m doing. I figure the day that I don’t will be the day I hang up my camera for good.

While I love studio work I’m absolutely at home out on location – whether it’s the beach, a farm, a museum or anywhere else for that matter. On location offers unique challenges that are never the same thing twice. It keeps me thinking and on my toes.

I live with my Mini Great Dane – aka Dachshund – Oscar.

This blog serves as a platform to share my photographs and photographic-based thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to look over my work. Let me know what you think.


– BFA in Photography from SUNY at Oswego

– 45 credits from Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY towards my MFA.

Seven years of experience working as a photojournalist/reporter for local newspapers in upstate New York.

All images on this site were taken by Mark Knopp unless otherwise credited.


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