I have been a professional photographer since 2014 and have served as a head credentialed media member photographer for a sports media company that I own, Dallas Sports Fanatic, LLC, covering the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Wings, FC Dallas, Dallas Stars, Texas Legends, Texas Revolution, Dallas Sidekicks, Dallas Rattlers, PGA Tour Golf, SMU football and basketball, TCU football and basketball. I also own and manage Dallas Dance Fanatic covering the area’s professional and college dance sports teams.

As a freelancer, I’ve also covered the 2017 Byron Nelson, 2017 Colonial Invitational, 2018 Cotton Bowl, 2018 MLB All-Star Game, and 2018 NFL Draft. I served as a photographer for Star Sports Tours, the official travel partner of the Dallas Cowboys for two years. I have freelanced for media outlets such as Dallas Weekly, Blitz Weekly, Star Sports Tours, Cowboys Experience, News4usOnline, fi360news, and D201TV.

I’ve also shot freelance for the Big 12 Conference, News4UsOnline, Dallas Weekly, Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo, FC Dallas, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Sidekicks, Allen Americans, and Texas Rangers.

I’ve shot several charity events including Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes’ Celebrity Baseball Game, Ron Spring’s Brotherhood 4 Good, and Dallas Cowboys’ Travis Frederick’s Blocking Out Hunger Foundation. I’ve conducted over 100 private photoshoots, and have shot privately with NBA and NFL players, Dallas Mavericks Dancers and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, as well as private portraits, live events, and weddings. Recently, I shot Big 12 Media Days for the Big 12 Conference. I’ve shot a published an ad that ran for Social Revolt agency in D-Magazine.

In addition to owning and running Dallas Sports Fanatic, I currently serve as the lead photographer for Cowboys Experience. I am also the team photographer for the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) the Dallas Sidekicks Dancers and well as the Allen Ice Angels of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). I also serve as the videographer for the Hebron High School Silver Wings dance team. I own a freelance photography company, Michael Lark Photography, where I specialize in sports, portraits and photography, digital media, and video production.

Positions:

Freelance Photographer and Videographer

October 2016 – Present

Owner, CEO, Photographer

Dallas Sports Fanatic 

April 2019 – Present

Videographer

Lovejoy Majestics

October 2020 – Present

Videographer

Hebron Silverwings

October 2019 – Present

Team Photographer

Allen Americans Ice Angels

May 2017 – Present

Team Photographer

Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) 

November 2018 – May 2020

Head Photographer

Cowboys Experience

February 2018 to Present

Writer and Photographer

Dallas Weekly

September 2017 – May 2019

Social Media Manager/Photographer

September 2015 – January 2017

Contributor

DallasBasketball.com

March 2015 – May 2015

Credentialed Media Photographer

Mavs Fanatic

May 2014 – March 2018

 

Freelance for Organizations:

Big 12 Conference, Texas Rangers, Cotton Bowl/Fairpark, Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo, FC Dallas, and Dallas Mavericks

Notable Events Covered:

2020 Red River Rivalry, 2018 Cotton Bowl, 2018 MLB All-Star Game, and 2018 NFL Draft, 2017 Byron Nelson, 2017 Colonial Invitational, Heroes’ Celebrity Baseball Game, Ron Spring’s Brotherhood 4 Good, and Dallas Cowboys’ Travis Frederick’s Blocking Out Hunger Foundation.

Media Outlets:

Dallas Weekly, Blitz Weekly, Star Sports Tours, Cowboys Experience, News4usOnline, fi360news, and D201TV.

Additional Experience:

I’ve conducted over 100 private photoshoots, and have shot privately with NBA and NFL players, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, as well as private portraits, live events, and weddings. Recently, I shot Big 12 Media Days for the Big 12 Conference. I’ve shot a published an ad that ran for Social Revolt agency in D-Magazine.

Teams covered:

Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Wings, FC Dallas, Dallas Stars, Dallas Cowboys (writer), Dallas Sidekicks, United States Women’s National Soccer Team, Texas Legends, Texas Rangers, Allen Americans, Notre Dame football, Clemson football, USC football, Texas Revolution, Dallas Rattlers, PGA Tour Golf, SMU football/basketball, Baylor football, TCU football/basketball, UNT football,l and UTA basketball.

Venues:

AT&T Stadium, American Airlines Center, Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Moody Coliseum, Schollmaier Arena, College Park Center, Dr Pepper Arena, The Star in Frisco, Toyota Stadium, Colonial Country Club, TPC at Four Seasons, Globe Life Park in Arlington, Chesapeake Energy Arena, AT&T Center, Nationals Park.

Experience:

Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Wings, FC Dallas, Dallas Stars, Texas Legends, Texas Rangers, Allen Americans, Seattle Sounders, Texas Revolution, Dallas Rattlers, PGA Tour Golf, SMU, TCU, UNT and UTA college basketball, and football.

Gear:

Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body)

Sony Alpha a7riii Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body)

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS E-Mount Lens

Sony SEL 50mm f/1.8 Lens – Fixed

Samples:

Samples: photos.app.goo.gl/spavdHjPiJjqLNzv1

Additional Samples: michaellark.com and instagram.com/michael_lark

Published:

https://www.dallassportsfanatic.com/author/michaellark/

https://www.dallasweekly.com/sports/article_13c4f832-ee8e-11e7-845e-dbdbb69c6aba.html

https://news4usonline.com/2018/01/buckeyes-work-trojans-in-darnolds-finale/

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