A Landscape, Wildlife & Fine Art Photographer for 54 years, Mark has extensively traveled the world chasing his photographic visions.
Mark runs Mark Hilliard, ATELIER, his private digital and darkroom studio in Pawleys Island, SC where he practices fine art nature, landscape and Wabi/Sabi photography.
Mark specializes in Large & Medium Format film photography and creates alternative prints with his Van Dyke Brown and Platinum/Palladium printing. This is a process from the 1840's where the emulsion is made and coated directly onto the print paper, dried, exposed in a UV light box and developed in several chemical baths. You can see examples of this in the WORK tab above!
While Mark shoots high resolution digital, but he loves working in Medium & Large format film as well. He has three 4x5 cameras and several medium format systems (see below). He processes and wet mount scans all of the negatives, both B&W and color. Samples of this film work can be seen in the WORK tab above! He tends to shoot about 80% in film.
Mark is best known for his high-speed hummingbird photography, ultra long exposures, lightning, B&W and Color film and medium format digital landscapes
Fuji GFX 50S medium format digital system
Fujinon GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR Lens
Fujinon GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens
Sony A7rii with various Sony & Zeiss lenses
Sony A6500 with various Sony & Zeiss lenses
Medium Format Film:
Mamiya 645AFDii Film Body
Fuji GA645zi Film Body
Dayi 6x12 Panoramic Film system
Shen Hao Cherry 4x5 Field Camera with various lenses
Polaroid 900 converted to 4x5 with 150mm lens
Polaroid 110B converted to 4x5 with 90mm lens
Leica M7 Film Body
Petri 7S Film Body
Olympus XA Film Body
Olympus RC 35 Film Body