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It is my goal to eventually turn this web site into a photographic gallery.With a little bit of everything from a simple nature photo, to landscape photography, black and white photography, and a wide variety of art photography. It is extremely important to me to have this web site evolve into a fine art photography gallery. 

Although I am based in DeFuniak Springs, Florida I cover a wide area. From Panama City, Florida To Pensacola, Florida. (including the Mobile, Alabama area). As far north as the entire Atlanta metro area
Professional Photography Defuniak Springs Florida
All Images Appearing on this site are the property of Juniper Lake Productions Photography LLC. They are protected by U.S Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Juniper Lake Productions Photography LLC. 
© 2008-2011 Mark Benjamin
Event Photographer, Landscape Photographer,Destin Florida Beach Photographer, and Wedding Photographer For: DeFuniak Springs Fl. Destin Fl. Freeport Fl. Crestview Fl. Ft Walton Beach Fl. Santa Rosa Beach Fl. Seagrove Beach Fl. Tallahassee Fl. Jacksonville Fl. Pensacola Fl. Atlanta Ga. Marietta Georgia Kennesaw Ga. Stone Mountain Ga. La Grange Ga.Decatur Ga. Mobile Al. Wetumpka Alabama Selma Al. Seneca S.C.

And all points between !!

Destin Beach Portrait Photography

by Mark Benjamin on 05/18/12

Destin Florida Beach Portrait Photographer


One of the reasons I love beach portrait photography so much is that it combines my two favorite disciplines. That is, landscape photography, and portraiture. Beach portrait photography presents many challenges. First of all I find it very important to find a focal point outside the main subjects of the composition. Although our beaches here Northwest Florida our beautiful there really is not a lot to them when it comes to composing your shot. Basically you have sand, water, and sky. That is why I always try to find a location that has additional features. Such as rocks, large pieces of driftwood, trees, and sand dunes. Also I always keep my eyes open and try to find certain beach activities that I can blend into the background. The other day while in the midst of a beach portrait session there was a guy flying around in a motorized hang glider. I positioned my subjects so that hang glider was in the background flying across the sunset which made a most beautiful portrait.


I try to avoid the beaches that are associated with the condos, and hotels that line our beaches. Although these beaches may serve their purpose. They usually are lacking interesting focal points and have a tendency to be rather bland when it comes to beach portraits. That is why I spend a lot of time in the off-season trying to locate interesting places to take my clients.


Another challenge that beach portrait photography presents is the constantly changing light conditions. That is why it is most important for the photographer to know his equipment know how to use it and know how to make timely adjustments. When the sun nears the horizon you only have about 120 seconds to compose and take your shots.


My fee for beach portrait photography session is only $100. That is about the same amount of money you would spend taking your family out to eat and Destin. There are no hidden fees. Included is a copyright released DVD disc containing all of the full size edited images. Also included are the many years that I have spent refining my techniques.

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 Mark Benjamin
Juniper Lake Productions Photography  Po Box 220 DeFuniak Springs  Fl 32435
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We cover the entire Northwest Florida area.....We will come to you! If you are stoying at Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach, Ft.. Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island, Destin, Miramar Beach, South Walton, Grauton Beach, Seagrove Beach, or Panama City Beach... No Problem we will find the perfect spot for you!!

We hope you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see ya'll again real soon!!

Professional Photographer from  DeFuniak Springs Florida  Serving the Entire Southeast

Thank you very much for allowing me to share with you my passion for photography. With every photograph I take I try to test the limits of my own imagination. Regardless of whether it is wedding, or nature photography. Or me just gettin busy with a macro lens in a garden.

Fine art photography, takes a tremendous amount of patients and imagination. From wedding photojournalism, to your basic stock photo image. Every fine art photograph in my gallery should tell a story.

Landscape Photos
 Our digital stock photography portfolio will be unique with every stock photograph a special project, requiring a personnel touch in order to make it pop 

Event Photography
I am also a wedding, and event photographer. I feel that in order to refer to myself as such, I have to wear many hats.  A photographer should maintain a unique perspective in order to create a theme Professional digital wedding photography is not just someone with a camera taking pictures. It is someone with a desire and passion for fine art photography.

I also specialize in black and white stock photos, corporate event, graduations, Beach Portraits,and weddings.

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My name is Mark Benjamin and I am a photographer. I started this website to use as a place to showcase my photographic portfolio for professional publication so I have included a wide variety of the various kinds of photographs I take please feel free to look around!

I like to apply a photo-journalistic approach to all my photography. So that each image is unique and tells its own story.

The two photographic disciplines that I enjoy the most are landscapes and portraiture.

In my landscape photography I like to capture in my images the timeless and solitary nature of things that stand alone all by themselves against the will notice that in my landscape portfolio some of my images you will find to be very aesthetically pleasing. Then again you will find some of my images to be I guess you can call it aesthetically not so pleasing. That is because in life not everything is beautiful, or shiny, or colorful.

Portrait photography at times depending on the event can be a very fluid experience. No two events are the same, therefore you have to keep yourself aware of all of the circumstances and drama surrounding the event itself. Posed portraits do have an important place in photography. However I also like to go after the more candid images. I like to capture those spontaneous moments in time that cannot be replicated.

So please feel free to browse around and if you have any questions at all not hesitate to contact us. You can call or text us at 850-307-2628.

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