Tallahassee Photojournalism

March Madness is upon us

I hadn’t shot a lot of NCAA basketball this years but once the Florida State excitement began to build I shot the Miami and Duke games. This photograph was from a camera mounted on the goal and fired by a remote from my seat on the hardwood.

FSU's Ian Miller (30) drives to the basket over the back of Duke's Andre Dawkins (20)

We’re talking about getting to the game 3+ hours early to balance on a 25 foot step latter with brackets and super clamps and Bogen magic arms to attach my Canon EOS 1D Mark lll on the goal and under the bottom of the glass backboard.  After mounting, I wait for approval, first from Florida State than the game officials.

I’ve mounted cameras throughout the catwalk to photograph Florida State’s games against the best of the best in ACC basketball and even the circus once.  Most were fired with radio remotes from my shooting position kneeling on the hardwood court side.  Of


Best of 2010

2010 was a very good and creative year at Mark Wallheiser Photography.  The year kicked off with my coverage of the come-from-behind victory for Florida State coach Bobby Bowden in his final game at the Gator Bowl followed by Super Bowl 44 in south Florida. My 2010 coverage included shoots with President Obama and his […]

Movie Director Victor Nunez

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This is a shoot I did recently for Research in Review magazine of north Florida filmmaker Victor Nunez (Ulee’s Gold, Ruby in Paradise and Coastlines). This was a fun shoot that included Nunez, myself and three assistants that I boated to an oyster bar off the coast at Shell Point.  Nunez teaches at the Florida […]

It was a grenade – a 12 volt grenade!

1986 in the Toilet Bowl at Doak Campbell

David Hobby, internationally known over at his blog, The Strobist has called me out by dredging up some ugly memories from a Florida vs Florida State football game in the early 80s. David was a photo intern at the Tallahassee Democrat from the University of Florida.  While not as good as interns from Western Kentucky, […]

Bobby Bowden will be missed!

Today's front page of the Tallahassee Democrat

After following Hall of Fame coach Bowden up and down the football field from Tallahassee to Los Angeles for the past 28 years, I will miss his candor, humor, patience, wisdom and leadership in the heat of battle, on and off the football field.  I’m proud to have photographed the Bowden era for more than […]

FSU basketball coach Pat Kennedy

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FSU basketball coach Pat Kennedy cover shot prior to the basketball season

FSU Life Sciences Building

Florida State Materials Research Building

The assignment to shoot the new Life Sciences building at Florida State came with the challenge to make the building look different