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


Tallahassee Commercial Photography-Best of 2011

Between my commercial photography in Tallahassee, editorial work, personal projects for and media coverage, 2011 was my best year since the inception of  Cover stories in both the Tallahassee Democrat’s Sunday magazine TLH and Tallahassee Magazine cover story and an unprecedented 16 pages of my work inside were definitely the cornerstone of my […]

Tallahassee Stock Photography-How about a date tonight!

Night Light

A former coworker saw my latest personal project on my website and emailed wanting to feature it as the Photo of the Week on his photography blog and asked me if I would tell him how it was shot.  It wasn’t until I started the email that I realized how unusual the 6 month personal […]

Commercial Photography in Tallahassee-Which photo are you?

Which photo are you?

Below is a series of photos I’ve done for one of my clients in Tallahassee.  The small photo is what one mostly sees in advertising materials for apartment complexes.  I never understood why as they just don’t look like a fun place to live.           It is understood that some customers […]

Very Humbling

Opening page of my feature story

It’s very humbling to have Tallahassee Magazine do a cover story on me and my 30 years of photojournalism.  I hope that’s an acknowledgment of the quality and longevity of my mission to accurately and honestly inform the public while I was as a photojournalist for the Tallahassee Democrat, as well as, several wire services, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Witch of November

Hurricane Kate, one of only 4 November hurricanes to strike the US

A look at a few of the hurricanes to hit the Gulf coast over the years.

FSU basketball coach Pat Kennedy

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

Ronnye Nelson – Valdosta State

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I shot Ronnye Nelson, a running back at Valdosta State, for the New York Times.