In My Eye Photography

In My Eye Photography

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An energetic and caring artist, Clarence Tabb, Jr. demonstrates a certain compassion and sensitivity for capturing his subjects. Clarence has been photographing nationally and internationally for the past 35 years. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East, Europe, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa to cover major stories.

 

During his career he has covered such stories as: The NCAA “ Final Four” Men’s basketball tournament in 2009, the World Series 2006, Super Bowl 2006, NBA All-Star game 2006, Homecoming of Rosa Parks 2005, NBA Finals 2005, NBA Finals 2004, Hurricane Frances in the Florida Panhandle, 2004, The declining Rain Forest in Suriname South America in 2001, Democratic National Convention 2000, The Luther Keith “Bad Man Blues Tour” in Europe in 2000,  the "South African Elections” in 1999 and 1994, the 1998 “Rose Bowl”, the “Million Man March” in 1995, the devastation of “Hurricane Hugo” in South Carolina 1992, “Who speaks for Black America", a national project that examined the leadership of Black America in 1992, The “Colombian Drug Cartel” in Bogotá, Colombia 1991, The lifestyles of the “Black Hebrews” in Israel in 1991, The NCAA “Final Four” Men’s basketball tournament in 1988, The 1987 visit of “Pope John Paul II” in the USA, the 1987 Fiesta Bowl XVI National Championship Game, College Baseball World Series in 1986, Detroit Pistons (Beat Photographer), 1993- present, for the Detroit News.

 

He has worked as a staff photojournalist for major newspapers around the country, and has been published in major magazines including Time, Black Enterprise, The Source, Bowlers Journal, Sports Magazine and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Clarence is also the recipient of over twenty awards for his photography. He is currently a staff photographer for The Detroit News, and is president of In My Eye Photography.

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Q & A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I introduce myself to them and talk to them about my background and experience as a professional photographer. I then talk to them about their needs and expectation for the job.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have over 35 years working as a professional photographer with 28 years as a staff photographer for the Detroit News. I was trained and educated at Arizona State University.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $125.00 for my services as a photographer. I am open for fair negotiation depending on the client's budget. I also charge $90.00 per hour for digital services (editing, post-production of all images.)


How did you get started in this business?

I started photography in my junior year in college after I changed my major from TV production to photojournalism.


What types of customers have you worked with?

Some of my clients; ACLU of Michigan, Council of Great City Schools, Arts League of Michigan, United Way of Southeastern Mich, United Negro College Fund, Olympia Entertainment, McConnell Communications, Marx Layne Marketing and Public Relations, ARISE Detroit


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The 2016 ACLU annual dinner event at Greenfield Village. I had a great time interacting and making great photos of diverse and interesting group of people.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Just make sure they are a good photographer with great people skills and can adapt to any situation.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What they need from the photo shoot and their expectations from the photographer. Also the price of the services and how long will it take before they have the final product.


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