Polina Clarke Photography Polina Clarke Photography


Photography is my passion and it started from photographing wildlife while I was still working as a programmer. After finishing Photographic Studies in St. John's Central College, Cork in 2009 it became part of my life and I've turned my passion into business.

I opened Temple Photography Sudio in Cork, Ireland in 2010 and photographed portraits and fashion there. I also organized studio lighting workshops up until 2013 when I moved to Norwich, UK.


Evening Echo - WOW! - Nov 28th, 2012
It's Party Dress Season


Polina Clarke in Evening Echo - WOW! - My Style


Evening Echo - WOW! - Sept 12th, 2012
Winter Florals


Evening Echo, Sept 11th, cover and two page spread in LIFE


Cork's Camogie gorgeous stars! Good luck in the finals girls!


My Style - Evening Echo, Aug 18th - Fall into the new season


WOW! - Evening Echo, July 25th - Look ace in lace


Beautiful spread in Irish Independent - June 30th 2012 - Going for gold by Bairbre Power


Cover and centre page spread with article and images in WOW! - Evening Echo!


My photo is in Sunday Business Post! Thanks to Michael Guthrie for crediting me. Best of luck and well done on well written and informative article!


Congratulations to beautiful Ciara Allen on her success! Check Irish Mail on Sunday! Delighted to be part of it and glad to see our picture in the newspaper!


One of our images was chosen for the Exhibition Poster for the latest Cork Camera Group Exhibition.


The image of White-rumped Sandpiper was used on the cover of "List of Calidris Waders" compiled by Joe Hobbs as well as some bird photos were used in Irish Rare Bird Reports 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012


Evening Echo, March 29th, 2011 published Polina's picture "Motionless at the Lough" featured in Cork Camera Group exhibition.


Birdwatch Ireland wrote an article in their Wings magazine featuring Polina in Photoshoot section (2010, Winter).


Photographer of the Year 2012 - Runner-Up - Polina Clarke presented by Chairman of Cork Camera Group - Michael O'Sullivan

In 2011 I was awarded LIPF distinction (Licentiate of the Irish Photographic Federation).


Polina thank you so much for the wonderful fantastic photos of Madeleine. We are thrilled with them. And thank you for your time and patience with us in the photo shoot.
        Ruth Legget

Thanks so much for all your help, you made it so much fun :-)
        Anna Geary

Thanks so much Polina and Jana. It was a fantastic day and I really enjoyed all the set ups and the work with a professional model. :)
        Kristina Fritzsche

It was a brilliant workshop thanks, I learnt loads as I have never shot in a studio before. I enjoyed all of it, the set up, shooting and review.
        Siobhain Danaher

Thank-you so much to Polina Clarke for inviting me to be part of this great team, with Jen Keating (MUA), Origin HairDesign and Model Nikki O'Leary. A fab shoot! Looking forward to working with you all again in the near future.!
        Pat Walker-VintageVogue

So blessed to have worked with such amazing local talent over the last few weeks!! All I've had to do is turn up to shoots and do what I love with people who share the same passion for what they do!!! What better way is there than to share our resources and showcase the pride we take in our work!!?? Thankyou to everyone who has given me the opportunity to showcase what I love doing, Im thrilled to be involved with such talented professionals! xx Polina Clarke Sharon Huggard Nikki O'Leary Origin HairDesign Pat Walker-VintageVogue Sarah Horgan Natasha Tynan Sinéad Sheppard Marguerite Kiely Kate Noonan
        Jennifer Keating

Thank You Polina Clarke. You Are Absolutely Class Artist, And I Will Highly Recommend Your Masterpieces Service To All My Colleagues And Friends !! Very Big Thanks To Temple Photography Studio For Incredible Photos Of My Sons First Birthday. Thank You Polina Clarke :)
        Kestutis Prakapas

Thanks Polina amazing work and thanks for all the extra time and effort you put in much appreciated!!!
        Heidi Farley

Thank you again for all your assistance and advice yesterday. Really enjoyed my time at the studio, as did the clients.
        Derek Lane

I am so glad that I signed up for your Studio Workshop last Saturday.
Your encouragement and enthusiastic approach to teaching was a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately the day passed all too quickly. I learned so much about various lighting set ups that I feel confidant of achieving good studio results myself in the near future.
You and your model provided a very relaxed and productive day of learning, for which I thank you again.
        Charlie O'Donovan

Thanks for the great pictures... I am blown away and my granny will be very happy...hope so!!!! :) You've done an amazing job!
        Anne Boehme

Polina, I had a great today! I really enjoyed your studio workshop and did learn a LOT! The relaxed and informal style and approach really worked for me as well as the small group. The model was great. I might be repeating myself here with the word great, but the truth is that I genuinely enjoyed every aspect of today's workshop. Many thanks and best of luck!
        Pedro Farinha

Polina held a lighting technique seminar & showed us all the tricks & techniques without holding back. I found her very easy to deal with. Her method of teaching was relaxed & clear. She was really enjoying her self in the process. She didn't hurry anyone & was patient in repeating stuff if necessary. I certainly learnt a lot & her pricing was a bargain. Most recommended for anyone that wants to learn the art of lighting in a studio. I wish best of luck in her endeavour.
        Thair Khamas

Thank you Polina, your workshop today was fantastic! It was great fun, I learnt LOADS and I've got beautiful new images to add to my portfolio...all in one day!! Brilliant! :)
Fantastic workshop, would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of doing the next one.
        Amy Frahill

Once again, was a real pleasure working with Polina Clarke, and her students! Great day!

Hey Polina! What amazing pictures. So far your pictures are the most amazing shots I ever got. I am soooo happy! You cant imagine... Amazing work! Thank you.
        Ivanna Tomankova

That is some stuff for my make up work I am so happy! Your pictures move me higher up in what I do... I have done so much work before but never worked with such an amazing photographer. Your pictures are class...so glad I could be part of what you do...thank you.
        Ivy Tomas, make-up artist

I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE the pictures, and I'm delighted with the way they came out, each and every one!! So thanks a lot for everything!!!
        Amie Stack

Thank you for all your hard work. The workshop was excellent and there were many things I learnt. I particularly liked watching you in action with the model (who was very good) to get the best poses out of her. I also learnt from your retouching lesson...I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in studio work.
        Virginia Kelleher

Can't wait for the next studio workshop. I really enjoyed it. Learnt a lot about the different lighting settings, certainly took my fear of studio photography away. Polina is a great teacher who did very well at explaining everything and making everything very understandable, even for a beginner like me!
        Ankie Janssen

Thank you for lovely photos, Polina!
        Rytis S Teresko

Thanks for the photo Polina.You are an amazing photographer and a lovely person!
It was a pleasure working with you and I would work with you again in a heart beat!!
        Bláithín Black

Last Wednesday we had our Open Evening in our school and the Lord Mayor was visiting us so we really needed someone with a real professional approach to take a few great shots. Needless to say that Polina did an excellent job; she was so professional and made us all feel so relaxed. I just received the pictures today and they are absolutely wonderful as she really captured the moment with great attention to details. I would recommend Polina's work to anybody and I really look forward working with her again in the near future. Thanks again.
        Nadia O'Brien @ Cork Institute of French

We had such a great time in your studio for our Engagement Shoot! You made us feel like models! It was fun! And the results were amazing! Thank you!
        Michael & Maggie

The photo shoot with Polina was quiet an experience for me, as I had never had one before. Arranging a date and time was easy as we kept in contact via e.mail and telephone. She gave me a lot of ideas and props to take with me which I also enjoyed setting scene and imagining the set. Getting my hair and make-up done previous to the shoot made me feel so relaxed and I felt good in myself. During the shoot Polina made sure I was comfortable taking breaks to rest as it was hard for me to stand for any length of time. The final pictures she e.mailed to me to choose my favourite, which I felt was the best as I got to pick the ones I wanted and will savour.
The experience to me was very emotional as I feel being pregnant is a time in your life you need to cherish the memories, as there is a big life changing outcome. And these pictures will always relish that time for me.
        Aoife Hall

For our fourth wedding anniversary, I surprised my husband with a photo shoot with Polina Kasapova at the Temple Photography Studio, Cork. What a fun time we had!!!! It started off with hair and make-up at SAI to make me look beautiful, thanks to Sinead and Agnes. Then up the stairs to the Studio and the real fun started!!!! My husband was a bit apprehensive at first but Polina soon put us at ease and we had great fun - In the end I had to drag him away from all the lights, camera, action! And of course the photos turned out fabulous, high quality and professional, just perfect.
Thank you Polina for a very special afternoon.
        Wendy and Thomas Walsh

Polina, the Temple Photography Studio Photographer, captured our Wedding Day perfectly! The results were fantastic and remind us of our lovely time; she never interfered but seemed to capture everthing & everyone. Our memories to treasure forever - Thank You!
        Maggie & Michael Rice