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Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) alaska bay glacier margerie Sun, 22 Jan 2023 04:27:24 GMT
Alyson, Jacob, & Beau - Pet and Family Portraits I had the great pleasure of photographing a newlywed couple with their dog on Saturday.  Alyson and Jacob were gracious enough to take a few hours out of their day to let me take photographs.  I had contacted Alyson, after I saw the pictures of her dog Beau on Facebook.  Alyson was ecstatic to have pictures done.  The session took place at about 10 am at the University of Virginia Law School, where Alyson is a student.  I love photographing families, particularly adding in a pet, because after all they are part of the family.  This was a low key session and I can't think them enough for letting me do this for them. Alyson, Jacob and Beau Alyson, Jacob and Beau Alyson, Jacob and Beau Alyson, Jacob and Beau Alyson, Jacob and Beau Alyson, Jacob and Beau Alyson, Jacob and Beau Alyson, Jacob and Beau

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) family pet Sat, 01 Apr 2017 21:57:10 GMT
Conservation of 1930's Wedding Photographs I’ve been working on, and doing some conservation, lately for a client and good friend. She has had these wonderful old wedding photographs from the 1930’s of her mother and father. I framed these photos after I was done with them. It’s amazing the people that you tend to meet. Ordinary, everyday people, that lead extraordinary lives and have so many great stories. As someone who appreciates history, we don’t know that the things that we do are creating a personal history. History that we might not care about at the moment because it’s just something we do to make a living, but it is interesting nonetheless to someone. A friend or even your children. I say live everyday as if you are personally making history.

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Tiger Swallow Tail Butterfly - Shenandoah National Park  

Tiger Swallow Tail Butterfly - Shenandoah National Park

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Shenandoah National Park hazeltop overlook scenic snp wildflowers Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:45:05 GMT
Hazeltop Overlook - Shenandoah National Park No beautiful place can fully be described in words to someone else.  The beauty of the earth must be experienced in person.  Video is the next best thing.  We live near one of the best national parks in the east, Shenandoah National Park.  Due to my interest in video I have included it in my documentation of the Shenandoah.  Over the course of the year and going forward, I will be posting videos I have taken.  Stay tuned for more beauty.

Hazeltop Overlook - Shenandoah National Park

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Shenandoah National Park hazeltop overlook scenic snp wildflowers Sun, 24 Jan 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Kitten Photography at Charlottesville Veterinary Hospital Recently I've had the pleasure of working with an incredible organization of vets and staff at the Charlottesville Veterinary Hospital.  A couple of months ago, they had about 5 or 6 kittens if their office.  The kittens were from a great rescue organization, Green Dogs Unleased.  While the kittens were at the vets, they received their first shots and were spayed and neutered.  I had been working with the Veterinary Hospital doing some group photos and the office manager asked me if I would like to photograph the kittens.  Of course! I jumped at the chance.  Photographing cats is one thing.  I've had lots of experience. But photographing kittens, that's another thing all together.  Now I've never seen a cat that knows commands like sit and stay.  Even if cats are trained, cats do whatever they want to do.  We're just slaves in a cats world.  I had access to an exam room and had plenty of room, but rather than use classical portrait to show an animals true personality, I decided to use some grey seamless paper and use treats and toys to keep their attention.  That way I could be assured that with enough depth of field, if they were off their mark slightly I could still get some great images. Kittens are full of energy, which makes things somewhat difficult.  They play hard and they sleep hard. One minute they're on the paper and next second they are behind me.  I wish I had some video of that. It was very comical, much like a MGM or Warner Brothers cartoon.  Photographing animals is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.  So much so, that I specialize in Pet Photography.  I firmly believe, like most pet owners do, that our pets are part of the family.  Our four legged children if you will.  They mean so much to us.  Every animal I photograph, I try to capture the personality of the animal within.  It's so amazing to see how each pet is so different and unique, just like people.  Each with their unique ways and personalities.



[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Charlottesville Veterinary Hospital Green Dogs Unleased pet photography Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:02:00 GMT
Snicker - Ruckersville, VA Snicker

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) pet photography poodle Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:50:05 GMT
St. Mary's Wilderness Andrew Clark Images: Landscapes &emdash; Saint Mary's Wilderness, central VA

Virginia is full of wonderful places to go for a hike.  One such location is St. Mary's Wilderness near Raphine, VA.  St. Mary's used to be an area where they mined iron ore from a mountain top.  Now it has been converted to a natural area.  Hiking, swimming and even primitive camp sites are available for a quick day or overnight stay.

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) St Mary's Wilderness Virginia central virginia waterfall Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:14:59 GMT
Urbie Nash and Kip One of the things I do when photographing pets is to document the relationship between the owner and the animal.  There is something special not only with the love of the pet, but also a deeper bond when that animal is also a working animal.  Urbie Nash is a grouse hunter and has several dogs that go with him on hunts, but he has a special relationship with Kip his English Setter.  Kip typically always goes with him on his hunts.  This video is a showcase of the images from a mock hunt between the two of them.

Urbie Nash and KipKip the English Setter

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) english setter grouse hunt Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:45:35 GMT
Shenandoah National Park Coyote I had a run in with this creature a couple of years ago, one early morning.  I saw a bunch of deer and they took off all of a sudden.  Then I saw two ears just above a bush. And ten feet away from me he appeared.  They are not normally known for attacking humans, but I did not take any chances.  I had my knife out just in case I had to protect myself.  Needless to say I was unnerved.  All I saw him do was pounce on a few field mice.  That was it.  I will know better next time not to be so scared.  This was the only image i had a chance to take.

Coyote (Canis latrans), Shenandoah National ParkCoyote (Canis latrans), Shenandoah National ParkCoyote in Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park. One early fall morning.

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Big Meadows coyote Shenandoah National Park Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:01:18 GMT
Shenandoah National Park Photos and Prints Having lived in Virginia all of my life, I  love its history and culture.  For the last ten years, I have lived in central Virginia, very close to the Shenandoah National Park.  Growing up, I vacationed and visited the park at least once every year.  Since I've been in the area, I find that I spend every chance I can get there.  About 4 years ago, I made the decision to volunteer my time and skills to help out.  I spent some time working in the Archives with 14,000 objects, that depict the natural and cultural history, since the formation of the park.  I've also helped out providing basic visitor information, trail clean up and providing photographs to the park of reunions, scenery and people.  For the last couple of years, on an extensive print series of the Shenandoah.  I am now please to announce the sell of photographs of the Shenandoah National Park.  Please visit the link to the gallery to purchase your piece of the park!

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Big Meadows Shenandoah National Park shenandoah national park photos Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:02:17 GMT
Charlottesville Seniors 2015 Charlottesville area Seniors!!  Are you ready for Incredible Senior Portraits!!   Let us create images that are as unique as you.  Visit us on Facebook and call us today!!

Charlottesville Seniors 2015


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Christine – Chesterfield County High School Senior

Christine is a high school senior in the Chesterfield County School system.  She happens to be really into music and a few of her favorite bands are Of Monsters and Men  and  Fitz and The Tantrums.

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[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) High School Senior Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:38:35 GMT
Do You Really Know How To Break the Rule of Thirds? Do You Really Know How To Break the Rule of Thirds?

This is a repost from  I have to give credit to them for this one.



[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Photography technique Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:01:53 GMT
Pet Photography

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Attention High School Seniors

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Attention Charlottesville area high school juniors!!  Your junior year is almost finished and before you know it you’ll be starting your senior year.   Call now and book your high school senior photography session!!!
Any seniors that book their session before the end of May and mention this blog note will receive 40% off their session fee.  So call now to book your high school senior pics!

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:44:31 GMT
How to Clean Your Sensor. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how to clean your sensor. Cameras nowadays do have sensor cleaning technology, but that doesn’t always get rid of all the dust, especially in dusty, windy conditions like in the Arizonan dessert country. Rather than create my own video, I’ve embedded a video on how to clean sensors using the same two tools and process that I use to clean my camera at least once a week. Have fun watching.

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:10:00 GMT
Aaron Deckard

Someone asked me not along ago, “how would you like to be remembered” and “do you wish you had tangible evidence of your fondest memories”. It’s a tough question to be answered. On one hand, some memories I’d rather have my imagination to vividly recollect the most endearing moments of the past. On the other, I would have loved to have images of myself doing the things that I most enjoyed and that I was involved in. When I was younger I was very involved in playing soccer, paddling, and the great outdoors, among other things and still am. Most of us do not think to take photos at the time and regret it later. That’s why one of my favorite photographic endeavors is taking high school senior photos. I can only remember having a formal portrait taken, but nothing that resembled me and my personality. I especially love it when I can take images that involves any kind of sport. I don’t know of anyone in high school that played sports that did not someday hope of playing in a major league or did not want awesome images of them like they were on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I recently had the chance to take senior photos for my friends son. Aaron Deckard is a senior at William Monroe High School in Greene County Virginia. As a fanatic Washington Capitals fan he also plays on a Charlottesville recreational team at the CVille Ice Park. He has a great passion for music, particularly the drums and the guitar and enjoys rock and heavy metal music. After he graduates, he plans on entering the Army to serve this great nation of ours.

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:27:00 GMT
Another in the CCC
For the last couple of months I have been working with the Shenandoah National Park, in the archives, scanning old photos, listening to and recording oral histories, working with artifacts and preparing for a Civilian Conservation Corp reunion. The Civilian Conservation Corp was a New Deal project instituted in 1933 to jump start an economy and relieve those affected by the Great Depression. Over 3 million people participated in one of the largest relief efforts this country has seen. The “boys”, regardless of their background or skill level, were elected based on their current economic situation. At the time, a quarter of American workers could not find jobs. People were lining up on the street to get bread or soup. They had to be between the ages of 18-24 and unmarried. Some may have been living with their families, others may have been homeless, but all stood in line hoping to have the basic necessities provided for them while they used brain and brawn to create an national and state park system that we currently rely on today. There were approximately 10,000 men who left their homes from all over VA and the country and came for 6 months at a time, to live in army run camps, in sometimes harsh conditions to plant trees, build roadways, build a trail, a picnic shelter and drainage ditches, lodges and the like. They were housed in tarpaper barracks, clothed, ate simple home cooked food, but for some of them, it was the first time in years that they’d had three meals a day. In spite of doing hard manual labor, they gained weight and were healthy had happy. But it was not all hard work, they all had time after their work was done to get together, play cards, sports and go into local towns to socialize. Expert masons and carpenters taught them new skills. At night, educational leaders hired by the army would teach classes to the boys in everything from radio operating, carpentry, etc. Some of them learned to read and write and earn their GED’s. They were paid $30 a month of which $25 dollars went back home to their parents or families to help them survive as well. Some of the men cut hair, ironed shirts, or used their skills to create things for others for another 50 cents here one dollar there, anything to make some extra bucks. Some used the money for their weekend trips into towns to socialize, but most sent the extra back home since their needs were met.

The 78th annual CCC reunion was held on Saturday September 24th at the Big Meadows lodge in the Shenandoah Park. Over 50, wives, friends, rangers, family members and 3 original CCC “boys” showed for a day of memories, including presentations for the future for carrying on their legacy. We took the men and guests out to the old camp site at Big Meadows where they were shown displays. I could see one of the men recounting his days there, remembering where he used to play cards on a boulder with an old friend, the recreation hall where he used to play music and billiards and the mess hall where he had the best meals he could remember, after a long day working in the fields. As the day grew to a close, I sat down with two gentlemen who were both at the same camp and I showed them photographs as we talked about those days, the success of the program and the value of the work that exists to this day. Seeing those photographs, the men became 18 again and I saw a youthful vigor come over them. These men did what they had to do to survive. They joined so they could have food to eat and they enjoyed every minute of the grueling work. My understanding of these times and how they relate to today will be prolonged as I continue to interview these gentlemen and hear their stories and continue to teach the public about this invaluable service given to the rest of the country.

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Big Meadows CCC Civilian Conservation Corp Shenandoah National Park Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:56:00 GMT

Below is a list of projects that I am currently working on.

  • Veteran’s History Project, Oral Histories and Veteran’s Photographs
    Dec 2010 to present

    After working with a dear friend of mine who is a WW2 veteran, the idea came to me and I have been interviewing veteran’s of all wars, as a preservation of personal war history project. I do not think that this will every be a completely finished project, but is necessary to preserve the memories of what war is truly like, not the stuff you read or watch about.

  • Analog Dreams, Cafe Cubano, Downtown Charlottesville
    April 2011

    Working on an all darkroom exhibit. Bringing back the goodness from the past. I will be having an exhibit at Cafe Cubano on the downtown mall in Charlottesville in April. Images will include silver gelatin prints, salt paper prints, polaroids, and alternative process prints, including Kallitypes and Platinum/Palladium.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Exhibit @ Fellini’s #9, Downtown Charlottesville
    March 2011

    This exhibit is to coincide with Fellini’s #9, St. Patrick Day celebration. Several of the images will be from Ireland, the rest will be a mixture of images taken over many years.

[email protected] (Andrew Clark Images) Fri, 04 Feb 2011 09:38:00 GMT