100 Best Super Bowl Photos

January 24, 2014

Congratulations to Rich Clarkson who made the list of Sports Illustrated’s 100 Best Super Bowl Photos.  This photograph from Super Bowl X captures an animated Tom Landry as his Cowboys lost to the Steelers 21-17.  See the full list here.

Super Bowl X


Clarkson Creative Demo Reel

Not interested in watching all our past work? Well, how about all our past work mashed together with only the best stuff! Now we’re talking…

It’s been a busy year and we’ve only started ramping up for the year. Take a look at where we are heading and let us know what you think! Email us at info@clarkson-creative.com if you need anything!

Top 5 Videos from 2013

December 27, 2013

As we say goodbye to 2013 we have picked our favorite videos from the year. Here’s a brief description of each:

Path to the Festival: Mike Williams.

The Division II Winter Festival brings together student-athletes from many sports and all walks of life. And that couldn’t be more true for UNC-Pembroke Wrestler, Mike Williams. As the Defending Champion, he had a target on his back from the get go — but that pressure isn’t new for Mike. Coming from a hard childhood and background, his story shows the resilience and hard work present within him and many Division II student-athletes.


Operation One Voice

The NCAA and United States Special Forces collaborate to bring wounded soldiers a once in a lifetime experience.


COLORADICAL: Bop Skizzum Music Video

Watch as Bop Skizzum rock out in Colorado areas with the best break dancers in the state. Combined it makes for a fun and exciting video — aka Coloradical!


Donor Alliance Colorado

Donor Alliance employees, doctors, and donor recipients say thanks to the donor families and their loved ones who save lives every day through organ, eye, and tissue donation.


2013 DII Spring Festival: “It’s More Than About You”

To be a part of NCAA Division II Athletics, it’s the life and the balance of athletics, academics, and community engagement that makes it a unique destination. And the Championships Festival showcases that perfectly through the mingling of inter-athletics with a strong focus of giving back to the community.





The future of print ads?

December 20, 2013

Whether you think it’s a long-awaited ad hybrid or just a high-cost gimmick, this upcoming interactive print ad for Motorola’s Moto X is definitely pushing people’s buttons.

Running in 150,000 New York and Chicago editions of January’s Wired magazine, the ad lets readers change the color of the handset on display by tapping controls located at the bottom of the page.

The ad’s functionality, achieved via wafer-thin LEDs and batteries and created by Digitas, mimics the more full-featured MotoMaker site that allows you to browse the device’s customizable options. Bloggers and viewers of the preview video seem mixed on whether this is truly innovative or just a stunt that would be too expensive to be widely replicated in print. Others just seem happy they don’t have to pull out their smartphones to play with the ad: “The future of print advertising?” one YouTube commenter jokingly asked. “Can’t be—there’s not a freakin’ #QRcode in sight.”

Other recent efforts blurring the lines between conventional and cutting-edge include a Nivea print promo that uses solar power to charge cellphones, a CW live Twitter feed embedded in a magazine ad and a billboard that draws moisture out of desert air and turns it into safe drinking water.

Summit Workshops Holiday Special

November 30, 2013

Clarkson Creative is happy to announce a holiday discount for our 2014 workshops. From now until January 1, 2014, you will receive 10% off any Summit Series of Photography Workshop, and if you register between December 2nd and December 6th you will receive an additional 5% off. The workshops make excellent gifts during the holiday season!

The summit is the highest point of the mountain, and the Summit Series of Photography Workshop represent the pinnacle of continuing education in photography. We combine the best instruction in photography and latest digital technologies, with top-level creativity and the best career networking available anywhere. This has led to over 30 years of the Summit Workshops with a reputation for being the best of the best.

What makes the Summit, Adventure and Sports Workshops unique is faculties of eight or more of the best talent in the world: the best photographers, the best teachers, the top editors and users of photography. Throughout the week you will have the opportunity to get varying opinions and perspectives, unique career counseling and the ultimate networking that has jump-started many careers. Each workshop features new instruction, new teachers and the ability to demo the latest equipment in order to keep pace with the continually changing world of photography.

2013 Adventure Photography Workshop from Summit Series of Workshops on Vimeo.


Jim Colton of the NPPA talks with Sports Illustrated’s Brad Smith

November 27, 2013

Part of Clarkson Creative’s business is running instructional workshops year round. In addition to attracting some of the most talented aspiring photographers in the country, the Summit Series of Photography Workshops hosts a faculty comprised of the best in the business. One such instructor is Sports Illustrated’s Director of Photography, Brad Smith. In an article published earlier this week on NPPA’s website, Jim Colton talks with Brad about his career and how he’s ended up in his position at SI.

Photo By: Steve Nowland/Clarkson Creative

Personality for your camera

November 21, 2013

With new cameras coming out like the Nikon Df, photography companies have been going back to their roots when designing tools for making images.

Artisan Obscura is a Denver company who has taken advantage of this new market. Their goal is to let you increase the functionality of your camera while at the same time express your individuality.

As of now, they sell wooden soft shutter release buttons in ten types of wood ranging from Ebony to Chakte Viga and are working on releasing hot-shoe covers as well.

The Photo Brigade’s Neville Black reviewed Artisan Obscura’s releases while going in-depth on what exactly a soft shutter is.




November 13, 2013

Lighting can either make or break a photo. The best light is at dawn or dusk because it offers different temperatures, angles, and interesting shadows. It forces photographers to wake up as the world is coming alive. However, great natural light is fleeting, which creates obstacles for shoots that do not fall within the golden hours. The solution is artificial light. Strobes, off camera flashes, and continuous light sources have helped evolve the way photographers use light in ways that few could have ever imagined.

One such visionary… is London based photographer, Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz. His website, Aurum Light, features particularly interesting galleries. Here Jaroslav uses high speed strobes to freeze milk and water to create amazing illustrations. Check out the video below to see how Jaroslav captures these images.

WARNING – A lot of the galleries contain nudity and graphic images. NSFW.


Lighting For Liquid Series – AurumLight from Aurum Light / Jaroslav on Vimeo.


Utah Panoramics

November 11, 2013

Snow (and skiing!) is on its way to Colorado soon! But we can’t help but love these panoramics by Martin van Hemert. Check out this great sunset pano in Zion National Park in Utah right here.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Rivalry Saturday – Top Ranked Alabama hosts LSU

November 8, 2013

Alabama hosts LSU in one of the biggest rivalries in the nation tomorrow. Last year, Clarkson Creative produced a video for the NCAA at the BCS National Championship in New Orleans. The stop motion project contains over 1000 images that were shot over the course of the day.

Championship Moments from Clarkson Creative on Vimeo.