Clarkson continuously honored on Final Four lead-up

April 2, 2015

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

If you haven’t heard the story yet, you may be living underneath a rock. The buildup of March Madness will reach its apex this weekend as the Final Four teams compete for the NCAA Championship title that will be played on Monday. And the man who will be sitting on the floorboards, just as he has for 59 other Final Fours, will be photographing the game for his final team.

You heard it right! Rich Clarkson has photographed more NCAA Final Fours than anyone in history as he will leave his mark at an impressive 60 years. Over the years, he has grown the coverage that formed from Sports Illustrated into his own company, Clarkson Creative. Clarkson Creative does business as NCAA Photos and has been covering all of the collegiate championships since Fall of 1994.

To give you more insight into his story, I will leave that to the professionals. The stories below are written by those that are inspired by his story of photojournalism and the legacy he has left for the entire industry that we have today. Once you meet the legendary Rich Clarkson, he can’t help but share with you some amazing stories from all his years in the biz — these following stories captured just a few…

His work will continue outside of the NCAA Final Four with his founding company, Clarkson Creative, that run and manage clients with a variety of inventive work.

RCA welcomes newest photographer Peter Lockley

January 31, 2013

A graduate of the University of Colorado and former student of the Summit Workshops, Peter Lockley is always searching for new ways to capture the energy and excitement of a sporting event.

A versatile storyteller with a background in studio lighting, Lockley served as the chief sports photographer at the Washington Times from 2005-2010, where he covered everything from Final Fours and Boxing Championships to Olympics and Presidential Inaugurations.

Since leaving the Times, Lockley has helped launch several projects and business including a weekly magazine dedicated to the Washington Redskins.

Family and friends brought him back to Colorado where he is excited to be a part of the Clarkson team. Check out the gallery below to view some of his work:


Peter Lockley Sports Portfolio – Images by Rich Clarkson

New Nikon Gear

September 27, 2012

Today was Christmas in our office. No there wasn’t an early Colorado snowfall – but the Nikon gear we bought finally came in.

At Rich Clarkson, we have always relied on Nikon gear as we find the capabilities, features, and quality to be top-notch and always pushing technology forward.

Nikon gear has helped us take the best editorial and sports (and anything really) photography over the 25 years of our company.

The new features of the D800 and the D4 now push the digital photography field even further with higher quality photography, more features, and video capabilities.

The D800 specifically has helped us move further into DSLR filmmaking that has made an epic mark into multimedia and video production.

To find out more information on the great cameras, check out the D4 and the D800.