|News from Jim Clark Photo - September 2, 2017|
Hope this year has been full of photographic opportunities and wonderful memories of your time in nature. This has been a great "nature photography" year for me so far!
My 2017 workshop season has been a big success and each session has been with some wonderful and eager... [Read More]
|Lessons from the Marsh - Part II|
One of my heroes in the conservation field is Harvard professor E.O. Wilson. He just seems to have it right each time he writes about our connection and relationship to the natural world. And he’s very eloquent about it, too.
One of my favorite Wilson quotes is “When you have... [Read More]
|Lessons from the Marsh December 9th, 2010|
Lessons from the Marsh – Part I: Going beyond f stops & shutter speeds
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One of my favorite quotations comes from a dear friend and colleague of mine, nature photographer Karen Hollingsworth: "There is no place like springtime in the marsh. I like to just sit back... [Read More]
|Understanding Nature July 26th, 2010|
Anyone who has attended my nature photography workshops knows that I’m a naturalist first and photographer second. This stems from my childhood days using a pair of binoculars and the Peterson field guides to explore and roam the mountains surrounding my home in southern West... [Read More]
| July 26th, 2010|
|My Child in the Woods – Part I|
Each summer my son Carson and I take off on a week-long journey in June to explore some of our favorite places in West Virginia. This is a time for father and son to take it easy, discover new things, eat what we want, and spend time as best buddies.
This past June we visited the usual... [Read More]
|My Child in the Woods – Part II|
In 2006, I was invited to be the close-out speaker at a conference at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The conference theme – Reconnecting People to Nature - was focused on why there has been a rapid decline in people’s interest and... [Read More]
|My Child in the Woods - Part III|
There has not been a time in my life where I wasn’t in love with nature. From my pre-school days playing with toy animals and those 100 piece farm sets complete with farm animals and a metal barn, to my first set of binoculars and my very first copy of Roger Tory Peterson’s Field... [Read More]
|My Child in the Woods – Part IV|
From the moment he was born, our son Carson has been witness to the amazing world of nature. From bird banding, to hiking in West Virginia, to crawling into an abandoned wolf’s den in Yellowstone, and now, helping me with my nature and photography programs, Carson has had lots of fun. Sure,... [Read More]
|My Child in the Woods – Part V|
One of the most enjoyable aspects of nature photography is that it gets me out into this wonderful world. A surprise or two will also be discovered around each corner of the trail or bend in the road. Mountain Memories will serve as my conduit to share with you my experiences exploring some of my... [Read More]
|Life's Lesson Through the Viewfinder|
Through my 40 plus years as a nature photographer, I have learned that what I’ve experienced from peering through the viewfinder parallels many of life’s lessons my mother taught me over the years. I would like to share with you just a couple of tidbits of photography wisdom that I... [Read More]
|Through a Child's Eye|
Growing up in the remote region of southern West Virginia was never a challenge for me. I never complained about the lack of anything to do. Instead, the mountains surrounding home became my mentors, beckoning me to explore their ridgelines, to hike their valleys, and to unravel as many of their... [Read More]
|The Story of the Mason Jar|
The Mason jar is as much a symbol of West Virginia as the dulcimer, a jar of apple butter, or a fog-draped August morning. There’s nothing fancy about them, but in these mountains, the Mason jar never outlives its usefulness.
Mason jars are still used for canning beans, beets,... [Read More]