Who I Am

I stand on the edge, waiting, to capture the moment in time that is usually transient and unseen.  I’m a loyal deep thinking photographer, video-journalist, digital broadcaster, and communicator who is fun-loving, passionate and helplessly willing to support any worthy humane cause.

I do this to share how I see events around me, and mostly, so we don’t forget the beauty in our own lives.

Albeit, beauty – in photography, videography or in life, is as all things are, it is in the eye of the beholder.

Clarissa M. Rucker

Why I Do What I Do

I record pure moments for digitally packaged reflection, offering perspective; to see what may have been missed the first time.

We get so self-absorbed, in our busy lives that we seldom have time to fully take in the present moment.  We generally focus on “what” we are doing instead of “why” we are doing it.

I want to be an advocate for self awareness …



Virginia University of Lynchburg
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Organizational Leadership ``Suma Com Laude``
Liberty University
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Broadcast Journalism
Georgetown University
Social Media Management Certification
Graduate School USA
Recruitment Strategies Using Social Media


Public Information Officer
District of Columbia Department of Human Resources (Jan., 2016 - Present)
Senior News Production Specialist
Associated Press ( Sept., 2008 - Jan., 2016)
Creative Services Producer
WSET-TV (Nov., 2003 - Sept., 2008)
Master Control Operator
Liberty Broadcasting Network (Aug., 1999 - Dec., 2002)

My Photographic Style

I’m eclectic, yet predictable, in my approach to photography.  Anything can motivate or inspire me to shoot.  I’m strategic, I thoroughly appreciate a well composed, “balanced” shot.  Anyone can take a picture, edit it, retouch or use a filter to “turn” the picture into an photograph.  But to me, a photograph is captured when the shutter is released – with very minor adjustments in Photoshop.  When thought is given to the right angle, correct lighting, lens, composition and subject matter before releasing the shutter, well then, that is a photograph!

I enjoy photographing people, homelessness, nature, landscapes and a sucker for anything macro.


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