Clive Barber is no longer accepting photography commissions.
Working solely as an independent photographer for the last 35 plus years has been an incredible ride. I was lucky enough to experience two different careers in photography: starting out in the early 1980’s as an advertising/industrial photographer and later as a golf course photographer. I am very fortunate to make my passion my pay cheque.
My work has given me the opportunity to meet and work with wonderful people across a spectrum of different businesses and industries. In the studio I worked on small table-top to large room sets photographing people and a wide variety of products. I have traveled across Canada, USA and England photographing in a number of different factories, assembly plants, warehouses and offices. My work has been reproduced in ads, brochures, magazines, books, calendars, packaging, annual reports, billboards, etc.
Golf photography gave me the opportunity me to travel to some of the most beautiful locations in Canada, USA, Scotland and Ireland. Working alone, trying to capture ‘the shot’ on these magnificent golf courses at sunrise or around sunset is what it was all about for me. In general, the nicest people I have met and worked with are in the golf industry too.
Back in 1995 professional golf course photography was virtually unheard of, at least in Canada. At that time there were only a small handful of photographers specializing in golf course photography in all of North America and Europe. Much of the published course photography was very bland. When my fellow working photographer friends heard I was going to concentrate on golf course photography they thought I was crazy. They didn’t think there was any future or income to be made. Thankfully I thought differently and saw an opportunity where others did not.
Today is a good time for me to respectfully bow out. I feel now is the right time to turn the page and start a new chapter.