The Studio was remodeled from abandoned storage space in 1973, first opening during the summer of 1974. It has been in continuous operation under one ownership since then.

Don't let the size or equipment clutter deceive you. Many beautiful full length portraits, model portfolios, as well as for creative lighting in personal portraits that have been created in this studio space.

Equipment accumulated over the years gives the appearance of general clutter, but provides Clarkson Studio with capabilities not found in many modern studios. I have specialized lights specific to portrait photography, as well as for more commercial lighting effects, ranging from theatrical spotlight to soft bank lights specific to full length artistic glamor portraiture.

My goal is to provide 'affordable' technical quality for my neighbors in the Helena community and surrounding area. If you are going elsewhere you're probably paying too much for less expertise.