William T. Hark Photography

Video and Photo Licensing, Speaking and Media

Both video and photos are available for licensing. I have sold video to a number of production companies including Pioneer Productions and Unapix Productions. My storm video has been seen on 48 Hours and on many local stations including WWBT Channel 12 (NBC) and WTVR Channel 6 (CBS) in Richmond, VA and WVIR Channel 29 (NBC) in Charlottesville, VA. The video stills on the webpage, though not as colorful and detailed as the actual video, will give an indication of what is available. The older video was done on a Hi8 camcorder and the most recent (begining Spring 2000) was done using a 3CCD mini DV camcorder. Besides the popular 5/25/97 wedge tornado, I have other tornadoes, wall clouds, roll clouds, lightning, hail, beautiful sunsets, mammatus, storm chasers in action and the discovery of the 'Dillo cam which was the first object successfully dropped in front of and hit by a tornado. I also have great roll clouds, hail, and severe storms from Virginia. More video is becoming available.

Although individual prints are not available (with the exception Comet Hale-Bopp over the UVA Rotunda), my photos are available for usage in books, magazines, posters, calendars, advertising and other printed material. I have had pictures published in several books, magazines and and a recent calendar. Although my butterfly images are the most popular, I also have pictures of tornadoes, storms, African wildlife and landscapes.

Go to "publications and video" for a complete listing of publications that have used my photos along with programs that have used my video.

All images on this website are copyright William T. Hark and unauthorized usage will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I will allow free usage of images for school projects, personal use (ie computer wallpaper), and nonprofit educational and governmental materials with permission and photo credit. "Educational" does not extend to school textbooks and encyclopedias which are regarded as commercial usage.

I also enjoy giving presentations to local groups about storm chasing, severe weather, butterflies and allergies. In 2003, I gave 13 talks and headed discussion groups with local physicians about allergic rhinitis and asthma. I have given two presentations on storm chasing to a local high school meteorology club and have given a guided butterfly tour and talk at Ivy Creek Natural Area in Charlottesville, Va. I am looking forward to additional talks. Contact me for details.

Please contact me for pricing and usage. Please indicate the proposed details of usage including size of required image, circulation (for magazines), and type of show (for video). I can provide sample pictures and sample VHS (copy from miniDV) footage. I also welcome media inquiries for interviews, live reports and consulting.

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