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Andrew Cloer is a commercial photographer from the Triad Area of North Carolina and a graduate from Randolph Community College. He specializes in music, sports, and lifestyle photography. For all inquires please contact

Monday, December 12, 2011

Elements Studio

I've spent the last 9 weeks or so on an internship at Elements Studio in High Point, NC. It's been a very an valuable experience and I learned a lot. There's a great group of people working at Elements and I got the privilege to get them all together to shoot their company Christmas and New Years cards. I coordinated shoot, turned our preexisting cloud set (painted by Ryan, Bo, and myself) into a mountainscape, and brought everyone together for this really fun shoot.  Here are the final shots!

This is an extra shot from when we were goofing off.

Canon 5D MK II
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hardcore Parkour!

If you don't know what parkour is I suggest you watch this first.

Now that you've been briefed check out a really talented friend of mine, Luke Reynolds. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sports Composite

Joe Sauerbrey was kind enough to put on some of his biking gear to model for this composite portrait.

Joe was shot in the RCC studio, and the background was a 7 image HDR shot in Archdale.

Friday, September 30, 2011


This is a story of a time that I gave up on God, but found out that he never gave up on me. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Client 5 Preview

Tomorrow is the presentation of the client 5 assignment. We were challenged to make anything we wanted (as long as it had a photographic element) to show something that makes us who we are. I chose to make a video with original music. Here is a sneak peak of my video. 

Expect to see the video sometime tomorrow!

Lifestyles and Technology

Our fourth client assignment was to shoot some lifestyle photos of people using portable electronics such as smart phones, laptops, or tablets. Here are a few of the shots I used.

Canon t2i/550d
Canon 50mm f/1.4

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Turn my swag on.

For our photographic illustration, we had to find a advertisement and use it as a tear sheet for a product shot. We made a list of all the equipment we needed, bought all the necessary props, and then shot our individual products in teams of three. All three shots for each team were due at 5pm that day. My assistants in this shoot were Walker Anderson and Kayleigh Mezger.

Here is a link to the original shot

Here was my final shot

Mamiya 645 w/ Phase One Back
Mamiya 120mm f/4.0

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Self Promo #4

For one of my self promos I choose to create an ad for Axe body spray. Thanks to my models Hannah, Skyler, Emma, and Corey for helping me out! Here's the final image.


Canon t2i/550D
Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Self Promo #3

This self promo was going for an editorial portrait for maybe a interview of a musician/actor/etc. I was going for more of a grainy/grungy look. This was the final image.

Canon t2i/550D
Canon 50mm f/1.4


Hanging Rock Park, NC

20 images double stacked.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Client #3 Self Portrait

Our third client assignment was a self portrait. One headshot, one 3/4 or full body.


Set ups:

Canon t2i/550D
Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6

Pringles Assignment

In my Photographic Illustration class, James gave us an assignment to team up with three other students and come up with four different concepts for a pringles ad and then give our sketch to another photographer to shoot. We had about 3 1/2 hours to come up with our ideas and shoot all of them.

This idea was shot in about 10 minutes. It was sketched by my classmate, Molly Mullin. There are obviously things I would have corrected if we had more time, but overall I was pretty happy with the image.

Canon t2i/550D
Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Client #2

For the second client assignment we were given a quote from the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

"Wheels have been set in motion, and they have their own pace, to which we are...condemned. Each move is dictated by the previous one - that is the meaning of order."

What we were to illustrate was left pretty wide open. I decided to dig into the meaning of the quote so I did some research about the play. My image illustrates what it was like for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern knowing that they would be executed in the play, but had no means to stop the event from happening. 

Here is my final image:

Canon T2i/550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6

All nooses tied by Kat White
No Tyler Ezell's were harmed in the creation of this image.

Self Promo #1

For my first self promo I decided to do a lifestyle fashion shoot with an urban outfitters feel. This was my final image.

Canon 5D Mk II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Client #1 Spices

The first client assignment for my photographic illustration class was to shoot spices and/or herbs. Food was to be included in the image but the real hero had to be the spices. I chose to shoot cinnamon. Here was my final shot.


Canon 5D Mk II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 

NC Zoo

Canon T2i 550D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

Monday, August 1, 2011

Large Format Portfolio

These are the two images I used for my large format summer portfolio. All images were shot with a Sinar F1 on either T-Max 100.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Jason Tuggle: Leading Youth in Worship.

Jason Tuggle: Leading Youth in Worship. from Andrew Cloer on Vimeo.

Our final assignment in Small Format Photography was called "A Person and Their Sound". We were to interview a person and collect natural sounds that are related to them. Then we were to photograph them doing whatever it is they do and put it all together in a AV presentation. The goal was to keep the video between about 1:00 to 1:45. 

I chose to interview Jason Tuggle. He leads worship at Love Chapel Hill with The Jason Tuggle Band. He and the band were playing worship for the Wesleyan NC East District youth camp. I was blessed to have a chance to join in to experience the great things that God has done at Victory Mountain Camp. You can check out Jason's blog and his church's website below.

©2011 Andrew Cloer. All Rights Reserved. 
Audio was edited in Audacity. Video edited in Soundslides.

Monday, July 18, 2011

You are loved.


In my large format class we were given an assignment to shoot an building with a 4x5 view camera and slide film. The point was to make a pleasing composition with all converging lines corrected. This is a scan of my final shot.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Light Painting

In my small format class we were challenged to make photograph using light painting with a handheld strobe. This was my final image.

Canon 550d
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Design Lab II Portfolio

We got checked out on negative scanners at school this past week and I've been scanning some old assignments. Here was one of my shots from my design lab II portfolio.

Bronica ETR
Kodak T-Max 100

Model: Cali Lowdermilk

Film Scans and Light Leaks.

I was practicing shooting with some 4x5 chrome during the break in between semesters and just got the film back last week. I got some crazy weird light leaks but I thought it looked pretty cool. The first two are the actual shots unedited and the last one was edited to pull out some information from the negative.

Calumet View Camera
FujiFilm Velvia

Model: Billie Cumberlidge

Monday, June 27, 2011

Up Close And Personal

In my Small Format Class we were given an assignment to photograph 36 strangers close up with in-between the focal lengths of 28mm to 35mm. We also had to gather their name, age, place of residence, and one interesting fact about them. There had to be 12 with ambient light, 12 outdoors with flash, and 12 indoors with flash. Here are my four favorites from each category.

Equipment used:
Canon 550D
Canon 17-135mm
Vivitar 285HV
Vivitar Softbox

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Portrait Recreation

Last semester we were given an assignment to recreate a portrait or style of a famous portrait photographer. I chose to channel the style of Richard Avedon's portrait of Tilda Swinton. My model was the lovely Lauren Miller.

Monday, June 20, 2011


This week in my Small Format class, we were challenged to make an image that showed bokeh. This was my final image.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


For my Intro to Digital class we were challenged to find all 26 letters of the alphabet in environmental letters and in typography. Then we had to make a layout on photoshop of all the letters. This was my final layout for the environmental letters.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Natural Lighting

In my product lighting class, we were given an assignment to light an object no smaller than a soda can and no bigger than a suitcase. The catch being that we could only use natural light. I chose the bottle of Axe Body Gel because of it's shape and textures. I used window light from my front door and an array of fill cards and flags to light the bottle.

Here is my final image.

Farming and Agriculture

In my Small Format class, weekly 3 was to shoot one Americana style image or an image that uses composition and light well that shows Farming or Agriculture. This was my image. 


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Shoot for fun.

This was lit by my computer screen on my desk.

Canon 550D
Canon 18-135mm (3.5-5.6)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Shape of The Road

For the second weekly in my small format class, we were given an assignment to take a photograph showing the shape of the road. I shot using an 18mm focal length to achieve some distortion in the road. This was my final image.

Canon EOS 550d
Canon 18-135mm (3.5-5.6)

Friday, May 27, 2011

It's all about the eyes.

In my Small Format Photography class, we were given an assignment to photograph a stranger and make the portrait all about their eyes. This was my submitted image.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Random Photo

I took this a while ago and really liked it, but I've never posted it anywhere. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rule of Thirds

In my intro to digital class we were given an assignment to make a layout with a theme or story that demonstrated the rule of thirds as well as negative space. We had 2 1/2 hours to come up with the idea, shoot, and throw it all on a canvas in photoshop. I wanted to do something that felt kind of like a comic book. I chose to have two other students, Eric Waters and Walker Anderson, fake a fight for my story.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Brewery

I recently went to see La Dispute, Defeater, Native, and Former Thieves at The Brewery in Raleigh, North Carolina. I managed to get up on a road case right beside the stage to shoot. Here are a few shots from the show.



La Dispute:

Thursday, May 19, 2011


My name is Andrew Cloer. I am a photo student at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina. I am planning on going into the commercial concentration in the fall. I will be regularly posting bits of my personal work as well as assignments that I am doing for my classes.