Exploring the world of photography after having "graduated" from a series of point-and-shoot digital cameras to a Canon Digital Rebel SLR, to a Canon EOS 7D in 2010, a Canon 5D Mark III in 2012 and most recently a Canon 5D Mark IV in 2018, has allowed me to express my creativity. My passion for photography was kick-started with a very informative Digital Photography Essentials course in the Stanford University Continuing Studies program and I have since taken several other photography classes at Stanford. I have taken numerous courses at Creative Live in San Francisco, and have sought to continuously improve both my photography and post-processing skills. What a fun and educational journey it has been!

However, I am essentially "self taught", and have learned so much through the great contacts I've made in flickr-land. Perusing flickr has been educational and inspiring. There are so many talented, creative and supportive people in this on-line community and I'm constantly learning, not only about photography, but about the vast world around us with its infinite photo ops !

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    Kate M Payne says:

    "I love it when Jill uploads a new photo from an adventure across the world, her daily walks or from her kitchen. Jill is respectful when commenting on others images and can give constructive feedback that is not only welcome but a teaching moment I value. I appreciate her willingness to share her view of the world she lives in and truly believe she is a talented photographer that is also very modest and kind."

    June 30th, 2016

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    Photography by Claudia Fanelli says:

    "Jill is a wonderful flickr friend who demonstrates how we should all behave on flickr and with our contacts. She is kind and generous with her comments, insights and compliments. In addition to that, she has an awesome variety of photos of so many places and scenes and things, you could get lost in her photostream. She captures shots I never think of which is the sign of a creative mind. I love her Most Interesting photos- be sure to take a look- truly fabulous stuff!"

    November 15th, 2010

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    floralgal says:

    "I have known Jill for quite some time now. She has always been a great photographer, but seems to be growing in leaps and bounds each day. It is quite evident that photography is Jill's passion... there is a huge difference been a hobby and a passion, and it shows in her work. From still lifes to landscapes to nature.... she moves with ease between each of her subjects and they all represent her keen eye for composition and style. Not only is Jill known for her beautiful work, but she is truly one of my most valuable contacts.... She doesn't desert you if you post an image that may not be exactly to her liking, but instead sees the beauty in what the eye of the beholder sees and always finds something nice to say about another's viewpoint. The best about her is her friendship and sense of humor. Jill is a wonderful artist and I am so glad to know her."

    March 23rd, 2010

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    Jeff Clow says:

    "I've had the pleasure to get to know Jill through the magic of Flickr this last 18 months or so.....and I think you will agree with one look through her photostream what a talented photographer she is when she is behind her lens.

    What you might not know is that she is also one classy lady - a lady who takes the time to comment repeatedly on others photos and to let them know what she likes about their images. A comment from her is always such a pleasant occurrence and it is people like Jill that make Flickr such a wonderful community of photographers.

    I am pleased to now call Jill a friend."

    January 11th, 2010

Jill Clardy
January 2008
Las Vegas, NV
I am:
Female and Taken
Retired Director of Sales Operations, Encore Career in Photography
My Randomly Updated Blog: Jill's Thoughts