Bill is a Sedona based fine arts photographer specializing in creating richly detailed images of the American Southwest wilderness. He loves capturing the patterns and symmetries present in sandstone and sharing the results with others.
He is the creator/author of a website which has had over 1,000,000 visits from 207 countries. The website contains over 1,000 images of The Wave and surrounding region, as well as travel directions, maps, ephemeris data, and shooting tips. The website also contains depth of field tools, and articles on shooting at night and photographing hot air balloons.
Bill has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has backpacked in the northwest and Alaska. He is a graduate of both Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School and is comfortable hiking both on and off-trail and at night. This comfort level allows him to photograph subjects in difficult to reach places and at night.
Bill is largely self-taught in art and photography, but has had valuable training in composition from Joseph Lange, Mollie Isaacs, and Mary Lindhjem, and in Photoshop from Tom Till and Jon Fuller. Bill is a juried artist at the Sedona Arts Center. He has also exhibited at the Great Neck, Sedona, Prescott, and Cottonwood Libraries, and received First Place awards in the Sedona Arts Center 2015 and 2017 Juried Shows. In 2015 Bill and his wife Elaine had a “solo” exhibit at the Village of Oak Creek Library. Bill has been published in Shutterbug magazine and in SPAN, the journal of the Natural Arch and Bridge Society. Bill also has five images in Laurent Martres well known book “Photographing the Southwest Vol. 2 – Arizona (3rd Edition”, including one on the back cover.
Bill is a Fellow of The Casualty Actuarial Society and a Life Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. His background in computer science, mathematics, and statistics has served him well in dealing with the more technical aspects of photography.