Bill will take us through the fundamentals of landscape composition from the viewpoint of a classical artist.

Bill, began his life-long love of photography when he joined the photography club at his high school. A guest speaker gave a talk to the class one evening on landscape photography and Bill was hooked. Bill studied with a student of Ansel Adams and Adam’s work has influenced Bill’s photography ever since. He was also influenced by the nature photography of Galen Rowell. Bill went on to have a career in product development and operations management. Now retired and living in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Bill spends much of his time on photography–capturing images, post-processing, and writing. For six years he taught landscape photography workshops. He is also on the board of directors of two local camera clubs and is a photography judge for S4C. Bill licenses his landscape images world-wide and has had his photographs in several publications and books, including Popular Photography magazine.

Bill is not a landscape photo journalist, intent on capturing reality, but considers himself a landscape photography artist. His goal in landscape photography is to take the very best shot in the field and then to present that image to a viewer with the most impact possible.

Bill currently shoots with a Nikon D800, D800E, D3s and uses Photoshop CC 2015, Photomatix Pro and NIK for his image post-processing.

You can see some of Bill’s work here: