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My interest in photography began long ago with family vacations and outings and the annual guy’s bonding adventure trips to God knows where. Someone had to photograph the misadventures and shenanigans, and I was glad to do it. I also realized we were in some beautiful places that I wanted to share with the world. Beginning with film point and shoot I worked my way through several increasingly complicated film and digital cameras until December of 2008 I bought my first digital SLR camera, a Canon D50. In July of 2014 I purchased a full frame Canon 6D. For a European vacation in 2017 I purchased a Fujifilm X-T20 mirrorless camera as a lightweight alternative to my Canon 6D.  It served the purpose beautifully. I use all three cameras depending on what I am photographing.

I am privileged to be a volunteer photographer for the city of Lenexa and photograph many of their events and shows. Some of my favorites are the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, Freedom Run, Community Days Parade (July 4) and Spinach Festival. I am also a Johnson County Extension Master Gardener EMG and photograph many of their activities like gardens, flowers, and wildlife (butterflies). All of this event stuff involves photographing people, flowers and moving objects in difficult lighting situations. It’s a real challenge with a lot of satisfaction. Most of those photos get turned into the respective organizations for their internal use and are not on this web site.

When I get the chance I attend workshops from photographers like Kansas Photographer and National Geographic’s Jim Richardson, also Don Wolfe, Blake Rudis, and at Yellowstone National Park. I am also a member of Kansas City photo club Digital Dimensions and Beyond.

Photo Bucket List in no particular order:

1. Fountains of Kansas City - ongoing project

2. Yosemite National Park

3. Monument Valley

4. Arches National Park

5. Canyonlands National Park

6. Alaska - Completed 2015

7. Africa

8. More Lighthouses and Waterfalls - ongoing

9. Maine

10. Publish a Kansas Photography Book

11. Paris and parts of Germany are added to the list since I took a wonderful and unexpected vacation there in summer of 2017.

Comments and suggestions are welcome. For questions about prints I can be reached at: betterbill44@gmail.com

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