It's probably a colossal cliche to call oneself a seeker of beauty. But I am one. I believe that people who take photography workshops in nature are on a similar hunt. I see my purpose at workshops to be a worthy hunting guide. Not only a guide to great locations but also a sharer of accumulated experience with camera & lens. Beyond what it takes to make sharp pictures with desired depth of field, ƒ stops & shutter speeds, though, I strive to awaken in participants a greater noticing. Noticing line, contrast, balance, form, space, the direction, quantity and above all, quality, of light.
Bill Ellzey picked up his first camera in 1965, at age 20, little knowing that photography would become his profession. Since then camera work has taken him around the world completing assignments and teaching photographers – professional and amateur alike – the art and techniques of the medium.
His work from India, China, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Alaska, Egypt, Ireland, Bhutan, Zambia, Chilean Patagonia, Tibet and the American West has been published broadly around the world.
He directed Western Photo Workshops in Telluride, Colorado for eleven years and continues to teach privately and for distinguished photo programs in North America and overseas.
Bill's images have appeared in magazines, books, calendars, newspapers, catalogs, annual reports, galleries and private collections. His stock photography is represented by National Geographic Image Collection. Bill lives and works from his self-built, strawbale home in Crestone, Colorado.
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