Featured Photographer: Bill Henderson

In our Featured Photographer series, we highlight the work of our former and current students!

Your Name: Bill Henderson

Type of Camera:  Nikon D500

What do you love to photograph the most?  I love to find those moments or scenes that evoke feeling of joy, humor, love or just inspiration.  I am opportunistic, looking for what is available – Wildlife, Landscapes, Nightscapes, People, Architecture, Flowers or whatever.

What is one thing you have learned that has improved your photography? That I need to continually be learning, from classes, from colleagues, from Adobe or YouTube tutorials.  Certainly it also helps to look at photographs by great photographers, in books and online.

Advice you’d give to others wanting to grow in their photography skills:  

  1. Don’t be discouraged by the obvious greatness of other photographers!
  2. Know that in time your skills will grow.  Practice, practice, practice – or shoot, shoot, shoot.
  3. Seek to know your camera – all its settings, all its potential.  YouTube probably has multiple videos just on your camera and its particular use in many settings.
  4. Come to understand LIGHT!  And how aperture, shutter speed, ISO and Flash affects your photography.
  5. Find, learn, and use good editing software like Photoshop and Lightroom.  Look to learn from colleagues, classes local and online.  Again, Adobe and YouTube have many tutorials on these and other editing programs.
  6. Travel with teachers and colleagues to new venues that excite and challenge your interest and skills.
  7. Focus on enjoying your photograph in such a way that you are motivated to continue learning and growing.

Kevin's book "30 Practical Tips for Better Photographs" is available in print and on Kindle devices!

One thought on “Featured Photographer: Bill Henderson”

  1. Really good insights from an accomplished photographer and a wonderful hums being. Thanks for the encouragement to keep on keeping on!

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