About - Bill Weckel

About Bill

Bill's formal introduction to photography came while serving as a naval intelligence specialist where he worked with classified hand-held, aerial, and space-based reconnaissance imagery. After receiving a degree in computer science and beginning a career in information technology he returned to university to study fine art. There, he discovered the potential of merging his technical knowledge of photography with artistic theories and methods.

The Internet emerged early in Bill's career and revolutionized the way people interact with information, technology, design, and imagery. His background and education inevitably drew him to a career in website development where each of his skills could be integrated and applied.

Bill developed his technical and creative skills in the marketing industry, working with a wide range of brands and industries and ultimately starting his own marketing and creative agency. In addition to the agency, Bill and his partners launched a stock photography service which offers the industry's most extensive coverage of locations along the Gulf of Mexico.

As a commercial photographer, Bill's work includes lifestyle, travel, concert, product, aerial, and fashion photography. His photographs have been published in magazines in North America and Europe and have been used in national branding and advertising campaigns.

Bill's personal work centers on the natural world and he gravitates toward the types of photography requiring either a high level of technical skill or a high level of timing: Creating images based on complex camera and lighting techniques or capturing fleeting moments with images that cannot be easily or consistently recreated.

Beyond photography, Bill is an accomplished military scale modeler. He's won numerous juried awards including the IPMS USA National Convention, a Judge's Best of Show, and many Bests in Category, First Places, and gold medals. His scale models are found in private collections as far away as Japan. Bill holds a general class amateur radio operator's license, plays the electric guitar, and is a skilled long-range marksman shooting CMP vintage military sniper rifles.

Bill is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

Bill lives in Fort Walton Beach, Florida with his fiancé Jessica, Wirehair dachshunds Ham and Sprocket, and African grey parrot Pork.

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