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Bill Chizek

               Bill is a self taught photographer originally from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, he's now located near Alexandria, Virginia and will eventual be full-time in El Paso, Texas. Because he shoots mostly stock photography, his photographic interests vary; however, he feels this frees him to shoot anything he likes! Currently, Bill is a stock photography contributor for various companies and his photos appear in numerous publications (visit Stock Photography in the menu). Prior to photography, Bill served in the US Navy Music Program and for 30 years was fortunate to serve his country doing something he loved while visiting much of the world. He earned his AA, BA, and MA on active duty and spent a few rewarding years as an adjunct US History professor after the Navy.

               Bill's interest in photography began shortly after joining the Navy but was short lived, film photography was just too expensive. During his Naval career he traveled throughout the US, Europe, and Asia but did little photography. Finally, in 2006 he became interested in digital photography and was hooked ever since. Since Bill had been a musician from the mid 1970's and was fortunate to play with incredible people (see Trombone USA), he believes there are similarities between music and photography. He says a photographer’s photos are like music and that, "a music lesson is much like photography lesson, you'll get the information you need but still have to practice to improve." Photography fills the part of his life that music once occupied, that's why he says he's a former musician, trying to use the creative part of his brain with a different instrument. When out shooting, it's normally with his wife and children; Bill says without his wife's support, "this little obsession would be just something else I'd like to be doing." She also took his photo at the top of this page. đź’–

               Bill's photos are available for purchase here with many options, just look for the "BUY" button to get started; watermarks will not appear on purchases. So that's Bill in a nutshell, on a photo journey with no clients, deadlines, or office; just a retired guy with a camera in the bag and the time to shoot! Feel free to contact Bill, comment on his photos, and please sign the guest book

- Published Photos -

- Everyday Objects book by Gurushots in December 2017 (page 99).

The Fifites

- The Road Trip Issue of National Geographic Traveller India,  in April 2017 (Cover Composite Photo).

- The Exposure Award: The Sky Collection book by SeeMe in July 2015 (page 63).

- Expositions -

- Digital showcase at the "Silhouettes and Shadows" exhibition at the Art Market Budapest in Budapest, Hungary from October 10-14, 2018.

- Digitally showcased at the 2018 "Creative Composition" exhibition at the Qlick Gallery, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from August 3-5, 2018.

- Digital exposition for the 2017 Thessaloniki International Art Fair at the Helexpo Exhibition & Congress Center in Thessaloniki, Greece on November 23-26, 2017.

- 2017 Digital “Black and White” Exhibition at Galeria6mas1 in Madrid, Spain on July 20, 2017. 


- Digital exposition for Minimalism at the 2017 MIA Photo Fair at The Mall in Porta Nuova in Milan, Italy from March 10-13, 2017.

- Digital exposition as part of a collection for the 2015 Exposure Awards at the Louvre in Paris, France on July 13, 2015.  Pretty darn cool, the Louvre...  8-)

- Camera & Lenses -

                                                                      - Canon EOS 6D Mark ii

                                                                      - Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

                                                                      - Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM                                 

                                                                      - Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

                                                                      - Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

                                                                      - Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

                                                                      - Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 (pancake)

See everything Bill uses at Kit.com

- Review of this site -

April 30, 2016 Review by ZINpea.com

- Interviews -

The Crazy Mind Website Interview #2 on August 21, 2016

The Crazy Mind Website Interview #1 on May 7, 2016

Legal Information

               All photographs appearing on this site are the property of Bill Chizek Photography. All Images copyright © 2011-2018 William Chizek and are the exclusive property of William J. Chizek and protected under United States and International Copyright laws. Images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated (in whole or in part) without the written permission of William J. Chizek. Use of any images from BillChizekPhotography.com as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration (digital, artist rendering or alike) is a violation of United States and International Copyright laws.

               IMAGES MAY NOT BE REDISPLAYED ON ANOTHER WEB SITE WITHOUT PERMISSION OF BILL CHIZEK PHOTOGRAPHY. Contact William J. Chizek at william.chizek@gmail.com if you wish to obtain a reproduction of an image or if you wish to obtain permission to redisplay an image on another web site.

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