The Magic of 2017

2017. We’re coming to the end and I get to indulge in one of my favorite parts of the year. A look back.  This year seemed to be a more celestial visual year than most.  There was the total eclipse – wow – and the “big moon” events.
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A Look Back

Kent State Portfolio Work from Bill Serne

Recently I have been going back through some of my older photo images, taken earlier in my career. In doing so, I came across this one.

I have fond memories of this particular image. I shot it as part of the portfolio I needed to submit to my professors, prior …

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Shooting a total eclipse in Clemson SC became ‘A Great Night in the Afternoon’

8.21.2017. Clemson, SC. The moon in front of the sun during the eclipse. At Clemson University, a solar eclipse viewed near the science building and the library.

This article originally ran in the Tampa Bay Times here.

I have been very fortunate to have a photojournalism career that has …

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Graduation Day

Every year I photograph several different graduations. No matter how many I shoot, I never know what to expect so I keep my eye out for unique situations.

This year, the graduation ceremony for Seminole Heights Charter School provided that moment at the Tampa Convention Center.

Brianna is the

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Morning Glory

St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. Women Pro start. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.For me, the 3:00 am rise is always way too early. But the sheer excitement, drama and human determination to finish the St. Anthony’s Triathlon, and visually tell that story with photos, is worth every moment of being there.

St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. Heading in from swim to bike transition area. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. AnthonyÕs Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.

From the morning sunrise and beach water scenes to the …

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Wedding Bliss

Photographing or videotaping a wedding is really like no other job. It’s incredibly
meaningful and personal. To be a part of such an important day is a responsibility
and a pleasure.
1.7.2017. Tampa, Fl. Wedding of Ginny Fultz and Jim West at the Westshore Yacht Club. and Jim Photo by Bill Serne
 
Here’s a peek at one of our recent weddings. Ginny and Jim got married at 
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Photographic Journey

 

2016 has been an interesting year for me. My photography career has taken me on a path of comfort to one where I am pushing the envelope to create better images.  As a sports photographer, I never imagined I would start down a new path creating interesting and compelling

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Food Photography at Sacred Pepper

I started my photography career as a black and white newspaper photographer with a passion for sports, hard hitting news and human event/feature photography. That was my photo world and I was very content to stay in it. As I grew and matured into my craft I realized there were

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Documenting the Birth of the Sacred Pepper

By now, most of you know about the opening of the Sacred Pepper, the fantastic restaurant that Candy DeBartolo and the DeBartolo family conceptualized and opened recently in Carrollwood. The restaurant has gotten really wonderful reviews and I will tell you that they are well deserved.

Tampa, Florida. 4/21/2016. Overall of the front of Sacred Pepper. Photo by Bill Serne

What you might

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Florida Weddings

Spring and summer weddings in Florida are no joke.  Grass never looks greener, all the flowering plans are in bloom and the smell of jasmine and gardenias is intoxicating. I’ve been shooting a lot of weddings recently and wow, does the natural beauty of Florida make for a fantastic setting.

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