Aerial Views

Aerial Images of Florida

Photography has taken me all kinds of places, most recently up in a helicopter over Florida for a project I did for Visit Florida.  We were taking aerial shots of various scenic highways throughout the state.  These images are from that shoot as well as some other aerial shots

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15 Favorites of 2015

 

1937 Cadillac Touring Sedan Hood Ornament - Photo by Bill Serne Photography

The year 2015 was an interesting one for me photographically. I saw challenges I had never seen before, and because of that, was able to learn even more about the craft I love.  I continue to see my work progress in a different way.  In my mind I know …

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Ready for the Rush – the Holidaze are Coming

It is interesting to write about the holidays now, as it’s only September, but we all know how quickly time moves – especially when the holidays get closer. There’s much to be done between now and January. Halloween costumes to choose, holiday décor to pull out of storage, events to …

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Capturing Steinhatchee for VisitFlorida

There are two things I particularly love about photography, maybe about life: people and nature. Some photographers might say it’s watching that perfectly captured image unfold or capturing a moment in time – and those are fantastic, no doubt about it. But what has always made photography special to me …

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Mentors and Inspiration

Mentors are funny things. You never know who will become when and at what moment in life. For me, there have been some obvious ones. From Charlie Brill, my first college professor at Kent State, to all the exceptional photographers and editors I have been fortunate enough to work with …

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Finding Peace

Lilly

Sometimes I find it is nice to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. When I need it, I am fortunate to be able to withdraw into another dimension where outside issues don’t and can’t penetrate.

I’ve talked about it before, but being in nature gives …

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From Photography to Video

I’ve talked before about how important it is for photographers to be flexible. Flexible in planning, flexible in shooting, and flexible too in business. In recent years I’ve expanded my offerings from still photography to the addition of videography. It’s a complimentary skill set and something my clients want and …

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Getting My Start – A Look Back in Tampa’s Musical History

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There are some moments in life that you don’t realize are significant until you look back. In 1972 when I moved to Tampa I started shooting concerts. Not just any concerts, but some of the greats…Zeppelin, Ray Charles, Santana and many more. 70s music was unique and part of a …

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Behind the Cloak of Invisibility

Dade City Wild Things

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams

 Photography is my passion and has been since I was …

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Capturing Events Through a Lens

Groundbreaking

Event photography is often my favorite kind of photo documentation. One never knows what will happen in front of a camera lens nor what the photo subjects will do during the event. As a former sometimes sports photographer, events remind me of those days. I enjoy working the events watching …

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