Category Archives: Event photography

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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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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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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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

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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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