Photography by William J Walther Tucson, AZ

Photography by William J Walther Tucson, AZ

Photography by William J Walther Tucson, AZPhotography by William J Walther Tucson, AZPhotography by William J Walther Tucson, AZ

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs"   -Ansel Adams

About

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I've been taking photographs for a long as I can remember. When I was younger I spent a good deal of time in darkrooms working with 35mm film. Today I shoot digital images with my DSLR cameras, iPhone, and Drone.  I currently live in Tucson, Arizona where I enjoy making pictures and teaching others to do the same.


“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”  — Elliott Erwitt

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A good photograph captures a fleeting moment in time; one that never has nor will ever occur exactly the same way.  It requires no explanation or justification; it stands on its own and allows the viewer to embrace it in his or her own way.


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"LIFE is like a camera; 

FOCUS on what's important; CAPTURE the good times; DEVELOP from the negatives if things don't work out; TAKE another shot".                                                                                                    - Unknown

Photography Classes

My colleagues and I offer a variety of photography classes including: iPhoneography, DSLR Photography, Location Shoots, Night Sky, Photoshop, Lightroom and more.  Private, small group,  and customized classes are available.

01/18/2020

The "Nature" of iPhoneography

9AM - 12PM

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Event Details

01/18/2020

The "Nature" of iPhoneography

The “Nature” of iPhoneography

Saturday, October 5 | 9am-12pm | Ed. Ctr. #2

They say the best camera is the one that is always with you and these days that is likely to be your phone and iPhone photography — iPhoneography — is fast growing in popularity with both amateurs and professionals. This spring, local iPhoneographers Peggy Steffens, Ron Shannon and Bill Walther introduce participants to the art of nature photography using an iPhone or iPad. Using basic photography skills with the iPhone’s built-in camera, and exploring the reach of its editing app, the focus is on capturing elements of the natural world - plants, flowers, insects and birds. Designed for anyone who wants to improve their photography skills while learning to maximize the powers of their iPhone camera and editing tools, students will discover pre- and post-editing techniques and additional apps to expand creativity. Participants must have an Apple iPhone 5 or newer running the current IOS.Shannon and Bill Walther show you that, yes, this IS something you can do with your iPhone camera without the assistance of Photoshop! You can even learn to remove the unwanted from that otherwise great shot, maximizing the photographic potential of your Apple device and putting the fun into creating artistic photographic images.  

Registration Info. https://tucsonbotanical.org/class/the-nature-of-iphone-photography-9am-to-12pm/

9AM - 12PM

Tucson Botanical Gardens

02/01/2020 03/07/2020

iPhone Photo Editing

9AM - 12PM

Tohono Chul Park

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02/01/2020 03/07/2020

iPhone Photo Editing

Have you ever tried to photograph flowers, wildlife, people or pets outdoors only to find your photos were rather “blah?” Well, Peggy Steffens, William Walther and Ron Shannon are here to teach you how to make your nature photography stand out from all the rest. Participants must have an Apple iPhone 6S or newer running the current IOS and are asked to download the free Snapseed application from the App Store before class. 

Registration Info. https://tohonochul.org/event/iphone-editing/

9AM - 12PM

Tohono Chul Park

04/11/2020

iPhone Photos to Digital Works of Art

9AM - 12PM

Tohono Chul Park

Event Details

04/11/2020

iPhone Photos to Digital Works of Art

“iPhoneographers” Peggy Steffens, William Walther and Ron Shannon are here to unleash your inner Michelangelo and help you create beautiful and unique works of art with your iPhone, turning photos into digital paintings, sketches and other stylized works of art. Designed for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level using only their iPhone. This class is for any level of “iPhoneographer.” Participants must have an Apple iPhone 6S or newer running the current IOS. 

9AM - 12PM

Tohono Chul Park