About Me

Hi! My name is William. I consider myself a semi-professional photographer. I will shoot just about anything I find interesting: sunsets, sunrises, landscapes, city/urban scenes, wildlife, macrophotography, astrophotography, and light painting. Those subjects are fun and interesting, but…

I started shooting with people in October 2017. Regular folks, housewives, mothers, amateur models, semi-professional models, and professional models. 

I shoot a variety of genres, including fashion (casual wear, business wear, formal wear), glamour, cosplay, lingerie/boudoir, maternity, implied nude, artistic nude.

The model style shoots, especially fashion, glamour, lingerie/boudoir, implied nude and artistic nude shoots, are my favorite shoots to do. I have so much fun doing them and they are so rewarding. I love making people feel good about themselves. 

I also shoot individual and couples portraits, engagement portraits, senior/graduation portraits, headshots, fitness/athlete portraits, family portraits, holiday cards.

I shoot mostly in southern Nevada, but will venture into northwestern Arizona, southwestern Utah, southern California, and northern Nevada for shoots. I also shoot when I travel, although I don’t travel as much as I’d like currently.

Equipment

Cameras

  • Nikon D3300 (DSLR)
  • Olympus C7070 (digital prosumer)
  • Konica AUTOREFLEX TC (SLR)
  • Argus C3 Match-Matic (35mm)
  • Fujifilm FinePix Point & Shoot Digital Camera
  • iPhone 6 Plus (used for behind the scenes photos and videos when I have an assistant)
  • Sony Webbie HD (used for behind the scenes video)

I’m hoping to get my hands on the vintage Brownie camera my mom has. My dad offered me some Super 8 video equipment and family movies they’ve had for some 50 years. I think I’ll take him up on that.

Lenses

  • AF-S NIKKOR 18mm-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED VR
  • AF-S NIKKOR 18mm-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII VR
  • MF NIKKOR 50mm 1:1.8 D
  • AF-S NIKKOR 50mm 1:1.8
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1:1.8
  • 500mm/1000mm Telephoto
  • Konica 50mm kit lens
  • Quantaray 75mm-200mm Zoom/Macro

I’m in the market for good condition, operational Argus C3 lenses and filters. I’m also planning to get an Instax or Polaroid camera. I’d like to get the Prynt Pocket Instant Printer for iPhone too.

Other Equipment

  • Vanguard Alta CA 234AT Tripod
  • Pistol Grip Ball Tripod Head
  • Proaim Z-Flex Foldable Pan & Tilt Tripod/Desktop Head
  • Pixel remote shutter release and intervalometer
  • Sevenoak Motorized Ball Head (for smooth panorama photos & video up to 360°)
  • Various lens filters
  • Portable studio lighting (umbrellas and softboxes)
  • Portable backdrop rigging and several backdrops
  • Bubble machine
  • Fog machine

I hope to buy additional backdrops and other photographic accessories, including equipment to develop my own black and white film (most stores that develop film no longer develop black and white). I also hope to buy a couple more tripods, one of which is an ultralight tripod to take hiking, instead of the heavy Vanguard tripod I currently use.

That’s where my Patreon page comes in. I’m hoping that Patreon subscriptions will earn me the money I need to buy the equipment I want as well as camping equipment, pay for travel expenses, pay rents on locations, pay model fees, purchase photography insurance, and more. 

About PhotosByWLG

PhotosByWLG is my photography website. This where I can show off my photography portfolio. Some content may not be available to the public. It’s possible that my Patreon only content will become public content, either here or on some other internet space, but not always. If you want to see the content I create that’s not publicly available, you’ll have to become a Patron on Patreon to see it.

I do also post free (public) content all the time, like the various portfolio samples I’ve posted and will post in the future.

There is an Event Schedule at the bottom of every page that displays all of my photo shoots and other events. These are usually landscape, city/urban scenes, astrophotography, wildlife, or macrophotography shoots. I am always up for company, models and/or photographers, at these events. Be aware that there could be strenuous hiking involved, late nights, and/or inclement weather, and there could be an entrance fee depending upon the location. Be sure to check back frequently to see where and what I’ll be shooting next.

Models can book a private photo shoot with me using the photo shoot appointment booking system. I do paid and TFP shoots. However, between 8 AM and 6 PM on weekdays, I only book paid shoots. The reason for this is that I have to take time off from my day job; so if you want to book a TFP shoot, please book it for weekday evenings or weekends.

All photo shoot bookings require a 50% non-refundable deposit paid at least 48 hours in advance of the photo shoot. An invoice is upon booking. Failure to pay the deposit at least 48 hours in advance will result in cancellation of the photo shoot. I realize that life happens and you may need to cancel a photo shoot. If cancellations are made at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled photo shoot time and date, your deposit can be transferred to a future photo shoot.

If you’re a Patreon Patron, be sure to check the credits page to find your name!

I now have an online shop at Smugmug where you can buy paper prints, wall art (canvas, metal, acrylic metal, and wood), a variety of keepsakes, including mugs, key chains, and more, downloadable digital prints, and phone cases (Android and iPhone).

Future Plans

In addition to adding new portfolio projects, I plan on writing some How To articles, explaining how I set up for a shoot, post-production tips, and more. I will also start a series of short articles I call Quick Tips… each short article will provide one quick tip I’ve discovered and use to make things easier for me on shoots or during post-processing.

I’m also looking into opening another online shop, where I can offer other products not supported by Smugmug.