Bill Fortney is a photographer, writer, pilot, and highly sought after presenter with over 47 years of experience in-the-field. Bill has done professional work as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist, sports photographer, (once an official photographer for the Washington Redskins), medical photographer, and nature/landscape photographer. Bill’s best selling books include; The Nature of America (with David Middleton), American Vision (with David Middleton, John Shaw and Wayne Lynch), America From 500 Feet (with Wesley Fortney), Bill Fortney’s Great Photography Workshop. America From 500 Feet II (with Mark Kettenhofen). Bill’s books have sold well over 150,000 copies, placing him on the list of best selling photographer/authors in America. Bill is also the author of 11 eBooks on photography.
Bill has been named a Fellow by the North American Nature Photographers Association. When working as a Nikon NPS Rep for the Southern U.S. he was blessed to work at Shuttle launches, Air Races, Air Shows, The Masters, PGA Championships, NASCAR races, The Kentucky Derby and the Breeder’s Cup. He has worked with NFL teams, college sports programs, universities, colleges, major newspapers, and magazines, law enforcement.
Bill has classes on KelbyOne. Bill teaches His Light Workshops, a Christian based workshop company and with Jack Graham Photography Workshops. Bill has been named as a X-Photographer by Fujifilm and uses the Fuji X-Series System exclusively. You can learn more about Bill, his workshops and view his work at: www.billfortney.com Bill also has a Youtube Channel under Bill Fortney Photography.
Bill, and his wife Sherelene, live in Corbin, Kentucky, and have three grown children and 6 grandchildren.