Welcome…I started out as an artist at a very young age, became a pilot, and ended up where I am now: nature photographer and educator. Being a pilot allowed me to observe the Earth and humanity’s impact on it from 30,000 feet for many years. It allowed me to experience different cultures and to see the world through many lenses. From as far back as I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed and valued the arts. I’ve worked pencil, ink, pastel, paint, clay, and wood. However, for well over two decades now, I’ve devoted myself to the art of nature photography in an effort to inspire my fellow citizens (from around the world) to think, protect, and enhance biodiversity (our life-support system), and in-turn humanity’s long-term health. This website and the income it generates is an extension of that work…I hope you enjoy the images. Thank you for your time :-)
Copyright Notice: Images Copyright © by William C. Gladish, All Rights Reserved. Any copying, down loading, reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any kind, in whole or in part, without written permission is strictly prohibited.
Personal Interests: Learning and appreciating the complex world around me and interacting with fellow citizens from around the world.
Artistic Interests: Nature Photography…Bill’s images have won numerous awards and have been published by many organizations.
Camera Equipment: I’ve been getting numerous questions concerning my equipment/technique. So here’s the main elements: I use Canon DSLR cameras and a number of Canon lenses (the 500mm and 300mm mostly), tripod whenever possible, and sometimes a blind. All camera buttons and focusing are programmed and set for action with the available light from the start. However, I’m constantly switching buttons on my camera (based on the changing light) to optimize the depth-of-field and still obtain a sharp image with the shutter speed. As a pilot, I’m accustomed to flipping switches and sometime very fast. As for the shutter speed, f-stop, and lens for each image, sorry, I don’t keep track of that information for display to the public. I’m of the opinion that such data, without other details, for example, the distance the subject was from the lens, degree of subject movement, stability equipment used, etc., can cause frustration for inexperienced photographers.
I’ve studied and enjoyed the natural world since I was a child, which allows me to find and predict animal behavior well and the 500mm lens and 1.6 magnification of my camera keeps me far enough away so as not to disturb the subject. Then there’s the joy of relaxing and waiting for all the elements to come together at the same moment in space and time: photographer, camera, light, background, wildlife, and undisturbed behavior :-)