Bill Curtis Photography


Photography has been my hobby since the mid 1960's. H. Reuben Reynolds, a wonderful photographer, and art professor at Utah State University became a personal friend and was my mentor in my early photography. I began shooting 4x5 color transparency film. I was a student in Theatre at USU and H. Reuben was a professor who always photographed our theatre productions using a 4x5 graphic camera with full 1- second exposures. I was interested in his process and he and his wife invited me to their home where I learned the old Eastman 5- chemical color printing process in his home darkroom. The first print took approximately 4 hours to produce. His ideas about composition influenced my later video photography also. These are some of the images that I've shot over the years.  Unfortunately when I was working full-time in video and traveling frequently to southeast Alaska, I never had much time to do many still photos. Since the emergence of digital photography, the cost of film and developing, have been eliminated.  When shooting 4x5 film each sheet of film cost $2.00 and processing of each sheet was $5.00, You have to be very selective and in no hurry. The Logan River shot  was a 4x5 transparency taken in the 1970's. The others photos, are in both digital format and scanned 35mm film. The only manipulation done to the digital photographs is adding contrast since the digital images tend to be flat. (Bill Curtis)




PHOTO PRINTS  

Are Available
 
Sizes- 8x12, 12x18, 16x24 Large Prints- High Resolution & Detail                         

Framed & Matted Prints available locally (Southern Alabama)                         


Call for Pricing (785)766-3351 (Bill Curtis)


Crisp Point Lighthouse- Lake Superior

Temple Forks- Utah


This print was shot on 4x5 Sheet transparency film with a Speedgraphic Camera in 1969 with a full second of exposure. It necessitated carrying the large camera and a tripod heavy enough for the weight of the camera. Probably hiked a quarter of a mile trail to the spring where the river starts.. I was young once. This is the upper Temple Fork of the Logan River in northern Utah.



One of a Thousand- MN


Copper Harbor Light- Keweenah Peninsula- U.P. Michigan


Eagle Light- Lake Superior Keweenaw Peninsula


Eagle Harbor-Light- Keweenaw Peninsula - U.P. Michigan

 

Sunrise on Chattahoochee River, Florida


Wagner Falls- U.P. Michigan


Babbling Brook - South Carolina


Watkins Mill Lake- Missouri (sunrise)


Lake of the Clouds- Porcupine Mountains U.P. Michigan (July-October)


Twin Lakes- U.P. Michigan

Leelanau State Forest  -  Michigan


Sunrise on Lake Erie - Ohio


Memorial Day


Salle Church- Norfolk- (12th Century)


Norwich Cathedral- Norfolk-UK


Working Boats


Posiedon

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