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 as I began shooting 4x5 color transparency film. I was actually a student in Theatre at USU and H. Reuben was a professor emeritus but he always photographed our theatre productions using a 4x5 graphic camera with 1- second exposures. I was interested in his process and he and his wife invited me to their home where I even learned the old Eastman 5- chemical color printing process in his home darkroom. 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 photographs. Since the emergence of digital photography, there's no worry about buying and processing film. There also is a tendency to be less selective in shooting. When shooting 4x5 film with each sheet of film costing $2.00 and processing of each sheet $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, more recent are both digital 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)


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

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