Bill Fortney — His Light Ministries
Bill Fortney, a photography legend and Nikon Professional Services Technical Representative for over 10 years, has worked at NASA Space Shuttle launches, Air Races, Air Shows, The Masters Golf Tournament, PGA Championships, NASCAR races, The Kentucky Derby, and the Breeder’s Cup. He’s worked with NFL teams, college sports programs, universities, colleges, major newspapers, and magazines, law enforcement, and many pros that use Nikon equipment. You name it, he’s been there and done that. And foremost, he teaches photography for his brainchild, His Light Ministries, on His Light Workshops photography adventures, and has produced many excellent ebooks on photography.
I feel so blessed that Bill was one of my first big time photography teachers. I have learned so much from him — serious composition, the expert use of my tripod, and especially how to slow down and see beautiful images before you shoot. I had the incredible experience to go on a His Light Workshop in Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Antelope Canyon. The Grand Circle — Red Rock Adventure, November, 2012, was a highlight of my life. And then, I was also privileged to attend the His Light Workshop at Glacier National Park, Montana, USA, in September, 2013, along side one of Bill’s friends, beloved author, pastor, and accomplished photographer, Dr. Charles Stanley. Once you know Bill Fortney, you have a friend who will always support and encourage you. In retrospect, these photography adventures were the beginning of a new and exciting outreach ministry for Quiet Time Ministries — myPhotoWalk — the photography of God’s great creation as a devotional and evangelical vehicle.
One of the things that I love most about shooting out in the field with Bill is that his enthusiasm is truly contagious. Everyone on the shoot, whether avid amateur or skilled professional, receives a gigantic jolt of inspiration, confidence, and encouragement. His passion for photography is incomparable. And there is no mistaking the source of it all — he loves God and trusts in the Lord for everything. He has a strong faith in Christ and it shines in everything he does.
I love reading his blog – Photography & Faith – and I learn something profound in everything he writes. So for any of you budding devotional photographers who want to learn as well as be encouraged in life and photography, read Bill Fortney’s blog, buy his ebooks, and attend on one of the excellent His Light Workshops adventures. Your life and photography will never be the same.
The Grand Circle is a beautiful, expansive region located in the Southwestern United States. Encompassing portions of five states — Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada — the Grand Circle contains America’s largest concentration of national parks and monuments, linked together by nationally designated Scenic Byways. Some of America’s most extraordinary scenery can be found within the Grand Circle — Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Arches National Park, Monument Valley, Utah, and Antelope Canyon, Arizona.
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Psalm 19:1 NKJV — A Psalm of David — The heavens declare the glory of God.
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