About Bill

Bill Fortney is a photographer, writer, pilot, and highly sought after presenter with over 45 years of experience. Bill has worked as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist, sports photographer, (once an official photographer for the Washington Redskins), medical photographer, and nature/landscape photographer.  He’s also published best-selling books including:  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 and 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 has been named a Fellow by the North American Nature Photographers Association.

Bill currently teaches for KelbyOne and appears at Photoshop World as a speaker/teacher. Bill teaches His Light Workshops, a Christian based workshop company and with Jack Graham Photography Workshops. You can learn more about Bill, his workshops and view his work at billfortney.com

Bill, and his wife Sherelene, live in Corbin, Kentucky, and have three grown children and 6 grandchildren.

Bill can be reached at BillFortney@earthlink.net

Bill’s system

Fujifilm camera bodies:
X-T1 (x2), X-E2, X-Pro2 and X100T

FUJINON prime lenses:
XF14mmF2.8 R, XF23mmF1.4 R, XF35mmF1.4 R, XF56mmF1.2 R, XF60mmF2.4 R Macro

FUJINON zoom lenses:
XF10-24mmF4 R OIS, XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR, XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR, XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

FUJIFILM MCEX-11/16 extension tubes and FUJIFILM XF1.4X TC WR and XF2X TC WR teleconverters

Carry Methods:
Guru Gear 18L, Think Tank Retrospective 5 and Retrospective 7, Think Tank Airport Security 2.0, Think Tank Speed Belt and pouches, Think Tank Airport Essentials, Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L AW, Domke Vest

Support:
TVC 33S – Series 3, Really Right Stuff B-55 LR, Kirk Lowpod with RRS B-55 LR, Kirk Focusing Rail FR-2

Filters:
Singh-Ray and Nikon polarizers, Singh Ray Graduated ND, Singh Ray 5,10,15 ND filters, Singh Ray Vari ND

Gallery of Bill’s images (click to view larger)