Bill Fortney’s Photography Vlog

1 year, 3 months ago 5
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Well, last night I posted the third Vlog and I’m happy that some folks are watching them, to be honest, I enjoy doing them.  When I was taping lessons for KelbyOne, I went 6 straight classes without ever havaing to do a re-take!  One of my directors, Adam, on the first time out to shoot,  said, ” just pretend you’re teaching me and don’t see the camera!”,  it worked and I’ve never been nervous in front of a camera since.  I have to view them, after I tape them, and I don’t like watching myself very much, but the rest of the  process is actually kind of fun.


My dear brother Jim Haverstock had a suggestion and I’m going to try it!  He  had the idea that I might ask you to email me things you would like for me to address in a vlog, or a question you would like answered, I’ll collect some of them and do that for Vlog #4.  If it’s o.k for me to use your first name and initial, let me know!


I’m hopeful that theses insights are helpful, when you get to be my age, insights are among the few valuable things time has given you, and of course friends, like all of  you!




the pilgrim

5 Responses

  1. Cure for GAS (gear acquisition syndrome)??? 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Seriously, I was in Ace Photo in Ashburn, VA Friday night. A very well-stocked local camera store. They have what I call the Bill Fortney Room — an entire room with hundreds of camera bags. You would spend a week there, I think!

    Great videos, my friend. Keep up the good work.

  2. admin says:

    Sounds dangerous!

  3. John Gompf says:


    Why do you recommend the self timer to trip the shutter and not a cable release?

    • admin says:

      There is less chance of shaking the camera, if you forget the electronic release your still in business, and I just got into a habit of doing it that way!

  4. Dave Benson says:

    I know you are not a big fan of flash, but being a Nikon convert like yourself I was spoiled by the CLS… I currently have the EF-40 and have ordered the new 500 because I find the 40 just doesn’t have the pop… or will you or Jack cover any of this in Seattle in September???

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