Photography Field

Kelby Training Course: "Photographing the Making of an Athlete" by SARA TANNER

Bill’s latest course, “Photographing the Making of an Athlete”, is now live on In the course, Bill heads to the legendary Kona Skatepark to photograph one of the best young skateboarder in the country, Cason Kirk. For more than five years, Bill has documented Cason’s progress in the sport.

The course covers how to keep a fresh look on long-term documentary projects, using new techniques and equipment to perfect your vision.

Check out the official trailer now and sign up today at

Nikon Solutions Expo by Bill Frakes

This week, Laura and I are traveling to Germany for Nikon Deutschland's Nikon Solutions Expo. The Expo, April 27-28, brings together professional photographers, hobby photographers, and photo enthusiasts to showcase some of the latest technology and hold educational workshops and seminars.
Nearly all of my ancestors came to the USA from Germany, and it's always a treat to be back "home." My great great great great grandfather Wilhem came to the States on a boat by himself when he was five years old, with a small suitcase and a note pinned to his chest.  His parents sent him during the European potato famine as they could not take care of him.  This is a guy I would like to have met.  Talk about tough.

We're honored to be a part of such an inspiring group of presenters including Joe McNally, Serge Romanov, Jens Brüggemann, Mayk Azzato, Robin Preston, Florian Schulz, Ralph Man, Sebastian Wiegärtner, and Maike Jarsetz.

We will be presenting three times a day at 10:45, 12:45 and 17:15 on D-SLR Video, Sports Photography and the Simple Love of Photography -- if I am not on the stage you'll be able to find me trying to absorb some of the wealth of information being offered.
Wir würden uns freuen Sie dort zu sehen.

Ram! Jam! 'Bama! SI Cover by SARA TANNER

Football season is well underway, and Bill has been spending the weekends covering the action around the country. This past weekend brought him back to Florida for the UF v. Alabama game in the Swamp. Bill photographed Alabama's Josh Chapman for the cover of  Sports Illustrated (the October 10 issue).

Bassano Fotografia 2011 - Convention on Photography by SARA TANNER


Bill will be at Bassano Fotografia September 24 and 25 at Palazzo Agostinelli speaking at seminars and workshops with the Manfrotto School of Xcellence. Join the spirit of creativity the series of events will bring and embrace your imagination. Learn more about Bassano Fotografia and view the schedule here. Sign up for the events on PhotoTravel.