The science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, this is the definition of photography by Wikipedia. But to William Schoellkopf and many others it is much more than that.
Photography is a passion that grows more and more as you get more involved. For William Schoellkopf it is an art, with the film being the canvas and the lighting, flash and exposure being the instrument.
Photography in its truest sense is the ability to capture immortality, to take a moment, a feeling and freeze it in time to preserve it for others to enjoy.
Some photos evoke pain and sorrow, while some bring happiness and joy, but no matter what they evoke an emotion in us all, and this is what makes photography so special.
Whether it be two lovers walking through the streets or a robin sitting on a tree branch, peace and tranquility can be achieved by having the patience to wait for the perfect shot.
Some photography is based on nature, a favorite of William Schoellkopf, while other photographers concentrate on the human subject, whatever form of the art you practice (and no matter your talent level) enjoy the purity it provides.
Some will argue the merits of film over digital, William Schoellkopf says, “Do what you enjoy, do what makes you happy…live in the moment!”