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I have been a photographer since I was a child of about 10, when my father gave me a Baby Brownie camera. I used the whole first roll to shoot several black and white cows. He told me they were the best photos of cows he had ever seen, and that's when my love of photography began.

Several years in the US Navy sent me to distant places which I photographed on Extachrome film. Slide photography was my passion for fifty years, over which time I amassed over 10,000 slides.

Fortunately my career as an engineer enabled me to continue my travels around the world, photographing exotic and not-so exotic locales – Paris, Amsterdam, Hawaii, the US Southwest, New York, etc. Upon retirement I took the New York Institute of Photography course which I highly recommend to any aspiring photographer.

A stock agency represented me for a while but that was a disappointing experience. The agency was more interested in filling some niches in its catalog than on marketing my work. On my own, however, I had some success with book covers and some magazine full page spreads using my slides.

My recent transition to digital photography has been interesting, and I am now attempting to sell my work via the internet.

I now use a Microtek Scanmaker i900 scanner to bring my slides into the new world and a Cannon EOS 7D, so I am shooting in digital and digitizing some of my many slides. I love what I can get from both the scanner and the 7D.

Bill Hammer

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Bills Favorites

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Updated: Jun 04, 2014 10:47am PST

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Southern Utah

These photos were taken in southern Utah and Page Arizona.

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 11:41am PST


Images of Peru; Lima, Cuzco and the treasures of the Urambamba Valley.

Updated: May 28, 2014 7:18am PST

Hudson Valley

Images of West Point and the Vanderbilt Estate, both along the Hudson ...

Updated: Nov 14, 2005 12:34pm PST

Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia

Photos of the timeless village of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Updated: Nov 15, 2004 4:07pm PST

Grounds for Sculpture

These are photos of original artwork taken at the Grounds for Sculptur ...

Updated: Nov 08, 2007 11:33am PST

NY Wax Museum

Updated: May 05, 2005 7:34am PST

Miscellaneous Flowers

Updated: Oct 14, 2009 7:44am PST

Water flowers at the New York Botanical Garden

Updated: Oct 14, 2009 7:21am PST

Jan 18 2004 visit

A brief but fun visit with Brian, Tracy, Ben and Charlie.

Updated: Jan 20, 2004 4:36pm PST

Fishing Trip 2003

A fathers day gift from the boys.

Updated: Oct 31, 2006 8:23am PST

Winter 2000 with Gary, Lisa & Max

Updated: May 18, 2005 6:51am PST

Charlies first birthday

Updated: May 16, 2005 9:54am PST

Christmas 2000 at Brians

Updated: Jan 21, 2004 8:57am PST

Christmas 2003 at Bills

Updated: May 16, 2005 9:07am PST

Robins Bat Mitzvah

A young womans coming of age party

Updated: May 16, 2005 12:16pm PST

Christmas 2001 at the Antipas house

Updated: Jan 21, 2004 8:00am PST

Bills Favorites

A selection of favorite photos taken over many years

Updated: Jun 04, 2014 10:47am PST

Dads 70th Birthday Party

Updated: Jan 01, 2007 11:03am PST

Costa Rica - Its flora, fauna, people and places

A trip to Costa Rica's Sarapiqui, Chachagua, Arenal, Guanacaste and Ta ...

Updated: May 30, 2014 7:09am PST


The Southwest of Ireland; Adare, Westport, Achill Is., and more.

Updated: Nov 23, 2009 11:28am PST


A trip to Israel: Golan Heights, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and mo ...

Updated: Nov 23, 2009 11:41am PST


A trip to Copper Canyon.

Updated: Nov 23, 2009 11:33am PST

China - Beijing, Yangtze River, Tibet and more

China - touring Beijing, Xian, Yangze river, Lhasa Tibet, Chengdu and ...

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 9:58am PST

Sandy's China photos

Updated: Nov 25, 2009 7:48pm PST

Hillary's Seussical, the Musical

Updated: May 30, 2010 11:17am PST

Sandy's 70th Birthday Party

Updated: Jun 09, 2010 5:55pm PST


Exploring Turkey for 17 days with a group of photo enthusiasts.

Updated: Dec 09, 2011 11:56am PST

Christmas 2010

Christmas shared with children and grandchildren

Updated: Jan 02, 2011 2:40pm PST


Thailand - its temples, people, and places

Updated: Dec 20, 2011 6:07pm PST

Crater Lake and the Rogue River

Updated: May 30, 2014 7:39am PST


Updated: May 29, 2014 7:33am PST

Dalmation coast and Greece

Updated: Oct 01, 2012 3:41pm PST

Bill and Kim May 2014

Updated: May 26, 2014 5:44am PST

Norway & Lapland

Updated: Sep 09, 2014 12:00pm PST