About Bill Abey
A MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER
Bill is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and a Certified Professional Photographer. He has been a frequent speaker for Professional organizations throughout the United States, most notably the Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) and the Professional School Photographer’s Association (PSPA). He has been an active professional photographer and lecturer for over fifty years.
Bill developed a chain of five full-service studies in the Youngstown, Ohio area over a period of 30 years. These studios were sold to Lifetouch, where he spent 15 years as Corporate Director of Photographic Development and Training. He was instrumental in the opening of the Flash Digital Studios for Lifetouch. Bill has continued his involvement with his profession as a consultant, active photographer, educator, and lecturer. In the recent past he was a consultant for the Denny Manufacturing Company in Mobile, Alabama developing new backgrounds, prop concepts, and photographing images for their catalogues through July of 2008.
For many years, Bill began his lectures by defining the meaning of “Photography” which is of Greek origin: meaning, Writing With Light. He continues this passion, this desire to seek new heights for “Seeing the light” and “Writing with light” by searching for new ideas and becoming a student of learning through other venues of art forms, such as, becoming a member of the local art league participating in classes, critiques, and gallery showings. Currently Bill is creating fine art scenic photography of the gorgeous Florida and Atlantic coastal areas. Printing on both canvas and watercolor materials, he is developing a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, archival-quality photographic prints as seen through a Master Photographer’s eye. He lives on Ft. Myers Beach, Florida with his wife Mary Ann. They have four children and eight grandchildren.
PHOTOGRAPHY COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTS
Bill is currently a member of the Bonita Springs Art League, the Professional Photographers of Florida and the Professional Photographers of America.