Welcome to my About Me page, I’m Will Swinnea, a professional freelance landscape photographer in which my work is focused on that of my hometown of Austin Texas with other landscape images consisting that of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Growing up, I was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, for which I earned the rank of Eagle.
In those days, we did a lot of camping, a lot of hiking, and saw a lot of Texas vistas. We also went to the mountains in Mexico outside Monterrey and did an extended stay in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Being surrounded by those environments is why landscapes became my choice for photography.
My journey with photography started back in my high school and middle school days, however, It wasn't until my early twenties that I picked up photography again, this time a Nikon D80 DSLR camera.
At the end of the day, my goal and purpose of my landscape images, is to help shatter the stereotype that some people out there may have about Texas. This is something that I myself have grown to appreciate and evaluate more throughout my own travels as a photographer.
When it comes to the artist side of photography, I want the viewers reaction to feel as though they were there experiencing the scene with me. I try to see a location view from every angle within the space I have to work with before the final composition is chosen. I try to think how processing will work with the image and compliment it.
Publication credits and Commissioned work.
*Commissioned Artwork at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.
*Article published "Inside the mind of a landscape photographer" edited by Bill Hedrick, for Texas Professional Photographer Magazine.