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Bill Chizek

58 yrs old / Married-3 Kids / USN Retired♦️Stock & Editorial Pics Since 2017♦️Canon EOS R6 / iPhone 12 mini

iPhone Photography

While living in Europe, I purchased a very nice Sony DSC-TX20 pocket camera for the nights I didn’t want to carry my camera bag going out to dinner. I worked out well, it took great photos and had an excellent wide angle view. However, I didn’t own an iPhone then.

The Everyday Sling, Continued…

Back in September (2016) I stated that if I had a mirrorless camera, “this would be my bag 24/7!” Well, I meant it, and after writing that post I actually ended up purchasing a Sony A7R mirrorless camera and decided to give the Everyday Sling a shot as my every day bag.

My Two Photo Lessons…

If you want a jolt of reality just go to Smugmug or 500px, search a subject you’ve shot and think you understand, then get ready to be humbled! If you really want to be brought down a few rungs on the ego ladder, search for your camera model and see the photography that has been shot with your camera. This will leave you wondering how they can get these incredible images, but you can’t.

Goodbye Canon 😭

This isn’t an angry “screw Canon” sort of message, it’s actually a bit sad for me as I’ve been a loyal Canon user for eight years now. I have also loved every Canon camera I’ve owned, as well as their lenses.

Interview #2 Crazy Mind!

Bill Chizek is a retired Navy Musician, now amateur photographer from El Paso, TX and San Diego, CA. His photography journey began in 1981. He takes photos of anything that catches his eye; aircraft, cars, architecture, and anything historical along the way. We have conducted an interview with Bill.

US History 1

I’ve been interested in history since I was a little kid, don’t ask me why, it just happened.  Later in life, while in the US Navy, history was ever present; so when teaching US history followed, it seemed like a natural fit.  While getting serious about photography, it […]