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.
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 seemed a little more fun when shooting […]
If you’re at all interested in Peak Design or a new camera bag, I’ve written two posts related to my Peak Design camera bag.
I have a few ‘go-to’ places to shoot in the San Diego area, places I can count on to hopefully take a few “keepers”; Point Loma is one of those locations.
I’ve been using Peak Design gear since 2012 and am still wow’d by their products! I can’t see myself walking out to shoot without a piece of Peak Design gear
El Paso has one foot firmly placed in its history it still has one foot in the future going forward.
After seven months with my Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag, I feel comfortable saying how this worked out.
Shooting sunsets in Imperial Beach is almost like shooting fish in a barrel. Unless it’s a completely cloud covered evening you’re practically guaranteed a spectacular sunset.
I was interviewed by a website last week, read it @ http://www.thecrazymind.com/2016/05/bill-chizek-photography.html?m=1 Bill Chizek is an amateur photographer who lives between San Diego, CA and El Paso, TX. After retiring as a Navy musician in 2011, he quit playing music and photography became his passion. While Bill is fond of photographing aircraft and autos, his […]
There is only one small town between Hatch, NM and the ghost town at Lake Valley, it’s called Nutt. I believe it’s named that because ain’t Nutt’n there but a biker bar… literally Nutt’n.
I used to carry too much gear, way too much. So many extras for ‘just in case’ moments that my bag weighed a ton. Most of it was just along for the ride.
If you’re a photography newbie, or on a budget, this is a bargain! Sure, it’s not a zoom lens but you’ve got two feet for that…
The Amigo Airsho has been around for decades and is now held at the Doña Anna County Airport in Santa Teresa, NM.
There are so many things to write about living in Italy. When people ask me if I miss Italy my reply is, “every day at dinner time.”
The common denominator with these cars is their manufacturers are defunct.
I thought it would be fun to shoot all three of El Paso’s Spanish missions in one morning and post them as a collection.
I’m back @ blogging’ after a couple of years away.
Black and white photos with color accents can make a photo stand out a bit, but how do you do that?
Just north of Milwaukee, WI is a city where part of Sputnik crashed to earth and you can tour a WWII submarine.
Living in Italy was cool but being able to travel the Amalfi Coast whenever I wanted was a dream.
South of Naples, Italy are Greek ruins that are amazing, many people miss this one…
The Abbey of Montecassino was completely wiped out during WWII and rebuilt. Today you can visit this amazing place!