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Bill Bogle, Jr.

Photographer and owner, Bogle Photography LLC

My path to becoming a professional photographer started with my daughter's interest in photography at age 11. We enrolled in a adult education course, and it rekindled my love for photography. We would go to the same place yet come back with vastly different images. Emily Bogle graduated from RIT with BFA in Photojournalism, and is a photo editor and art director with NPR in Washington, DC. Click on her name to go to her website. She is a great shooter and editor.

Photography in quiet and eloquent light.

Landscape Photography is my passion. It gets you out into nature, up early to watch the sunrise, and out late to catch that last glimpse of light. Landscape photography is the walk in the woods, the crisp morning air at sunrise, the crunch of the boots on a trail, the quiet marsh, fog on the water, or snowshoes on the fresh snow. It is the light through the tree canopy, clouds, or on the hills, trails and mountain peaks or canyon walls. The interplay of light, texture, shadow, detail and color influence my expression of the sense of place.  There is the anticipation of the making of a great image, the process in making the image, and the editing to recall what the eye and senses experienced at the time the image was made. It is all culminated in the fine art print.

The National Parks are referred to as America’s Best Idea. For the past 15 years I have visited many National and State Parks and brought back images of the beauty of our country. I share with you my images and love for the natural beauty of our Parks. Enjoy the quiet and the eloquent light.

I am originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, in the Mid-Hudson River Valley. I moved to the Lowcountry in 2017, after practicing law for 34 years. I live in the East Argent/Okatie area with my wife Carol. I have been making images since college. For over the last 15 years I have been displaying and selling my photographs. I run Bogle Photography LLC, which includes the sale of landscape images, contract work, and custom fine art printing, matting and framing services. Please contact me to discuss your needs and pricing.


Purchase a print that will last.

When you purchase a print have the confidence that it will last. I stand behind my images with a lifetime guaranty. Fine Art prints of all of the work shown on my website is available for purchase in any size, including canvas wraps. My prints are made with the finest of materials. I use Epson Professional printers, and currently own an Epson P-5000. It uses UltraChrome HDX® pigment ink that is independently rated by Wilhelm Research for up to 200 years for color prints and up to 400 years for black-and-white prints. I prefer Moab Entrada cotton rag papers, and Epson Hot Press papers, both natural and bright. For satin or luster papers, my choice is Canson Platine. For canvas prints, I use Breathing Color canvas, as well as Hahnemuhle canvas. I mat my prints with archival acid free foam core and acid free over mats, and frame my work. I can accommodate any decor with frames and mats, but prefer off-white mats and black anodized aluminum frames. If you have any issues or concerns with one of my prints, contact me and I will make it right. Please contact me to discuss your needs and pricing.

Find me in the following Lowcountry Galleries

In addition to being able to purchase any image on my my online gallery by contacting me, you can purchase a print of any image on my Galleries by contacting me at Bill@Boglephoto.com. You can also find my work available for purchase at the following Galleries in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. 

Click on the name of the Gallery for more information. It will open in a new window.


Image making

Part of the joy for me in photography is the process. I loved the tactile work of developing and printing black and white negatives in my darkroom. I never thought that digital photography would give me that same sensation or satisfaction, however I was wrong. With all of the wonderful papers available, the photographers who prints their own images controls the look and feel of the image. I prefer cotton rag matte papers, but can print an image in any paper or medium, including canvas. My capture is made with Nikon cameras and lenses, and I print with archival pigment inks with large format Epson Professional printers. Tell me what you like as an image, and I can offer you many sizes or options for that print. At present, I choose Canson Platine for luster or semi-gloss prints, and Epson Hot Press Bright or Natural and Moab Entrada Bright or Natural for most prints. I also print smaller canvas images and panoramas on Breathing Color canvas. My choice is based on the image and its shadow detail and luminosity. I like the colors and textures that a matte paper provides, but some images require the higher dmax (black), contrast, and detail a luster paper allows. The combination of paper and Epson UltraChrome HDR ink have archival qualities that outlast many traditional black and white archival prints when properly stored.

In the past, I controlled the entire process, from loading bulk black and white film, developing it and printing it in my own wet darkroom, and then matting and framing my prints. I thought that the control I had over the image would be lost with digital, however, once I started to print my own images, I found the same excitement about the choice of papers, exposure, burning and dodging and final print quality in digital prints. I have scanned many of my black and white images and processed them with my digital workflow. The results show more detail and information in the final print than ever before possible. I can process and print black and white film and have cameras ranging from 35mm rangefinders to medium format (2.25" by 2.25") and a 4″ by 5″ view camera. I scan old negatives into my computer and edit them in the digital darkroom. The output on inkjet papers is better and longer lasting that I could achieve in a traditional wet darkroom. I feel that my work with traditional film cameras and wet darkroom printing betters my understanding of photography, and makes me a better photographer and printer.


Blog

Check out my Blog where I write about many things related to photography. Topics range from new shows, fine art printing, computers, photo editing, Digital Asset Management and more. It is "published infrequently" as David Vestal used to say about his wonderful newsletter GRUMP. Sign up for my blog by subscribing to my mailing list or my RRS feed.