William Douglas

Digital Photography

Spent 10 years in the United States Army as an 11B/4 sniper
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division

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I try to encourage others to express their creativity and think outside the box. William Douglas , Spent 10 years in the United States Army as an 11B/4 sniper
Associate of Science in Digital Photography , 2015 , The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division

Spent 10 years in the United States Army as an 11B/4 sniper

William Douglas spent 10 years in United States Army as an 11B/4 sniper. “I served during Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Operation Just Cause and was honorably discharged as Staff Sargent,” he says. Today, he is the owner of Liam Photography in Atlanta, Georgia. He takes professional, editorial, portrait, and drone photos. And recently he was honored to have one of his my photos selected by National Geographic to be the on the cover of its newest book on “Big Cats.”

William says that one of the biggest challenges he faced as a photographer was giving models instructions for poses. “I was able to overcome this by shooting friends and family members and working with some of the members of my photography club. I learned to be more of a leader when directing shoots. I try to encourage others to express their creativity and think outside the box.”

He recommends that current students build their professional connections and experience through networking and reading photography blogs and articles. “I spend a lot of time on sites like SLR Lounge reading articles and blog posts,” he adds.

William, who in 2015 earned an Associate of Science in Photography from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division, says that his education provided a strong foundation for his career. But he adds that being a photographer requires constant learning. “You cannot just graduate and think you will immediately make money as a photographer. It takes, time, patience, and networking—a lot.”

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