About Bill Pekala

Downtown Seattle from the waterOver 40  years of travel leads one to think that “I’ve been there and done that” but life continues to surprise and amaze me. Even though I may literally own the T-shirt – there is always another new place or face..

My professional education started at The Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader as a newspaper photographer. I was as green as they come but they took me on and taught me the basics. I owe a big debt to so many people that I cannot name them for fear of forgetting some.

That education continues today – I never work with a photographer that I don’t learn something new. Suffice it to say that I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for all those friends.

Barn in Jackson Hole WyomingI retired from my job as the head of Nikon Professional Services after 39+ years. After a few years of pursuing my unattended to hobbies, having a daughter get married, and moving from NY to Chapel Hill NC.  I wonder how I had time to do all that work. Retirement was great for a couple of years but then Sony called and wanted my help to get into the professional sports market. How could I resist – right up my alley and I was missing all my old photographer buddies.

What started as a 6 month consulting gig ended up lasting 5 years – I am now retired for the second time. Maybe it will stick this time.

I recently passed My FAA Part 107 test and am now a FAA licensed UAS (Drone) pilot. If anyone needs work done – feel free to contact me.

I will continue to share my travels when I think they will be of interest and can offer some educational value to those friends that follow this “sometimes” blog.

I hope you will follow along with me in my travels. I promise to share what I learn. At the very least – it will be interesting.