Bill Kramer was born and raised in the Detroit, Michigan area. He and his wife Irene reside in Troy, Michigan (25 miles north of Detroit). Bill retired from an interstate natural gas pipeline company in 1995 after working 43 years in the natural gas industry. He first became interested in photography at the age of 10 when his parents gave him his first camera, a Kodak Baby Brownie Special, and he became a “serious amateur” after joining a camera club in Michigan, (The Photographic Guild) in 1993.
He became a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1996. Bill and Irene, also an avid photographer, travel the United States, especially the Southwest, seeking photographic images. Nature photography is, by far, his main photographic interest. He is also interested in landscape, portraits, table top, contemporary, and infrared photography.
He has won numerous awards in competitions at local camera clubs, Camera Club Councils, PSA Exhibitions, and other competitions. His work has also been published in corporate calendars. In 2000, Bill became interested in digital photography. He bought his first digital camera, closed his darkroom, sold all his film cameras and darkroom equipment, and began learning a new method of processing images, using Photoshop - a never-ending challenge.