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Carney Artist Captures 'Moments In Time'

Bill will be one of the artists to display and sell his work at the Sugarloaf Arts Festival later this month at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

Bill Schaefer, a 30-year sales veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, is enjoying retirement. He has his wife, his children and a great hobby: taking photos.

The difference is that Schaefer is trying to make a go of photography as a post-retirement career.

To see some examples of Schaefer's photography check out the gallery above.

"It's harder than I thought it would be," Schaefer said. “It takes more time than expected, more expense than expected. All that really weed outs who really loves [photography]—you’re either in it or you’re not."

The expense and hours have paid off though—later this month Schaefer, a Carney resident, is scheduled to be among the 250 craftspeople exhibiting at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Timonium Fairgrounds. He shares the honor with only one other Parkville-Overlea area artist:.

Schaefer said that he draws most of his inspiration for photographs from nature and from his travels, which have taken him and his wife, Cheryl, across the United States and to Europe.

"I travel to shoot," Schaefer said. "When we go away, I'll come back with 1,500 photos. It will drive people nuts when we're driving along in the car and I have to tell them to stop or turn around so I can shoot."

Said Cheryl: “We try to capture moments in time. If it can bring back the essence of where we were then we’ve succeeded."

To view full galleries of Schaefer's work check out his website.

Red Dolphin April 19, 2012 at 09:36 PM
congratats to Bill, I wish I had the eye for that kind of art and the financial resources to travel, so I envy him in that way, i do alot of walking in the woods and lakes here in the Baltimore area Ive been taking pics of local wild life for about 4 years now ( very inexpensive and good exercise), Im just an amature,but its a great feeling to see the many different varieties of local wild life, examples are "yellow crowned Night herons ( I know where you can see several nests every day in the city), black crowned night herons, Great blue herons,Green Herons Great white Egrets , King Fishers ( cute little rascals , all year long btw they do not migrate) I have a pic wood duck drake ( google that one for a beauty) I have pics of a mink, a river-otter,(in the mt washington area, got pics to show ) eagles,(im sure you;ve all seen them) lately I have three "new catches" Green winged teal, Blue winged teal,and believe it or not a Glossy Ibis! ( got pics of them all) huge snapping turtles, and just today a very long black snake!
Nick Gestido (Editor) April 20, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Red, Your photos sound pretty cool — why not start a blog on Patch to share them?

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