William Ames, State College, PA Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement William Ames has more than 20 years of experience in 35mm and digital photography, electronic pre-press, photo-journalism and more.
Favorite subjects include Civil War monuments and battlefields, the Penn State University campus and natural scenes, such as landscapes, sunsets and forest life.
As one of the leading wedding photographers in State College, PA, Mr. Ames creates lasting memories in photos.
Mr. Ames lives and works in State College, Pennsylvania, and has a bachelor's degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University. In his spare time, hiking, travel and photography create an enjoyable mix of memories and images in lasting photos.
A small town at the very center of Pennsylvania, State College owes most of its culture to Penn State University, for which it derives its name, and Mr. Ames is a Life Member of the Penn State Alumni Association.
For more than 15 years, Mr. Ames has photographed the Penn State Campus, capturing the essence of the university, but that isn't the extent of his work. With some of the best hiking and scenery in the state, there are many opportunities to create lasting images from nature. The Mid State Trail, a favorite subject, is close to State College, and the many hours Mr. Ames spends roaming the hills for photographs is time captured for all to enjoy. In addition to the Happy Valley, Mr. Ames regularly visits and photographs historical sites, such as Gettysburg, Manassas and Antietam National Battlefield Parks, offering reflective studies.