Biography - brenemanphoto

About Bill Breneman

Bill was born and raised primarily in the upper Ohio Valley and West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and western New York. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. He has traveled extensively throughout North America, as well as abroad to Europe, the British Isles, Australia and New Zealand.

Bill's  interest in photography began in high school. While in college, he gravitated towards photojournalism, serving as a photographer for several campus publications and as a stringer photographer for local newspapers. In 2001 Bill began dabbling in digital photography and completed his full conversion from film to digital in 2004. In 2010 he founded Bill Breneman Photography.  

In 2011, he published his first book, "Oregon Journeys: A Photographic Safari Through the Beaver State", a nature photography book profiling the state of Oregon. It received critical acclaim, and has been sold in book stores and gift shops all over Oregon.

Leaning on his professional background in sales and marketing, he has promoted his services and products for personal and commercial use. Bill's images have been featured in television and YouTube commercials, as well as news stories, newspapers, books, websites, CD album covers,  public service announcements, calendars, annuals, programs, magazines and various promotional pieces. Additionally, his images have been displayed at businesses, festivals and galleries. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and day-tripping, taking walks (a.k.a. "board meetings"), writing poetry, building with Legos, cycling, cooking, camping, hiking, model rocketry, and spending time with friends and family. He lives in Bend, Oregon. 

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