Originally from Missouri, USA, William has been based in Western Europe since 2012 where he divides his time between Paris and Amsterdam. He is an international documentarian and campaigner for human rights. When he is not travelling abroad, he spends his time exploring the countrysides.
Focused on mixing reportage and portraiture, William is deeply invested in using images to tell stories. Led by a strong social conscience, he is a high-level leader with the NGO Witness Change, an international non-profit, sharing stories of human rights abuses. He has created video documentaries on LGBT groups in sub-Saharan Africa and refugee groups in Europe and Bangladesh.
William has worked on projects for The Guardian, New York Times & National Geographic and international groups such as Doctors Without Borders (MSF) & Elton John Aids Foundation. He is the founding member of Aperture Tours, the first to join Alexander J.E. Bradley in leading tours.
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Reviews for William
Amsterdam Night Photography Tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This May, I took the Night Photography Tour with William as my guide. He did a great job adapting to my prior knowledge and equipment. I especially liked his teaching style and his ability to explain where and how I could improve. Last but not least he is also a very pleasant guy to be around and chat to while you're not busy taking photographs :)
The tour was well scheduled to cover all the best light you can get over the course of an evening, and we managed to visit a respectable number of beautiful locations without ever feeling rushed. I came away with increased knowledge and confidence - and of course many great shots, a selection of which are attached to this review. To sum up: If you have any interest at all in photography, I highly recommend adding this tour to your itinerary!
We took the 3 hours day tour. Will our photographer was great, he gave us a lot recommendations and helpful tips how to get the best out of our cameras. We really enjoyed the tour.
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“Lasting Memories” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Had a great 3 hrs with William on this trip, he taught me a few new things on my camera and photo taking that will further my experience and enjoyment in photo shooting. This company was very good at contacting me prior and after my trip to see how my experience went. Highly recommend it!
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Another Great Experience!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Let me just start by saying this is my second tour with Aperture Tours. In July 2016 I arrived in Paris for the first time and had arranged a night tour which was one of the best experiences ever. I did not leave a review because when I went home life got in the way. I met William near the Louvre and spent the next 3 hours learning great things about Paris and learning how to take photos without being in Auto mode. We took over 90 gorgeous photos and I learned so much about Paris and my camera. William is very patient and really explains everything very well. I knew I wanted to do this again.
My trip this past March was planned only a few weeks in advance and I felt very lucky to be able to plan a day tour. I love to photograph sunsets and I was able to plan the time from 3:30-6:30 so the sun would be setting at the end of my tour. I met Kate at Notre Dame. She asked me what type of photos I liked to take, what I was interested in. I told her that I wanted to see things I hadn't before and that I liked landscapes, buildings and the water. I would have never found the areas she brought me to. Parks and a canal off the beaten path that I would never have walked down to by myself. We walked thru Le Marais and the buildings were really interesting. She also talked to me about shooting RAW and showed me how to understand the histogram. Once again a wonderful experience and I learned so much. William and Kate are also really nice people to spend time with. I am in my 50s and really enjoyed every moment. I highly recommend this experience. Wear comfortable shoes, we walked quite a bit. I hope you add NYC some day to your growing list of cities because I would love that.
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