Unless other specified, all of the images on this website were created by Bill Belvin.
Bill is a Sedona based fine arts photographer specializing in creating richly detailed images of the American Southwest wilderness. He loves capturing the patterns and symmetries present in sandstone and sharing the results with others.
He is the creator/author of a website which has had over 1,200,000 visits from 213 countries. The website contains over 2,000 images of The Wave and surrounding region, as well as travel directions, maps, ephemeris data, and shooting tips. The website also contains depth of field tools, and articles on shooting at night and photographing hot air balloons.
Bill has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has backpacked in the northwest and Alaska. He is a graduate of both Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School and is comfortable hiking both on and off-trail and at night. This comfort level allows him to photograph subjects in difficult to reach places and at night.
Bill is largely self-taught in art and photography, but has had valuable training in composition from Joseph Lange, Mollie Isaacs, and Mary Lindhjem, and in Photoshop from Tom Till and Jon Fuller. Bill is a juried artist at the Sedona Arts Center. He has also exhibited at the Great Neck, Sedona, Prescott, and Cottonwood Libraries, and received First Place awards in the Sedona Arts Center 2015 and 2017 Juried Shows. In 2015 Bill and his wife Elaine had a “solo” exhibit at the Village of Oak Creek Library. Bill has been published in Shutterbug magazine and in SPAN, the journal of the Natural Arch and Bridge Society. Bill also has five images in Laurent Martres well known book “Photographing the Southwest Vol. 2 - Arizona (3rd Edition”, including one on the back cover.
Bill is a Fellow of The Casualty Actuarial Society and a Life Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. His background in computer science, mathematics, and statistics has served him well in dealing with the more technical aspects of photography.
All of the images in our "Favorites" albums are available for purchase online. Other images may be available via special order. To order a print online simply click on the Add to Cart icon in the Favorites album. Add to Cart appears on both the thumbnail and image pages. Payment is made via Paypal.
We currently offer two types of prints: paper, and paper face mounted to acrylic. Prints are unnumbered and unsigned to preserve the look of the original photograph. In lieu of a signature all prints are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing that the work was created by me and has been reviewed for quality.
For those who prefer the traditional look of an image mounted in a picture frame we offer paper prints. Sizes in widths (shortest dimension) up to 24 inches are available. Prints are provided with a one inch border on all sides to facilitate matting and framing. Prints are shipped in a tube. We print on Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260), part of Epson’s professional line of papers. This paper delivers highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproductions. Epson rates this paper for a lifetime of 83 years before the print will show noticeable fading or color shift provided the print is mounted under glass and indoors. Actual print life may vary depending on light intensity and humidity. UV protective glass may extend this period.
For a more modern look we also offer acrylic prints. Like aluminum, acrylic prints are in high demand due to their modern minimalist look and high gloss finish. Acrylic prints have a 3D quality that other print technologies cannot match. Our prints are made by face mounting a giclée or metallic print to 1/8 inch cast acrylic using an ultra clear adhesive and then backing both with an inflexible Sintra mounting board. Acrylic prints are difficult to produce due to the need to work in a dust free room when face mounting the print. Acrylic prints are high gloss and are best hung in an area that does not receive direct sunlight. Acrylic prints should only be cleaned with an acrylic cleaner, or with water and a mild detergent. Cleaners containing ammonia or chlorine such as Windex or other glass cleaners should not be used.
Acrylic prints are light weight and easily mounted. A 16x24 inch acrylic print weighs 3.5 pounds. Mounting can be done with a single nail into a stud or by molly and screw into drywall. 3M commands strips can also be used for pieces up to 16x24.
We can provide our images on other media including aluminum, non glare or 1/4 inch acrylic, or canvas. Prints can be provided matted to your specifications. Small sample paper prints can be provided upon request. If you have special needs please contact us at +1 928 496-0366 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and a price quote.
We currently ship to US locations only from Sedona, Arizona. Our prices include free shipping to the lower 48 states. Please call us is you are in Alaska or Hawaii for a discounted shipping quote. In order for our print to completely dry prior to mounting we require one to two weeks to ship after receiving your order.
If you're not happy with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us within 15 days of receipt. As soon as it arrives, we'll issue a full refund for the entire purchase price. We do not reimburse outgoing or return shipping charges unless the return is due to a defect in quality.