I shot this photo with an Olympus point-and-shoot camera that is waterproof. Maybe the lesson here is that it doesn’t always require a $5000 camera to get a great shot. Planning ahead and knowing what you are likely to encounter can have rewards. This was on the Pere Marquette River near Ludington, Mich., last September. I think the wristwatch half in the water and half out makes the photo, but it wasn’t planned. By chimping the back of the camera, (looking at the recorded image), I was able to determine the distance, depth, and angle to hold the camera underwater and get the shot I wanted. Automatic fill flash was turned on, on the camera. The easier way to get this shot may have been by sticking my head underwater and looking at the LCD to frame the shot, but that wasn’t going to happen! ~Bill Konway
Bill Konway worked as a staff photographer for a Chicago newspaper for more than 20 years, before pursuing a full-time career in the outdoors as a photographer two years ago. Taking his lifelong passion for the outdoors and making a living at it has been a dream come true. Bill shoots primarily commercial work for hunting manufacturers. His clients include Realtree, Bowtech, Prois Hunting, Dogtra, Knight Rifles, Rivers West and Alpen Optics. He has also been published in Gatehouse Media outlets, Indiana Outdoor News, Retriever Journal, Ducks Unlimited publications, Tennessee Outdoor News, Just Labs, Pointing Dog Journal and The Associated Press, to name a few.
Bill also participates in the sports that he photographs and has hunted in several Midwestern, Southern and Western states including deer in Iowa, elk in New Mexico, turkey and deer in Missouri, and turkey and deer in Kentucky, not to mention his home state of Indiana. Bill is also a co-owner of Straight Creek Outfitters in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky. Bill has been married to his wife Stacy for nearly 20 years and has one son, Zak, who is 18 years old. For more information or to view some of his work, head to www.billkonway.com.