William has been around the photography industry for nearly 30 years. He began his career chasing any opportunity that allowed him to spend time behind a camera.
His first break into the world of professional photography with a consistent income came after five years seeking a photography stock agency to represent his work. Those were the days when only a select few were lucky enough to have representation and a it was highly sought after career move. It didn’t take long before he became a major contributor to Corbis Images for their travel and outdoor division.
He founded Natures Light Photography Tours in 1990 and lead tours and workshops around the world. He became an industry leader before having to take time away from long periods on the road to spend time with his young family. This gave him the opportunity to build his architectural photography business leading to an impressive portfolio and an admirable clientele base.
His love for the outdoors and sharing his talents with aspiring photographers lead him back into the world of photography tours and workshops in 2014. He simply went with the name William Manning Photography Tours but knowing his long-term goal to build a team of highly skilled leaders he founded his new company, Destination Photography Mentorship Programs.
His experience as a leader, mentor and many years of experience in the travel industry lead to his founding of his on-line magazine Photography Solutions. This magazine was developed to share creative tips, encourage others to take their photography to the next level and inspiring readers with beautiful photography in full page spreads.