Will Murray, frequently identified online as Willscrlt, worked in the field of information technology for about 20 years. Throughout that time, he always enjoyed performing design-oriented and artistic projects the most. Following a layoff in 2011, Will decided to return to college to expand his computer programming skills and to receive formal training in fine art, photography, and design.
Currently, Will is a part-time student at American River College is Sacramento, California. Each semester, he tries to take at least one art, photo, and/or design course, as well as a prerequisite course required to transfer to a university where he plans to major in Design.
Here on Will Murray Media, you will find Will’s online gallery. It features some of his best recent works, earlier projects from art and photography classes, and some photos of him, his family and friends, and their times together.
Will enjoys photographing people, natural and urban landscapes, architecture, editorial and street style photos, and creative fine art photography. He is still trying to select his niche; leaving your feedback on his photos and artwork will help Will to understand how other people view his work.
To gain more experience, expand his portfolio, and earn a little recognition, Will Murray (Willscrlt) will consider taking headshots; portraits; photo shoots of couples, families, or groups; and maternity photos. He will photograph men, women, teens, children, and some animals. At this time, he is not shooting photos of weddings or babies (outside of family photos). Ideally, you should be as interested in giving an amateur photographer the opportunity to improve his skills as you are in receiving finished photographs.
Having recently lost his father and grandparents, and being the caregiver for his mother as she went through cancer therapy, Will knows firsthand how important it is to make precious memories with loved ones while they are alive, and how cherished photographs of those moments are after family members pass on. If you are facing a situation where the future looks bleak or uncertain, let Will know. We may be able to spend a few hours together, with everyone making some great new memories, while I capture the event with some photos.
If interested in any type of photo shoot, please contact Will, and be sure to indicate the type of shoot that interests you, possible dates and location(s) for when and where you might want to have the photos taken, and any specific goals or ideas you have in mind. Will will consider all requests, but ultimately he will decide which projects sound the most interesting and meet his needs.
Acceptance will be contingent upon everyone being photographed signing a standard modeling release. Whenever photographing anyone under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the release and be present throughout the shoot. The release will allow Will to use any resulting photos for his own use. In exchange, Will will give you a digital copy of one or more photos that he selects for your own use. However, all copyright and other rights will remain will Will as explained in the standard modeling release. Upon request, Will may also provide you with prints and mounted copies of the photo(s) if you agree to reimburse him for the related expenses.
Occasionally Will posts to his journal under the name of Willscrlt. He hasn’t really determined the focus of the blog (or even if there is one), but he hopes to share some of what he has learned with others interested in expressing their creative sides.