Bill Mellett Photography

Using my own life's experiences as the canvas for my work.



I taught a class on aerial photography at the Civil Air Patrol’s Southwest Region “Lone Star Emergency Services Academy.” (“LESA”)  The AP class was part of the 2012 Mission Aircrew School.  I graduated from Mission Aircrew School in 2008 and earned my Mission Pilot rating then. Everyone that goes through MAS gets a call sign


Sometimes a photo just grabs me.  That is my definition of a great photo, even if it is one of my own.  I took this one with an iPhone in a diner in Salt Lake City for my other blog, Bill’s Triple-D Restaurant Review.  This is the Blue Plate Diner which is scheduled to be

Let Me Out!

Sometimes inside of a bad or mediocre photo is a good photo begging to be released.  I took the photo above as a reference photo to a place that I want to come back to.  I don’t consider this photo to be great.  It was taken too far away for the focal length, there’s no

Film Bug

I recently got the bug to pull the old film camera off the shelf and to try it out again.  I had a fantasy about maybe buying some chemicals and some developing equipment and going “wet” again for a while.  But first I had to get reacquainted. The film choices have changed since I last


On the high plains there is a lot of nothing. Nothing can be good sometimes because there’s nothing to block the flow of air pumping over those plains. That flow of air has been powering windmills for generations as I learned on a visit to the American Wind Power Museum in Lubbock, Texas. There is