- 25 years as a freelance photographer speicalizing in sports, portraits, fashion and event photography.
- Andre's work has appeared in various publications including: The Freelance Star, The Tolucan Times and Canyon Crier, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal and the magazine Virginia Neighbor's.
- Clients include: Hurst Sports Media, The Washington Redskin's Charitable Foundation and The Washington DC Police Foundation.
"Thank you for a very enjoyable class yesterday morning. As I told you then, although most of the info served as a refresher, it was great to be out for the sole purpose of shooting photos. Normally, I am a tourist, with my wife and me trying to see things for the first time.
Being able to just concentrate on the camera and shot was a lot of fun and helpful. That, of course, can have its drawbacks. I hadn't played with the ISO rating in a while, wasn't thinking, and set it to 800 for most of the shoot yesterday. I still got some good shots (I included that one of the rose you shaded for me)."
--Student Greg Goldman
"Andre Williams does a super job down here in Washington DC."
Robert L. Vitale
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS INSTRUCTOR
Andre Williams has been a freelance photographer for 25 years.
His passion for photography began to take shape on Chicago’s Southside as he and two other students formed the photography group “Studio Chicago” photographing events, modeling clubs and weddings while in high school.
For several years, Andre honed his photographic skills as a staff photographer and darkroom manager for New Expression. This citywide newspaper afforded Andre the opportunity to expand his portfolio and photograph a wide variety of different subject matters.
Andre’s photographic journey continued after he received his BA from the University of Illinois. His personal travels took him all across the United States, Europe and Africa.
These travels provided him with great photographic opportunities. Through his various photographic assignments, Andre developed cliental in the public and private sectors.
In 2007, Andre became a partner of Pinhole Box Rental Studio. At Pinhole Box Studio, he taught photography courses and served as a photography tutor. He helped individuals who rented the studio learn more about working in a studio environment.
Even though the partnership ended in 2010, Andre continues to provide photographic instruction to local photography groups and individuals.
Andre’s passion for photography and creativity can be seen in the images he produces. Whether Andre is photographing still life objects, models, or professional athletes, his attention to detail and creativity are present in the images he creates.