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Bill Bailey

Member of the EPSON International Pano Awards Judging Panel 2019

About Bill

C.E.O. Bill Bailey L.L.C. dba Nodal Ninja

Bill Bailey is both a humanitarian and entrepreneur. He enjoys photography, travel and has a great deal of passion for running his company. Bill is widely respected in the community for his support to the arts and in bringing greater exposure to panoramic photography.

“It’s not a concern that competition may gain benefit from much of our marketing and sponsorships. What I find rewarding is realizing that more people are learning about this fascinating field and the potential it holds to better our lives both artistically and financially.”

Having resided in California most of his life Bill spent more than 15 years in Alaska, 6 of which was in the Air Force. He also owned and operated a successful photography business for 5 years (1994-1999) called Northern Exposure Photography of Alaska. His company traveled extensively throughout Alaska providing portraiture services to very remote villages and Eskimo communities. From Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands to Fairbanks, Ketchikan in the south to Barrow in the north and all points in between.

After selling his business he packed up and moved to warmer climates in California and, after marrying his lovely Aussie wife Kim, settled in Arizona.  He wanted to venture back into the photography realm and was lured to the fascinating world of panoramic photography; from showcasing homes through the use of Virtual Tours to showing off personal panoramas from his travels. At least that was the plan. In 2004 Bill partnered with Nick Fan of Fanotec and together they built a company called Nodal Ninja that today stands forefront in the hardware industry for panoramic photographers.

“I enjoy the day to day operations of running Nodal Ninja, from marketing and distribution to website creation and speaking with customers. Over the last 10 years I have seen literally tens of thousands of panoramas. And our own Flickr group now hosts over 4500 sphericals. I’m always striving to better my own photography and I’m always in pursuit of the perfect panorama.  I view every panorama with a keen eye, paying attention to detail, composition, and the overall feeling an image is seeking to convey.  My personal work can be viewed at circularworlds.com – always a work in progress.

I want to thank Epson Pano Awards for the opportunity to judge in these awards. My thoughts, views and opinions will be as objective as possible. Good luck to everyone. And remember – you have to be in it to win it!”


And remember - you have to be in it to win it!