William Gullette has a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in Graphics from San Diego State University and originally became interested in making photographs as studies for paintings. This interest subsequently led to a successful career as a professional photographer in the San Diego area for over thirty years. He has worked in many areas of photography including fashion, food, product, theater, architecture, portraiture, and gardens. Gullette began his editorial photography work for San Diego Magazine. He has been a contributing photographer to San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine since 1980 and has been shooting the bulk of garden stories published by the magazine for the last six years.
Gullette has also enjoyed a distinguished teaching career as a Professor of Photography and Art at Palomar College since 1982. He teaches across the curriculum, from elementary black and white photography to advanced courses in portraiture and commercial photography. In 2003 he received an "Outstanding Instructor Award" from the Student Showcase at the Del Mar Fair to honor a history of award winning students.
In the fall of 2003 on sabbatical, Gullette returned to his first love - painting, where he researched the relationship between photography and painting. Last summer one of his paintings was accepted into the Fine Arts Exhibition at the Del Mar Fair.