Student, Art Center School of Los Angeles, 1938.
Free-lance advertising and magazine photographer, including aerial photography, since 1938. Professor design University California-Berkeley, 1968-1984, professor emeritus, 1984-2006. Fellow Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967.
Appeared on television programs The Pursuit of Happiness, NBC, 1976, From Here to There, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1980, Evening Mag, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1981. Illustrator, collaborator: The American Aesthetic (Nathanial Owings), 1968. Author, photographer: The Extraordinary Landscape, 1982, William Garnett Aerial Photographs, 1994.