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New eBook! Antarctic Dreams

Thursday, September 24th, 2015


I am happy to announce the publication of my new ebook, Antarctic Dreams, in digital form. I traveled to Antarctica in January 2014, and it is rewarding to have finally produced a portfolio of my favorite images. The book was designed in Adobe Lightroom, with file sizes that have been optimized to preserve the high resolution images files. The quality of the images really comes to life on screen. I know that this isn’t the same tactile experience of holding a book in hand, but it’s hard to dismiss the vivid quality one can enjoy on screen.

Antarctic Dreams – Digital Edition is delivered as two PDF files. One PDF contains single pages for viewing on an iPad, tablet, or other digital device and so is optimized for viewing the individual images, as well as for reading text. The second PDF shows the two-page spreads, allowing you to enjoy the book as it was originally designed.

I hope you enjoy my new book, which features 79 photographs and essays about my amazing photographic journey.  Please share this with your friends and fellow photographers!



Price: $15.00!    Click Here To View Sample Pages and Purchase


Celebrating 30 Years – 1995

Monday, September 15th, 2014

My “Celebrating 30 Years” project moves on to the year 1995.  A few days after Labor Day in 1984, I quit my job as Photographer at The Ansel Adams Gallery, making the leap of faith to start my own business William Neill Photography.  In the process of posting a few images from each year, I am gaining a tremendous perspective on my efforts and successes as my work evolved.  The excitement has built up each time I have searched my massive Lightroom catalog for the next year’s selection.  Below, I have posted eleven images from 1995, and as I do so, I wonder if I will ever have such a spectacular year again!  I was 41, happily married, had been published in four books featuring my work and traveling often to teach workshops.  I was also working on a second book for the Exploratorium Museum and Chronicle Books called The Color of Nature.  My wife and I took to extended camping trips to the deserts of Utah, and to the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park as you can see in the images below.  We also traveled to the east coast, shown by two photographs below taken in Maine.

My favorite photograph, and happily my best-selling fine print is the first image shown below:  Dawn, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada 1995.  Only 15 prints remain in the Limited Edition of 150.

Enjoy, and please add your comments below.  All photographs created with a Wista 4×5 field camera, and 4×5 inch transparency film.

Thanks,  Bill

William Neill Books



Dawn, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada 1995


Sunrise storm clouds, St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana 1995


Rock formations and surf at twilight, Big Sur, California 1995


Trees growing on moss-covered boulders, Baxter State Park, Maine 1995


Autumn Forest, Baxter State Park, Maine


Striated wall of an ice cave, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada 1995


Tangle Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada


Pine tree and sandstone cliff, Zion National Park, Utah 1995


Eroded sandstone, Capitol Gorge, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah


Buttes and storm clouds over the Green River, Canyonlands National Park, Utah 1995


Cliffs at Convict Lake, winter, Inyo National Forest, California 1995



Open Studio at William Neill Photography – Sierra Art Trails Oct. 5, 6, and 7th.

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Once again, I am participating in the Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 5, 6 & 7, 2012. My home studio will be full of my fine art prints, books and posters. I hope to see old friends and meet new ones!  Let me know if you think you can make it, and ask any questions if you have them.  Also, share this with friends who you think might be interested.  Thanks!

See the official web site for more details:

My living room gallery set up for Art Trails in 2011!

Open Studio at William Neill’s Home

Home Studio Open to Photographers and Collectors

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

By Appointment

I also offer fine art print viewing in my living room gallery.  I will discuss my photographic prints from both an artistic and technical viewpoint.  It will greatly benefit you to see actual, gallery-quality photographs, in order to learn how to make your photographs better, and realize your vision through the fine art print.  You will also be able to view my latest prints and one of a kind prints not normally available.  If a particular image interests you, please advise me in advance so that you can see a “review” print.”

All prints are available to purchase or order. Also available are signed books, posters and calendars. Purchased items can be packaged safely for travel, or for shipping to your home or business.

Visits to the Neill Studio are by appointment only, and no purchase is required.  If you are traveling to or from Yosemite, the studio is located just outside of Oakhurst, CA.  Book and plan your visit to make sure William will be available.

Regards, Bill

Here is a list of my books, several of which are out of print but I have inventory here, or many can be found on  If a particular book interests you, contact me regarding availability.

Landscapes of the Spirit - Hardbound EditionLandscapes of the Spirit

Price: $125.00 USD

Impressions of Light - Deluxe EditionImpressions of Light

Deluxe Edition
Price: $150.00 USD

Yosemite: The Promise of WildnessMeditations in Monochrome

Deluxe Edition
Price: $150.00 USD

Yosemite: The Promise of WildnessYosemite: The Promise of Wildness

Price: $19.95 USD

The Color of NatureThe Color of Nature

Price: $22.95 USD

Traces of TimeTraces of Time

Price: $22.95 USD

By Nature's DesignBy Nature’s Design

Price: $22.95 USD

The TreeThe Tree

By John Fowles
Photographs by William Neill
Out of Print

The Sense of WonderThe Sense of Wonder

By Rachel Carson
Out of Print

Visits to the Neill Studio are by appointment only, and no purchase is required.  If you are traveling to or from Yosemite, the studio is located just outside of Oakhurst, CA.  Book and plan your visit to make sure William will be available.