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Sunday, November 6th, 2011

I am excited to announce my new Affiliate Program for my ebook series! If you review the ebook, mention or place the affiliate link in your blog or website, you will receive 30% of the sales that you send our way. We are just starting up this program, but I wanted you to know right at the beginning. I hope to have a new ebook or two ready to launch in the next fews months, and having the Affiliate program should help launch the sales! Click here for more details. Thanks for supporting my photography!  The links below will answer most of your questions, but if I can help, please contact me.

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New Morning Light Image – Spring Oak, Coarsegold, California 2011

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

This morning, I photographed a wonderful spreading oak tree with brilliant morning sunlight.  Since the contrast was strong and I was aiming into the sun, I made seven exposures with .5 stops between frames.  After importing the files in Lightroom, I applied the Lens Correction for my Canon 16-35mm zoom, then exported to Nik HDR Efex Pro.  I just started using this software so am slowing learning the many processing options it offers and exploring its potential for me. So far, so good!

Enjoy!  Bill

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM___ISO 160

William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One iPad App

Monday, April 4th, 2011

William Neill's Yosemite: Volume One iPad App

Here is a set of screenshots of my soon-to-be-released iPad app. When the app is available on the iTunes store, I will post it here. The ebook is an app version of my latest ebook: William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One. Lots of cool interactivity, including connections to Facebook and Twitter.

Anyone interested? It will cost only $5.00! Please share with your friends…

My app was made by Jim Goldstein. For more info on his App offerings: ePhotobook App Inquiry Form

Calla Lilies again…

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__TS-E90mm f/2.8__f / 32__ISO 100

Here is another image in my new Cally Lily series, this one from the third day of this setup.  As with the previous image, this photograph was made with Photomatix, this time with seven exposures.  The morning sun is coming through my window from the upper left hand corner.  I first saw this lighting effect on the previous morning, unplanned and unexpected, but I was so revved up I blew the composition.  So I noted the time in the EXIF data and returned to try again the next morning.  I didn’t move the large blossom, but needed to create better spacing between it and the small flower.

John and I have been using Adobe Photoshop CS5 for about one week, including HDR Pro.  I think it has great potential but we haven’t fully explored it yet.  More on that later…

I look forward to your comments.  Let me know which one you prefer!



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Purple Plum Blossoms

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__TS-E90mmf/2.8+2x Extender__1.5 sec at f / 2.8__ISO 100

Yesterday afternoon, and early this morning, I took about 550 frames of my purple plum trees which are in bloom.  I know about quality over quantity, but this is what happens when I get excited making Impressions of Light images!

I have barely started editing, but found this one to share.  Below you can see the setup I used for both the ice image, and this blur!  Ironic somehow…  For the blossom images, I added the Singh Ray Vari-ND filter, which I’ve used often for my Impressions images.  It allowed me to use the widest aperture for shallow depth of field, but still use a slow shutter speed.

In the next few days, I will edit and upload more new images to share.  For more Impressions of Light images, see my ebook:

Impressions of Light

Taken with my iPhone