ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY EXHIBIT: LIGHT ON THE LANDSCAPE November 17th – January 4th

  PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT: LIGHT ON THE LANDSCAPE November 17th – January 4th Since 1983, when Ansel approved my work for sale in his gallery, I have been exhibiting my fine art prints there. This has been a great honor for me, with 15+ shows over those many years. I’ve chosen this exhibit’s title to be […]

Impressions of Light

Create Artistic Blurs In-Camera Tips for achieving a painterly effect with subtle camera movements     I have been a photographer for four decades. I started out with my first camera in 1974, a 35mm Pentax Spotmatic film camera. Over the years, I have most often photographed natural patterns and other details in the landscape. […]

LIGHT ON THE LANDSCAPE

I am happy to announce my next book! LIGHT ON THE LANDSCAPE: Photographs and Lessons from a Life in Photography. To be published by Rocky Nook in the spring of 2020. A collection of photographs and essays based on my On Landscape column for Outdoor Photographer Magazine. FROM THE PUBLISHER: “For more than two decades, […]

A Dance On The Beach

Published January 17, 2013 Updated July 27, 2016 I began teaching photography 40 years ago. So much has changed since then. Cameras. Software. Digital printing. It’s such an exciting time for photographers, but it can be difficult to keep up with all the rapidly changing technology. After a couple of decades of using film, large-format […]

Protecting Place

Eroded Navajo sandstone slot canyon, Antelope Canyon Tribal Park, Arizona 2002 Wista 4×5 Metal Field Camera NOTE: The original version of this essay was written and published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine in 2002 after a recent visit. I first visited Antelope Canyon in 1982, when only a very few photographers had discovered the remarkably-carved sandstone […]

Last Light – Revisit the key themes in your photography to add depth and quality to your portfolio

I was driving home at sunset a few months ago, as the last light of 2018 faded into darkness. I had recently posted my favorite images of 2018. I stopped to photograph at an open area of grassland where I could see the bands of sunset color. Using the magic of ICM (intentional camera motion), […]

Whispers And Shouts

Whispers And Shouts Your subject selection and processing style can and should be affected by what you want to say Text & Photography By William Neill Published April 19, 2019 in Outdoor Photographer Magazine What do you want to say? Standing behind your camera, looking through the viewfinder, what inside there inspires you? Once you stop […]

Winter Etchings

Greetings from Ahwahnee. Over last weekend, we had a massive storm hit Yosemite and the central Sierra Nevada. I hear eight feet of snow fell at Tioga Pass, and ten feet at Mammoth Mountain. That was over 4-5 days. At my location of 2000 ft, we had 3-4 inches. On Tuesday, I walked around my […]

My Favorite Photographs of 2018

NOTE: Five new images have been added at the bottom of this post after the initial upload. The Impressions of Light images were taken during the last light of 2018. Greetings from the Sierra Nevada. It is that time of year again when we all look back at the events of last year and look […]

Focus Your Fall Portfolio

Working with a theme can help you create a unique collection of images By William Neill | September 25, 2015 |     With autumn photography season here, I want to share some ideas that may help you develop an excellent portfolio for this fall season. I have found it useful, for myself and for teaching my […]

Impressions

Autumn tree reflections on Bubble Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine 1992 Impressions (revised from 2003 essay published in Outdoor Photographer.) I enjoy impressionistic art. As a teenager, my mother worked as a docent at the National Art Gallery when we lived near Washington, D.C., so I often had the chance to visit the exhibits.  I was […]

Open Studio Tour coming soon! Sierra Art Trails – October 5, 6 and 7!

We are very pleased to announce that we will be open again for Sierra Art Trails 2018, which is celebrating 16 years of supporting the Arts in the Yosemite Foothills! Mark your calendar for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 5th, 6th and 7th from 10 AM to 6PM. My home studio will be full of my […]

The Fine Art of Nature for the Holidays

Greeting from Yosemite! It is that time of year when we start shopping for holiday gifts. I’ve provided you with a list of options that feature my photography. I hope that the holiday season is a happy and healthy one for you. Happy Holidays,  Bill ____________________________________________ On the Williams Sonoma online store, my photograph “California Nautilus […]