My Favorite Photographs of 2019

Greetings from the Sierra Nevada, Happy New Year! I hope your year ahead is happy, healthy, and artistically productive! I’ve always thought that tight editing was a prime skill for any photographer and that I was good at it. Well, this year, I’m proving that incorrect. I decided that since over the past year, I’ve […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Favorite Photographs of 2014

NOTE: I am reposting my Favorite Photographs of 2014 due to a past crash of my blog site…   Happy New Year!  I finally put together my favorite photographs from 2014.  It is always helpful to take the occasional assessment of our own creative progress. You might be interested in reading an essay I wrote on the subject five years […]

My Favorite Photographs of 2013

Happy New Year!  I have finally put together my favorite photographs from 2013.  It is always helpful to take the occasional assessment of our own creative progress. The annual ritual of posting a “best of” has now gone crazily viral.  You might be interested in reading an essay I wrote on the subject several years ago in my On […]

Best of the Year

Will you be posting your Best Of 2013 online? I am still working on mine, hoping to finish this week… Here is my Best of 2011: http://www.williamneill.com/blog/index.php/2011/12/william-neills-top-forty-images-for-2011-11/ For some thoughts on the subject, here is my essay from Outdoor Photographer Magazine in 2010: Many years ago, when I was involved with Ansel Adams’ workshops, I was […]

50% eBook Sale! The William Neill eBook Collection. Buy all 4 eBooks for $15.00.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 50% OFF EBOOK SALE! Starting today, I have reduced the price of my eBooks by 50%. If my photography is new to you, you can now purchase The William Neill eBook Collection, all 4 eBooks, for $15.00.  If your collection is not complete, each individual title is now only $5.00. For […]

High Country Spring!

Greetings from the Sierra Nevada, In my past two blogs posts, I’ve shared new work from this spring and early summer.  Here are four more, with comments and details below each image. If you have a favorite image from below, or comments, please add below!  My favorite is the first one! Ride the Light, Bill […]

Bliss in a field of Corn Lilies

One of the main dilemmas for nature photographers is how to frame an image.  The choice of camera position and lens angle greatly affects the image design.  Nature often provides us with chaotic lines, shapes and colors from which we must distill and extract the essence of our subject. This past Monday, I was in […]

Yosemite Spring!

During the past month, I made many trips to nearby Yosemite Valley, and so I’d like to share a collection of these new images.  Even though I have lived in or near Yosemite since 1977, I found fresh compositions and light/weather conditions that made for invigorating sessions, and new work for my ongoing Yosemite portfolio. […]

Purple Plum Blossoms, Ahwahnee, California 2013

  Here is my latest image, taken of my Purple Plum tree in front of my house. The sun was partially blocked by a large oak tree, and so allowing me to throw that point of light out of focus. Enjoy and share.Happy Spring! Cheers, Bill Purple Plum Blossoms, Ahwahnee, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark […]

New Yosemite Winter Images

Here are a few new winter images made in Yosemite! I had a wonderful day with a private student in Yosemite on Wednesday. There were no clouds, no interesting weather, but the ice was fabulous. I helped Shauna find simple but clean designs within all the chaos of patterns. There is always something of profound […]

A Short Walk in a New England woods

Greeting! On Labor Day, my family and I flew back east to visit family in New Jersey.  We also drove up to New England for the wedding of my close friends John Weller and Cassandra Brooks.  John is a former assistant of mine here in the Yosemite area, and now has gone on to do […]

Mudcracks, Zion National Park, Utah 1983

  Here is the link to my latest essay at The Luminous Landscape, entitled, Emotion – The Magic Element. Enjoy, and I invite you to share your own experiences and thoughts here on my blog! Bill From “Landscapes of the Spirit” Available for immediate download, high quality PDF file: http://www.williamneill.com/store/ebooks/landscapes-of-the-spirit/index.html

Announcing William Neill Private Yosemite Workshops

I am excited to announce my new Yosemite Private Workshops. Yosemite National Park is a photographer’s haven, a masterpiece in stone full of classic scenes and intimate landscapes.  Come join William Neill, author and photographer of William Neill’s Yosemite Volume One, and photographer of Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness for a private workshop in Yosemite National Park. William is also […]

Attending Photo LA, new photo too!

Last Saturday, I was at my son’s All Star soccer tournament in Madera, CA. In between games, I was walking around the park and found this tree trunk with great patterns. I used my iPhone 4s, and the quality of the captured file is stunning, surprising me even though I’ve had the phone since Oct. […]

William Neill’s Impressions of Light 2012 Calendar

                        I have just recently created a 2012 calendar using HP’s MagCloud.  Many of the images are newly created in the past year, so those of you that know my Impressions of Light ebook, you will see fresh new images! I want to share […]

A few new images….

Sorry that I have been neglecting my blog. Here are a couple of images I’d like to share. The waterfall image is from August but newly processed.  The cranes are from November, and the orchids were photographed last week. Enjoy, Bill Sunbeam on waterfall, Sierra Nevada Foothills, California 2011 Sandhill Cranes landing at sunset, Consumnes […]