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 […]

My Favorite Images from 2012

I am finally pulling together my favorite photographs from 2012.  It is always helpful to take the occasional assessment of our own creative progress. The annual ritual of posting a “best of” has gone viral.  You might be interested in reading an essay I wrote on the subject several years ago in my On Landscape column for Outdoor […]

The Zen of Seeing

Last night, I had a flash of memory about an early influence in my photography – the book The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck. I picked it up at a used book store during my college years at CU Boulder. The book discusses the concept of seeing and in the author’s case drawing, as […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Black oak forest, autumn, Yosemite National Park, California 2012 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/8 second at f/16, ISO 100 Copyright © 2012 William Neill   Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am thankful for all of my friends and family. I have so much love from my wife Sadhna and my two […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Emotion – The Magic Element

 …this essay was recently added to my collection of essays at The Luminous Landscape website as posted recently here in my blog, but am now including the full essay here…  Enjoy, and please share any of your own stories about how emotion has “appeared” in your own images.   Mudcracks, Zion National Park, Utah  1983 Camera: […]

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

Home Studio Open to Photographers and Collectors

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 […]

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 […]

Spruce forest in fog, Grenn Mountain National Forest, Vermont 1991

  Saw the “Snow White” movie on Saturday, and some scenes reminded me of this image… Created in 1991, using a Wista 4×5 metal field camera.  Enjoy and share! 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

Hosta and Waterdrops, Ahwahnee, California 2012

  While tons of photogs flock to nearby #Yosemite to photograph moonbows, waterfalls and dogwood, I have been nursing a bum ankle for the past three week. “Caught” my son’s fast ball during pitching practice just above my ankle bone! The x-ray shows that nothing is broken, but it is badly bruised and still swollen. […]

Redbud, Merced River Canyon, 2012

  As with my previous post, this photograph was made last Sunday on my Earth Day return to nearby Merced River Canyon, my home for 20 years.  I love the change of seasons there, but the spring season is my favorite.  Many seasons, the flowers start blooming in February, and finally all turns brown in […]

Poppies and Lupine, Merced River Canyon, California 2012

  Last Sunday, for Earth Day, my daughter and I visited the Merced River Canyon. Although a little late in the blooming season, there were a few beautiful patches of lupine and poppies to enjoy. This spot has been a favorite of mine when I lived in El Portal from 1980 to 2000. It felt […]

Intimate Landscapes

My first article for Outdoor Photographer was published in the March/April issue 1986.  The magazine started up the previous year, and a photograph of mine appeared on the cover of the second issue.  Then, I had been asked to write a “how to” article, but instead I wanted my first writing in a national magazine […]