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, […]

Springtime in Paradise

During the last few weeks, I’ve visited Yosemite Valley several times and I’d like to share my new images with you. Having lived in or nearby the Valley for forty years, it would be all too easy to become jaded or bored photographing the small area for so long. Over the course of a year, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unique Offer from The Ansel Adams Gallery – Photographs by William Neill

  It is my pleasure to announce that The Ansel Adams Gallery is once again sponsoring a special print sale of two of my photographs, offering a 25% discount off the normal price. The two images we selected for this offer are Autumn Elm and Sunbeams, Cook’s Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California, and Autumn Sunset […]

Focus Your Fall Portfolio

Focus Your Fall Portfolio Below is an essay  I wrote last year for my On Landscape column published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine. I would love to hear feedback on your favorite images, and share links to any “epic day” images you wish to share! With autumn photography approaching soon, I want to share some ideas that may […]

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 […]

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 […]

William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One iPad App

William Neill’s Yosemite: Volume One iPad App I am happy to announce that my first app for the iPad is now available in the iTunes Store! Check it out, and perhaps post a review if you buy it! Share with your FB or Twitter friends. To see more screenshots, visit my William Neill Photography Facebook […]

New Morning Light image – Buckeye, Foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California 2011

I have lived in the Sierra for 33 years, and I have always been thrilled when seeing the first buckeyes popping out in early spring.  The leaves come out so fast that I have never caught that moment I have enjoyed for so many years.  The bare branches of these small trees often have wonderful […]

Foothills and Winter Storm, Table Mountain, California 2011

This past week, I made around 700 exposures at a favorite location where the plains of the Central Valley meet the Sierra foothills near Fresno.  The conditions were spectacular as the recent winter storms came and went, billowing clouds and beams of sunlight. Here is one of my new Impressions of Light images.  I am […]

Sunrise Storm Clouds, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, California 2010

Sunrise Storm Clouds, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, California 2010 The morning after I photographed at Conway Summit, I got up early to photograph sunrise on Mono Lake.  I have been photographing the lake since the late 1970s, and my first published photo was for the Mono Lake Committee in 1980, which has been […]

Aspen and approaching storm, Conway Summit, California 2010

Aspen and approaching storm, Conway Summit, California  2010 I have been spending time today catching up with post-processing my images from last weekend.  My style leans strongly towards making detailed and intimate views of the landscape.  Giving the conditions of an approaching Sierra storm, I widened out to include trees, mountains and clouds.  I experienced […]

Aspen in late afternoon light, Conway Summit, California 2010

Aspen in late afternoon light, Conway Summit, California  2010 I have been neglecting my blog lately due being too darn busy!  To see my most recent posts and images, also check here:  William Neill Photography Here is a new image, made last Friday afternoon.  It was  simply gorgeous, with amazing clouds over the Sierra peaks […]

Sunbeams and Forest, Sierra Nevada Foothills, California 2010

New photo from Thursday morning.  I think that this image will make a strong addition to my Morning Light portfolio.  Enjoy! Bill William Neill’s eBooks

The Beginning of a Portfolio / Morning Light

Last Monday, my kids went back to school. My 13 year old daughter started 8th grade, and I have the morning run, taking her to her new school which is 20 minutes away from my house. I will be making the drive nearly every weekday until next June. Seeing the I will be driving through […]