Antarctic Dreams – a developing portfolio Part Two

As many of you might have noticed, I returned three weeks ago from an amazing adventure:  Antarctica By Air – A Unique Luminous Landscape Photographic Workshop with Michael Reichmann and Kevin Raber. Here is a set of ten new images.  In spite of all the energy I have been putting into editing and processing in the past three weeks, I […]

Antarctic Dreams – a developing portfolio

Antarctic Dreams – a developing portfolio I recently returned from an amazing adventure:  Antarctica By Air – A Unique Luminous Landscape Photographic Workshop with Michael Reichmann. Only three weeks before departure, I was asked to replace an instructor who was unable to go.  Lucky me.  We photographed for five days, and I made 10,000 frames.  I know […]

  During Sierra Art Trails this past weekend, we had three ladies walk into my living room display of prints. One of them looked at the first print by the door, a 30×40 inch print of this image, gasped, and then tears of emotion flowed from her eyes she was so inspired by the print. We […]

Yosemite Autumn 2012 Collection / Private Workshops

If you have dreamed of photographing Yosemite Valley during the best autumn color, now is time to reserve a private Yosemite workshop with me. I welcome single students, as well small groups for 1 or 2 day sessions. The dates for prime fall color run from the last two weeks of October, and the first […]

William Neill: Passages of Light at The Ansel Adams Gallery

  Announcement: I have a solo exhibit of my photographs at The Ansel Adams Gallery later this month! Many of my new images will be included, as well as some of my classic Yosemite images. It is always an honor to have my work shown there.  My photography career began there when I took the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Forest Reflections, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2012

Forest Reflections, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2012 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM, 1/10 second at f/16, ISO 320 Copyright © 2012 William Neill Last week, I drove up Yosemite Valley (1.5 hrs from my home) to deliver two framed prints for the Yosemite Renaissance XXVII Exhibit. It was a beautiful day, […]

Oaks and Sunbeams, Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, Ahwahnee, California 2012

Here is another image from last week, taken next door to my son’s school in Ahwahnee. The fog was gone a few minutes later… Oaks and Sunbeams, Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, Ahwahnee, California 2012 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/125 second at f/16, ISO 100 Copyright © 2012 William Neill

Oaks and Fog, Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, Ahwahnee, California 2012

Last week, we had some wonderful mornings of fog at sunrise. After dropping my son off at school, I walked into the nearby field of Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. This image continues my Morning Light series, most of which I’ve photographed after taking my kids to school!  I will have one or two more to […]

Autumn forest and slickrock wall, Zion National Park, Utah 2011

Last week, I was photographing in Zion while traveling with my family.  I returned to a favorite location and was thrilled to find favorite red maples in fine autumn dress.  My kids loved the spot, and they spent about an hour burying each other in the sandy wash. I climbed around the steep slope opposite […]

Late Summer Meadow, Ahwahnee, California 2011

I made this image yesterday.  I’ve been driving by this spot almost daily and had decided that I would need my Tilt Shift lens to achieve sharpness from front to back.  The morning was overcast so now I had the light I wanted.  Adding the 2X Extender to my 90mm T/S, I isolated these layers […]

Rock and Water, Cascade Falls, Yosemite National Park, California 2011

On a recent trip to Yosemite Valley, I spent some time photographing waterfalls.  The water levels are still very high for this time of year, but they are down quite a bit from the highest levels earlier this spring.  I had been stuck in my office for far too long, working for about two weeks […]

Lily Flower, Ahwahnee, California 2011

Practice, practice… I’ve been very frustrated lately because I haven’t been able to get out of the office and up to Yosemite for waterfalls, reflections in the meadow, corn lilies in the high country.  Fortunately, my water lilies are in bloom and I check them out every day.  We had an amazing rain storm Tuesday […]

Roots and Rocks, Merced River at Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, California 2011

I have been very overwhelmed with work and thus have a large backlog of images to process.  I made this image last month at Happy Isle in Yosemite, which is an amazing place anytime but especially during high water.  This subtle image is part of my ongoing efforts to reveal the Inner Yosemite!  I hope […]

Fine Print Offer from The Ansel Adams Gallery

I am happy to let you know about a new Fine Print offer just announced by The Ansel Adams Gallery.  I have been honored to be the first artist for this exciting new series among the elite group of photographers represented by the Gallery.  Two of my recent images are being offered at an exceptional […]