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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

River of Light, Virgin River in the Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah 2011

During my recent trip to Zion, I met up with my friend and former assistant John O’Connor to take a hike up the Narrows of the Virgin River.  We were so caught up with making images of all the wonderful reflections and other canyon details, we didn’t get very far, not even to the Orderville […]

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 […]

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 […]

Calla Leaves, Ahwahnee, California 2011

For the past couple of months, I have been watching this calla plant growing in my living/dining room area.  The light comes through two different windows to light the leaves to various effect.  This past Sunday, I finally saw a composition worth setting up for.  I hung up my black piece of velvet on the […]

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 […]