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, […]

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 […]

Special Print Offer from The Ansel Adams Gallery

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. Visit The Ansel Adams Gallery for more info or to purchase a print. Although I generally prefer creating intimate landscape images, when presented […]

Featured Portfolio and Interview in LensWork

William Neill presents photographs that go far beyond mere “pretty pictures.” His work reminds us of our deep connection with the planet, inspires us to seek the beauty of nature for ourselves, and encourages us to see with greater intimacy the beauty that surrounds us wherever nature flourishes.    -Brooks Jensen, Lenswork Magazine I am […]

Best Photographs of 2015

It is that time of year again for Best of the Year photographs. Except that last year I did not post a Best of 2015. So here it is. Better late than never they say. I’ve included 40 photographs shown in chronological order, enough to give you a sense of the range of styles and […]

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 […]

Return to the Field of Possibilities

Last week, I spent four days filming an interview with the crew from The Luminous Landscape website.  For years, they have offered excellent videos such as the Luminous Landscape Video Journal which features interviews with photographers such as Jay Maisel, Art Wolfe, Charlie Cramer, Bill Atkinson, and Jack Dykinga: Luminous Landscape Store.  They are launching […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]