Category Inspiration

Emotion – The Magic Element

Excerpt from Light on the Landscape Photographs and Lessons from a Life in Photography      Mudcracks, Zion National Park, Utah  1983 Camera: Wista 45,  Lens: Rodenstock Sironar-N 210mm f/5.6 The Magic Element: Emotion Let You Heart Show the Way An… Continue Reading →

Where Are The Clouds? Refine and simplify your compositions to better focus the viewer’s attention.

Text & Photography By William Neill Published December 17, 2020 In early February 2020, I was teaching at a winter workshop for five days in Yosemite, and we had no clouds. The students had come from far and wide with visions… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

A Dance On The Beach

Published January 17, 2013 Updated July 27, 2016 I began teaching photography 40 years ago. So much has changed since then. Cameras. Software. Digital printing. It’s such an exciting time for photographers, but it can be difficult to keep up… Continue Reading →

Last Light – Revisit the key themes in your photography to add depth and quality to your portfolio

I was driving home at sunset a few months ago, as the last light of 2018 faded into darkness. I had recently posted my favorite images of 2018. I stopped to photograph at an open area of grassland where I… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Whispers And Shouts

Whispers And Shouts Your subject selection and processing style can and should be affected by what you want to say Text & Photography By William Neill Published April 19, 2019 in Outdoor Photographer Magazine What do you want to say? Standing… Continue Reading →

Winter Etchings

Greetings from Ahwahnee. Over last weekend, we had a massive storm hit Yosemite and the central Sierra Nevada. I hear eight feet of snow fell at Tioga Pass, and ten feet at Mammoth Mountain. That was over 4-5 days. At… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Photographs of 2017

Greetings from the Sierra Nevada. It is that time of year again when we all look back at the events of that last year, and look forward to the year ahead. Many photographers have developed the good habit of editing… Continue Reading →

My First “On Landscape” Column for Outdoor Photographer in 1997

    NOTE: This article is reposted from the original essay in 2012… Today, I had a request from my long-time friend and master photographer Michael Frye to post the essay in which I tell the story of making my… Continue Reading →

Favorite Photographs of 2014

NOTE: I am reposting my Favorite Photographs of 2014 due to a past crash of my blog site…   Happy New Year!  I finally put together my favorite photographs from 2014.  It is always helpful to take the occasional assessment of our own creative progress…. Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Open Studio – Sierra Art Trails on Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct 2!

We are very pleased to announce that we will be open for Sierra Art Trails 2016, which is celebrating 14 years of supporting the Arts in the Yosemite Foothills! Mark your calendar for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 30th through… Continue Reading →

Photographs by William Neill, slideshow by PhotoShelter

I have been preparing for a new advertising campaign targeted at art consultants, galleries, and collectors. In order to increase the impact of my William Neill Photography web site’s home page, I went to my PhotoShelter account and created the… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Photographs from 2014

Happy New Year!  I finally put together my favorite photographs from 2014.  It is always helpful to take the occasional assessment of our own creative progress. You might be interested in reading an essay I wrote on the subject five years ago in… Continue Reading →

Yosemite Autumn Explorations

During late October and early November, I spent seven days in Yosemite Valley working with private students.  We explored many of my favorite locations along the Merced River and in the many meadows around the Valley. During these sessions, I worked… Continue Reading →

William Neill Photography from 1996

We have now moved on to 1996 in Celebrating 30 Years of my business.  1995 is a hard year to top, but here we go anyway! To read my full post, see my 7 images selected and add your comments,… Continue Reading →

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