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William Neill, Photographer: A Retrospective

William Neill, Photographer Buy on Amazon I grew up visiting Yosemite National Park on a regular basis, and so that location is a favorite of mine, and as a landscape photographer, it's iconic scenery is of great interest to me. I've done my share of photography...

2017 Best Photos of the Year

2017 was a strange year for me photographically. I started out feeling like I was turning out crap, unmotivated, a bit burned out. I did very little photography early in the year and didn't really miss it. As we headed into fall, however, I started thinking about...

why processing images for print is a smart thing to do — and a first look at Luminar 2018

When I got back from Morro Bay I posted a number of images from the trip including this one of a sea otter at dawn. it's an image similar to one I took back in 2009 that I've been trying to reproduce ever since so I could get a higher quality version of it -- and I...

Some recent Photography books I’ve read and how they’re changing my work

Books Discussed in this Article: Luong, Q.T.: Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks Wolfe, Art with Sheppard, Rob: Photographs from the Edge Rowell, Galen: Inner Game of Outdoor Photography duChemin, David: The Soul of the Camera...

25 photos that define me

The other day I was having a conversations with some photographers and I suggested one way to track your progress and get some insight into your photography would be to sit down and select 25 images that you think define your photography. I thought it was an...

Thank you for taking a look at my photography. I am a nature and wildlife photographer with an emphasis on bird photography as well as landscapes.

My photographic preference is for natural light and a realistic processing style. I do sometimes use HDR but the goal is a realistic look and natural looking colors. I rarely modify the images through cloning or other manipulations.

My current focus is imagery taken in and around the national wildlife refuges here on the West Coast, especially in the California central valley where the Sandhill Crane and geese winter, as I work to document how these areas support and maintain the migrating flocks of birds that depend on them.

I shoot with the Fuji mirrorless cameras, after having used Canon cameras for a decade. My post-processing is in Adobe Lightroom with occasional use of Photoshop.

All of my imagery is copyrighted and is not in the public domain. It can not be used without my permission. Please see my licensing information for more on how to license these images. I do make special reduced-cost or free licensing available to non-profits under some circumstances and you’re welcome to contact me and ask about availability for your organization.

My Photography

Away from work my time is focused on my photography and on nature and wildlife. I’m a birder and bird photographer and I’ve gotten very interested in the National Wildlife Refuge areas here on the West Coast and I’ve been working on a long-term project to photograph, document and help raise awareness of how important they are to so many species that live in and visit these areas.

I use the Fuji X-T2 primarily and you can see the details by following the link. I’ve also written extensively about photography, especially about processing images in Lightroom, and you can visit my writing page to find them.

My photographic preference is for natural light and a realistic processing style. I do sometimes use HDR but the goal is a realistic look and natural looking colors. I rarely modify the images through cloning or other manipulations, and those images that are modified are noted in the meta-data.

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