Join William Neill and myself as we photograph some different locations in Yosemite. We start at Fern Spring where we shoot and discuss the delicate small waterfalls and the way the sun and reflections either work (or don’t work) for the shot. From there we move onto a few other locations and look at using the foreground with the subject, as well as moving around to get different views. We explore what differences can be found by moving while shooting at Tunnel View.
This series is divided between the Interview and On Location videos. Part 1 and 2 of the interview have been previously published.
Enjoy Part 1 On Location With William Neill – Shooting With The Masters
Part 1 On Location Timeline
0:10 Fern Spring in Yosemite – Looking For Details
3:20 Kevin comments on his scene composition
4:00 Get up and walk around and look for different angles
6:00 Light changes everything
6:50 Fern Spring wrap up
7:25 IS refraction an issue?
8:40 Focus bracketing?
9:15 Upper Yosemite Falls
9:58 Tunnel View
10:50 Move a little to see it differently
12:45 Foreground differences
14:15 Normal view to details with telephoto – when in doubt put the telephoto lens on
14:55 What else did you try
William Neill, an American photographer and resident of Yosemite National Park area since 1977, is a renowned nature and landscape photographer. Neill’s award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Vernon Collection, and The Polaroid Collection. Neill has received the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography and is an emeritus member of Canon USA’s elite Explorers of Light. Neill’s assignment and published credits include National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, National Wildlife, Conde Nast Traveler, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Wilderness, Sunset, Sierra and Outside magazines. Also, he writes a regular column, On Landscape, for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Feature articles about his work have appeared in Life, Camera and Darkroom, Outdoor Photographer and Communication Arts, from whom he has also received five Awards of Excellence. His corporate clients have included Sony Japan, Bayer Corporation, Canon USA, Nike, Nikon, The Nature Company, Hewlett Packard, 3M, Freidrick Grohe, Neutrogena, Sony Music/Classical, University of Cincinnati, Mirabaud, Bear Sterns and UBS Global Asset Management. He is the photographic author of many books including The Sense of Wonder,The Tree, By Nature’s Design, The Color of Nature and Traces of Time. A portfolio of his Yosemite photographs has been published Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness and a retrospective monograph of his landscape photography entitled Landscapes Of The Spirit.