Impressions of Light is William Neill's ethereal take on shooting landscapes with single exposure camera motion.
William's thoughts about his book:
"Throughout my career, I have been seeking to inspire passion for the natural world and convey my emotional response to the subjects I photograph - that of awe and wonder.
In 2005, when I learned a new way for me to convey such an emotional response by the use of camera movement during exposure, I began creating a new body of work entitled Impressions of Light. Inspired by color photographers Ernst Haas and Freeman Patterson, and of course the great Impressionistic painters, this work is simply another way to depict the deeply moving beauty I see in Nature.
The most important aspect of my approach to creating these images is that they are all single exposures created with camera motion only. Having seen other techniques used, such as multiple exposure methods, I find the single exposure approach works best for the mood I wish to create. The resulting images have an organic and painterly look. Other approaches often look heavily manipulated or Photoshopped, while my style is to paint with the actual textures, light and color I see in front of my camera.
No major post-processing manipulation has been applied beyond basic digital darkroom techniques such as contrast and color saturation control.
Impressions of Light - Digital Edition is delivered as two PDF files. One PDF contains single pages, and so is optimized for viewing the individual images, as well as for reading text. The second PDF shows the two-page spreads, allowing you to enjoy the book as it was originally designed.
This ebook also offers interaction between each image and the Photo Notes section at the back of the book. Click on an image, and you are taken to the PDF page where the Photo Notes are for that photograph. When viewing the Photographic Notes, simply click on the photograph’s thumbnail, and you are linked back to that image in the PDF.
In the back of his book, Willam has included a Photographic Notes section especially for photographers with technical info about equipment used, including camera, lens and exposure data.
This ebook is a 100 page PDF file.
William Neill, a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, is a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and feels in Nature.
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. In 1995, William received the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography.
Presently, he writes a monthly column,
On Landscape, for Outdoor Photographer magazine.