William Neill's new ebook, Meditations in Monochrome, was inspired by the great Black and White masters, like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. For 35 years, William has pursued color landscape photography with a passion. However, with the use of Photoshop conversions to BW from the digital scanning of 4x5 film as well as digital capture, Williamis revisiting the roots of his photographic inspiration.
This ebook includes an essay where William writes about his early study of Black and White, his favorite BW masters, his job at The Ansel Adams Gallery, and the techniques he uses for his conversions.
52 photographs were selected for this digital portfolio, ranging from classic western landscapes to intimate details of nature. Locations include the coast of New England, the deserts of the Southwest and the Sierra Nevada mountains. The selection covers a wide span of William's career, with photographs dating from 1982 to many recent digital captures created as recently as 2008.
The book was designed with file sizes that have been optimized to preserve the high-resolution images files. The quality of the images comes to life on modern computer monitors.
This ebook is a 58 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.