337: William Neill - Portfolio Development & New Yosemite Book
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The importance of developing a cohesive portfolio cannot be understated for landscape photography. It is quite possible one of the most challenging things we face in order to showcase our work and to develop as artists. It can lead to better presentation of our work and a more well-rounded collection of images. Additionally, it is the corner-stone for the development of any print or book project. Today's guest on the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, William Neill, is a legend in the landscape photography world. Having worked worked at the Ansel Adams Gallery in the 1980's, William's work is prolific. He has been a writer for Outdoor Photography Magazine for over 20 years, he has published over 10 books, and is widely seen as one of the foremost experts on photographing Yosemite National Park. On this week's episode, we discuss: How working for Ansel Adams influenced William's career. Minor White's influence on William's approach to making images. The impetus behind William's new book, Yosemite: Sanctuary in Stone. In depth discussion about the images that were selected for his new book. Common mistakes photographers make when presenting their portfolios. How to become better curators of our own work. William's book, The Photographer's Portfolio Development Workshop (use the code WNEILL40 for 40% off ANY Rocky Nook book)! A discussion about various formats for photograph gallery presentations on the web. The implosion of Outdoor Photographer Magazine. And a lot more! Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week: Support the podcast on Patreon. Watch podcast episodes on YouTube, where we overlay photos with our conversation via video. Here is who William recommended on the podcast this week: Lewis Kemper. John Weller. Brad Rank. Mike DiMeola. I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. We also have an Instagram page, a Facebook Page, and a Facebook Group - so don't be shy! We also have a searchable transcript of every episode! Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week. P.S. you can also support the podcast by purchasing items through our B+H affiliate link.
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