David Baker’s “Sea Fever” Exhibition

David Baker's "Sea Fever" project has produced a wonderful book (reviewed in issue 69) and he is exhibiting the work at the Harbour Lights Cinema Gallery in Southampton over the next month (6th February to 4th March)

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We are frequently drawn to the flow of the sea and the ever changing landscape of shore, sea and sky. Coastal landscapes may often offer a simple geography of a beach, the sea and a cloudscape and as such there is a challenge to construct new and inventive photographic interpretations. Sea Fever is David Baker's interpretation of those seascapes and of the close affinity between sea and sky.

Bio

David Baker is a seascape and forest photographer based in Southampton. His work has featured in national and international magazines, and on book covers. He has also held three solo and three joint exhibitions. In January 2013 he was named Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2012 in a national competition organised by Outdoor Photography magazine. His book - Sea Fever - was published in December 2013 by Triplekite Publishing.

Address

Harbour Lights Cinema Gallery
Maritime Walk,
Ocean Village,
Southampton,
Hampshire SO14 3TL
0871 902 5733

 

 

Q&A Webinar with David Ward, 11th February, 8pm GMT

Landscape photography Q&A

Q&A Webinar with David Ward

Tuesday 11th February, 8pm GMT

We are delighted to be running a live Q&A with David Ward. What's your burning question? Whether your question is around composition, locations, publishing books, or anything else, this is a great opportunity to ask!

Please send in your questions either:

You'll be able to follow the Q&A live on Twitter on the evening following the hash tag #talklandscape.

To Register please click on this link.

 

Mountain Photography Weekend, 10 – 14th May 2014

Mountain Photography Festival

In conjunction with the UK premiere of Terry Abraham's film “Life of a Mountain - Scafell Pike” on Saturday 10th May, Cumbria's Rheged Centre has teamed up with On Landscape to host a weekend exhibition on 10-11 May 2014 celebrating the variety and beauty of Mountain Photography.

The exhibition will show work from some of the region's leading Landscape Photographers such as Joe Cornish, Terry Abraham, Roy Fleming, Colin Bell and Tony Simpkins alongside lectures and workshops from Angie and David Unsworth and Mark Littlejohn.

To book a stand at this prestigious event, please complete the online booking form here. For more information, please contact the Rheged sales team via email or on 01768 860011.

UK premiere of the film 'Life of a Mountain - Scafell Pike'

Life of A Mountain

A cinematic documentary showcasing England's highest peak through the course of a year, featuring all those who live, work, care for and play around this iconic fell. Introduced and Q&A by producer Terry Abraham. Book tickets...

Sat 10 May • Film at 7.30pm • £10 adults • £8 concessions • To book please call Rheged on 01768 868000 or email.

“Nature is always filling chinks and veins in mountains with curious treasures” John Ruskin

Angie and David Unsworth

Angie and David Unsworth are traditional film photographers working in the English Lake District. They make contemporary photographs with 10x8 and 5x4 large format field cameras from their Grasmere studio. Their lecture, which is more akin to a photographic story, expands on the theme of Terry Abraham's ‘Life of a Mountain, Scafell Pike,’ responding to the mountain as a landscape of personal pilgrimage.

Sat 10 May • 4pm • Lecture £8 • Free entry to the Mountain Photography Exhibition • Please call Rheged on 01768 868000 to book tickets or email.

Capturing the moment with Mark Littlejohn

Mark LittleJohn Landscape Photography

As part of the Mountain Photography Exhibition, Photographer Mark Littlejohn will be doing an outdoor workshop based at Ullswater Steamers on Saturday 10 May. Book Tickets...

"I was a police officer for 30 years, spending 25 years in the CID. The last ten years were spent working as a Computer Forensics Analyst. During this time I began to spend more and more time pursuing photography as a serious pastime. My interests were mainly in landscape photography and in particular "capturing the moment". Over the last four years my work has been featured in a variety of magazines and national newspapers. I have also been interviewed for a variety of publications. During the last three years I have received five judges commendations in the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards with my images being displayed in the National Theatre in London. Another of my images received a third place in the International Photography Awards in Los Angeles in 2012 and also in 2012 Pentax exhibited a number of my images in the Salon de la Photo Exhibition in Paris. I don't normally enter competitions but sometimes they can help a wee bit." Mark Littlejohn

Sat 10 May • 10.30am - 14.30pm at Ullswater Steamers, The Pier House, Glenridding, CA11 0US • Free entry to the Mountain Photography Exhibition but cost for workshop at Ullswater Steamers is £38 • Please call Rheged on 01768 868000 to book tickets or email.

Accommodation

We have organised a 20% discount with the Westmorland Hotel for this event should you wish to stay over. £88.00 Double or twin B&B  or £72.00 Single.

 

 

 

 

Blind Critique Webinar, Tuesday 28th January 2014, 8pm

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Tuesday 28th January, 8pm, GMT

Getting feedback on your photography is critical to your progression as a photographer. For most photographers this typically happens when they meet up with some friends on when they post images on Flickr but from watching participants in photography workshops it's obvious that getting feedback from respected photographers is something most people find invaluable.

To help our On Landscape subscribers get their photographs in front of some of our contributors we're starting to hold a regular blind critique session. This one hour long webinar will give insights into composition, technique and post processing.

This session we have Dav Thomas, large format photographer and David Breen, Adult Classic view - Winner, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013.

Our host Tim Parkin will be showing Dav and David approximately 15 photographs without knowing who has submitted them. If you would like to put your image up for consideration, please  email us.
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We don't know how many people will submit images but we will include photos on a first come first served basis and we'll rollover any extras into the next session.

Click here to pre-register

 

Webinar with Doug Chinnery, Friday 29th November: ICM Image Processing

In the previous webinar we ran, Doug talked about how to make images using ICM. In the next issue of On Landscape we will be including a video taken when our editor spent an afternoon with Doug out in Clumber Park talking about ICM techniques.

And to finish things off, this hour long webinar the final part of our series on Intentional Camera Movement and Multiple Exposure techniques, we will be:

* Demonstrating post processing images taken using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) and multiple exposure techniques

* Introducing texturing images

Doug Chinnery is a full-time professional teacher, writer and photographer specialising in leading digital & film photography workshops and writing for magazines & photography websites.

He leads tours for Charlie Waite’s photography tour company, Light & Land as well as running a full schedule of his own workshops. His images are bought world-wide and sold through several stock agencies including Getty.

Register Online for webinar

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Blind Critique Webinar, Thursday 21st November, 8pm

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We're starting a new On Landscape feature where we'll be inviting photographers along to provide feedback on submitted photographs.

Getting feedback on your photography is critical to your progression as a photographer. For most photographers this typically happens when they meet up with some friends on when they post images on Flickr but from watching participants in photography workshops it's obvious that getting feedback from respected photographers is something most people find invaluable.

To help our On Landscape subscribers get their photographs in front of some of our contributors we're starting to hold a regular blind critique session. This one hour long webinar will give insights into composition, technique and post processing and our first guest critic is one of our favourite contributors, David Clapp.

Our host Tim Parkin will be showing David Clapp approximately 15 photographs without knowing who has submitted them.  Submissions for images are now closed, but please join us for what will be an informative and interesting discussion.

You can register for the webinar which is on 21st November 8pm at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1559013284465596673

 

Scottish Nature Photography Awards

Scottish Nature Photography Awards
The entry deadline is approaching for the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2013, the annual photographic competition celebrating nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland.

The competition invites entries of images taken in Scotland by professional or amateur photographers from around the world. Entries close on 30th November 2013 (24:00hrs GMT)

The categories are:

  • Scottish Wildlife Portrait
  • Scottish Wildlife Behaviour
  • Scottish Landscape - Sea & Coast
  • Scottish Landscape - The Land
  • Scottish Landscape - Urban Greenspace
  • Scottish Botanical
  • Natural Abstract
  • Environmental

Judges Colin Prior, Neil McIntyre, Lorne Gill and Niall Irvine will select winners from these 8 categories who will then compete for the title of "Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2013".

The "Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year" competition is open to students over the age of 18 undertaking a Photography element in their further or higher education course and our "Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year" title is open to young photographers under 18 years of age.

For full details of how to enter, the judging panel, prizes, Touring Exhibition and Portfolio Yearbook, please visit the website at: http://www.scottishnaturephotographyawards.com

Blind Critique Webinar with David Clapp, 7th November, 8pm

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We're starting a new On Landscape feature where we'll be inviting photographers along to provide feedback on submitted photographs.

Getting feedback on your photography is critical to your progression as a photographer. For most photographers this typically happens when they meet up with some friends on when they post images on Flickr but from watching participants in photography workshops it's obvious that getting feedback from respected photographers is something most people find invaluable.

To help our On Landscape subscribers get their photographs in front of some of our contributors we're starting to hold a regular blind critique session. This one hour long webinar will give insights into composition, technique and post processing and our first guest critic is one of our favourite contributors, David Clapp.

Our host Tim Parkin will be showing David Clapp approximately 15 photographs without knowing who has submitted them.  Submissions for images are now closed, but please join us for what will be an informative and interesting discussion.

You can register for the webinar which is on 7th November 8pm at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5724234909453907202

 

Urban Landscape Photographer Mike Curry Exhibition in Old Street @ Timberyard

Mike Curry Urban Landscape PhotographerMike Curry teaches and lectures in landscape photography and each of the photographs in this collection has been taken whilst on the way to, or returning from, one of his photography classes.

“I am delighted to be showing these recent works from Mike, a photographer that I have followed closely since commissioning the ‘Greenwich Night Panorama’ for the brasserie at the National Maritime Museum two years ago” says Darren Elliott at Timberyard.

Images of familiar urban sights around London are striking as high gloss acrylic prints. Canary Wharf, Drax and Battersea Power Stations complement the opposing natural vistas of city parklands in Greenwich. This mirrors the very real urban vs rural relationship of both sides of the river.

“Some images were taken impulsively, and some were just visualised and then planned to be taken later in the year“ says Mike, but “all were prompted by the intellectual process of teaching, which brings ideas into focus. Some people would call that ‘being in the zone’ but I prefer the term that I learnt through my yoga practice, ‘being present’."

Timberyard, 61-67 Old Street, London EC1V 9HW

Exhibition runs until the 31st October.

Read more on Mike Curry's Exhibition. Click Here.

 

Webinar with Doug Chinnery, Monday 30th September

In this hour long webinar we'll be covering: Doug Chinnery Intentional Camera Movement Webinar

  • Creative landscape photography
  • ICM (Intentional Camera Movement)
  • Multiple Exposures
  • Demonstrating the techniques used in texturing images in Photoshop

Doug Chinnery is a full-time professional teacher, writer and photographer specialising in leading digital & film photography workshops and writing for magazines & photography websites.

He leads tours for Charlie Waite’s photography tour company, Light & Land as well as running a full schedule of his own workshops. His images are bought world-wide and sold through several stock agencies including Getty.

Register Online for webinar

Webinar with David Clapp

Join us on the 23rd July 8.30pm for a webinar with David Clapp.

In his latest articles for On Landscape David talks through colour management using Lightroom and Photoshop.

We'll be looking at colour management issues plus other subjects in this hour long session.

David is one of the UK’s most successful landscape photographers, combining an extraordinary success in a moribund stock photo market and being at the forefront of the recent Aurora trend.

David is renowned for his transparent Photoshop and post-processing skills, his aim is to leave his images looking as natural as possible. 'If I can see any signs of post-processing, the moment of capture is lost and the image has failed'. in this the first of hopefully many Onlandscape webinars, David will explain to us the issues with colour management in the natural world, extending on his latest video and working with other examples.

Before the end of July, David is launching the first in a series of UK post processing seminars, branded as 'Behind The Scenes', kicking off in London in late November 2013 with new dates in Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin to follow.

'It doesn't matter how much glass and camera equipment you own, it's here that the true magic happens. Post-processing is always the last aspect to be addressed by landscape photographers, who will spend thousands on outdoor workshops and suffer year after year in a state of digital bewilderment... Its time to get this sorted.'

If you can't make the event, please feel free to send questions beforehand via Twitter, Facebook or email.

You can join the session online or via telephone. Please register soon, as spaces are going fast!

Jeremy Moore, Wales at Waters Edge Exhibition, Aberystwyth

Wales At Waters Edge ExhibitionJeremy Moore will be exhibiting a selection of landscape photographs from the book 'Wales at Waters Edge'. The book was published in collaboration with Jon Gower as the author.

Jeremy said 'The intention of this project was to illuminate both Wales and “Welshness” through the mirror, or prism, of its shoreline. It examines all aspects of the coastline, so conventionally unpromising, man-made subject matter has been sought as well as the stunning landscapes that Wales is rightly renowned for. It would be impossible to do justice to the subject without tackling both. '

The exhibition runs from 13th July to 13th September 2013 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

 

 

 

Steven Donaldson Exhibition, Discovery Point, Dundee

Steven Donaldson will be exhibiting a selection of landscapes and seascapes, simply entitled "Light on Land and Sea", in addition to photographs from his years working in the oil and gas industry. In Steven's own words..

"Landscapes have been a passion of mine for a long time. From driving to mountain biking to hill walking to snow boarding, no matter where I find myself, I always find time to stop and take in the view and the light. The natural progression of being in the outdoors to attempting to bring a piece of that home with me began about 15 years ago. My first public exhibition was at the Dundee Mountain Film Festival in 2010. From capture to printing, I enjoy every aspect of the photographic process.

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 As for seascapes, well, they are a kind of release for me. A way of still feeling a part of the light and the natural world, whilst bobbing about on a wee boat in the middle of a great ocean! Phenomenal sunsets and sunrises make up for the lack of hills and lochs and sometimes I even sneak a wee platform or vessel in there. Just for a sense of scale. Or because the light happens to be hitting it in a pleasing way.
Regardless where I am in the world time has now shown that I will always look around me with photographers eyes (much to my wife's displeasure!). Light, shape, texture, they all draw my attention while other people are contentedly peering at their shoes ... Or mobile phones ..."
The exhibition will be running until the 29th June. You can see more of Steven's images and more about the exhibition at his website, http://www.stevendonaldson.co.uk/

Sam Jones exhibition, “Possession”, Tobermory

Sam Jones will be exhibiting some of here black and white images of the Isle of Mull at the "An Tobar" Arts Centre, Tobermory, 2 May - 28 June 2013.

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Who possesses this landscape? –
The man who bought it or
I who am possessed by it?

False questions, for
this landscape is
masterless
and intractable in any terms
that are human.
It is docile only to the weather
and its indefatigable lieutenants –
wind, water and frost.

From A Man in Assynt, Norman MacCaig

The exhibition will explore the relationship between the photographer and the landscape through a series of monochrome images of the Isle of Mull.

In photography, we seek to possess the landscape. Even the verbs used to describe the act of photography are indicative of possession: we ‘take’ photographs, ‘capture’ images or 'grab' shots. Yet in reality photographers are possessed by the landscape, we are in its thrall. Whether we are windswept and cold whilst clasping a tripod above soaring cliffs or watching the first rays of dawn light rush across the panorama before us, we are enslaved to the landscape and the light which falls across it.

Good photographers form a connection, a bond with their subject matter - they are possessed by it. Wildlife photographers, for example, develop a detailed knowledge of the behaviour and habitats of their chosen animal or bird. Landscape photographers develop a deep understanding of the places to which they are drawn. They understand how the light plays on the landscape at any particular time of the day or the year, where the moon will rise and the sun will set as well as the effect of wind and tide. They return to the same place time and time again, yet still find new compositions and feel as exhilarated as weather, clouds and light come together as if it were their first visit there.

Photographers seek to translate this connection or bond with the landscape into a sense of place, portraying it not only visually but also experientially. When working, the landscape photographer experiences a location not just visually but with all of his or her senses: he or she smells the seaweed on the shore, hears the tide surging around the rocks or feels the hail carried by the wind. This is the concept of equivalency in photography: the image reflects the photographer’s emotional connection with the landscape. The viewer’s interpretation of an image may not necessarily be the same as the photographer’s but as long as an emotional response is evoked, the photograph will have succeeded.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a book, eBook and a workshop and has been kindly supported by Comar, Holiday Mull and Iona in the Year of Natural Scotland 2013 and the Mishnish.

About the Photographer

Sam Jones has lived on Mull since 1998. Through her photography, she seeks to capture the magical play of Hebridean light on land, sea and loch as well as conveying a sense of place and a sense of being there, of experiencing the elements and the landscape. Although she also works in colour, it is through monochrome that she feels she has finally a means of expressing her photographic vision and connection with the light and landscape of Mull.

You can see more of Sam’s work at www.westcoastlight.co.uk. For details of her workshops, visit www.islandscapephotography.co.uk. You can follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/islandscapephotography.

Interview with Toshio Shibata

shibata_imgToshio Shibata is currently being exhibited in the Landmark exhibition that we reviewed last issue and we thought you might be interested in an interview in Eyecurious magazine which you can read here.

We're currently waiting on delivery of a couple of Shibata books which we'll combine into a bit of a Toshio special issue.

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From our own Correspondent

Our roving reporter David Clapp has dropped us a line from Patagonia where he's currently filming tutorial videos about the 6D camera for Canon Europe. Last Autumn David was producing a set of videos in the Lake District and the results were obviously received with some enthusiasm by Canon as they wanted to continue the project in more worldwide locales.

We look forward to our own correspondent bring field reports from all over the globe in the near future.

Here's some more of David's travel photographs from Patagonia.

Roof top shoot scouting in downtown Buenos Aires

Roof top shoot scouting in downtown Buenos Aires

more rooftops....

more rooftops....

This is mate! its a herbal drink like green tea...! They are bonkers for it over here....

This is mate! its a herbal drink like green tea...! They are bonkers for it over here....

All the kit in Calafate Airport, including half the crew and producers...

All the kit in Calafate Airport, including half the crew and producers...

Lining up an old Ford to use in a 'painting with light tutorial'....

Lining up an old Ford to use in a 'painting with light tutorial'....

April 16th: Live Q&A with Joe Cornish & David Ward

joe-david-qandaOn Tuesday 16th April, 7.30 - 8.30pm we will be running a live Q&A with Joe Cornish and David Ward on Facebook.

Just join us online on Facebook at the right time and add your question to our wall and we'll get straight back to you with the answers (straight from the horses fingers, er hooves.. ).

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To & From Greenwich; Exhibition by Mike Curry

Landscape Photographic Exhibtion

To and from Greenwich, an exhibition of photographs by Mike Curry.

The Greenwich Gallery, Linear House, Peyton Place, Greenwich, London, SE10 8RS

Runs up to 31st March.

Mike commented "The initial appearance of the collection of photos in To and From Greenwich is that of a very varied collection of work which spans numerous photographic disciplines, yet all are tied together as having been taken while on the way to, or returning from, teaching landscape photography.

Some images were taken impulsively (Greenwich Infra-Red Panorama) and some were just visualised and then planned to be taken later in the year when conditions favoured creating a successful replica of what I imagined (QE2 Bridge).

Perhaps though, all were prompted by the intellectual process of teaching, which brings ideas into focus, so while travelling to and returning from such teaching days one’s mind is acutely yet subconsciously, aware of its surroundings and in those moments you create memorable images or distil ideas without even thinking much about what you are doing.

Some people would call that ‘being in the zone’ but I prefer the term that I learnt through my yoga practice, ‘being present’, and that is the bond that ties these images together."

 

Reports of my Death have been Greatly Exaggerated

fuji-velvia-comebackWell Fujifilm have done it again - the announcement that Velvia 50 was being killed off last year caused much consternation (even to the point where the venerable David Ward took a Canon 1DX to Iceland!) and also much stockpiling. It now turns out that just like Mark Twain, the corpse is still kicking.

Fujifilm announced today that Velvia 50 has been discontinued - in 5x7 format only. There is a new box design for 4x5 and 8x10 but it's still going strong. Whether this means it will be available outside of Japan is another matter but it certainly means that importing film is a possibility.

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For those of you who have stockpiled, don't feel too bad. On top of the 20% price rise this year, Fuji are talking about a possible 25% price rise on certain lines (not confirmed yet) so you won't be regretting that credit card bill.

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/via Christian Stromberg

 

International Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition

environmental landscape photographer of the yearThe Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) international environmental photographer of the year competition recognises photographers that bring awareness to environmental and social issues. Highlighting communities and ecosystems that are struggling with changing climates

The exhibition runs from10th April - 3rd May, Royal Geographical Society, London. Then touring to Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Forestry Commission England, in Cumbria from 25 May – 1 September 2013, culminating at CIWEM’s new headquarters, conference and members’ facility in Farringdon, London in Autumn 2013.

The 3,000 entries were judged on impact, composition, originality and technical ability by the selectors.

Herbert Ponting’s Photos at the Chris Beetles

BEAUTIFUL-BROKEN-ICE-REFLECTIONS-AND-THE-TERRA-NOVA-7-JANUARY-1911-1-C32107BOver 60 photographs, taken from the legendary 1910 British Antarctic expedition, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott.

This will be the largest and most varied exhibition of Ponting prints ever staged in London.

All are platinum prints, produced using the original negatives.

The British Antarctic Expedition, also called the Terra Nova Expedition, was Scott's second attempt to reach the South Pole, and has become infamous as a tragic, but heroic, story of polar exploration. Hired by Scott as the expedition's camera artist', Herbert Ponting was the first professional photographer to go to the Antarctic, and perfected the use of his large and cumbersome equipment in the most difficult of conditions.

Constituting one of the most compelling visual records in the history of exploration, Ponting's photographs provide us with a vivid account of the expedition. The images capture the men, their rations, their cold-weather clothing, and the very weight of their burdens while sledging. They also record both the exploration of Antarctica and the scientific investigations of the icy continent and adjacent ocean, emphasising the twin goals of the expedition.

Ponting's images remain some of the most beautiful and compelling photographs of the Antarctic ever taken.

Click here for more information

Landmark: The Fields of Photography

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Venue: Somerset House, London. East Wing Galleries, East Wing. Terrace Rooms & Courtyard Rooms, South Wing

Date: 14 March – 28 April 2013

Daily 10.00-18.00, Free admission

This novel exhibition will be the first of its kind anywhere to show both the harsh, even brutal realities of the changing environment, as well as its enduring and stunning beauty, is a wide-ranging and ground-breaking exhibition featuring more than 70 of the world’s most highly regarded photographers from North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, with many of them showcasing previously unseen and recently completed works.

Focusing on our rapidly changing planet the exhibition will feature more than 170 original works of art taken by enterprising photographers employing technology ranging from 19th Century plate-camera techniques to the use of planes, drones, robots and even satellites to capture vivid images of earth’s varied terrain – and even distant planets. Many of the major names in photography will be represented: Mitch Epstein, Nadav Kander, Ryan McGinley, Robert Adams, Simon Norfolk, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lee Friedlander, Simon Roberts, Toshio Shibata, Robert Polidori and many others contributing spectacular imagery. Also featured will be striking images by a younger generation of photographers: Pieter Hugo, Susan Evans, Raphael Dallaporta, Penelope Umbrico, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, and others.

Click here for more information

Joe Cornish talk at Folkestone

Joe_in_Ladakh_7_20122-1024x878Co-director of On Landscape, highly esteemed landscape photographer and published author will be welcomed by Folkestone Camera Club, to give a lecture entitled, “The View Finder” on Saturday 11th May. Joe has been travelling recently and will be bringing fresh images from his recent journeys and inspiring us with his wonderful photography and philosophy on life and his “art”.

The venue is the Folkestone Academy, Academy Lane, Folkestone. There will be a raffle and Joe will have a sales table on the night. Tea and coffee will be available in the interval and is included in the Ticket price of only £12, if purchased before January 31st, and are available to buy on the events website paying by Paypal. Take a look at the website specifically created for the talk (very professional!) by clicking here http://www.joecornishphotographyevent.co.uk/.

 

David Ward and Joe Cornish | Gower Workshop

Worms-Head-Rhossili-webmail-lgWe wouldn't normally use the news to promote workshops and tours (although we may build a section for this in the future) but as the two leaders of this tour are two of our main writers (and a partner in the business) plus the fact that the workshop location is one that has a long history I thought I'd make an exception.

I went on a workshop with Joe and David here a few years ago and can vouch for the accessibility of some extraordinary locations. So - I won't harp on but if you want to take part in a workshop with two of the greatest landscape photographers and photographic educators in the country I can highly recommend this tour.

It's on the 26th April and continues to the 1st of May and you can find more information about it on David's website.

 

Paul Kenny Exhibition: Seaworks

Landscape Photography Exhibition - Paul KennyThis exhibition is at The Watchtower Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed. It runs from Saturday 23rd February to Friday 22nd March, 2013. Opening reception Saturday 23rd February.

Seaworks is a term Paul Kenny uses to define an ongoing body of work made on or about seashores. The work, building on themes developed over a period of nearly forty years, tries to find the awe inspiring in things easily passed by and which contain issues of fragility, beauty and transience in the landscape; marks and scars left by man and the potential threat to the few remaining areas of wilderness.

Looking at the micro and thinking about the macro.The exhibition will contain works from The Isle of Mull, the North West coast of Mayo, Eire and the coast of North Northumberland.

Competition to Win a CamRanger (closed)

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CamRanger is the only product that allows near complete wireless control of your Canon or Nikon DSLR directly from your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch.

Competition now closed - winner to be announced next issue.

Novel Adapter for NEX

mb_spef-e_03sOne of the problems with using full frame lenses on a cropped sensors is that your focal length is 'increased' by the same amount so if you use a 'normal' 50mm lens on a 1.6x crop sensor it becomes a medium telephoto of about 80mm.

Not only that but the amount of light is also reduced so that the effective aperture becomes increased also. This means your f/1.8 normal lens has the same light gathering ability as an f/2.8 lens and also the same relative depth of field.

However, Metabones have created a focal length reducing adapter for the NEX that allows you to mount Canon EF mount lenses on Sony E mount. Only for Sony crop sensors though.

Effectively what is happening is it's bending the light from the limit of the image circle of the lens so that it properly covers a crop sensor rather than a full frame sensor. It's like an EF to EF-S converter!

Now Philip Bloom has been testing the adapter and seems to like it a lot  (see Sony Alpha rumours website too) but obviously he's only testing it in terms of HD resolution which is less than half of the resolution of the camera as used for stills. It remains to be seen whether the optics in the adapter are good enough to be used whilst retaining the optical performance of the original lens.

What it does do is allow you to use tilt shift lenses on a Sony NEX camera at the original wide angle focal lengths! Very interesting!!

We'll try to get more information from the supplier about how good the performance is but Prof. Brian Caldwell who supplies the optical elements for the adapter has a very good reputation in lens design for scientific and archival purposes.

The lens is on pre-order at the moment and the price is a quite hefty £380 but it's a definite sign of what the NEX and it's short distance from sensor to lens mount allows custom manufacturers to do. Interesting times...

UPDATE: Here's a quote from Brian Caldwell

"We designed an entirely separate optical system for micro 4/3. However, the magnification is the same as the NEX version: 0.7x. In order to get a significantly smaller magnification while maintaining excellent image quality we would have had to get much closer to the image plane with our optics. Unfortunately, the m4/3 cameras don't allow this.

The good news is that the performance of our 0.7x optics for micro 4/3 is really good, and I expect that some pixel peepers will prefer it over the NEX version. If you look at the MTF curves in the white paper you can see that the m4/3 version gives higher performance in the corners than the NEX version. We could have saved a lot of money by re-using the NEX  optical cell for the upcoming m4/3 Speed Booster, but we decided to  maximize image quality instead."

Which m4/3 camera do I buy?

Ansel Adams Afternoon Talks

sense_stl_13_h_950The National Maritime Museum has organised an afternoon of talks in association with their current Ansel Adams exhibition. Entitled "Oceans, Landscapes and the Lens", it brings together Michael Marten, Paul Gilson, Roshini Kempadoo and Harriet Hawkins plus experts on the sea and the curator of the exhibition, Phillip Prodger to discuss the changing image of the sea and how photographers image it.

It's on Sunday the 3rd February and is £22 for non-members. More information here.

New Images from Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna has posted a bunch of new images on his 'recent images' page, 44 in total drawn from his South Korean work that he was seen taking in the recent video preview we posted. Well worth a look.

Copyright Michael Kenna

Copyright Michael Kenna 2013

 

Seduced By Art – Photography Past and Present

So much going on in London at the moment so, if you get a chance, visit the Photography Past and Present exhibition at The National Gallery.

The exhibition explores early photography from the mid-19th century and takes a provocative look at how photographers use fine art traditions, including Old Master painting, to explore and justify the possibilities of their art.

The exhibition runs until 20th January 2013.

Interview with Joe Cornish

Tim Parkin will be interviewing Joe Cornish mid December, what would you like to hear from Joe?

Please let us know if you have any questions you would like Tim to ask or if there are any topics you would like covered?

Email us with your questions for Joe.

 

Petrochemical America – Richard Misrach

The photo-eye blog looks at a new book by Richard Misrach and Kate Orff that looks at the ecological effects of the industry. The interesting aspect is that this is a fusion of social research and social documentary landscape photography where the visual communication is just as strong in the research side as it is in the photographic side. Well worth a look at.

For more info about Richard Misrach try Edelman Gallery for pictures and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. For more on Kate Orff try Scape Studio and Urban Landscape.

/via Photo-Eye Blog

 

John Irvine Solo Photography Exhibition

Full time dad, police officer and keen landscape photographer John Irvine is holding a landscape photography exhibition showing images from the West Lothian area, the East Lothian coastline, the Trossachs and NW Scotland.

Dates: 15th & 16th December 2012

Open: 10am - 5pm

Venue: Bellsquarry Village Hall, by Livingston, West Lothian, Eh54 9AA.  This is next to 5 Sisters Bings.

Entry is free. Do come and have a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and chat about the images on show.

 

 

First tests start to appear of Sony’s revolutionary RX1

One of the most interesting cameras to be unveiled at Photokina was the Sony RX1. It could certainly be labeled as revolutionary rather than evolutionary. Featuring a fixed 35mm Zeiss F/2 lens it is the smallest full frame 35mm camera in the world. At a launch price of around £2,600 it certainly isn't cheap but that price is bound to fall over the next 12 months.

I have been using a Sony RX100 for a few months now and have been astounded at what Sony achieved with that camera bearing in mind it 's diminutive size. I hope to write an article in the next few weeks on it's usability as a landscape camera.

I am really interested in how the RX1 performs - matching sensors to specific lenses should give improved performance especially at frame edges.

Steve Huff seems to have a special relationship with Sony as he is one of the first photographers in the world to have one in his hands. You can read the first part of his review here.

Certainly not short of superlatives he says...

I have never had a 35mm format camera in my hands that delivered such beautiful out of camera results. In other words, in my opinion…The Sony RX1 is the best JPEG camera I have ever shot with. Period.

Imaging Resource has started running the camera through it's studio tests. You can see and download the results here

Sustaining a Long Term Photography Project

"Writer Edgar Allen Beam asked Leshko: What have you learned from the success of Elderly Animals that might help other photographers with long-term projects? Her advice applies to so many photographers struggling with their long-term, personal series that we wanted to share her tips and words of encouragement."

/via Photo District News

Poppit Sands books by Michael Jackson

A new series of books called 'Returning Home' to accompany the Poppit Sands work.

Michael Jackson lives and works in South Wales - 30 minutes away from Poppit Sands beach in Pembrokeshire. His work at Poppit Sands is a continual life long examination of the landscape, the art of photography and the creative avenues that can be explored there.

'The work at Poppit Sands is not really a project - it is a whole photographic world. When I get new ideas I go to Poppit and use the beach to experiment. It is the base of everything that I do. Because of the fact that this process is ongoing I felt that a series of mini-books would best represent the work and how it progresses over the years. The collection of books will grow as the work at Poppit Sands grows.'

Click on the image below to see more and to order.

A New Michael Kenna Video

Michael Kenna has a new video in the works entitled "Letter from Shinan". I get the feeling it's going to be Korean only marketed but should get an import I imagine. Looks interesting. Click on the image below (of a slightly rambo-esque Michael) to see the preview.

Squaring the Circle

Living in the dark forests of the Swedish Småland, Shagbagboy (Gustav Sandstedt) creates beautiful circular images and has built a website from his instagram feed that shows them off in a novel and visually refreshing way. Click on the image below to visit his website.

 

Will landscape photographers soon be making models not pictures?

via Omote 3D

In what is approaching the realms of science fiction the world’s first 3D printing photo booth is set to open for a limited time in Harajuku, Japan. From November 24 to January 14, 2013, people with reservations can go and have their portraits taken. Except, instead of a photograph, you’ll receive miniature replicas of yourselves. The technology that allows the replication of 3D objects has been around for a few years but has been far too expensive and inaccessible to the public. But what does this mean for the landscape photographer of the future when surely the capture element will be build into the latest DSLR camera (or whatever will be using then)? Will we all be making tiny models of our favourite landscape locations; tiny replicas of Brimham Rocks, Tors on Dartmoor? Maybe we could add little trains that run around these models? The convergence of model train building and 'photography'. We could take over the garden shed with our landscape 'photo sculptures' ….

http://omote3d.com

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The Future?

 

NPR Discuss What Landscape Means

The NPR (National Public Radio) website has a brief article discussing the current zeitgeist in landscape photography. Triggered by a thought provoking article on Flak Photo called "Looking at the Land". They ask a few people about including Alison Nordstrom, a curator who put on the rerun of the New Topographic exhibition (yes that one, the one responsible for sooo many dull undergraduate exhibitions).

Alison said to NPR "The whole point of landscape was traditionally to show 'that dichotomy between man and nature.' but that has changed: "We don't even know what nature is anymore".

That's a pretty polarising opinion - thoughts?

Matt Malloy creates Composite Landscapes

Matt Malloy of Ontario, Canada has managed to combine the current trend of timelapse photography with the possibilities that Photoshop provides and has created something fairly new. Taking bits of the images from each frame of the timelapse he builds a long exposure image where each part represents a different time domain. Very clever. And if you're interested in the timelapse videos they came from, here they are.

Matt Malloy - After Burn

Nikon D800 – the landscape photographer’s Dslr?

It could be that the D800 is the end of the current MF back system

 

 

We've seen a lot of cameras come and go in the last few years and only a few have been real game changers. Typically these have been Canon, especially the 5D and the 5Dmk2.

However the crown has now changed heads and it's Nikon who have broken the mould. The D800 and the D800E at 36 megapixels are not only the highest resolution DSLR's out there but they also have one of the best high iso performances and with the Sony sensor have some of the best colour on the market too.

We're sure it won't be long until Canon catches up in some fashion but they'll have to do a serious bit of leap frogging to get past this new camera. First reports from various users have been mostly glowing (at least for landscape photography) with the few niggles being a problem with untrue sensors/lens mounts and with some firmware issues. These will undoubtedly be smoothed out and forgotten over time when people keep looking at the stunning results.

Our own Joe Cornish paired his D800 up with a Mirex tilt adapter and a few Hasselblad lenses to produce straight 'sliding back' stitched images that all but the most expensive medium format backs in terms of resolution and colour (although maybe not in general tonality).