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And ... relax ... The 2018 Meeting of Minds conference took place last week, and if you didn’t look behind the scenes, you’d think it all went very smoothly (isn’t that always the case). Our exhibition has to be one of the largest community exhibitions in the UK with over 160 images all printed by Fotospeed and universally praised by our attendees. Quite a few attendees told me that having the chance to chat over your own and your peers' prints was one of the highlights of the weekend.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to see our speakers presentations on YouTube over the next couple of months as we’re remastering them and uploading them once we have the primary backups.
Mostly though, a big thank you to everyone who took part in any way, from our 4K goliath projector loaned by Rob Cook at Canon through to all our stewards and speakers but mostly to the attendees who, despite a lack of herding ability, were universally friendly and engaging.
We’re currently planning the 2020 conference, and if you have any thoughts on who you would like to see or ideas about what we could do differently with the conference, please let us know!
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The angle used perfectly displays the design of the composition - the ever important gap between the terracotta vessel and the edge of the staircase. more
This issue our 4x4 landscape photography portfolio feature is from subscribers: Christine Lavanchy, Michael Berg, Stuart Westmore & Vladimir Kysela more
Developing themes and series is the way I work best. I don’t always start out with a particular theme; often it just happens. Over time a pattern of images presents itself and becomes a series. more
Photography, at least in the way I practice is, is a complete solitary endeavour, and in fact, that is one of the things that attract me the most about it. more
If the message is meant to raise awareness or be a call to action, then the photographer is best served by also adopting behaviours and strategies that support the veracity of their narratives. more
My assertion, “landscape lacks a ‘subject’” must be debatable; perhaps that is why the lone tree remains a hardy perennial for landscape photographers, for the apparent isolation of the tree lends it a presence and also an inherent storyline (loneliness, resilience against the elements, confidence etc). more