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Our golden anniversary and we're approaching 2013 with a growing sense of excitement. Your feedback on the new design and especially of the PDF version really confirms we're on the right track. Over the last three weeks we've been making more long term plans and having spent a couple of days with David Ward and Joe Cornish in the Lake District we had an opportunity to put some ideas on front of their workshop participants - you'll here more about the results of that chat in the new year.
This issue we've got articles from both Joe and David; the first part of Joe's trip report from South Africa and a review of Michael Kenna's exhibition at the Chris Beetles' Fine Photography gallery. David Tolcher brings the practical half of his Travel Lite article with a walk across the Mont Blanc and Beata Moore is our featured photographer.
More to come over the next few days including an article about judging at camera clubs (from an actual real life judge!), an interview with Paul Mitchell about his participation in the 'Coast' book, a couple of book reviews and an editorial about a royal landscape photographer.
Drakensberg from Mikes Pass I saw pictures of the Drakensberg mountain range in South Africa twenty five years ago. The skyline of spectacular peaks and exotically-fertile foothills made a big impression, as did the evocative name (Dragon's mountains). So I didn't need persuading when Denis Hocking, friend and long term South African aficionado, suggested a trip for November of this year. His main interest was more
Personally, I have no desire to copy Kenna because I feel we should all try and find our own path - although we all inevitably stand on the shoulders of giants. more
This issue Surrey based Beata Moore has answered our usual questions on issues from women in photography to book publishing Benagil caves, Portugal Can you tell me a little about your education, childhood passions, early exposure to photography and vocation? I have been passionate about photography since the age of twelve, the time I received my first camera. However, I have been around cameras as long as more
Introduction I recently wrote an article discussing the range of options available to the serious walker & landscape photographer (Travelling Light). In the article I extolled the virtues of the current crop of mirrorless cameras and their suitability for long distance walking. I recently completed the Tour de Mont Blanc (TMB) over a 2 week period covering a distance of approximately 200km and 10000m of ascent (and descent !) staying in a mixture of huts and hotels. It has more