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It's all go in the On Landscape offices at the moment as we prepare to head off to Iceland to shoot some video and test some equipment. We'll be having a look at how the CamRanger performs in the real world using a Canon 1DX and a Nikon D800 and also offering a comparison of the image quality of Nikon and Canon's respective 'best of breed' cameras. In order to bring our future in the field videos and reviews up to date we now have a office D800 which, alongside Joe Cornish's D800, means we can test a range of lenses and document best practise in the field using Nikon's tilt-shift, zoom and prime lenses and also some third party lenses. We won't be getting overly geeky but we will be looking at how these cameras and lenses perform for landscape which is often ignored in other publications/technical reviews and our opinions will also be given comparing prints rather than trying to give some sort of percentage scores from on screen 100% previews. We're hoping to add a Canon 5D Mark III to the mix in the future to do the same and also we'll be looking at various popular compact cameras.
But for now it's Issue Fifty Three and we've got a bumper feature interview with Swedish photographer Hans Strand and a continuation of Joe Cornish's reader's questions interview and a preview of the CamRanger that we're putting through it's paces in Iceland in the near future. On top of this we have an excellent alternative take on landscape "Facets of Light" from Antony Marshall, some spectacular images from Wistman's Wood from Duncan George, an intriguing article on photography and psycogeography and another great Swedish landscape photographer Magnus Lindbom in our featured photographer section. And don't forget our first 4x4 Portfolio's, with a beautiful wintery theme.
We should also thank everyone for their Winter photos on Facebook - a stunning set which we'll be pulling a few favourites from in the next issue!
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Ever since the retina iPhone and especially the iPad came out people have wondered about (lusted after!) the ability to tie them directly to the preview, or preferably the live view, of their cameras. This is particularly true for landscape photographers where the taking and composing of the image is usually a more sedate affair allowing for meticulous attention to detail. Well we might just have seen the democratisation of more
Hans Strand is one of the most well known European landscape photographers and has travelled extensively around the world capturing images from the deserts of America to the Tasmanian outback. I first saw Hans' work in "The World's Top Photographers" and have followed his work since then, especially his Iceland work which must have a played a part in the countries current place in the landscape photographer zeitgeist. We talked to Hans via Skype - apologies in advance for more
Here we have part two of our Hans Strand interview where we ask him some questions submitted by our readers and also talk to him about a selection of images. Hans talks about his books, preference for black and white, working in cold weather, compares the D800 and Hasselblad digital and much more... Tim: We’re here with On Landscape again, with some questions for Hans Strand. Hello Hans. First question from Paul Morton, who asks if you are getting any more
Just before Christmas we asked our readers for a bunch of questions that we could put to Joe Cornish when he visited next and the response was fantastic. In the end we recorded two hours of audio but to keep installments to a useful length (a lot of people say they listen to them over breakfast or during a commute) we’ve split it into half hour sections. So, a big thank you to Joe and everyone who submitted their questions and here’s more
This month we're featuring a colleague of Hans Strand's - Magnus Lindbom. Sweden has some fantastic landscapes and we'd like to feature more photographers that are making the most of it. I've seen Magnus' work for some time and hope you enjoy his work as much as I do. Can you tell me a little about your education, childhood passions, early exposure to photography and vocation? I grew up close to nature. Spending summers sailing along the archipelago of the east more
In a review of one of my earlier books, it was noted that the photographs in it could have been taken by several different photographers. I suspect this was not meant as a compliment! But different landscapes demand different approaches. The traditional modus operandi of the landscape photographer would be to find a location and return to it at different times of day – or year – to capture more
If you close your eyes and imagine a wood in a dark fairy tale, what do you see, smell and hear? In your minds eye do twisted and sinister trees thick with moss and lichens form anthropomorphic shapes in billowing fog? Underfoot do you struggle for grip on treacherous granite boulders? Perhaps a far off stream provides an aural accompaniment with the the odd and inexplicable crack of a twig more
Our new feature this issue is 4x4, a set of four mini portfolios each consisting of four images related in some way. If you would like to submit your own 4x4 portfolio please visit this page for submission information. David Breen James Osmond Alistair Ross more