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On Landscape (the pet name for our esteemed editor) has been incredibly busy these last few weeks. A trip to Iceland with Joe Cornish and Antony Spencer for Phase One was incredibly rewarding but unfortunately totally under the radar for commercial reasons. Fortunately the embargo has been lifted and you can see the results of our video work in Phase One's promotional video for their new IQ260 back on You Tube now. A longer video is hopefully out in the near future and we'll be writing our own review of the trip in the next issue.
We also spent four days on the Linhofstudio stand promoting On Landscape and acting as 'technical expert' alongside Joe Cornish and David Ward. We were hoping to interview a few folk at Focus but the noise and sheer volume of people put paid to this. We did make some great connections for future interviews though and said hello to many On Landscape subscribers so thanks to all of you who visited.
And finally we made a trip down to Devon for some business planning, camera testing and general Dartmoor poking. A comparison of the Nikon D800 and now affordable Hasselblad H3D39 will appear in the next issue.
But to this issue! Not since Bob Dylan picked up the electric guitar has there been such strong winds of change. David Ward, self confessed 4x5'oholic has taken a Canon 1DX, the light sucking camera of choice for the well heeled digiphile, on a trip to Iceland. How did he get on? Will he sell the Linhof?
We're also reporting on the stunning landscape photography exhibition at Somerset House. "Landmark" includes over 150 photographs from some of the most important contemporary photographers working today and we have a photo by photo discussion with links to resources about each artist.
This and much more - and don't forget we've still to add a quick review of Focus on Imaging and our 4x4 Portfolios.
Finally - we have a one to one live chat with Joe Cornish and David Ward on Facebook on Tuesday the 16th of April so turn up with your questions ready. We have also put together an online survey asking about what cameras you use so please take part so that we can tailor our tutorials and reviews to your own tools.
That's it for now - thanks for your continued interest and support!
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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. Dave Kosiur Doug Chinnery Jim Robertson John Birch more
Now you have to remember this is fine art landscape photography and just as with classical music and poetry, you might have to spend a little more time getting to know the occasional image than usual. more
In the second part of my review of the Landmark exhibition at Somerset House I'll be looking at the final set of images exhibited. more
The big question is, I guess, will I be swapping to a DSLR and T/S lenses. The short answer is not entirely. But I may well be tempted to shoot certain subjects. more
The technique involved is most commonly known through the use of rear tilt on a large format camera and this article hopes to explain what is actually happening when rear tilt is used and also how to achieve it using front tilt or DSLR tilt shift lenses. more
One of the other factors I take pride in is that I have always tried to be a very naturalistic photographer, I mean that in terms of the look of my images. more
After David Clapp's recent wonderful article on Iceland where we saw some stunning aurora images and some novel locations, we asked if he could show us his focus stacking technique used on the 'shooting star' aurora shot. more
Rather than the highly directed activity that traditional landscape photography can often be, it is a more random process, often undertaken in the spirit of exploration. more
If you take a look at the popular photography press you’ll see that the saturation slider is probably one of the most used post production tools and also perhaps one of the most abused. more
In the highlands of Scotland, near the bleak moorland of Rannoch, the river Orchy begins its journey high in the munros of the Black Mount and winds it way down through Loch Tulla into Glen Orchy. more
Somerset House has, in the last few years, established itself as a premier exhibition space for international photography. Whilst it would perhaps be unfair to describe it as populist, it certainly trends to more accessible imagery than the more contemporary fare on the opposite bank of the Thames. Holding the annual Sony World Photo Expo, as well as recently "Cartier-Bresson in colour", the exhibition space is pleasingly traditional, set in reasonable size rooms with good light, than conveys a more