Inside this issue
Busy times in the On Landscape offices as we've been asked to judge the first round of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition and also to act as technical arbiter of both the Landscape Photographer of the Year and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions. At the moment we're looking through thousands of photos and we hope to be able to talk about the process in a future issue. All I can say at the moment is that there was no problem picking a selection of great images out of the submissions - there is some amazing and varied photography around.
We're also moving offices from the city to the country (from Leeds to the Yorkshire Wolds), a busy time but the future ability to just open the door and be in beautiful landscape is one that I hope will be the impetus to kick my own photography off again.
Our feature article this issue is a video interview with Marc Wilson about a project that requires an awful lot of travel documenting the decaying sea defences of the second world war. Both Marc Wilson and David Langan are raising money for projects through crowdfunding, David's own project is a more local affair, working within a few hundred square yard area near his home Aberdeen.
Jon Wyatt writes about his move from winter sports photography to fine art and David Clapp has created a video describing gamut clipping in Photoshop and Lightroom and what you can do about it.
We've spent some time getting our book photography up to scratch and hope to feature more of the great range of new and out of print books that we've researched. This issue has a brand new book from On Landscape acquaintance John Parminter and a selection of books by Neil McIlwraith from Beyond Words as a follow up to our Distant Horizons article in the last issue.
Finally our Featured Photographer, Jim Robertson, has a particular affinity for the coast. From his home near Lossiemouth he produces some excellent seascapes.
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We visited Marc Wilson at the Royal Armories at Fort Nelson in Portsmouth and he spared us a some time for a video interview. We've also transcribed the interview below the video. Marc is currently raising money for the second half of his project using the Emphas.is crowdfunding platform. Studland Bay I, Dorset, England. 2011 Video Transcription Tim: Marc, welcome to On Landscape. more
A background in business and snowboarding helped Jon Wyatt create a successful business in photography but the move from commercial photographer to fine art photographer isn't the easiest. We catch up with Jon just before he goes off on a holiday/tour/sabbatical around the world and ask him how he got into photography and why the change to a 'fine art' approach. Can you give us some background on how you more
Just under a year ago I started hatching a plan for a photography project which would not only be different to my previous work but would provide a genuine challenge. A project where completion was not guaranteed. For me my photography had become predictable. If I headed to the beach or ventured into a forest I kind of already knew what I was going to get. That had to change. more
David Clapp follows on from our short article last issue about icc profiles with a look at gamut and how you can ensure that your pictures don't clip colours. What is Gamut? An icc profile or colour space has a 'gamut' which is the range of colours that it can represent. For instance, sRGB was designed by HP in 1996 to work with their printers and monitors and because technology wasn't particularly great at the time, the colour space didn't need to more
John Parminter has been in On Landscape before as featured photographer and was the first in our PDF issues. We are big fans of his original take on mountain photography and were pleased to hear about his foray into publishing. The book, "Scotland's Fifty Finest Mountains, A Photographic Exploration" is a great fit for John's ethos and approach. Choosing the top fifty was always going to be a challenge though more
Jim Robertson featured in our 4x4 portfolio recently and I asked him if he could answer some questions for our featured photographer section more
Beyond Words kindly added a paragraph to our article about the sea horizon meme and we ordered a few of these. As we've spent a few days getting our book photography perfected we thought we'd include the ones we purchased here. Thanks to Neil McIlwraith from Beyond Words for the advice. Please purchase from Neil if you can. Sea Change : The Seascape in Contemporary Art Sea change is a compilation of images from various photographers who have all approached the sea more