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We have summer storms running through Yorkshire at the moment and the view of the sky through our conservatory is a daily marvel. The splendour of the sky in isolation isn't something that has gone unnoticed by photographers, so much so that Steiglitz made a project out of just photographing clouds as 'equivalents' for his personal ideas. I remember seeing Fay Godwin's work as original prints for the first time and being surprised at how well she used the shapes and textures of clouds (quite often summer ones) as balance and contrast to her very graphic compositions in her 'Land' project.
It isn't just painter's that had an obsession with clouds too - a recent trip to the Courtauld gallery's "A Dialogue With Nature" presented me with Constable's cloud studies which changed my opinion of this most British of painters.
I'm just looking out of the window now as the rains have stopped and the sun starts to shine through piles of cumulous. Why didn't I notice these things before I had a camera? What a great gift photography has given me.
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This current instalment talks about possibly the most important panel to understand for the broad processing of images within Lightroom. more
Part 2 of our interview of Joe Cornish & Charlie Waite by Steve Watkins (editor of Outdoor Photography). Steve: What I’d like to discuss is landscape photography in its broadest sense, but also look at some of the practice of landscape photography and what influences Joe and Charlie have had. I’d also like to touch on the future and where it is all going, because by the time we leave here, landscape photography will have changed, with another 20,000 photographs uploaded more
There was a loud knock. It was barely light, and after exchanging glances with my wife I put down my half-chewed bagel, smothered in peanut butter, and went over to the campervan door. Standing there in the gloom was a young man, thin with a pasty white face under a red checkered baseball cap, hands thrust deep into his blue denims. In a sullen southern drawl he said: “Just gonna do some shootin’ here, hope you don’t mind, didn’t want more
There’s another book out by our favourite publisher, Triplekite and it's a rather a beautiful one too. Triplekite are friends on On Landscape and we've helped them on occasion with colour management and hopefully marketing. This most recent book is by one of our favourite photographers, one we've featured a couple of times before in the magazine. Imagine walking in your local park and discovering a small pond - more
Through Flickr I have been enjoying the work of several German photographers who give tempting glimpses of a countryside dominated by forests, lakes, woodlands and meadows and a quieter style of ‘landscape’ photography. more
It may be a sign of the times that this year my schedule has included four workshops that were either dedicated to printing, or that have had a significant component of printing in them. (Prior to this year there have been no such workshops). It could be too that only now am I feeling confident enough to lead such an enterprise, or that Light and Land's branding of 2014 as 'the Year of the Print' has something to do more