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Summer in the UK is typically a fallow season for landscape photographers. Yes you can still get good photography done but with dawn twilight starting about half an hour before sunset it all gets a little confusing! The countryside is just a little too 'green' or 'GREEN!!' for most picturesque purposes and without some moderating light or weather conditions it can all get a bit monotonous.
Around where we live there are many wildflower meadows and me and a colleague have been out a few times trying to capture some sense of the beauty of a sea of minuscule flowers (cue far too much tilt, collapsing tripods and cursing at the wind). Things are all about to change though - the lilacs of the heather are starting to appear and it won't be long until the National Parks are glowing with the pink of unfit photographers faces (and heather!).
On Landscape's migration to an 'as it happens' content publication model has seen a big increase in the number of comments so thanks for the level of engagement, and also a jump in subscribers. We're just ironing out the last few bugs in our workflow and looking forward to getting on the road for the start of the late summer/autumn photography period (peak season in the UK!).
This issue sees a range of content but if we can recommend one thing we suggest you try to see Charlie Waite's exhibition at the National Theatre. Whatever the controversy surrounding the Take a View competition, Charlie is a rightful master of landscape photography and this is his biggest exhibition to date and very good it is too - check out our review in this issue and also David Ward's commentary on one of Charlie's classic images.
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Since starting On Landscape I've mostly been reviewing either portfolio style books or new releases. I'd like to take a little departure from this to review a book I've had for a while now and which keeps catching the corner of my eye as it sits permanently on my desk. To begin with though, I'd like to introduce the author as it's his pedigree and knowledge that make this such an excellent resource. Jeff Schewe Jeff Schewe graduated from Rochester Institute of more
Is this my all time favourite image? No. A single image can never be ‘the best’ because every image we like offers us a variety of different emotions and visual delight. more
Hi Kimberly, can you tell us a little bit about your background, how you got into photography and why landscape in particular? It seems like I was always taking photos, but it wasn't until 1999, when I transferred to Colorado State University, as a philosophy major, that I happened to fall into photography. Basically, I happened to be in the art building, leaving my required survey art class, when I noticed a sign for a job working as a photo more
For one of the most well known landscape photographers in the UK, Charlie Waite has been awfully quiet about his own work for the last decade. We’ve seen him promoting both his own tour company, Light and Land, and the hugely successful Landscape Photographer of the Year (or Take a View as it’s more formally known) but we only see the occasional new image associated with other events or in his self published book “Arc and Line”. So it more
Vanda Ralevska is as unstinting in her enthusiasm and encouragement for her fellow photographers as she is in her own passion for creating images. Despite being a talented wedding and portrait photographer, she has chosen to concentrate on landscape photography. If there is a hill or mountain in the UK that she hasn’t climbed or an area of coast yet to be walked, you can rest assured that they are probably on her list. At times it is easy to more
Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.” To which I would add, by all means take home images but walk softly and leave as little trace of your passing as you can. more
When we view any landscape scene, there is some form of emotional response. This article is about the fundamental origins of these reactions – why elements of a captivating landscape photograph such as compositional features, environmental conditions and lighting situations trigger human emotion. Evolutionary psychology attempts to explain why our interpretations and reactions are, to a large extent, universal among modern humans.1 Why, for instance, does an expansive view with a clear focal point, areas of high contrast and more
Imagine the scene – I’m sitting at home in my front room next to my wife, who is watching Grey’s Anatomy (I apologise on her behalf). Having recently subscribed to On Landscape I am busy making my way through the substantial number of previous issues and reading with interest so much of the excellent articles that have been submitted. Being fairly new to landscape photography I am hugely enjoying reading the ideas and thoughts of those much more experienced more
Over the last year or so I’ve been looking more and more into the properties of light and how it interacts with surfaces, shadows, etc. Some of my first research, prompted by a workshop with our own David Ward when I was first getting into photography, was around how shadows are ‘coloured’. This came about when discussing David’s ‘Poverty Flats’ - a stunning example of how sunny day, blue sky shadows can be intensely blue cast (especially when mixed more