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Funding Cuts for Birmingham Photography Collection
Internationally Acclaimed Collections at Risk
The Burren
A Portrait of Fantasy Landsape
Jonathan Brown
Featured Photographer
Photographing Deep Time
A Geological Take on the Northumberland Coast
Endframe – “Jim Jim Falls” by Peter Jarver
David Tolcher discusses one of his favourite images
Trip the Light
Adventures in White Sands
36 Megapixels vs 6×7 Velvia
The disposable sensor shows it's true colours
Viewpoint Editor’s Letter editor@onlandscape.co.uk
Tim Parkin

Film and digital - surely we’re all over the competition now and digital has won. Hasn’t it? Well - yes for most purposes the use of film can be described as anachronistic but just as the competition between the horse and the car was over more than a century ago, people still use horses for pleasure (getting from A to B isn’t the be all and end all) but also for niche conditions where cars are impractical. Film is the same - quite often people will use film cameras because it gives them more pleasure, even given the many disadvantages. However there are also places where film can give real advantages over digital. In other words film isn’t as dead as the mainstream magazines would have you believe (a skewed arena in many ways as there is virtually zero advertising spend on film related activities).

So alongside our usual rich content we’ll be looking at why and how people are using film and just what to expect out of it. To begin with we thought we’d have a look at just what quality you can expect out of a well exposed piece of film. We’ve looked at large format previously in our Big Camera Comparison and in this issue we take a look at how medium format film stacks up against the current 36mp sensors. The resulting article was published on Petapixel and created a little fuss (to say the least). However, we’re an equal opportunity magazine and love the best that film and digital have to offer and hope we don’t have to make a choice for a long time yet.

Tim Parkin

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Issue 86 PDF

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Funding Cuts for Birmingham Photography Collection

Funding cuts in the Arts were an inevitability due to the economic crisis – most of the arguments regarding cuts are about how far is acceptable and how far is too far. Cutting too far will inevitably erode our own   Continue reading → more

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The Burren

Some 20 years ago a passage in a biography of JRR Tolkien turned my life into a new direction. Back then ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ were by favourite books and I was especially intrigued by the   Continue reading → more

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Jonathan Brown

We’re all judged on our images, often all too fleetingly, yet it is the connections that we make and the conversations that occur that can prove to be the most informative. A first telephone call to Jonathan Brown opened up   Continue reading → more

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Photographing Deep Time

A momentary burst of light, a passing cloud formation, a crashing wave on the shore – so much of what we do as landscape photographers can often come down to a few fleeting moments as all the elements come together   Continue reading → more

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Endframe – “Jim Jim Falls” by Peter Jarver

The year was 1988 and I was living in Sydney with my wife and kids enjoying a 2 year overseas assignment to Australia. I was a hardened B&W photographer for all except the natural history work that I did. I   Continue reading → more

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Trip the Light

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” – Rumi My photography is based   Continue reading → more

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36 Megapixels vs 6×7 Velvia

Over a year ago now we carried out various tests of medium format digital camera systems and film camera systems. The results, whilst interesting, didn’t tell us a whole lot about 35mm digital camera systems. Continue reading → more

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