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Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen Photokina come and go and with it an enormous number of product announcements. Most interesting for landscape photographers is the expanding range of mirrorless medium format offerings, first the Hasselblad X1D-50c was announced prior to the conference and now we also have the Fuji GFX 50S. If these cameras offer the image quality we’ve already seen with the Sony 50mp sensor they could be very interesting and offer a complement to Fuji’s movement to smaller sensor cameras. Whatever your opinion on these announcements, you can’t be unhappy to see more diversity in camera styles, shapes and formats and not just the same old DSLR shape.
Elsewhere we’ve seen the exciting/worrying introduction of a 4K drone that will fly for nearly half an hour and clip onto your belt (DJI Mavic). Prepare for great photographs and incredibly annoying buzzing everywhere.
The good news is that all your cameras still work the same as two weeks ago contrary to what you might read in the press!
Finally, the Meeting of Minds conference is selling out fast and we’re down to the last twenty tickets and last ten dinner tickets so get in touch if you don’t want to miss out.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen Photokina come and go and with it an enormous number of product announcements. more
Our 4x4 feature is a set of four mini landscape photography portfolios from our subscribers: Mick Thurman, Joseph Smith, Jonny Bell & Adam Pierzchala more
I caught up with Colin at the Flaubert gallery in Edinburgh where he currently has a 'retrospective' show which includes work from the last decade or more. more
From 1935 t0 1944 the FSA ran a program of photography, hiring photographers to document the plight of poor farmers and migrant workers. Altogether, eleven photographers were hired for this project, but in particular Gordon Parks, Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange. more
The birch tree must be the most recognisable of our native trees. It’s silver bark makes it stand out from quite a distance and it’s shocking lemon and lime autumnal colours are as close as we brits get to the iconic aspens. more
Alan's immense achievement of climbing all of the world's 8000m peaks obviously overshadows the fact that he took some photographs up there. more
Far more important, in photography and any other expressive medium, is not how to use our tools but what we do with them, what we each find worthy of creating and expressing. more
The challenge of trying to distill a 3D scene into a 2D photograph while still retaining the feel and beauty of a place is one that keeps me, at least, very much more present in the moment than I might otherwise be. more
I came upon landscape via a circuitous route. My main career for 25 years was as an author of young adult and children’s books including an eco-thriller titled Ravenwood with mile high trees and leaves the size of a human. The rights were bought by the publisher who signed J.K.Rowling and sold to 15 countries. I thought I had arrived. However, with each book in the series being 100k words, and with re-writes 250k, the virtual eco-system with its more
It’s almost a year since I first received an email from Farley Farm House – Home of the Surrealists and the Lee Miller Archives, inviting me to exhibit my latest project “Between Land and Sea”. more