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Sometimes you have a nice relaxing week and events just wander into your life at a walking pace. At other times events seem to bulldoze the door down trample all over you. These last couple of weeks have definitely been one of the latter! We’ve been trying to buy a property near Glencoe in Scotland for the last six months and things had been going so slow we had almost forgotten about it. But in a case of perfect timing, just as our international guests started arriving for our photography conference in the Lake District (and the workshop for the week before) our solicitors said “It’s happening! You need to drive up now!”. Cue road trip to Scotland with Len Metcalf and our future life on a keyring!
But we don’t have time to really take it all in before I’m off to Borrowdale to photograph the last of the autumn colour with Len and Mark Littlejohn and then it’s the Meeting of Minds. So if you want a roundabout way to apologise for a week delay on this current issue, I hope you can accept this one. The good news is that our new home will allow us more scope to create content for the magazine (I’m told a few photographers like to pass through the Glencoe areas once in a while) and we will have 200x the bandwidth for our internet which means we can restart our video content.
Don’t forget that we’re live streaming the conference if you can’t make it and you can sign up to be notified about at this page.
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The Rowan or Mountain Ash (also known as Quickbeam and Rowan Berry) is, intriguingly, a member of the Rose family along with Hawthorns, the Whitebeam and the Service Tree. more
Our 4x4 feature is a set of four mini landscape photography portfolios from our subscribers: Alex Farrow-Hamblen, Alex Wrigley, Andy Holliman & Paul Adams. more
This image was Winter Tees, and ironically, having seen Roberts work for several years and followed his many images from the Trossachs, I had never seen his Yellowstone collection. more
In two weeks time our landscape photography conference begins and we are very proud to be bringing Erin Babnik over from the US to talk. Erin's work has an intriguing balance of the classic sublime but without the level of bombast that this sub-genre of landscape typically engenders. We asked Erin a few questions about her photography and background. If you like what you read, please come and see her talk titled "Life Lessons for Creative Expression" on Sunday more
There is an almost architectural approach to Rohan Reilly’s long exposure black and white images – from the way in which he carries out his preliminary appraisal, to execution and processing with the final image quite often a vertorama of three images using tilt shift lenses. more
As you can imagine the ‘main event’ was going on in all its glory in front of me, playing out its wonderful morning symphony and I was entranced as the light shifted and changed from minute to minute. more