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We moved to the Scottish Highlands in late winter of this year and were blessed with a glorious spring with consistently warm weather, sunny days and snow capped hills. As such it was a bit of a shock to experience the Highland summer, a damp and dreary affair made worse by the June heatwave stuck over southern parts of the UK. We’ve had nearly a whole month of rain and overcast broken by only a day or two of clear skies. It’s very easy when the weather is disagreeable and the landscape turns green to just stay in, waiting for the light (26 days - beat that Mr Noton) and in the end I figured something must be done. As such, starting from midsummer I’ve committed myself to a 365 project, at least one photograph a day, every day for the foreseeable future. This should do a few things, 1) it will get me out of the house (and I’m a confirmed hermit so that is a win) 2) it hones my camera skills (10,000 hours and all that) 3) It makes me look for pictures regardless of circumstance. All of this should help me in many ways, but most importantly it should stop me taking this glorious part of the world for granted (something, I’m told, is a problem however magical your surroundings). I’ll write a half way point article about this at Christmas, but for now, if you want to watch my progress, you can take a look at http://www.lochaber365.com.
It’s very easy when the weather is disagreeable and the landscape turns green to just stay in, waiting for the light as such, starting from midsummer I’ve committed myself to a 365 project, at least one photograph a day, every day for the foreseeable future. more
The plan was to photograph, with a large plate camera, 63 Y points which correlate to precisely 100 kilometre points along the Yangtze River, making up an epic journey of 6.320 km across China more
It was a moment that struck me immediately, a deeply visceral study of light, form, flow, textures, and gravitas. Here was a photograph that seemed to be about a time and place, not merely a documentary. more
For the uninitiated, the different types of large format cameras available can be daunting. more
Our 4x4 feature is a set of 4 landscape photography portfolios from our subscribers: Alison Taylor, Arron Haggart, David Eberlin & Nils Karlson more
I make no apologies for focussing on Marc Adamus in this article. A photographer who, in every sense of the word (awe, majesty, grandeur, fear etc), makes Sublime images. more
Bruce talks about simplicity and minimalism - with images from Bolivia, Harris & Hokkaido. more
Alex Bamford’s solution to the perennial problem of fitting photography around work has been to go out and make images by moonlight. more