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I think that putting on an exhibition is one of the most revealing things that you can do with your photography. Not only does it force you to consider your images as a group, all related to one another in some way, but it also forces you to hone your images into prints. This particular step is the point at which you get a chance to really work out just what the image should look like, and then learn to live with it on its own and alongside its chosen colleagues. The monitor can be a very forgiving medium and many flaws in tone, texture, flow, etc can hide beneath the suffuse lustre of the computer screen.
In many ways, the actual exhibition itself possibly isn’t the most important part of the process. Unless you are there to engage with most visitors, you will only get generic feedback from the gallery owner and the possibility of a few sales (which are unlikely to balance the cost of putting on the exhibition in the first place). Don’t let this dissuade you though - find your own location to put on a show of some sort, even if it’s the local library, restaurant or shop (or even your own house/shed if you have enough space!). It *is* possible to be a photographer and never exhibit in the real world and there is nothing wrong with this. But I think as a photographer you owe it to yourself to try to use the exhibition framework to help hone your craft.
We’ve mentioned a few exhibitions in this issue and if you’re able, we’d highly recommend paying them a visit.
Early Bird Tickets for Meeting of Minds Conference
I think that putting on an exhibition is one of the most revealing things that you can do with your photography. more
It exudes serenity, at one with the world; in fact, it is the epitome of mindfulness. more
Our 4x4 feature is a set of 4 landscape photography portfolios from our subscribers: Jason Geeves, Juan Ramón Suarez, Paul Gotts & Paul Radford more
These personal interpretations of wood and water, made over the past 3 years, form the basis for the images selected for display at The Joe Cornish Galleries. more
I want to take the viewer on a trip into a small frozen world, previously unseen by humans, on a journey to a fairytale-like universe of light, shapes and colours. more
If you’ve been looking closely, the On Landscape photography conference, “Meeting of Minds”, it is still a couple of speakers short. That’s because we’ve been chatting with a few people about the possibility of talking at the conference and we’ve only just completed the process. more
The collaborative, community based and fully open #Connected exhibition this year moves into its 11th year of bringing photographers of all levels from enthusiast to professional together to celebrate the creativity and photographic talent of the wider photography community. more
In order for photographs to be considered truly creative, it is not enough for the photographer to passively recognise a visually appealing, or otherwise expressive, composition when coming into contact with it. more
True creative fulfilment is found in the process, not the prize, however shiny that might seem. more
Our responsibility should probably carry over to our post processing and image sharing as well. The ramifications of what we share and how it impacts others has to be considered if we care about the places we photograph. more
If you love landscape photography – or indeed simply love the colours, mood, light and contours of our beautiful world – then this exhibition is well worth a visit. more