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End frame: Twisted Rowan III by Colin Bell
William Dore chooses one of his favourite images
Subscribers 2018 Gallery
Online Gallery
Give Ben Shieldaig a Bright Future
Buying a Mountain
Subscribers 4×4 Portfolios
Ian Smith, Jaume Llorens, JD Lewis & Jo Stephen
The Power of Transitions
Part II
Steve Palmer
Featured Photographer
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Meeting of Minds Conference 2018
The Importance of Self-Critique
Learning To View Your Images Objectively
Into the White Sands
Connecting with the essence of the place
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Tim Parkin

We've included a news item about raising money for the UK's Woodland Trust to buy a mountain, forest and some wild land in the North of Scotland. You can read the article here, but I thought I'd add my take to this editorial. Firstly, like nearly all organisations, the Woodland Trust isn't perfect. They have sold plots of land that they have been bequeathed in the past (albeit with caveats on future use and under long term lease) and, as a colleague has asked, would it be so bad if some wealthy buyer turned it into another estate. Well, I don't know is my answer. Not all private estate owners are bad. Most are, I imagine, well-meaning if ineffectual in doing something 'worthwhile' with their land. After all, the reasons to buy the land in the first place are probably 'selfish' (like most purchases) and we shouldn't expect too much more. However, if we want areas of Britain to be held by accountable organisations that have the future health and regeneration of those areas at the forefront of what they do, we're unlikely to get somewhere waiting for government or private enterprise to do something. It is my opinion that it is up to us to back relevant organisations with a long term plan to change the landscape for the better. That's what I'll be doing.

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Issue 175 PDF

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End frame: Twisted Rowan III by Colin Bell

It has inspired my own work, opened my eyes up to another landscape. I no longer seek out the grand view, though some are still hard to pass up. more

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Subscribers 2018 Gallery

Back in December in issue 173, our last of the year, we asked our subscribers to submit an image to represent their 2018 photography. more

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Give Ben Shieldaig a Bright Future

If you had the chance to save 10,000 acres of prime wild land in the UK, would you try to take it? more

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Subscribers 4×4 Portfolios

This issue our 4x4 landscape photography portfolio feature is from subscribers: Ian Smith, Jaume Llorens, JD Lewis & Jo Stephen more

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The Power of Transitions

The art of linguistic creativity relies heavily on tools of communication; words, punctuation, articulation, metaphor and nuance. more

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Steve Palmer

The Hothouse series came about just by chance when I visited London with friends for a week. One day we visited Kew Gardens and were walking past one side of the Water Lily House. more

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Thomas Joshua Cooper

Thomas talks about the making and assembly of a thematic body of work that developed out of the act of visually and pictorially mapping the cardinal extremes. more

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The Importance of Self-Critique

Learning to self-critique requires confidence in one’s own work as well as self-knowledge. We must be confident enough in our abilities and vision to not fear failure. more

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Into the White Sands

The place kept beckoning me to travel farther and farther into the dunes and the process was very metaphysical in a way. more

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