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Oh, happy day - a run of great weather in the Highlands of Scotland means getting out and enjoying the landscape. Often the weather during the day is too good (bad?) to spend on photography and so many in the Highlands take up other activities. The more ‘extreme’ end up going climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, skiing, fell running, etc. and so it’s inevitable that someone will end up photographing them. Not being fit enough to do this myself, I caught up with Nadir Khan and asked him how he got into the business of being an adventure sports photographer which you can read about in this issue.
As I sit writing this, the rain is back again, albeit only showers, but we’re feeling happy that we made the most of the beautiful weather with a gentle walk up a mountain or two, nothing that will entice Nadir to get his camera out but a great feeling none the less.
Next week we’re paying a quick trip to Skye to find a few out of the way locations to avoid the tourist jams that are starting to plague the island. More about that soon!
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Nadir Khan, who you can read about in this issues Featured Photographer, specialises in photographing this interaction between the most intense of these individuals and our fabulous Scottish landscape. more
Waterproofs on, tripods in hand we set off, there were areas where we would stop, wander off and then meet up again, both working independently, getting lost in our own thoughts, feelings, and emotions. more
This issue our 4x4 landscape photography portfolio feature is from subscribers: Beatrice Moltani, Dibs McCallum, Paul Hetzel & Steve Gledhill. more
Nadir Khan may be no stranger to our readers as he's had some previous successes in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition with an image of two snowboarders "Hunting the Pow". more
I believe that landscape photographers should develop a more holistic, interdisciplinary approach in their technique. more
Beyond any subject taught in any class, I believe that it is also the duty of any teacher to instil in students critical thinking skills, creativity being just one. more
The physiological resonance that happens when the fractal structure of our bodies and the search patterns of our eyes match up with the fractals in front of them explains why we might experience such a high degree of stress-relief when looking at natural things, whether in real life or in images. more
Colin Prior is known worldwide for his panoramic images of the majestic mountains of Scotland. Joe Cornish talked with Colin about the experiences making these images and about the other projects that have captivated him since. more