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Lockdown continues and it looks likely to carry on for the foreseeable future. Depending on what country you are in, and quite often what area you are in within a country, your freedom to get outside will vary but it’s more than likely that most of you can’t get to any desirable landscape locations at all and with the spell of great weather in the UK at the moment (especially Scotland - it’s our equivalent of summertime right now) it’s doubly frustrating.
However, we’re very lucky that we can continue to work and we’re getting on with the magazine and film scanning, both of which haven’t slowed down at all and for which we’re very grateful. What it has meant though is that lots of people who were more difficult to pin down or that didn’t have free time suddenly have lots of spare time and we’re doing our best to convince them to use some of it to either write articles or take part in interviews, etc.
A bit thanks to everybody who responded to our survey last month. It’s given us loads of guidance on where to develop the magazine - but don’t worry, we won’t be changing a whole lot, they’re mostly tweaks to make things easier and some additional content. You can read the results in one of the articles in this issue.
Lockdown Photography Project Challenge with Joe Cornish and David Ward
This also means we get to continue our lockdown podcasts with Joe Cornish and David Ward on a regular basis and in this issue, we thought we’d include a little ‘in the house’ photography project challenge. This is to produce a set of four related images taken in your house, that’s it.
Having seen beautiful photographs taken inside houses by John Blakemore, Josef Sudek, Michael Jackson and so many more, the scope for interesting work is definitely there and it may even benefit your photography skills once lockdown is over. It should be an interesting and different challenge for people who are generally used to wide-open spaces. Please use the 4x4 submissions link here and make a note that they’re for the indoors lockdown project.
Interested in taking part in a screencast?
Also, if you’re interested in taking part in a screencast similar to the one with Andrew Tobin in the current issue, please get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you and share your pictures and story with our readers.
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Something that stands the test of time and continues to show nuance over a sustained period. This is what Murray Fredericks work has been to me. more
The monochrome toning of the water seems to increase that sense of constant, ageless solidity. It has a luminosity that feels metallic, not in a polished and reflective sense, but matt and translucent. more
We are looking at having a mini 'in your house' photography challenge. All three of us are going to give this a go and we invite anybody else who wishes to take part to submit some work. more
Last month we set up a survey to find out a little bit more about our subscribers and also what they think about current and potential future content. more
Arguably, one of the hardest tricks in photography is to make genuinely different, interesting photographs of extremely well-known – iconic (for want of a better word) – places. more
To me, the adventures have always been the foundation for my photography, but of course, as I have developed as a photographer over the years my way of doing them has also changed. more
In the current lockdown, it's no surprise that there aren't many people 'passing through' Glencoe (although there are still quite a few being turned back by the local police). So this issue we had a chat online with Andrew Tobin, who has recently moved to the Highlands, and talked to him about his background in professional football photography and how he became enamoured of the landscape. We go through some of his favourite images including a couple taken near more
Apart from the spa, Ilkley is famous for another thing: a little ditty entitled On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at – which is meant to be sung in Yorkshire dialect – and is translated to mean “on Ilkley Moor without a hat.” It was reputed to be composed during a Victorian church outing to the moors and is the unofficial anthem of Yorkshire. more