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What will we do with all these photos? We’re sitting on terabytes of digital images and perhaps hundreds or thousands of frames of film in slides or sleeves and only we know which ones are the ones that mean anything to us. If you’ve ever had someone look at your images you’ll know the frustration of seeing them cooing over the ones you think are throwaway and passing over your ‘masterpieces’. What do you expect your friends and relatives to do with that legacy? I imagine most end up picking a couple of prints out that they liked and dumping the rest - after all, if you can’t find the time or energy to reduce those thousands of images down, you can’t expect other people to want to do so. My strong recommendation would be to print out your best work and make sure there’s a digital version on a USB stick with it. Or even better, edit your work as you go along and make books or groups of prints that can be easily found once you’re no longer here. We love our photography and most of us want to share it with people. None of us are around forever, so make that book or portfolio now rather than later and with the current lockdown looking like it will go on in some fashion for a while yet, why not start now.
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Bruce’s work also teaches us the value of building a relationship with the landscape that we photograph, of returning again and again. more
This issue our 4x4 landscape photography portfolio features are from subscribers: Anette Holt, Justine Ritchie, Mark Hunneybell & Philip Moylan more
In this article, I will analyse a case study, using one of my personal projects: “Septentrio”. For once, the importance here will shift from the photographs (the end result) to the process and its coherence. more
Few topics in landscape photography generate as much emotional debate as digital post-processing. The fascinating thing about the current debate is that it closely parallels a similar debate that occurred nearly 100 years ago. more
Alex Nail approached me to propose recording a video with the goal of trying to explain colour management and provide some guidelines for photographers who may find the subject a bit of a challenge more
Finishing off the reader submitted questions and a reminder of the lockdown photo challenge more
During this pandemic crisis, landscape photography is as relevant and meaningful as ever. It has much to offer in terms of thinking about re-evaluating our approach and the opportunity to do things differently when we emerge from this situation. more
The majority of my portfolio focuses on the American southwest - Arizona, Nevada, Southern California, and New Mexico. Obviously, every area has its own unique history, but one of the more interesting ones, for me, would be the locations surrounding Route 66. more
The star of this story is a rock – schist – a hard, sometimes beautiful, rock that has greatly influenced the lives of the people who live on it and who exploit it to create fascinating buildings. more