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Although lockdown has limited On Landscape’s ability to run the Meeting of Minds conference, the extra time that this has created has been put to good use, not only in setting up the Natural Landscape Photography Awards (whose submission deadline arrives at the end of this month) but also in building a small darkroom in the On Landscape office.
The far room in the office has always been meant as a darkroom, but getting the time and money together for plumbing, water heaters, filters, thermostats, waste piping etc has been difficult. However, we’re nearly finished now and I just have one final job to do ... the pressure testing! However, after flooding two previous houses with my darkroom antics, this shouldn’t be underestimated. I might just drill a big ‘calamity drain’ in the floor, just in case.
Coincidental to this, Joe Cornish also gave me a couple of his old medium format cameras on long term loan. They’re Horseman SW612 bodies, with 45mm and 65mm lenses and 6x12 and 6x9 backs, which are stunning little cameras that I’m really looking forward to taking into the hills.
One of the goals of the darkroom is to make piezography digital negatives from film scans (and digital files) in order to contact print using “alternative” methods (Platinum Palladium, Van Dyke, Cyanotype, etc). I’ll no doubt keep you posted here with the first results.
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This issue our 4x4 landscape photography portfolio features are from subscribers: Ian Scholey, John Higgs, Kevin Nelson & Steve Forden. more
It’s important to highlight that deception involves intent. Tools and techniques don’t have intents, people do. Deception is not about whether someone applied some tool or technique, it’s about whether someone used a tool or technique specifically intending to deceive others. more
He’s an absolute master at determining what to include or exclude in the frame, which is in my opinion one of the most challenging things a landscape photographer must learn to do. more
My work is rooted in the serenity I find in the sinuous elegance of organic forms. I photograph intuitively, guided by what I feel as much as what I see. more
Some of you may remember David’s name in the context of the campaign against the planning application for run-of-river hydro developments within the designated wildland areas of Glen Etive in 2020. As well as writing, David photographs, teaches and yes, campaigns, on other matters too. It would be easy to think that passionate advocacy for nature stems from early exposure to it, but in David’s case, this was limited. That’s clearly no longer so, and as more