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It’s been nearly six months since I sent the book to be printed for the Natural Landscape Photography Awards and in any normal year we would have sent them all out to our early purchasers some time ago. However, between the various economic, biological and geosocial storms that have battered our planet, the book has been delayed considerably. However, I’ve just been in receipt of sample pages that were taken straight off the press and it seems the delay may be worth it as they’re looking very good indeed. One of the delays we had (one of the many) was our desire to make sure black and white images were well represented in the book and to this end, we’re probably one of very few photography books that has printed its black and white images in duotone to ensure they’re perfectly neutral (in other words, we have CMYK plus an extra grey ink and spot varnish). I’m just waiting to receive a set of the unbound pages to approve them and then they’ll be bound and put in a ship to the UK and US.
And it might well be just in time as we’ve already launched the 2022 competition with some reorganised categories and new prizes. I’ll write more about this year's competition including a discount for subscribers. For those who preordered the book, thank you very much for your patience and understanding.
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My own photography has changed in many ways since I picked up a camera again. A lot of this is down to studying Paul’s work, I don’t go out looking for the golden light anymore, I am much happier photographing on overcast days, shooting in diffused light, and making quieter images. more
I feel there were a series of small events punctuated by a few big moments that all worked together to shape my life into something new and unexpected. All of them involved either being in nature or challenging myself in the natural world. more
Theodor’s work has changed over the last few years, from his first forays into landscape photography to the changes in approach that transformed his passion from craft to art. more
The mountains have always fascinated me, their shapes, their silence, their majesty, and have always made my soul vibrate with emotions. Being in the mountains for me means feeling grateful for what I have in life. more
Tristan shared with me that a lot of his photography is conducted in the lush rainforests accessible by a short bus ride from his home and that this closeness has allowed him to become much more familiar with the terrain. more
Mostly this has to do with the idea that happiness is a relative state, rather than absolute. In this, it is meant that happiness may only be brought about by alternative factors in life, rather than life itself bringing about happiness. more
Australia is the driest and most fire-prone continent on Earth and every summer bushfires sweep across the landscape. The 2019-2020 bushfire season was amongst the worst the country has experienced and has become known as “Black Summer”. more