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The news that DPReview is to shut down is a sad moment for the photography community. Although I don’t use the website a lot, it has been a tremendous resource for photographers for both equipment reviews and also for the very rich and active forums that have provided fantastic research into digital sensors, colour, lens design, etc. It often seems that the community knows more about cameras than the manufacturers. However, given the economic climate, it’s no surprise that companies are tightening their belts.
However, the really disappointing news is that Amazon (the owner of the website) has said that they won’t be archiving the content that they’ve built up over the last few decades. That’s over 10,000 articles, opinion pieces and reviews and many millions of forum posts that will be lost. Given that Amazon has some of the cheapest and largest capacity servers in the world, this is a criminal destruction of intellectual capital.
This has been a reminder for us here at On Landscape that we should have a catastrophe plan in place to ensure that our content will continue to be available should anything happen, and in that regard, we’re putting together an archiving plan for the back issues of the magazine to ensure that this doesn’t happen to us.
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This photograph has the perfect light and expresses it in a clean, direct, simple, and tremendously special way, striking the soul. It doesn't matter if it's the first ray of sunshine of the dawn or the last of the evening. more
We must use our creativity to find ways of visual expression that account for the changing nature of our beholders and their expectations so that we may communicate with them more effectively. more
The art photography world is no different to the commercial world; there are movers, shakers and players, and thousands of artists, it seems, all vying for wall or page space. And like many other sectors of photography, which lends itself so well to a series or project, art photography seemed no different. more
You realise that every moment is wondrously perfect in its own way if only you have the eyes to see it. It may not always be eye-candy-beautiful, but it is always meaningful. more
All I know is that I was wandering with the dog down at Far Away beach one morning. The tide was out. In fact it wasn’t just out. It looked like it was going on its holidays somewhere far off and distant. And as the dog and I wandered, I saw the kelp. more