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The Art of Aerial Photography
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Issue 307
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End frame: Karakoram Mountains, Vittorio Sella
Colin Prior chooses one of his favourite images
Michael Rung – Portrait of a Photographer
How to hone in on what we love to photograph
Sally Mason
Featured Photographer
Hidden Waters
Endangered and Disappearing Arid Land Springs of North America
Photographing the Simple Beauty of Nature
the human element in the creation of all artwork

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Viewpoint Editor’s Letter editor@onlandscape.co.uk
Tim Parkin

Hello from Issue 307! I have a quick question for you: Did you check your Facebook page today? Mine was fine last week, but I found myself logged out for some reason. After retrieving my login details and attempting to sign in, I was met with a message saying, “Your Instagram account was suspended…” (see screenshot below).

“Ah, okay,” I thought, “Just a security hiccup. I’ll file an appeal.” Little did I know, entering the world of Facebook support is like descending into a farce. Turns out, Facebook doesn’t really offer an appeal process, and reaching a human is nearly impossible unless you’re a big spender on advertising with a business account. After five or six hours of searching, I discovered this issue isn’t uncommon (there’s even a dedicated Reddit group), and according to most, it’s virtually unsolvable.

I managed to set up a new account and linked On Landscape to it, just in time for Charlotte to face the same problem the next day.
Between myself and Charlotte, we’ve lost pages crucial for managing the Ballachulish Community, Charlotte’s Appin Skiff group, the MidgeSpecs Facebook page, and several more. Thankfully, On Landscape was spared.

We almost lost the Natural Landscape Awards Facebook page, but its heavy advertising spend saved it eventually (though not before someone spent $100 on it after Facebook initially claimed it was secure from hackers).

The moral of this story has a few facets:

1. Ensure multiple administrators manage any crucial Facebook pages.
2. Activate two-factor authentication for all associated accounts.
3. Be cautious about relying solely on Facebook for your business. Whenever possible, collect customer email addresses and market through other means.
4. Remember: Facebook doesn’t care about you.

Fb Banned

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Tim Parkin

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The Art of Aerial Photography

It seems the abstract nature of the subject matter allows more people to read something into the shapes and colours, making a personal connection for them even though they had never visited the locations. more

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Issue 307

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End frame: Karakoram Mountains, Vittorio Sella

It is fair to say that when I first laid eyes on this image taken by Vittorio Sella in 1909, it captivated my imagination like few others. In 2000, Aperture published the book Summit which showcased many of Vittorio’s stunning mountain photographs. more

The Storyteller
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Michael Rung – Portrait of a Photographer

I recently heard a fellow landscape photographer express his disdain for smaller scenes like trees or bark, stating they only enjoyed photographing the aftermath of storms in epic light. more

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Sally Mason

I’ve long had a deep engagement with all forms of art and photography. Having always worked in creative industries, I’ve been surrounded by the work of all kinds of visual artists. more

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Hidden Waters

My aim is to convey their susceptibility to loss because of human activities. By spotlighting the few remaining springs before they are gone, I want this work to reflect their value and precarious predicament while encouraging a call to action. The future is up to us. more

The Feathertop Ridgeline
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Photographing the Simple Beauty of Nature

It is a rewarding experience for me to interact with people in this way, and it goes a long way towards alleviating my early concerns that landscape photography is simply a self-indulgent activity. more

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