The conference will be held in 2016 18th - 20th November at the Rheged Centre in the edge of the Lake District, just above Ullswater.
Making photographs of the landscape is often, necessarily, a solitary pursuit. But that doesn’t mean we want to be hermits. What we want is the company of like-minded people. We want a place to view the photographs of others and, perhaps, somewhere to show our own work. We also want a place to find new ideas – both aesthetic and technical.
On Landscape provides the ‘virtual’ place where all of those things can happen, a place where the disparate community of landscape photographers can meet and exchange ideas. It’s the perfect environment in which to share our passion. But wonderful as the online magazine is you can’t beat meeting people face-to-face.
And so was born the deceptively simple idea to hold an On Landscape conference; A Meeting of Minds (MoM) Conference 2014.
With fascinating talks from the likes of Hans Strand, Alan Hinks, Joe Cornish, Jem Southam, Rafael Rojas and others, the first MoM provided an incredible opportunity for the growing On Landscape community to see bodies of work from some of today’s finest landscape photographers and to hear their ideas about our craft in person.
The 2016 “Meeting of Minds” will be another chance for attendees to meet and exchange ideas face to face. I, for one, am really excited that three of my all time photographic heroes will showing their work (you’ll have to guess who!). I’m also really thrilled about the idea of two days dedicated to all aspects of our art. That has to be good for the art and for all those who attend.
A Meeting of Minds; come and join in the conversation again in 2016.
That’s a pretty tough act to follow but I think the On Landscape team have managed to at least equal it; this year’s speakers will include:
Master photographer of elegant understated landscapes, superb colour printer and friend of Ansel Adams with a wealth of stories about the ‘golden age’ of landscape photography. Find out more about Charles.
Producer of fascinating images that cross the boundary between documentary and landscape, as well as providing a commentary on both our modern age and the history of art! Find out more about Simon.
Arguably one of Britain’s greatest living photographic artists, a superb Black and White printer and a true original. Find out more about John.
Blogger and photographer of sparse, intense landscapes in some of the world’s more remote regions. Find out more about Bruce.
Drawing upon her background in art history, she brings a deep knowledge of aesthetics, visual communication, and cultural relevancy to her landscape photographs. Find out more about Erin.
The abstract photograph of Glencoe that won him the Landscape Photographer of the Year title may have been a controversial win but his portfolio of stunning Lake District photography is without doubt both classically beautiful and yet distinctly original. Find out more about Mark.
Is the founder & head teacher of Lens School, Australia. Len is renowned for his exquisite black & white photographs capturing diverse Australian landscapes, from arid deserts and windswept coasts to his backyard in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Find out more about Len.
Has been creating imagery in one form or another since he was old enough to hold a paint brush. He has many years experience as a photographer. At home both in the studio and on location, shooting people, landscape, lifestyle, automotive and underwater. Find out more about Julian.
Click here to download the PDF version of the programme.
For day tickets if you use the code earlybird you'll get £20 off a ticket making it £120.
The Rheged Centre is close to the geographical centre of the UK, and is easy to get to. It is just a couple of minutes drive from the M6 (J40) at Penrith in the Lake District, along the A66.
Friday 18th November Drinks Reception
We will be holding a drinks reception on Friday 18th November for all delegates. This will be held at The Rheged. More details on timings and other information will be published closer to the date.
This year at the On Landscape Meeting of Minds Conference we are using the gallery space at The Rheged for our exhibitors & coffee breaks. This is on the top floor of the building (there is a lift available for disabled access).
This will give us unprecedented space for our exhibitors and delegates to mingle. With the coffee breaks being served in the room next door, this gives everyone chance to catch up and look at the exhibitors. Find out more about the exhibitors here.
Direct Digital Imaging
A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes. Over the lunch time on the Saturday and Sunday we are inviting our community of photographers to talk about a project they are working on or an idea.
We have organised a three course sit down dinner for the Saturday evening for the conference delegates. This gives you an opportunity to network and discuss the day's talks further. Places are limited on this due to the size of the venue, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
We’ve been working behind the scenes on the On Landscape Conference and are delighted to announce the launch of the On Landscape Conference Exhibition in collaboration with Fotospeed.
The exhibition will run over the weekend of the conference and will include not only images from our speakers but also images from attendees!
Each attendee will have the opportunity to have a 16x12” (or 16” long edge) landscape photo, printed and mounted on foamex (or equivalent) and hung alongside our speakers prints in the exhibition room for the duration of the conference.
This 'community exhibition' is a chance to share your work with a like minded audience and chat about the work of your contemporaries and speakers whilst having a coffee. Find out more.
The Rheged is situated just to the North of Ullswater and there is a range of different accommodation locally.
Local places to stay are on the Rheged website. Other local accommodation can be found at Penrith Travelodge. The Travelodge at Penrith is close to the venue and offers great value on rooms.
A lot of the speakers at staying at The George Hotel in Penrith, where we have a deal for delegates for the conference. £85 single occupancy and £100 double occupancy for rooms for B&B.
The closest campervan spot we think is Waterfoot Park on Ullswater or Tymparon Hall slightly North West of the site and the nearest camping at various picturesque plots on the banks of lake Ullswater.