100 Landscape Photographers Worth Knowing…

5 new photographers added;  Dec 22th 2014.

We see these lists, all the time. Most are long, endless lists of boring sameness. Lifeless lists of lemmings; photographers, with a few exceptions, who all look the same. All copying each others work in a repetitive, diminishing circle of indistinguishable and interchangeable styles and ideas. Most lists are worthless.

Surely the purpose of such lists is to showcase artists where each has been carefully chosen to bring something of particular value into the sphere of other Landscape Photographers. An outward looking list. A rich tapestry of creative and functional ideas, styles and techniques; contrasting, challenging, thought provoking and truly useful. A mix of the established and the new, traditional and avant-garde. A diverse list which helps other photographers to grow.

So, I thought I would put together my own list below.

Let me share four important criteria for my choices;

First, this is not a list of the “Top 100” or “The Best”; the concept of better or best is a nonsense. They are all excellent. As are thousands who will be left off the list. What is important here is that they are different from each other and chosen for particular reasons. And it is this broad difference in vision and values, technique and ideas which this list hopes to showcase. Read More »






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A Technique for Editing Your Photography…

I’d like to share some thoughts on editing, from my own perspective.

You may have your own methods, for your own purpose. For each of us, these might be very different. I hope these thoughts below might add to your own thinking on this topic.

There is no one way, or right way, to edit your photography.

Editing for me, is not just an ‘after’ task. Editing is a constant activity, on a continuum. It starts before I pick up a camera, it is present while I work my camera and it continues at any time I need to review, sort, select or arrange my finished photographs.

I am not talking here about retouching or the functional aspects of editing, which you might do in Photoshop. That is a different type of editing from which I speak of.

 

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When I talk about “editing”, I am talking about the making of ‘considered choices’ which drive my whole process of planning, capturing, finishing and presenting a photograph or body of work. It is about ‘the how and the why‘ I make those choices, and it is about the effect such choices have in helping to build and shape the photos I take. That is what I mean by editing.

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