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"In a new series of articles exploring the relationship between landscape and travel photography, award-winning magazine editor, author and photographer, Keith Wilson recalls the travel tales behind some of his favourite landscape images"

The well-known saying, “travel broadens the mind”, applies as much to landscape photographers as to any other group of creative individuals. Travel broadens our landscape possibilities and ensures we encounter a variety of cultures, languages and civilisations along the way. And yet, whether setting up tripods in Torridon or Tibet, it is the depiction of landscape as a primeval wilderness untouched by modern civilisation that most photographers strive to compose through the lens. We are at pains to crop out the distant fence-line and foreground road sign, and curse the fellow traveller who wanders into frame as we are about to press the shutter.

Like so many photographers, I have attempted to project the landscape as a study of nature’s form and force, but I believe also that the impact and context of a location can be enhanced by...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 20 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

Long exposure photography workshop on the Moray coast of Scotland
Landscape photography course and workshop in Glencoe and Rannoch Moor at the Highlands of Scotland
Tilt and Shift Lens photography course and workshop in the Lake District

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Keith Wilson is the founder of both Outdoor Photography and Black + White Photography magazines and former editor of Amateur Photographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on-line tutor in travel photography at My Photo School.

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