Issue 69 • Nov 2016

Issue 69 November 2016 of Landscape Photography Magazine

Dimitri-VasileiouLearning to listen
During my years and journey as a landscape photographer I have made my fair share of mistakes, as I am sure most of us have. Mistakes and experiences are an important part of the learning curve as we ever strive to improve our images and our techniques. Learning from and understanding our mistakes helps us to not unintentionally repeat them again, to see things from a slightly different perspective and to grow our knowledge. No matter how much experience we have individually, none of us ever stop learning.

Many of us seek the opinions and feedback from our peers online, either through a group or a forum. Laying your work open to the scrutiny of others can be quite daunting initially, but can also be hugely helpful. However, well intended observations or advice become useless if we can’t keep an open mind to critique and respect other people’s opinions, even if we don’t necessarily agree with them. The key to learning is to pause, listen and always keep an open mind.

Hidden Treasure
How many of you have already found a ‘hidden treasure’ on the LPM website which is there for all to use? Next time you visit the website, look for the white star icon titled ‘EXTRAS’ on the navigation bar. In there you will find a whole heap of free features, video, podcasts reader images and much more. It’s also home to the ‘Magazine Index’ where you can view all historical LPM articles, authors and categories, right back to Issue 1. We hope you enjoy it!

Finally, our December issue (on sale Dec 1st) will be a little different as, for the first time ever, we have a special Guest Editor, Charlie Waite, at the helm. It’s going to be an issue you won’t want to miss.

Dimitri Vasileiou, Editor of LPM

the low down

The Low Down

Low light photography requires a lot of practice, but when mastered it can give highly dramatic results. Andy Brown shares some tips on how to get it right

neither snow nor rain

Neither Snow nor Rain

The best images are the ones that are hard to get. Ian Plant suggests bearing in mind the motto of the US postal service, striving against all obstacles.

higher perspectives of mt rainier

Higher Perspectives of Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier presents many photographic opportunities from higher perspectives. Trevor Anderson shares where to best capture the dramatic light from above

book review plateau light

Book Review: Plateau Light

The popularity of Plateau Light is proven by the fact that it is has been reprinted three times, most recently in 2013. But is it still up to date?

postcards for photographers

Postcards for Photographers

Postcards have fallen out of fashion in recent times, but Rafael Rojas argues that they still have a role to play for modern photographers

Free Post

A Guide to Art Galleries

For most of us, having our artwork hung in art galleries is the holy grail of landscape photography. Tiffany Reed Briley shares some advice.

hunter or gatherer

Hunter or Gatherer?

If we are hunters, then landscapes are our prey. David Hay dives into this comparison and elaborates on the strategies of photography

interview with sean bagshaw

In Conversation… Sean Bagshaw

Sean Bagshaw is a photographer well known for his expedition and adventure images as well as his popular online tutorials. Interview by Tiffany Reed Briley.

the necessity of discomfort

The Necessity of Discomfort

Photography can be a difficult pastime. However, Nicholas Alexander Otto claims that photographers should be prepared to suffer more for their art

preparing to win

Preparing to Win

The will to succeed can be the difference between a good image and an amazing one, but how do we maintain that willpower? Alister Benn provides some advice

simplicity in landscape photography

Simplicity in Landscape Photography

When composing a landscape photograph, focusing on a single feature can be a powerful technique. Fran Halsall offers a number of examples of this simplicity.

landscape photography etiquette

Landscape Photography Etiquette

Popular viewpoints can be busy, but it is important that everyone gets along. Adam Burton gives some tips on etiquette to ensure everyone gets the pictures.