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Near Wiveton In Norfolk By Steve Williams
CREDIT: Steve Williams

Articles

RPS Landscape Group members are encouraged to submit articles for publication

The following articles were published in the Landscape Group's Magazine or Newsletter.

If you would like to contribute to the next group's magazine or Newsletter, please get in touch

 

Landscape Newsletter Editor, Peter Fortune, landscapenews@rps.org

Landscape Magazine Editor, Robert Brittle, landscapemagazine@rps.org

 

6 Hill Fort Roundway Down
CREDIT: Patrick Smith
Wiltshire Autumn Landscape
by Patrick Smith

Ten days after a successful trip to Hatfield Forest for my last RPS Landscape group workshop – I was off driving west along the M4 to meet up with Robert Harvey to search out some photographic gems in Wiltshire.

A Tranquil High Tide Meeting The Cuckmere River
CREDIT: Howard Klein LRPS
The Seven Sisters
Howard Klein LRPS

This area of Sussex has become a favourite English location for photography where I’m starting to gain a deeper understanding of varied seascapes and shorelines, big views and more intimate images.  I’ve seen Rachael Talibart’s work and been on a few of her one-day workshops and, having previously done days with Philip Bedford around the Devils Dyke and Alfriston, I booked his Seven Sisters workshop as soon as it became available online. 

Yorkshire Heather By Janice Burton LRPS
CREDIT: Janice Burton LRPS
Yorkshire Woodland in Autumn
By Trevor Burton and Janice Burton LRPS

You know the feeling. You take the card out of the camera and pop it into the computer. Excitement rises, tempered by history. So often your hard work has been wasted; or at best compromised. There’s a distraction on one of the edges. Fancy not noticing the tree crossing the horizon. Why didn’t you move another metre to the left or right? And worst of all; the main interest is not quite pin sharp. 

Image 4
CREDIT: Mark Sims LRPS CPAGB BPE4
A Few Days at Loch Ard
By Mark Sims LRPS CPAGB BPE4*

I don’t know about you, but once in a while I like to book some time off work and go ‘somewhere new’ and challenge myself to capture some images outside my usual ‘comfort zone’.  I like to try and get away around October time so, in search of inspiration, I had another look at my Landscape Photographer of the Year (Collection 13) book and was drawn to an image by Chris Lauder (page 168) taken at Loch Ard.

Lake District Mountain Photography Workshop Review By Trevor Thurlow LRPS
CREDIT: Trevor Thurlow LRPS
Lake District Mountain Photography Workshop Review
By Trevor Thurlow LRPS

As a new member of the RPS Landscape Group I was really looking forward to this workshop based in and above the always beautiful Buttermere Valley.  Six members of the Landscape Group assembled at Gatesgarth Farm Car Park in good time to meet our Workshop Leader; Ade Gidney FRPS.

Hatfield Forest, Workshop with Justin Minns By Patrick Smith
CREDIT: Patrick Smith
Hatfield Forest Workshop with Justin Minns
By Patrick Smith

Our RPS group met up with Justin for a 7am start and after introductions and an explanation of morning’s itinerary we set off towards the lake and managed to catch a brief period of a fine sunrise over the water. Speedy setting up of tripods and choice of composition allowed us just enough time to get a photograph over the lake to catch the colour in the morning sky.

Firle Beacon By Amber Burton
CREDIT: Amber Burton
South Downs Explorer And Image Review
By Philip Bedford LRPS

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed us to think in new ways and challenged us to adapt to social distancing. The RPS Landscape Group has since run a couple of online workshops, including this one exploring the South Downs. 

Corfe Castle, Dorset by Ollie Taylor
CREDIT: Ollie Taylor
A Light in the Darkness
By Ollie Taylor

Working on an ongoing book project meant venturing out around the south west during May in the middle of the night, namely revisiting old haunts and documenting grid references, alongside exact times and what is available to photograph in the night sky, and at what time on the chosen locations to complement the landscape.

Heather Sun Burst By Kevin Gibbin
CREDIT: Kevin Gibbin
Peak Practice
By Kevin Gibbin

The easing of lockdown in the summer of 2020, for most people, was an opportunity to get out into the local countryside with some decent boots and suitable clothing.

Out for a stoll Palli Gajree OAM HONFRPS
CREDIT: Palli Gajree OAM HONFRPS
My Membership of the RPS has been a most important part of my life
By Palli Gajree OAM HONFRPS

Palli Gajree reflects on how photography has been a major part of his life, inspired by life events, assisting others and friends or relatives. The RPS has been there all the way and Palli’s work is held for future generations to view in the Society’s permanent collection.

A LITTLE RIVER  ON  DARTMOOR By Bridget Davies ARPS 
CREDIT: Bridget Davies ARPS 
A Little River on Dartmoor
By Bridget Davies ARPS 

The East Okemont River is a modest affair. Just five miles long, it rises below Oke Tor, flows north out of the Dartmoor National Park and into Okehampton where it meets its counterpart, the West Oke 

Nutley Windmill By Patrick Smith
CREDIT: Patrick Smith
A Windmill on my Mind
By Patrick Smith

I’m sure that I am not the only photographer that spends a fair amount of time planning to visit a location and imagining the ideal photograph that they would like to achieve...

Dawn light on Winnat's Pass By Kevin Gibbon
CREDIT: Kevin Gibbon
Dawn light on Winnat's Pass
By Kevin Gibbon

Since the easing of lockdown, I have managed to achieve four separate trips into the Peak District; three purely for photographic purposes and the fourth taking two of my granddaughters walking for the day.