Just 6 days left to view the limited edition print exhibition by Deb Paton and David Bigwood at the Jindabyne Visitor Centre.

Autumn

There’s still three weeks left to see the exhibition of limited edition prints by David Bigwood and Deb Paton, sponsored by Snowy Mountains Creative, in the exhibition space at the Jindabyne Visitor Centre. Here are two of the prints each image measuring 42x30cms and matted in frames.

I realise that many of you are unable to visit this exhibition so for those who would like to see the limited edition pictures of the Snowy Mountains that I will be displaying I shall put together an e-book which I will send free of charge to those who send me an e-mail address (use the form under the Contact tab) to which they want the e-book sent. Those e-mail addresses will never be divulged to any other person or corporation.

I admit to being a fan of Charlie Waite. This English landscape photographer has figured extensively in my photographic education. I was lucky enough to attend one of his weekend workshops while in the UK, have interviewed him for several magazines, enjoyed visiting his exhibitions both in London and Sydney and have a collection of his books which I dip into regularly when I need inspiration or reassurance.
He is called the doyen of British landscape photographers, an accolade that is not given lightly but which, in my opinion, is well deserved. And, why all this preamble? I have just been reading Charlie’s latest addition to my library, Behind the Photograph — Charlie Waite’s favourite photographs and the story behind them and this prompted me to dig out one of his DVDs. In it he had forsaken his usual state of the art cameras for a selection of compact digitals. I hasten to add that this was a temporary exercise as he showed that with thought these small cameras can produce quality results. It was a reminder that it is not the equipment that makes great photographs, it is the photographer and the way in which he or she uses the equipment they have.
I bought the DVD for a friend who had just started making pictures of the landscape but I found it most instructive listening to Charlie’s thought processes as he began making pictures. In particular, I was taken by one sequence when he was searching for images in a West Country harbour and finding no big picture that satisfied him. However, in no time he was happily shooting a number of images that many of us would have passed by. It was a vivid reminder that in the big picture there are dozens of small pictures ready for the photographer with the eyes to see them.
I don’t think the DVD is available now but Behind the Photograph is. You can find the details on Charlie’s website (https://www.charliewaite.com/) from where you can download the ebook. If you are serious about landscape photography do get hold of this book and learn how an expert’s mind works as he surveys the scene he is about to photograph.

Snowy Mountains Creative invites you to an exhibition of limited edition prints by photographer David Bigwood and graphic artist Deb Paton, at the gallery in the Snowy Region Visitor Centre in Jindabyne.
The exhibition will be open all March, the centre opening hours are 8.30 am to 5pm each day

Freelancing — Targets and How to Set Them

Whether you make your sales directly or through an agent or photo library, do you have a target to keep your mind focused on your output? And, if you do, is it measurable? It needs to be otherwise you cannot assess just how you are performing against your target. It can be as simple as the number of submissions/pitches sent out each month or the number of sales made, or the monetary amount of sales made, all of which are measurable. My targets began as the number of submissions made each month but I felt that that didn’t stretch me enough. Regular submissions are, of course, essential in this freelancing business but results are more important.
So, I amended my goals by setting myself an income-based goal for each month which encourages me to continue to send submissions out but will not let me feel satisfied just by the making of a submission. Now I won’t feel satisfied unless I can eat! Hopefully this approach will improve my selections and lead to more sales.
Don’t forget, that setting a target is not the end of it. There is no point in having a target that there is no chance of achieving just as there is no point in having a target that is too easily achieved. Setting targets that challenge is a fine balancing act so review your goals regularly. And don’t feel that you are cheating if you downgrade your targets if you find that you are not achieving them even though you have put a 100 per cent effort in. Of course, if the non-achievement is brought about by lack of application on your part, you know what to do.
Equally, if you are achieving your targets fairly easily, do consider upgrading them.


I was born in England and grew up there before I pursued a girl to the other side of the world where I have now spent most of my life. But, the memories of my early years and the love of England’s green and pleasant land have never left me. Nor has my fondness for Wales where I spent many happy holidays on the Llyn peninsula.
England and Wales have numerous places worthy of attention and many are so well known that they are familiar to those who have never
visited them.
In this small book I have gathered together some of the places that have lingered long in my memory and which may not be as familiar as
the popular tourist spots. There are, of course, many such places in these small islands and m hope is that you will find your own favourites that will live forever in your memory.

Order your copy below. You do not have to have a PayPal account to do so.

PDF ebook Here and There in England and Wales

Travels with my pen and camera

A$5.00

The e-book will be sent to you electronically once your payment has been confirmed. You will receive an e-mail from High Tail with details of how to access the file. You will need the Acrobat Reader (available free from https://get.adobe.com/reader/) to read this e-book.

This book is available as a paperback through Amazon. This is a cheaper version that you can read on your computer or tablet with the same text but with many more photos.

Just added to Posters in my shop. A doctored road sign that I was lucky enough to photograph before it was removed by the authorities. It once stood on the road to the ski resorts in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. (Shop>Posters)

Two pictures added to the Home Decor page (Shop>Photographic prints>Home decor)

Newly added to the prints for sale in a variety of sizes. (Shop>Photographic Prints>Snowy Mountains, Australia) Click on the picture for a larger image.

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