Australia Post is doing its best under difficult circumstances but it will only get busier as on-line orders increase with the approach of Christmas so do be prepared for longer delivery times than normal.
Talking of gift ideas, as well as the posters, there are many in my on-line shop including photographic prints, e-books, greeting cards and, of course, my calendars for 2021 both wall and desk. https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/
Pop into my on-line store (https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/) to browse through the many items stocked. You will find calendars for walls or desks, greeting cards, postcards, fine art prints, posters, e-books etc, etc. If you have any questions, please use the form under the ‘Contact’ tab to email me.
Finally! At long last I am working on the With Pen and Camera Newsletter. It’s due out by the end of this month. If you would like to see a copy, just go to the Newsletter tab above and complete the form.
Of the hundreds of articles I have had published, only a handful were not illustrated with my pictures. Whether the words sold the pictures or the pictures sold the words is impossible to determine but it seems obvious that a package offered to an editor must make his or her job easier if they do not have to seek pictures to illustrate the words. There is, of course, the proviso that the subject of the article is what they want and the words and pictures are up to scratch.
If you are wanting to make some sort of cash return on the investment you have made in your photography, perhaps you should consider adding words to your pictures. For just a further investment of a tiny $A2-50 this e-book could help you get more of your photographs published and paid for.
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.
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
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
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.