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Australia: Snowy Mountains, NSW. Clouds over main range from Charlotte Pass.

One of the latest batch of my photographs accepted by Alamy, the on-line photo library. It is of the main range in Australia’s Snowy Mountains from Charlotte Pass. It will be on sale as a 42x30cms framed print in my shared exhibition with graphic artist Deb Paton in November.

Another print added to “Boats and Boating” for sale at https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/

Another quiet spot in the Snowy Mountains’ bush

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Gum tree, Snowy Mountains, Australia. The light has helped make this one of my favourites. To see details of the prints available, go to https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/photographic-prints/snowy-mountains-australia/

Gum tree, Snowy Mountains, NSW, Australia

A bit of a different image this time. Made on black and white film it has been processed as a split tone print using Photoshop. To see details of the image available in my shop go to https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/photographic-prints/snowy-mountains-australia/
If you want to know how I processed it I describe the steps in my pdf book Black and White Photography in the Digital Age (https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/books/landscape-format-pdf-e-books/black-and-white-photography-in-the-digital-age-a-pdf-book/)

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.

To order, go to https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/books/landscape-format-pdf-e-books/put-words-with-your-pictures-in-pdf-format/ The e-book will be sent to you electronically once your payment has been confirmed. You will receive an e-mail 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.

A new picture added to the Home Décor page in my shop (https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/photographic-prints/home-decor/)

A new picture added to the Home Décor page in my shop (https://davidbigwoodpublishing.blog/shop/photographic-prints/home-decor/)

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

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)

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