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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)

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.

Another of my e-books that is popular.

In the days of film BD (before digital) no self-respecting landscape photographer would leave home without an armoury of filters. Then came digital and Photoshop and it seemed that the days of filters for every occasion were numbered. My expensive collection of Lee filters was consigned to my spare camera bag.
But, keen reader of photography books as I am, I noted that filters were getting mentioned again and again and again. The final straw was when I was browsing through a book by one of my favourite photographers, David Noton, who mentioned time and time again the use of his polariser, neutral density (ND) graduated and neutral density full filters. (David Noton: Full Frame (David and Charles) 978-0-7153-3614-4) If they were good enough for a brilliant photographer like him, who was I to forego them. So a scrabble through my spare bag ensued and I went forth suitably filtered.
Not, I hasten to add, with the full arsenal that I used to carry in film days but with those that are proving useful in digital days to improve the results out of the camera so that less time has to be spent in processing in front of the computer.

To buy, go to my ‘Home’ page tab above and click on ‘To see my e-books on photography available for tablet readers, including Kindle, and for reading on your computer’. Then click on ‘Introduction to Filters for Digital Photography’.

One of my most popular e-books. I founded and edited The Black and White Enthusiast magazine when I represented Creative Monochrome, the UK publisher of many books on black and white photography, in Australia. My panel of photographs that qualified me for my Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) was in black and white. And, today I still love black and white photographs.
To buy, go to my ‘Home’ page tab above and click on ‘To see my e-books on photography available for tablet readers, including Kindle, and for reading on your computer’. Then click on ‘Black and White Photography in the Digital Age’.

This is one of my best selling photography e-books. If you are interested in starting macro photography perhaps it would be useful to you. To buy, go to my ‘Home’ page tab above and click on ‘To see my e-books on photography available for tablet readers, including Kindle, and for reading on your computer’. Then click on ‘Starting Macro Photography’.

You are invited to view my photography Facebook page at https://tinyurl.com/y92z65a9

A new title added to the landscape PDF format e-books. Go to ‘Shop’>;’Books’>Landscape format pdf e-books’

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