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PART 1 Escape to the great outdoors with our professional advice. We reveal our top 17 tips for shooting better landscapes

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he art of LA N D S C APE landscape SPE C IAL photography can be one of the most satisfying and enjoyable genres to indulge in. Not only are the creative possibilities endless, but being outside and connected with the wild elements is a joy in itself. However, it can also be one of the most frustrating genres to master. So, this issue we’ve created a bunch of cool features to help you on your way. James Abbott takes you through the basics, Gordon Laing shows you how to get it right in-camera, and master photographer Paul Gallagher shares his wisdom. Plus there’s loads of other gems of advice, kit buying tips, killer techniques and world-class images to inspire you. I teamed up with readers Paul and Margaret for this month’s Shootout in Snowdonia, North Wales, which is one of my all-time favourite locations in the world. See their fantastic results on page 70. And if you want to hone your post-processing skills, check out our free Lightroom course!

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ThE BIG INTERVIEW PAUL GALLAGHER

This landscape photo icon speaks about his progression with the medium

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Photographer Quintin updates us on his coastal hiking adventure

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QUESTION MASTER ANDREW JAMES

Our technical guide is on hand to answer all of your tricky questions

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HOTSHOTS RPS Biennial

Our selection from the prestigious 2017 RPS member exhibition

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LIGHTROOM SEAN McCORMACK

The Lightroom master shows you how to use the Merge to HDR tool

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IMAGE ANALYSIS FABIO ANTENORE

We explain the secrets behind why this landscape scene works

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IN-CAMERA EXPERT GORDON LAING

Gordon reveals how to shoot straight out of the camera

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Tool school James paterson

James teaches you how to get creative with Photoshop brushes

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Landscape legend Paul Gallagher shares his career highlights

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Photoshop Masterclass: Take control of reflections and create amazing scenes

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H O TSH O TS O u r fav o u r i t e s h o t s f r o m T h e R P S 2 0 1 7 B i e n n i a l e x h i b i t i o n

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MARK PHILIPS, ARPS

“Beach Parade depicts a line of youths returning from the swimming area (demarked by the buoys) to a limestone outcrop to jump in again. The obvious visual interest is the alignment of the boys and their buoys. The shot was taken in July 2016 in Cassis, France, and is part of a series of experimental images using infrared for street photography. It was taken in the early afternoon, which is ideal for IR photography. The image was captured using a Fujifilm X-E1, modified with an 830nm filter to render a ‘pure’ infrared image. The camera was modified for me by ACS, Norwich.”


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JOHN CHAMBERLIN, FRPS

“This image was taken in the Palouse, Washington State, USA, in August after the harvest. Nikon D3S with 70-300mm lens, 1/500 sec at f/11. Shot as a raw image, with work in Photoshop CC.”

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CAROLINE FRASER, ARPS

“This image is from my series ‘Transfiguration’, or ‘Why be normal if you can be happy?’ This series evolved from a desire respond to questions around mental health and ‘normality’ that are experienced on a daily basis. Living and working with individuals with mental health issues prompts the question ‘what is normal?’ ”

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