Author Archives: Julian Barkway

A look back to 2013…

2013 was, for me, a bit of a frustrating year photographically but, like the best Hollywood films, it all came good in the end. Consequently, picking twelve images to represent my best work of 2013 has been a difficult challenge… … Continue reading

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Emotion in landscape photography

Visit a random landscape photographer’s website and the chances are that somewhere the photographer will make the claim that he or she is trying to evoke the emotions in the viewer that were felt at the time of taking the … Continue reading

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There’s always a photograph to be made…

I have recently returned from attending an organised photographic tour in the Canadian Rockies where lakes, mountains and water-features of all types were (rather obviously) the predominant subject-matter. We were blessed (or rather, from a purely photographic¬†perspective, cursed) with sunny, … Continue reading

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The perfect landscape shot…

A headline on the cover of a photography magazine caught my eye recently. “Compose the perfect landscape shot”, it read. A quick look inside revealed the usual advice about leading lines, rule of thirds, etc., etc. What the article didn’t … Continue reading

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Teal and orange

The other day, I came across a blog post complaining about the ubiquity in modern cinema of ¬†the colours teal (a sort of cyan-heavy blue) and orange. As this was something that I have been subliminally aware of for a … Continue reading

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Photography: What’s it about?

“Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.” Gary Winogrand. I showed the above photograph recently to a non-photographer and she immediately told me she didn’t like it simply because it was a … Continue reading

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Is landscape photography stuck in a rut?

I ask this question because just recently I have been spending some time researching the Romantic period in painting. Anyway, without further delay, let’s take a look at the evidence for the prosecution. The following three pictures are by the … Continue reading

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