Digital Photography

Masters of Landscape Photography


Dovestones Reservoir, Saddleworth. Fuji X-T2, 18-135 lens at 32mm, ISO100 f/11.0 1.5 seconds. 2 Stop Kase ND graduate filter on the sky. Tripod mounted.

Over the Christmas break I bought a new book “Masters of Landscape Photography”. I would love to say I was featured, but alas I have been overlooked once more. Ordinarily I wouldn’t have bothered with a book such as this, but Amazon was offering a heavy discount. I took a chance and I think I have been well rewarded.

The book covers sixteen photographers, so you only see a small sample of work by each. The images that are presented though are very good. Someone has put a lot of effort into selecting a diverse range of interesting and beautiful work. Yes, there are a few of the usual names (at least for those of us in the UK) but there are others who are less well known.

One of the photographers you should probably look up if you don’t know him is Marc Adamus. Whilst I wasn’t familiar with his name, I have seen his work in galleries and his images are simply stunning. They may be a little too far from traditional landscapes for some readers, but you can’t deny they’re impressive.

I have added a short book review to Lenscraft covering this title. I’m quite impressed.

19 comments

  1. love to see the original shots that Marc Adamus took before the very heavy processing. Undoubtedly very skilled but to me they look like artificial worlds created in a programme like Bryce for a film.

  2. I’ve loved the Dovestones area since I started climbing there in the mid 60s. You’ve captured that view wonderfully. That’s Chew Valley road in the distance, isn’t it?

  3. Lovely photo,Robin! Also, thanks for the link to the book. It looks very interesting so will be ordering it when I get back from holiday

  4. Hello Robin
    Sometime ago, I have already seen his images in the net. Thanks for this reminder. I read his essay on outdoor photography. I am not sure if it was somewhere else or in his blog (if he had one then). Anyway, I miss it 😉.

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