How I capurted the 2nd of my new images
How I captured this Image
New Images Added to the Range
Two new Limited Edition Images have been added to my range. These two compliment 7 others on sale. The first is Eilean Donan Castle, in the Upper Scottish Highlands. This is very close to the Isle of Skye. The second is Loch Ard, a stunning location lower down in the Highlands. Hope you like them!
10 days in The Scottish Highlands
I am on the final evening of my 10 day, snowy, trip around the Scottish Highlands, where I have driven 1400 miles so far. I will be posting around 20 images on my Facebook and Instagram accounts - below are some of them, including one I am confident will be available to purchase.
Some Images from my Scottish Highlands Tour
Though none that will make it on the short list that might be part of the new Limited Edition Images in October 2018!!
Dutch Nursey Summer Event
We are attending and taking part in the Hertfordshire based Dutch Nursery Summer Event on 19-20 August. All of the current Limited Edition Images & Photos will be on show.
2-4 New Limited Edition Images to go on Sale October 2018!
I'm starting to prepare for 2 to 4 new images to go on sale in October 2018. Preparation takes about one year for this many new images. One or two will be from my Scottish Highlands trip. At least one will be an animal. More to come after the summer, as I've several more long trips to do first.
Current Limited Editon Image Sales Update
For the current range of Limited Edition Images by Landscape Photographer, Mark Long, there are 3-5 left for each Image.
Location, Location, Location. By Mark Long
The same principle applies to photography as houses, location is everything!! Before considering taking my camera out of the bag, I spend between 1 and 10 hours researching a location/s. It can be tedious, but is crucial to capture the perfect image, especially with Landscape Photography. The internet, and phone Apps, has made researching locations much easier than when I started 35 years ago…you can now search maps, google images, articles, travel sites & more.
Looking at other people’s photos online and in books helps to narrow the actual photo you want, the place on a map you want to try and find (when it’s dark it’s not so easy). Recently I visited NY and had to research out of my usual comfort zone. Google Images; Google Maps; and other photopapers articles were my first port of call. I also use my favourite App, PhotoPills – If you are considering taking up photography more seriously, I highly recommend it.
If I’m staying overnight at a location I often drive/travel to the shot location the day before, scope out the terrain and views, as I normally arrive in darkness. Plus I have got lost many times, both in the car and walking through thick woods. If this isn’t possible, you rely a little on luck with a torch... Even after all of the preparation, I would estimate I only get a “great” photo, every 2 to 4 shoots, as you also need good weather, various circumstances, to make a location work for you. Like a house, even if the location is right…. it may have damp or subsidence!
New Gallery Viewing
On 8th April, 10 new Limited Edition Images were put on display in a Gallery area at the Dutch Nursery, Hertfordshire. Whilst the Limited Edition Photos can be viewed here, seeing them in person, shows how they look at full size, framed and with anti reflective glass. Hope you like them!