Episode 102 »» The Soul of Landscape Photography

Mmmm … Fresh Gear

Ahhh, the wait is over. It’s no secret there have been some big announcements from a few camera manufactures this past week. The anticipation factor was quite high for Canon and Fuji particularly. Nice to see Canon back in the game as many of us were starting to wonder … We break down the bigger announcements as we kick off the show.

Fuji X Mount Lens Roadmap, Feb 2015, Episode 102 »» The Soul of Landscape Photography

Udo!

We had a wee contest to celebrate 100 episodes with the winner receiving a couple of Shutter Time prints! Mac’s son drew the winning entry, so congrats to Udo! Thanks to all who entered the contest to win a print! Udo, we shall be in touch! Yay!

Finding Your Soul

I think every landscape photographer has one time or the other questioned their work and whether their image has any soul. Isn’t that the goal of every photographer and in particular, the landscape photographer? An article from photographer, Ugo Cei, about his thoughts on the lack of soul in landscape photography today sparked not only a fair bit of discussion, but also touched some nerves. We tackle this topic and try to understand what has happened with landscape photography, should we be concerned and what to do about it. There are a couple of hundred of comments scattered on several blogs and we suggest you check them out. A lot of folks have some great insight into this topic. One of my favourite comments by far is from photographer John Oro … Since the link to his comment will not work, I’ve included a screen capture of his response.

johnoro comment

Join the Convo

Are y’all excited about any of the fresh gear announced from Olympus, Canon or Fuji? What are your thoughts about the 50MP Canon body – is this really necessary? Would the full frame + 1.3 an 1.6 crop capabilities make this body appealing to you? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the gear announcements and of course, the landscape photography debate!  Thanks again for all the continued interaction – it’s so appreciated, y’all. You can find us on Bookface, Twitter, G+ (hahaha, I know I know), and of course you can find us on iTunes and the ol’ Stitcher App. Oh, and big thanks to Gavin for the great messages!

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Links from the show: (dang, there are a lot today!)

EOS 5DS and 5DS R Press Release / via Canon.ca

Canon EF 11-24mm ƒ4 Lens Press Release / via Canon.ca

5 Reasons I Think the New Canon 5DS Will Kick Ass for Landscape Photographers / via Matt Kloskowski

Canon EOS M3 Rumours / via EOS M World

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II / via PetaPixel

The Camera Store Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Hands-On Field Test / via TCS

Fuji X Mount Lens Roadmap / via Fujifilm USA

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up? / via Ugo Cei Photography

Ugo’s Follow-up Post, The Power of Ambition / via Ugo Cei Photography

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up? / via PetaPixel

TWIP 398 – Raiders or the Lost Art / via This Week in Photo