Outdoor Focus

Posted on: January 4th, 2013 by OWPG web_editor No Comments

Outdoor Focus

is the quarterly magazine of the owpg, with articles on professional topics, member photo portfolios, outdoor news and opinions, and what the owpg has been up to. For a glimpse of the OWPG’s output, the yearly Awards Special has the winning articles and photo portfolio, along with extracts from the Best Guidebook and Best Outdoor Book. Click issue titles to view in Yudu (online magazine format). Contact the Outdoor Focus editor at OFeditor@owpg.org.uk
Outdoor Focus (Print) ISSN 2043-8591 Outdoor Focus (Online) ISSN 2043-8605

 

of2016-11-fcAutumn 2016

Gary Richardson about why DSLRs have “run aground on a Mirrorless tide”
A photo-montage and highlights of the AGM at the Isle of Wight
Ronald Turnbull gets map happy

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of2016-10as2016 Isle of Wight Awards Special

Isle of Wight special edition
Awards roundup – winners
Chris Townsend (2 awards), Max Landsberg and Jacquetta Megarry, Judy Armstrong, Chris Howes, Terry Abraham and Stephen Neale

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OF2016-08 Summer 2016

50 years on the Pennine Way with Andrew McCloy
Our first-ever Golden Eagle winner, Ken Wilson (1941-2016)
A new trail in the Middle East (Tony Howard)
Build an ebook in a day

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 OF2016-05Spring 2016

Stephen Neale vs Tony Bowerman on self-publishing
Chris Townsend on rewilding UK

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 OF0216-02Winter 2015-16

Andrew McCloy on National Parks without perks
Terry Marsh in Shetland
Chris Howes and an underground spider
Cashback via the VAT ‘Flat Rate’ scheme.
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OF Autumn 2015 coverAutumn 2015

Kielder AGM weekend
tributes to Hamish Brown, Bill Mitchell
owpg award winners Chris Howes, Peter and Leni Gillman, Ronald Turnbull
plus Terry Marsh: rights-of-way
Gary Richardson: Abisco National Park
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OF2015-08Summer 2015

Chris Howes on image theft – with a detailed advice note in our members’ area here
Pictures in the dark and a Zodiac spread over all England
Continuing series on film and video from Andrew White and on public speaking by Kev Reynolds
Manchester training day reviewed
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OF2015-06Spring 2015

Roly Smith: Kinder Trespass rekindled
In the Movies: Andrew White starts off a series of 8 instructional articles
Kev Reynolds speaks his mind on public speaking
OWPG Keilder weekend, and Manchester training day, previewed

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OF Winter 2015 thumbnailWinter 2014-15

Tracy Burton and Harri Roberts’ adventures in ebook publishing
How to kickstart your project with the aid of crowdfunding – and a donkey
Andrew Jenkinson’s urgings to put guidebooks on a rock-solid foundation of geology
Laurence Main’s leys-y days
Two members achieving much with movie cameras.

 

OF Autumn 2014 thumbnailAutumn 2014

The AGM weekend at Plas y Brenin, awards, Kev Reynolds (Hon. Life Member)
Jon Sparks on his bike in the Brecons
Photos from Chris Howes and David Taylor
‘Birds of the Afterworld’ from our Fiction Forum

 

OF2014-10as2014 Plas y Brenin Awards Special

Fun and games at Plas y Brenin, awards roundup
Carey Davies ‘Rambling in Palestine’ (best outdoor/travel feature)
Chris Townsend ‘Tarps and Shelters’ (best technical feature)
Winning images David Taylor (Glen Coe) and Terry Abraham (Scafell feature film)

 

OF2014-082014 Summer

Marion Shoard on polytunnels, “worse than fracking”
David Stewart explores the far Faroes
members’ photo gallery as commissioned by Viewranger
Roly Smith goes Google in the Peak; self-assessment and tax

 

OF2014-052014 Spring

Roly Smith incites to trespass and Terry Marsh goes geocaching
Outdoor fiction; and Max Landsberg on the Tao of the Outdoors
Alan Mattingly celebrates Canigou in the Pyrenees
Andrew White celebrates his self-devised South Yorkshire Way

 

OF2014-022013/14 Winter

Andrew White goes digital: social media, sound recording and video
Guidebooking the Welsh Coast Path: Paddy Dillon vs Tony Bowerman
Outdoors Underground: Chris Howes and camera go caving
Ben Hoffer: Sinai Desert in the snow
Penny Turner on horseback and Terry Marsh on the sands of Morecambe Bay

 

OF2013-112013 Autumn

Everest: John Cleare reviews 60 years of pictures
Eiger: Jon Sparks’ perpendicular press trip
Tanya Oliver goes solo
Church Stretton AGM weekend
PORTFOLIO: Dierdre Huston

 

OF2013-10ss2013 Shropshire AGM Special

workshops and outdoor activities, castles and our annual awards dinner
along with a bit of AE Housman

 

OF2013-092013 Summer

John Cleare remembers Everest

self-publishing via Viewranger

PORTFOLIO: Stewart Smith

Outdoor Professional in the Digital Age: our professional development day assessed

Mark Richards’ Fellrangers: Richard’s Bicycle Book

 

OF Spring 13 cover 100px2013 Spring

Cumbria Way – Paddy Dillon
Countryside issues – Rob Yorke
Paramo in the Paramo, the right to die in the mountains, Monkhouse in the Peak
PORTFOLIO: Tim Major

 

OF cover Winter 20132013 Winter

Iceland – Paddy Dillon
Church of the Open Sky, and www.walkingworld.com
making friends with Social Media
PORTFOLIO: Carl Rogers

 

2012 Oct Awards Special

photography: Rudolf Abraham ‘Lofoten Islands’
outdoor feature: Vivienne Crow ‘First on the Scene’
words & pictures: Jon Sparks ‘Leapers & Creepers’
travel feature: Rudolf Abraham ‘Once were Pirates – in search of the Uskoks of Senj’
outdoor book: Ronald Turnbull ‘Sandstone and Sea Stacks’
guidebook: John Gillham ‘Best Day Walks in Snowdonia’

 

2012 Autumn

Apps, iPhones and downloads
fun and games at Jersey AGM
pitching to magazines

 

 

2012 Summer

Combat image piracy
Getting published (books)
PORTFOLIO: Rudolf Abraham
Shooting movies on DSLR cameras in South Georgia

 

 2012 Spring

Money for nothing (DACS, ALCS, PLR distributions)
Kinder Trespass (Roly Smith)
Jersey AGM preview
PORTFOLIO: Sarah Howard
Always a Little Further Alastair Borthwick

 

2011 Oct Awards Special

photography: David Taylor ‘Northumberland in Mono’
outdoor feature: Jon Sparks ‘On the Beaten Track’
words & pictures: Ian Battersby ‘Winter Comes to Yorkshire’
travel feature: Judy Armstrong ‘Slow Boat down the Gorges du Tarn’
outdoor book: Adrian Hendroff ‘From High Places: a journey through Ireland’s greatest mountains’
guidebook: Kev Reynolds ‘Trekking in the Alps’

 

 2011 Autumn AGM Special

Fun and games at Plas y Brenin

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2011: 2010 Awards Special

Outdoor Artists, Mr Peak District
photography: Andy Latham
outdoor feature: Vivienne Crow, ‘A Suitable Case for TLC’ (Skiddaw House)
words & pictures: Ed Ewing ‘Brazil’s Best Carnival’
travel feature: Judy Armstrong ‘The Journey Home’ (horseback Pyrenees)
outdoor book: Ronald Turnbull ‘Granite and Grit: a walkers guide to Britain’s mountain geology’
guidebook: Vivienne Crow ‘The Lake District’

 

2010 Winter

Conservation in Greece: horseriding in Utah
PORTFOLIO Chris Townsend
AGM fun and games Lancaster

 

 

 

2010 Autumn

Lancaster AGM previewed
PORTFOLIO Simon Watterson
Antarctica
PORTFOLIO Dennis Kelsall

 

 

2010 Spring/Summer

Digital Economy Bill

NW Coast Trail in Winter

PORTFOLIO Robin Weaver

Mountain excitement with H Brown, J Nuttall

 

2009/10 Winter

Theft of the Countryside – Marion Shoard

PORTFOLIO: Fran Halsall

Arctic Trail tale: Highs of Paragliding

PORTFOLIO: Chris Howes

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