Have you ever stopped to wonder whether a favourite hill is really a previously unclassified mountain? What the most northerly spot in Britain is like during the dark winter months? Or even whether white is really white? Various members of OWPG have, and you can find their answers – and more – in the latest edition of Outdoor Focus. Read this issue either in a web browser here (this option needs Flash to be installed) or as a PDF by clicking here.
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In this issue of Outdoor Focus, with a autumnal cover by David Forster, Jon Sparks is your guide through the challenging issue of rights of way, Tony Howard takes you along the Jordan Trail, Ronald Turnbull helps you get your head around the histogram, OWPG says a fond goodbye to Kate Spencer, and, in a new series, OF introduces the companies and organisations that share OWPG’s aims and values – in this issue: Aquapac.
In this issue of Outdoor Focus, with a summer-themed cover by Simon Whaley, are articles on a wide variety of outdoor topics: explore the intricacies of current copyright law and how it affects photographers, read what Michael Gove has to say about his role as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and discover the importance of a Mr Fixit when in the Himalaya.
In this issue of Outdoor Focus you’ll find a heartfelt tribute to Octavia Hill by Kev Reynolds, the pressures and pleasures of shooting a tough hill race in the Lake District by Jon Sparks, Roly Smith’s Book Reviews, and coverage of this year’s OWPG AGM weekend at Newlands including details of the winners of the coveted OWPG Awards for excellence.
In this issue of Outdoor Focus, you’ll find tributes to Walt Unsworth and Nick Channer, two prolific writers and steadfast champions of the outdoors who have sadly passed away. You can also read about the The Man from Alaska and his friendship with Kev Reynolds; Andrew White talks about Walks around Britain and the challenges and joys of making a TV series; and Ronald Turnbull celebrates the Lake District and its World Heritage status.
In this issue of Outdoor Focus, Kev Reynolds describes a teacher who inspired his love of nature; Laurence Main discusses the ‘Mother of the Isles’ and the role she plays in his life; and, in the Gallery, three people who inspired three OWPG photographers to pause and make a photo.
Do you ever stop to think about what outdoor equipment you really wouldn’t leave home without? Three OWPG members recently did and you can find out what they chose in the latest edition of Outdoor Focus.
The Autumn Edition of Outdoor Focus (ably edited and put together by Stephen Neale) is now available to view online.
There’s a compelling article by 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 charts his way through the hazards of map publishing for outdoor writers – a very useful topic for any of us getting into self-publishing of routes online or in print.
And as usual book reviews, movie making, the mystic world of Mr Main and Kev sounds off again (this time reminiscing about how some London children were evacuated to a hill underneath a German bombing route).
The paper issue (for those who haven’t requested digital-only OF) will be arriving in the next few days, or download the PDF version for tablets and other smaller devices.
The digital version of the Spring 2013 issue of Outdoor Focus is now online. All the usual reviews and features plus Paddy Dillon on Lakeland’s Cumbria Way, Rob Yorke on competing demands in our countryside, Colin Saunders on the masochistic world of challenge walking, and a 21st birthday celebration for Guild sponsors Páramo in Columbia. There’s a photo portfolio from new member Tim Major and an appreciation from Guild president Roly Smith of Patrick Monkhouse’s 1932 classic On Foot in the Peak.
The Summer 2012 edition of Outdoor Focus is now available. Major features include ‘Don’t get caught in the pirates’ web’ by Jon Sparks, who explains how to help combat photographic piracy on the net. There’s generic viaga canada a photographic portfolio by Rudolf Abraham with some superb shots of the Northern Lights and a ‘Getting Published’ article by our chairman, Jonathan Williams, also of Cicerone Press.
View Outdoor Focus online here.