A few years ago I went to an exhibition of Ansel Adams’ work at the City Art Centre and found it truly amazing. He produced work with what was at the time fairly primitive equipment of a stunning quality. He documented various national parks in the US over long career. 

In some ways this exhibition was a lightbulb moment for me. I had been thinking about starting hillwalking but seeing the landscape photography provided the impetus to get out there. I purchased a camera and set about trying my hand at some photography. I got a few decent shots but it was a learning process and still is. 

So now it is time to get a little more serious about it and one of the best ways is to study the masters as it were. So the above book was found in bookshop and it is time to find out just what about that exhibition caused the spark and how I can go on to generate my own style get some decent shots. 

Winter is nearly over and I’m looking forward to some camping and walking.