INTERVIEW // Photographer Iain Sarjeant

By Grant Scott


Iain Sarjeant is a photographer based in the Highlands of Scotland who founded the Another Place Press as a small independent publisher to showcase contemporary landscape photography. To date he has published nine books that explore landscape covering themes documenting the land, place, journey, city and environment from the remotest corners of the globe to the centre of the largest cities. It’s an ambitious premise and even more so as the imprint consists of just one employee. Iain is that employee and his responsibilities include all aspects of publishing the books, running the blog, all social media and continuing to work as a commissioned photographer as well as progressing his personal projects. Despite this he spared sometime to talk with Grant Scott about the current independent publishing landscape and his personal experiences in establishing his own publishing company.

Grant: I hear and read a lot of discussion amongst photographers about photobooks but very little about publishing, which is something we are all doing every day even if we are not aware of it. Every time we write a tweet or post on Facebook or Instagram we are publishing, but the art and complexity of publishing is rarely understood. I’m also not sure if photographers are comfortable with being referred to as publishers.
Iain: It’s become relatively easy to produce a photobook which is exciting, but I think there is a need to think through the process carefully, in particular how to sell decent quantities of a book, if that is the goal. In many ways, the marketing and selling is the most challenging part of the process. I have a background in graphic design and a knowledge of the print and design process – I am comfortable handling everything in-house and have decent connections with printers, but I’m no publishing expert. Another Place Press developed out of the Another Place blog, which I started a few years ago, and right from the start I hoped that it would develop into a publishing project. I was inspired by small publishers such as The Velvet Cell, I loved what they do – Eanna has a real eye for design. I also feel design is very important – of course a book needs a strong series of photographs that work well, but you cannot underestimate the importance of design.

Grant: There seems to be a strong collaborative sense amongst independent publishers.
Iain: Absolutely, Eanna, the founder of The Velvet Cell was very supportive in helping me establish Another Place even though I could be seen as a potential competitor. Craig Atkinson at Café Royal is producing great books and I know Al Palmer at Brown Owl Press, but there are not that many publishers releasing the kind of small books we are producing. I started with small books partly for financial reasons, but I do like their size – good quality small books produced at a reasonable price that everyone can afford. I very much like the idea of them being affordable, accessible to all.


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Panoramic Stitching In A Few Simple Steps | Landscape Photography

With Member Nick Bedford

In a recent video, I was asked how I shot and merged my panoramic landscape photographs. In this video, I explain how to set up your tripod for the most accurate series of frames in a series that can then be brought into Adobe Lightroom and stitched using the Merge to Panorama feature.

Cameras: Nikon D810 & Leica M Typ 240 Lenses: Sigma ART 50mm F1.4 & Leica 35mm Summarit f/2.5 Filters: 82mm Kenko Circular Polariser Tripod: Manfrotto Befree with Novoflex Panning Base Shot on Panasonic LUMIX LX10 with RODE SmartLav+ lapel mic. Edited in Final Cut Pro X.

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Nick Bedford Talks Landscape Photography

It's shown me in recent weeks and months that I'll never achieve these things I desire without room to fail, room to learn in the deep end and room to accept the rough weather, literally and figuratively.

YouTube and Instagram can be a dangerous time sink. Dangerous to your sense of contentment with a so-called "normal life" — aka going to work during the week, going on a bit of a morning hike on the weekends, grabbing coffee with friends, seeing a band and so on. Dangerous because those two particular platforms have become a massive inspiration to people, photographers or not.

Millions can all experience fear of missing out in unison, and that can't be a good thing. Watching other people do what you're not can be a source of anxiety amongst people, and I'm no stranger to its effects, but knowing that this is a thing, can I justify my own insatiable need for wanderlust?


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TASMANIA by Nick Bedford

Tasmania is home to a huge variety of landscapes, mountains, forests and coastal areas, all within hours of each other. These photographs are from various locations around Van Diemen's Land, as it used to be named in the early 19th century.

Canon Month Landscape Photo Comp: Shortlist

by Phillip Joshua

Remy, Sydney

The staff here at CameraPro have been busy sorting through the large list of photos for our Competition where the winner takes home a Canon 6D body.

In light of the number of exceptional entries we have delayed the announcement date to the 2nd of June to allow the judges more time to deliberate and agree on a very worthy winner. Have a look through and feel free to let us know your thoughts.

A winner will be announced on Monday after we have had a bit of a chance to reflect and decide which image we believe bests represents the ‘essence of Australian landscape’.

Stay tuned and congratulations to not only our current finalists, but to everyone who entered and helped make this a very interesting competition, Thank You.

The images have not been placed in any particular order.

Check out all the other Shortlisted entries here

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Photographer // Yorit Kluitman

by Mirte Meeus 

Graphic designer Yorit Kluitman (b. 1980 The Netherlands) could be considered hard as nails, a persistent cyclist with an eagle-eyed sense for scenery that characterises the Dutch landscape: Contrast, straight lines and its signature picturesque skies.  Whether in cloudy whites, late evening yellows or early morning reds, they’re all part of the Dutch palette. Over the last three years, Kluitman has cycled across all that The Netherlands has to offer, an average of 350 kilometres per week, depending on the season. Camera in tow, he cycles in temperatures down to -10ºC (14ºF), in search of what makes The Netherlands Dutch.

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