After a month’s gap, we’re back to featuring posts from our Blogger Network
Regular TGO contributor David Lintern has been out and about in the mountains a bit more than usual over the last few weeks. He’s a talented mountain photographer as well as a writer, and his images have graced many an issue of The Great Outdoors.
In his most recent blog post, David explores the issue of photographic footprint. More photos are being captured and shared than ever before in the history of the world, and if you follow a lot of ‘mountain folk’ on social media it can sometimes seem that everywhere has been photographed to death. What is the role of the image today, and what are the responsibilities of the photographer? Why and how are you taking and sharing the pictures you do? David’s post asks these questions, while filling in a few of the answers from his own perspective.
The Buachaille waterfall is an embarrassment to us all, and social media has become the bitter end… Personally I try and avoid the roadside shots and give the guidebooks a miss – there’s the matter of boots on the ground, and then there’s the matter of developing an art of seeing beyond X marks the spot. Besides, sometimes it’s not about the pictures for heaven’s sake, it’s about being there.
Header image © David Lintern