So working through the documents today of the now work in progress 2nd Edition of the North Wales Climbs selective guide. I am on the look out for high quality shots of the classic routes. Specifically I have a list of what we are currently missing, or I think there might be better images out there. This list is not exhaustive and any 'classic' route will be consider, think 2 but mainly 3 star routes on the best crags.
Images need to be taken on a decent camera, if compact something like the Sony RX100 is totally fine if the images are raw files. Just not phone images as they don't work i am afraid. Drone images would work but again you need to take send raw and not JPEG.
If you are interested you need to email me through UKC forum contact form and I will email you back a link to a dropbox folder with some more guidelines re composition and quality. Then you can upload your best selection, then let me know and I'll have a look.
Last guide we paid up top £50 for a Double Page image and you got a free copy of the guide. So I won't necessarily go out to get these photos specifically, but if you already have them and think they would look good in print then i would love to hear from you.
Action shots we are looking for (sorry for any spelling/grammar the list was put together quickly):
Carreg Wastad - Classic route - Prefer a great angle of the Crack Stone rib again
Dinas Cromlech - Classic near cenotaph corner
Dinas Cromlech - Flying Buttress
Cryn Las - Top pitch of Main Wall landscape looking down someone leading though. Or another classic from Main Wall, The Grooves or Lubyanka or skull
Cwm Glas Bach - Any classic route will be used as portrait only
Ogwen - Opening DPS - Currently a photo of someone seconding Hindsight on Glider Fach looking bach at trypan. I would prefer a leading shot of something similar.
East Face of Tryfan Action shot
Milestone BUTTREss - Classic used portrait
Bochllowedd Buttress - Any classic 1/2 thin slice of portrait for subject due to layout.
Cwm Idwal - Classic DPS for ideal Slabs eyc…
Idwal - Suicide Wall Image
Glyder Fawr Upper cliff - VS or HVS
Carneadau - Mir Y Nywl or Pinnacle Wall or Aura.
Cloggy - classic f0r opening spread
Cloggy - portrait for near Great wall/Troach
Cloggy - Great slab-white slab image
Lliwedd - Possibly new image of something here, although have a good one of topping out from the last guide that will be hard to beat
Gwynant Valley - classic route from Bovine area
Craig Y Gesial - Bramble Buttress or Clutch/Plumbline
Craig Y Castell - Any classic route up to E2
Pant IFan - Any route on Two Face Buttress - Cardiac Arete is preference
Blwch Y Moch - Any classic for intro page (subject in 1/4 of DPS due to layout constraints)
BlwchYMoch - A classic route on Christmas Curry buttress (Subject must be in one thin vertical half of portrait due to layout constraints)
Carreg Hyll Drem - Any classic
Moelwyns - Classic opening DPS
Moelwyns - Sport climbing photo
Betws Area DPS opener - Riparian, Craig Dinas Image or Lavaedo wall top arete
Clogwyn Cyrau photo
Classic DPS for opening spread
Briotomartis area Image Portrait
HH Man - King Bee Crack
HH Man - Far right Tension Black and Tan
Crag X or some other classic from range/port dafarch areas (Ramp of Pink Emulsion, Fishermans Friend).
Slate, Limestone and Mid Wales
Not actually got through these chapters yet, but I have loads of Slate.