Inside this issue
First of all I have to give all of you who have paid for subscription to the magazine a huge thank you. We are currently ahead of business plan and that is all down to your willingness to pay for content. I’m hoping that we can continue to make the magazine worth your subscription and with the plans we have for next year I think we will do just that. So, I’ll say it again, thank you for suffering our teething issues without complaining; thank you for your kind comments and thank you for recommending the magazine (I know a lot of you have!).
What’s in this issue then?
Well we have a bit of a bumper issue for our holiday special with a continuation of Joe Cornish’s aspect ratio article, a discussion of finding pictures by David Langan, learning from our large format brethren by Ben Stephenson, post processing and film comparisons by Tim Parkin and book reviews from Doug Chinnery and Tim Parkin of David Noton’s Full Frame and Michael Frye’s “In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters” and his great new ebook on post processing in lightroom. We also have Chris Friel as featured photographer and the legendary Bill Brandt as our master photographer.
Well we’ve finally ironed out a few bugs in our system and we’re hoping on getting the company car back on the road (our 4×4 campervan) which should allow us to resume the location guides we know you’ve enjoyed. We’ve also been looking at technology to help us stream video better which could allow you to jump to the middle of a video if you need to come back to it (I know a lot of you have asked for this). We’re planning a big camera comparison at some point too with everything from iPhone’s to Phase 65Mp backs with some film from 35mm to 8×10 thrown in for good measure. I’m looking at the disappearing berries issue in some more detail and have new instalments of the film comparisons. We’re hoping to introduce new articles on printing and composition in January as well. We’re also trying to get our schedule sorted out so we can post everything at once on a regular date (woo!) and we might even be able to tell you what’s happening in the next issue ahead of time (don’t get your hopes up though).
Michael Frye may be known as the ‘Coloured Cactus’ man by those of you who have only seen him in the “World’s Top Photographers : Landsacpe” book but he has more than just a flashgun and some coloured gels to [ read ]
In the first part of this discussion on aspect ratios I genuinely attempted to question the assumptions we all hold about aspect ratio, including the fact that four sides to our working ground is an inevitable paradigm. The responses received [ read ]
This is the first post in a series of articles comparing all of the colour film available to the large format photographer*. Background Some of you may be asking ‘Why are you talking about film? Isn’t it nearly extinct?’ and [ read ]
Introduction Could it be that the very things that make digital capture so appealing also inhibit the creative process of image making? Could those who make images using dSLRs or compact digital cameras benefit from eschewing speed and fine-tuning through [ read ]
Here is the first in a series of videos started with Joe’s ‘Post Processing Borders’ where photographers look at some of their own pictures and show how they post processed them. This first picture is one taken on the isle [ read ]
I must confess to having sat down to read this book with little enthusiasm.The book stores are full of ‘guides to digital photography’, promising much but delivering little of real value. My enthusiasm hit rock bottom when I read the [ read ]
First, the man. There can be few landscape photographers in the UK who haven’t heard of David Noton. He has emerged on the crest of the digital SLR revolution as one of the foremost digital landscape photographers in this country. [ read ]
We’re taking a little detour in our Hindsight series with a video covering two complementary images from Joe’s Scotland’s Mountains book – one you’ve seen before and one not. The first is a photo from Glen Orchy taken under very [ read ]
Chris Friel is a photographer with a wonderful, natural eye – a modern day Faye Godwin perhaps. His photography is instinctive and all the more refreshing for it. A high bandwidth flickr stream has some stunning gems and whilst he [ read ]
I recently spent an amazing four days in Perthshire at the tail end of autumn. In truth the weather was far more wintry than autumnal. I encountered reedy frozen lochans, birch trees in deep glens covered in hoar frost, and [ read ]
Bill Brandt is a photographer that is probably well known to a generation of photographers who worked in the sixties and seventies (and maybe the eighties) but unless you are the investigative sort, you may have only heard the name [ read ]