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The holiday period is over now and hopefully you have some fun gadgets to play with. We’ve got a bigger issue than usual again because of the extra week gap betweem christmas and new year. The other good good news is that we’ve been working hard to get a better video server set up and tested and not only will it be faster, you can now jump to the middle of a video without waiting for the whole thing to download (and you can also do this on the iphone/ipad!). OK, it’s not that exciting but we’re quite proud of getting it all working.
Well you may notice that we’ve managed to get nearly all of the articles live at the same time this month and also produced this email on the same day. This is just a little sign that we’re getting more organised. Our video production is getting more streamlined all of the time as well. The company vehicle is now back on the road and now equipped with snow chains if we get any more of winter (and looking out the window, we’ve just had a smidgeon). If any of you are interested in writing for the magazine or have ideas for articles/videos/etc, just let us know.
Hold on to your desktop Foreword: this article is written from the perspective of an unashamed iPad fanboy! There is a (decreasing) view that iPads are just doubling up on what can just easily be achieved with a laptop. However [ read ]
I’m looking at post processing photographs with haze or mist today at the request of Kostas Petrakis. The picture above isn’t particularly great but it’s as extreme an example as I could find for use in demonstrating my techniques. The [ read ]
Joe Cornish spent some time talking about a set of pictures taken on one of his trips from the Scotland’s Mountains work and which produced one of his favourite photographs (when this video was recorded anyway), and one of mine.
Introduction by Joe Cornish Had he lived, Galen Rowell would by now be 70 years old. That his name still resonates down the years says much for the power of his art. I still remember finding Mountain Light at Stanfords, [ read ]
Rule of thirds, rule of thirds – it’s all we hear from photography magazines, camera clubs and composition guides. According to these sources, the rule of thirds is the prime rule in photography and you should break it at your [ read ]
Michael Marten talked to me on the phone last week and we had a very pleasant chat that ranged from German romantic painting to victorian missionaries. We did get to cover photography at some point starting with Marten’s background as [ read ]
Tristan Campbell is a photographer whose work stood out for me when I started working with the camera. His pictures of the Hebrides were particularly interesting and had a unique style that transformed his pictures. Since those early pictures, I [ read ]
Galen Rowell, as you can read in the short biog in our ‘master photographer’ section, is one of America’s most famous landscape photographers. His career coincided with the massive growth in demand for colour images and adventure photography; his commissions [ read ]