Inside this issue
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.
Photographers love and hate technology in equal measure. We all know it: that desire to shop for the latest gadget, the delicious agony of spending time researching for something that, ultimately we know we will buy. more
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. more
Joe Cornish spent some time talking about a set of pictures taken on one of his trips from the Scotland's Mountains work. more
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. more
Rule of thirds, rule of thirds - it’s all we hear from photography magazines, camera clubs and composition guides. more
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. more
Tristan Campbell is a photographer whose work stood out for me when I started working with the camera. more
This book covers Galen’s relationship with the area and, as well as a great biography, includes wonderful, high quality pictures covering his photography from 1968 to 2002 more