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We're featuring another digital photographer this month** who is from Yorkshire and came to my attention with his wonderful image of an old railway fence above Dent station. His flickr stream contains some classic compositions and I hope you enjoy his work and comments as much as I did In most photographer's lives there are ‘epiphanic’ moments where things become clear, or new directions are formed. What were your two more
On days where the weather or the light conspire to make working wider landscapes difficult I like nothing better than to find something rusting and fl more
Photographer’s Institute Press should be well known to landscape photographers, they are the company behind outdoor photographer but they also publish photography books. Examples are the classic “Nature Photography Field Guide” by John Shaw and the series of books by Peter Watson, Capturing the Light, Light in the Landscape, Reading the Landscape and Seasons of Landscape (of which I can highly recommend Capturing the Light). Their latest offering for more
My photographic career/obsession/love/passion – call it what you will - began with a flattened instamatic 110 film camera. Sleek. Fitted the pocket. Easy load cassette film. It even extended to reveal the shutter release. As a bit of a gadget freak even then I confess to being instantly hooked though technical “control” was not one of its stronger points. And so I quickly progressed to my beloved Ricoh more
A few months ago, Joe Cornish galleries made an open call out for entries into a competition to exhibit at the gallery. Entrants were asked to speculatively submit framed images and the winners would be hung at the gallery. We went down to the gallery and asked Joe to show us around. We did have a problem with noise toward the end of the video (our video camera does not allow external microphones - we'll use a second recording more
One of our accepted goals as photographers is to ensure that our final ‘product’ is correctly exposed (we’ll come back to what ‘correctly exposed’ actually means later). Digital cameras can supposedly record 13 stops of dynamic range but real world tests show that although it’s possibly to detect differences at the 10th, 11th and 12th stops, they are swamped by noise. The real dynamic range of a good DSLR is about 8 or 9 stops. To put the that 8 more