Inside this issue
"It's all been done before", people say, "There are no original ideas". Well they may well be right but this hasn't stopped artists from working in familiar territory and creating inspiring, beautiful and thought provoking work - all at once sometimes. Having recently purchased a book discussing a recent exhibition of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Mark Rothko I was interested in the abstract 'split horizon' meme and tried to follow it backward which made a quite interesting journey.
This issue has the first in a two part discussion of range of David Ward's images and an interview with Paul Whiting, a winner of the Amateur Photographer of the Year competition in 2005 - we'll ask how this experience affected his photography. Paul Arthur discusses the Adobe Creative Cloud and asks is it good for photographers.
We've also got a short discussion of ICC profiles, using Photoshop curves as a metaphor for understanding them and we have Dave Parry as our featured photographer.
The results of our camera survey is included in this issue too - not too many big surprises but it makes for interesting reading none the less.
Our new feature this issue is 4x4, a set of four mini portfolios each consisting of four images related in some way. If you would like to submit your own 4x4 portfolio please visit this page for submission information. Adam Pierzchala Harvey Lloyd-Thomas Julian Love Vanda Ralevska more
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To stand on a coastal cliff and look out over an expanse of sea and sky can be a humbling and sublime experience. The simple junction of water and air, sometimes clearly visible as a straight line and at other times smudged so that the difference is barely discernible, has a fascination that must have inspired people since the dawn of civilisation. more
Tim: We’re here with David Ward and he’s allowed us to take a look through a few of his pictures and we will be discussing a few 'pertinents' about them here and there. Is that correct? David: I’m not sure about pertinents? T: No. Impertinents perhaps. D: Oh right. Impertinents? Yes, thank you. Eggum, Norway T: And I’ve chosen a few and you’ve chosen a few, and we’re starting off with more
This issue we're talking to Paul Whiting who won the Amateur Photographer of the Year competition in 2005. We talked about his approach to photography, how he came to win the competition and what happened afterwards. We first asked Paul a couple of background questions about the start of his path toward landscape photography. Callanish Paul: I was thinking back to where photography first started fitting into my more
One of the things that puzzles people more than any other in colour management, printing and scanning, is just what icc profiles are and do. I thought it would be useful to repeat the explanation I give to people. In a short of vastly simplified way, an icc profile works the same as a canned photoshop curve. Let me explain in terms of printer profiles. If you didn’t know anything about icc profiles and you wanted to print out your images, you might more
Dave Parry reviewed the Chamonix 045F1 in our last issue and we thought we'd ask him about his own photography and how he occasionally combines his love of climbing and landscape to make great environmental portraits. Can you tell me a little about your education, childhood passions, early exposure to photography and vocation? I always did pretty well at school, although I was never really into art I more
Well, yes. And no. As usual it depends on your perspective, what your current and future usage of Photoshop is likely to be, what other services you may need from Adobe and how you organise your photographic library. If you don’t know what all this talk of Creative Cloud is actually about, let me explain: In the past Adobe has usually updated its suite of software more
Just over a month ago we asked our readers to tell us what cameras they used for their landscape photography and we had a great response. We've spent a bit of time analysing the results (my programming skills come in useful still occasionally) and here they are! Well this isn't too much of a surprise - the Nikon/Canon thing is pretty much a toss up. Pentax come in third but more