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Autumn's nearly here and it's time for the Editor's annual family break (i.e. my holiday). In my absence we're taking you from the coldest of Northern climates in Greenland to the hottest in the Egyptian Sahara where Quintin Lake worked on a couple of quite personal projects. Neil A White works in less extreme climates on the Yorkshire coastline (although if you've ever visited in winter you might not agree!) where his work on the Lost Villages documents the gradual but persistent erosion of the cliffs with the resultant destruction of anything that sits on them.
If you weren't able to attend our overbooked (sorry!) webinar with Doug Chinnery we have uploaded the whole session for your delectation. We have a couple of more technical articles for your delight with an introduction to the slippery thing that is "colour". We might think we know what it is but you'd be surprised. And a technique for mitigating some problems associated with over coloured shadows in printing (and for the web for that matter).
Finally our featured photographer, John Irvine, takes us on a short journey from his desire for the iconic landscape shot to visiting the highlights of his urban home near Edinburgh. Some of his recent work is quite stunning and is well worth spending some time with.
Our editor (me) has also promised a couple of diary posts from his holiday cabin in Glencoe. We have a first image below if you're interested!
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Our Autumn holidays in Scotland are always a gamble. Is there going to be any decent weather? Is there going to be any autumnal colour? Well the odds on the first can be pretty good as the only really bad weather is full on rain and gales but a bit of sun in between the clouds usually helps. As for the second, it's a chance and very hard to predict - especially six months in advance when we book more
I've had Quintin's website bookmarked for sometime and have been inspired by his approach to a wide range of photographic subjects and also his non-landscape work in architecture and documentary. We'll be talking to Quintin again in a couple of issues time about the project that originally motivated me to get in touch but to set the scene we thought it would be good to cover one of Quintin's earliest and latest projects; a trip to Greenland and Egypt more
We are currently on the move to the East Riding of Yorkshire and naturally any photography projects about the area drew some interest and in particular it was Neil's Lost Villages project that really struck a chord when I was visiting the coastline of this area of the world. We caught up with Neil in the Summer for a chat about this and other projects. It's well worth including the project statement before continuing with the interview. more
As photographers you’d think we had a pretty good handle on what colour is wouldn’t you. I certainly did until I started looking into it and had the proverbial rug pulled from under me. It turns out that if you talk to colour scientists and colour psychologists they’ll tell you that there is no such thing as colour! This article will look a little bit more into that disturbing revelation. Color is subjective The reason your colour scientists say there is more
I’d like to talk about a technique I’ve been playing with for about the last year. It first came about when I started to post process colour negative scans for the film scanning business I run. Quite often a good default start for a negative scan is something quite low in contrast which you then give life to afterward by increasing contrast either globally or locally. If you want to make colour negative film look a bit like transparency film more
John Irvine is only a recent convert to landscape photography but he's been producing some wonderful work and in the last few months has, through external constraints, found a passion for his local area. Can you tell me a little about your education, childhood passions, early exposure to photography and vocation? My educational background is one of engineering, however I did not pursue that for long, and joined the Police Force when I was 21. I do remember being very more