Inside this issue
We're not going to make a big thing out of this being the 100th issue, we're just extremely happy that you, our audience, have supported us along the way. Many expressed concern that we could still provide interesting content for so long, but from the feedback we're getting you're still enjoying things. And you'll be pleased to know we've got a pile of article ideas waiting for us and you're still sending in suggestions (that doesn't mean we don't want to receive more though!!).
I've recently been working on a series of articles on metering and in the process I become more and more disappointed at the way digital camera metering works. Having seen the potential of the Magic Lantern firmware for Canon cameras, I thought it would be good to have a think about just what might be possible without restrictions. The resulting article I think demonstrates just how short the current status quo falls. Please have a read and give us some feedback and I'll make sure the document gets in front of camera manufacturers.
Here's to the next 100 issues!
The PDF can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat or by using an application such as Goodreader for the iPad. more
Continuing in our Lightroom for Landscape series, Joe Cornish and I are looking at the radial selection tool and also we're taking a closer look at the hue, saturation and lightness sliders. more
Exposure controls haven’t really moved on a whole lot since the days of film, apart from perhaps the histogram, an inaccurate way of showing how far wrong the internal meter was. I’m hoping to take you through some of the innovations that I’d like to see in the next range of cameras from the big manufacturers. more
Light and Land put on a week long exhibition at the Mall Galleries called "The Year of the Print in August 2015. Read further for a review from an exhibitor & two visitors. more
This issue's landscape photography 4x4 portfolio features John Barton, Michael Cummins, Mike Curry and Paul Gotts. more
A new exhibition: The Blazing Forest, by Thomas Peck concentrates on Epping Forest in its most exquisitely beautiful autumnal colour. more
Do you like modern art/photography? Especially abstract modern art…? Or does it frustrate you? Does it feel like the artist is being deliberately obscure, cloaking an image in obfuscation, and then calling it Art! I must admit I can have both reactions… But with this image by Sandy Weir I’m definitely in the former camp. To me this is beautiful, delicate and wispy. And yet on first viewing I had no idea what it was a more
Over the years Guy has been someone whose images and words have constantly moved me. There’s been a connection that I really haven’t found as strong elsewhere. more