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f11 Photography Magazine | August 2019

f11 Photography Magazine | August 2019

1st August 2019

Issue 91

The village of Castellucio shot in 2006 perched high above the Piano Grande with the mountains of Monti Sibillini National Park beyond, Umbria, Italy.  Canon 1Ds Mk II, 100-400mm lens at 235mm, 1/50 sec 2 f/8, polariser, TripodThere’s a certain Italian flavour to this August 2019 edition of f11. This month’s “Behind the Lens” tells the story of our return to the region of Umbria we know so well for the first time since the devastating earthquakes of 2016, while “What’s In A Picture” focuses on the unique landscape high in the Italian Apennines that is the Piano Grande, and ‘How it’s Done” deconstructs a shoot to sate my poppy addiction in the colourful fields around Preci. 

That poppy shoot is also the topic of the first of this month’s post-production videos. But I’ve also been chasing the moon again, this time during a partial eclipse. We had quite a night, and you can watch it all unfold in this month’s Video Blog, along with an accompanying post-production video.

Meanwhile our f11 columnists have been busy. My old college mucker Jeremy Walker writes about his recent conversion to the world of Leicas. When a fellow photographer showed him the Leica M3 he’d just bought, Jeremy wasn’t interested. But then he picked it up – and everything changed. Wandering Mrs Wendy Noton extolls the virtues of camping, and our Guest Feature is by American photographer Susan Burnstine who produces unique images with cameras she's made herself. And then of course there are your images in the Members' Gallery, where a few common themes emerge this month as I assess f11’s images shot in a variety of lighting situations.

All in all, it’s another issue to inspire and inform. But as we progress resolutely towards the milestone of our hundredth issue there is one trend that I’d like to continue; the involvement of you, our f11s, in the production of this publication. We want to hear your ideas, and to see your pictures. You know where to find us!

Keep exposing!

David Noton is a Canon Ambassador
and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society

David Noton: 1st Aug 2019 12:00:00

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