f11 Photography Magazine l August 2015
1st August 2015
Welcome to August 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.
David Noton has just returned from an idyllic ten days in the Lot Valley of France, so in this month’s Behind the Lens we join him on his travels as he endures the heatwave that necessitated a different approach to his photography during the trip – this article is supported by a Video Blog. Then in Part 9 of our Low Down series on Exposure, David deconstructs slow shutter speeds: when and why they’re desirable, how they are achieved, and how slow we need to go. He also presents two of his ever-popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.
This month we’re delighted to welcome back Dutch landscape photographer Bas Meelker to pen our How It’s Done feature: here he tells the tale of a rather dismal photo trip to Austria, which nevertheless turned out to be fruitful after a serendipitous ten minutes spent shooting on the balcony of his guesthouse! Regular contributor and Nikon user Ross Hoddinott puts the Nikon D810 through its paces in this month’s Field Trial; then in Hoddinott’s Hangout, he puts the ‘fors’ and ‘againsts’ of entering competitions under the spotlight, offering some invaluable advice along the way.
In this month’s The Storyteller, seasoned wildlife photographer Chris Weston explores the tales of five iconic animal species that have been close to extinction – and where they are now. And in the second instalment of Jeremy Horner’s Sense of Space column he visits the magical island of Madagascar – an intriguing account, along with his top photo tips if you happen to travel on a photo expedition there yourself. Finally, we’re thrilled to welcome on board top sports photographer Eddie Keogh, as he describes his experiences of working in this sector over the last few decades, all accompanied by some of his stunning action shots!
To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine. Over the next month or so we’d like to initiate a new column titled ‘Ask David’ – as the name suggests, this will feature a selection of questions on photo technique to complement the magazine sent in by our readers, with answers provided by David. So if you’re an f11 Member and have a burning question you think would be suitable for inclusion, please send it to [email protected] At the same time, if you’d like any images to be featured in the Member’s Gallery and entered into our next annual photo competition, please send an email to [email protected] with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens.
Chasing the Light Magazine Editor
Freya Dangerfield: 1st Aug 2015 12:00:00