f11 Photography Magazine | October 2017
1st October 2017
October is the time to be out and about, treading boldly both behind the lens and on the road. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing in the Yorkshire Dales, with fellow f11 regular Ross Hoddinott and our workshop group. You can see the results in this month’s Behind the Lens. In addition, we lead you through the editing process in part five of our workflow series of videos, and lift the lid on processing in our regular post-production video. We had some gorgeous light, but predicting the dramatic skies in between the showers can be tricky. All the more reason to devour Richard Fox’s third instalment on the best weather for photographers. Meanwhile, fresh back from Ribblesdale, Ross Hoddinott expounds on what autumn means for him photographically, and I’ll bet that means rolling in the mud shooting some creepy-crawly or other. As for our other f11 columnists, Ben Pipe has been travelling through the Balkans, while Bas Meelker has been out and about testing Benro filters.
I’ve also been trying out filters, but those from the 1980s (including a tobacco grad!) for a tongue-in-cheek Stepping Back. Beware – this feature really should come with a public health warning. And in this month’s opinion column, I ask if we shouldn’t only shoot at dusk or dawn. On a serious note for a serious topic, website guru Jon Sloper of Alacrify analyses the potential of the cyber attacks that threaten us all, and suggests what we can do to protect ourselves.
Our guest feature this month is an interview with the talented young Portuguese photographer Joel Santos, who was the Travel Photographer of the Year in 2016. But, as usual it’s not all about the top pros – we want your pictures and involvement in this publication. I’m glad to say, the f11 Members’ Gallery is back with some real autumn gold this month. To all our f11 members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine, and if you’d like to see your images in our Members’ Gallery, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your low-res JPEGs and the story from behind the lens for each.
You’ll have noticed we’re steadily plugging away at adding the back issues. It’s a long job, but we’re getting there. Coming soon is a search facility and the capability to download features as PDFs, along with more photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform, of course.
David Noton is a Canon Ambassador and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society
David Noton: 1st Oct 2017 12:00:00