f11 Photography Magazine | March 2015
1st March 2015
Welcome to March 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.
February saw the launch of Canon’s new, highly anticipated, high-resolution camera, the EOS 5DS, and David Noton was chosen to be the first landscape photographer to put this new DSLR through its paces. So in this month’s Behind the Lens he recounts the first part of the story behind his involvement in the launch of the Canon 5DS, which led up to an 8-day assignment on South Africa’s Western Cape – this is accompanied by a Video Blog. He continues this theme in this month’s Field Trial, where he puts the 5DS and its whopping 50MP through its paces, laying out his own conclusions on its remarkable capabilities. And for Part Four of our Low Down series on Exposure, David explores the vagaries of contrast and the tricky balancing act required to tame it. Then he also presents two of his ever-popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.
In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott takes us on a road trip all the way from his base in Cornwall, England north to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, extolling along the way the need for planning, for not being afraid to shoot your own version of popular spots, and for perseverance. The end of March sees the launch of the 2015 Formula One season, so for this month’s Guest Feature world-class motorsport photographer Frits van Eldik talks about his career to date, his passion for action and motorsport, and the approach that ensures he stays at the top of his game – all accompanied by a stunning portfolio of his best shots. Finally, the standard of entries to our Your Vision 2015 photographic competition was so high that we have decided to dedicate this issue’s Member’s Gallery to five images that were Highly Commended by our Judges, displaying these along with comments from both the Photographers and the Judges.
To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being 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. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Chasing the Light Magazine Editor
Freya Dangefield: 1st Mar 2015 12:00:00