f11 Photography Magazine | August 2014
1st August 2014
Welcome to August 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.
This month David Noton continues his French theme in his Behind the Lens article and accompanying Video Blog: join him and Wendy on their wonderful photo trip to France in May, as they explore the idyllic countryside of the Dordogne, revealing David’s approach to location finding and shooting in this inspirational area. The Low Down continues with Part Two of an article trio on the important topic of Do-It-Yourself Printing; and we also have our usual two Post Production Video Tutorials, which continue to be firm favourites amongst our readers.
From our trusty band of contributors, Ross Hoddinott continues his Hoddinott’s Hangout column with a personal exploration of the joys of shooting insects close up, including plenty of advice on equipment, technique and approach so you can have a go yourself. Meanwhile Chris Weston provides the next installment of The Storyteller, this time providing a set of a dozen projects and challenges to give you inspiration to get out and about with your camera. In the final article of his Taylor Made series, David Taylor writes a cathartic confessional on the various mistakes he has made over the years as a professional photographer – read and learn!
This month we're delighted to welcome sky and storm photographer David Mayhew back to the fold to contribute our How It's Done article, as he recounts the story behind his breathtaking shot of a barnyard scene with a stormy backdrop in Colorado. And we're also absolutely thrilled to welcome onboard renowned photographer and filmmaker Clive Booth, who writes the Guest Feature about shooting a casual portrait at Photokina, exploring the approaches and techniques he uses to create his expressive, naturally lit pieces. Finally, I get brave and ask some of our contributors to reveal their pet photographic hates, which it transpires cover a wide gamut of subjects!
To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, 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, Editor
Freya Dangerfield: 1st Aug 2014 12:00:00