f11 Photography Magazine | June 2018
1st June 2018
Here we go with issue 77 of f11 Photography Magazine, which includes a mix of inspirational, thought-provoking, wanderlust-stimulating and practically informative features, starting with the final instalment of our Colombian trilogy. From there in the steamy jungles of Tayrona we whisk you to Venice, probably one of the most-photographed cities in the world, but one our regular f11 columnist Ben Pipe just can’t get enough of. I then step back in time to the year 2 BD (Before Digital) to recall a trip to one of the most delightfully quirky places we’ve ever been – Newfoundland.
I was out recently on Curbar Edge in Derbyshire at dawn with the subject of our March 2018 f11 Spotlight, Chris Nowell. You can read the background behind that intriguing location, and the shoot, in this month’s What’s In A Picture, while Part One of this month’s Post-Production Video takes you step by step through the layer-masking techniques I used to optimise foreground, background and sky in that Peak District scene. Part Two then demonstrates how the art of post-production is often knowing what not to do, by processing a travel portrait using minimal yet subtle adjustments in Lightroom. Such techniques are all part of developing a style – a topic I investigate further with the help of a few photo-friends in this month’s Low Down. And, with the 13th in the exhaustive series that deconstructs our digital workflow, I conclude by explaining how and why our image library is stored in multiple locations.
This month’s Guest Interview features Keith Wilson, co-founder of Photographers Against Wildlife Crime, who talks about their recently published hard-hitting book revealing the horrors that are being enacted against the natural world.
The Scottish Highlands, Kruger National Park, Utah and the Lot Valley are the locations our f11 members have been shooting in this month’s Members’ Gallery. And finally, don’t forget to enter the f11 Your Vision 2018 photographic competition for fully registered f11 members. Full details are here, but in a nutshell send us your masterpieces of creative originality by 30 June and you could win a tempting prize, not to mention the accolades.
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David Noton is a Canon Ambassador
and Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society
David Noton: 1st Jun 2018 12:00:00