Published on: 18th April 2018
By David Noton
f11 Members’ Your Vision 2018 Competition
We at David Noton Photography are thrilled to commemorate the seventh year of our f11 Photography Magazine (and its predecessor, Chasing the Light) by announcing the launch of our f11 Your Vision 2018 photographic competition for fully registered f11 Members.
We all know that the most important equipment needed for our craft is a Photographer’s Eye. Indeed, the ability to see strong pictures in a multitude of situations is a fundamental skill to be nurtured by photographers of all levels. This is what our Your Vision Competition is all about: celebrating the process that gives birth to a picture, from the conception of an idea through to the point the shutter opens. The Judges will be looking for f11 Members’ pictures that display the most imaginative, original and perceptive photographic Vision – it’s as simple as that.
The Winners will receive a day of One-to-One Tuition with myself, arranged at a mutually convenient time and location, and there will also be Highly Commended Prizes kindly donated by Canon, Lee Filters, Adobe, Manfrotto and Páramo. The closing date for entries is 30th June 2018. Full details of the judges, prizes and how to enter here.
Meanwhile I’m confident the April 2018 edition of f11 Photography Magazine, our 75th, contains yet more inspiring, informative and stimulating features for our growing band of f11 members. What do you associate with Colombia? You may be surprised what a colourfully vibrant and beautiful place it is when you read my Behind the Lens; Colombia, Part One piece. It’s a welcoming place, too, as I found when shooting the Faces of Colombia story for our What’s in a Picture slot. I really enjoyed printing my images from that trip, and so I’ve continued our Workflow series by examining the pros and cons of DIY printing. Film scanning also gets the Low Down treatment this month as a result of an f11 request. Other f11 requests prompted both of this month’s two post-production videos, one on Lightroom’s clarity slider (what does it actually do?), and one on adjustment brush use and settings. Do you have something you’d like to see covered by us? Let us know; your wish is our command.
The new monthly f11Spotlight feature seems to be going well; this month we shine the light on Philadelphia-based fine-art photographer Mandy Seligman. Do you have a body of work for our spotlight? We’re looking for f11 members with interesting work and an interesting story. You know how to reach us!
This month’s Members’ Gallery includes a few f11 images featuring the use of dense filters to achieve long exposures. My views on that look are well known, but Ross Hoddinott has a different opinion, which he extols in this month’s Hangout. Meanwhile, our Guest Feature this month is on the work of unit stills photographer Samuel Dore, who broke into the field by shooting stills on his own award-winning short films.
You know what I’m going to say now; the f11 Photography Magazine is your publication, so don’t hold back on your suggestions, they help us enormously. And, of course, we want to see your pictures in the Members’ Gallery, where they’ll receive constructive appraisal from yours truly. Oh, and if you’re enjoying our monthly offerings, do spread the word.