Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine, Issue 64

Issue: 01 May 2017

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to May 2017’s Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine for our f11 Members.

This issue of *Chasing the Light* features the final parts of David and Wendy’s extraordinary trip to Argentina, which I for one have enjoyed immensely. As if David’s photography of the region is not enough, his descriptions of juicy steak, glasses of Malbec and hearty breakfasts make me want to down tools and head to Buenos Aries immediately. I hope you enjoy reading about his adventures as much as I have.

This month also sees some great advice from our regular contributors. Toby Adamson talks about the importance of time management in travel photography, and engineering your own luck. While Ross Hoddinott lays down the law with his rules governing photographers’ etiquette, which aim to make the world a nicer place for everyone.

And I’ve been busy with my camera too, traipsing up hills with David in his native Dorset countryside to admire some of the local views. I don’t normally shoot landscapes (portraits are usually more my thing), but David’s advice took me from fish-out-of-water to can’t-wait-to-do-that-again in the space of a few hours. See how I performed in Editor at Large.

I hope you enjoy the issue!

See you next month.

Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine Editor


To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine.  If you’d like any of your images to be featured in our Member’s Gallery column please send an email to [email protected] with your low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens for each. 

Behind the Lens - Argentina, Part Three: by David Noton

Behind the Lens - Argentina, Part Three: by David Noton

Wendy climbs back in our jalopy clutching a hastily drawn map, the product of a lengthy conversation with three policewomen. They couldn't have been more helpful, apparently, despite hardly a word of common language, but the map is baffling. So, where to?

How It's Done - Shooting Bluebells by David Noton

How It's Done - Shooting Bluebells by David Noton

Every spring, without fail, I head into the woods to shoot that perennial symbol of renewal, the bluebell. It's a fail-safe way of portraying the arrival of spring, and besides, who can resist those vibrant blue carpets, in amongst the fresh greens of late April and early May - Just last week I found a patch of woodland I've never been in before that's now carpeted in bluebells. I may have shot them every spring for as long as I can remember, but still I can't let this opportunity pass.

Stepping Back - Cameras Afloat by David Noton

Stepping Back - Cameras Afloat by David Noton

As the sound of the launch's motor faded in the darkness I had an inkling how Robinson Crusoe felt. I was alone on my own desert island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. OK, my boatman was scheduled to return in a few hours after I'd shot dawn breaking over the pristine coral island of Kuda Bandos, but what would happen if he forgot? Or got diverted? I had a brief vision of having to build a raft to float back home across open ocean.

Fundamentals of Post-Production, Part One by David Noton

Fundamentals of Post-Production, Part One by David Noton

This month to accompany the 'Behind the Lens' Feature and Video Blog from our Argentine Adventure I edit a vineyard shoot, taking particular care using Lightroom's grad tool to reduce the distant haze, but not so much as to look unbelievable and overcooked.

Fundamentals of Post-Production, Part Two by David Noton

Fundamentals of Post-Production, Part Two by David Noton

In Part Two I process the results from a local dawn shoot with f11 Editor Ian Farrell and try to get to grips with which technique works best for dealing with the familiar problem of the contrast range between landscape and sky; exposure merging or using a graduated filter in front of the lens.

Hoddinott's Hangout - Photographer's Ettiquette by Ross Hoddinott

Hoddinott's Hangout - Photographer's Ettiquette by Ross Hoddinott

When I began taking landscape photos, just over 20-years ago, I hardly ever bumped into another photographer. You might see the odd snapper, but it was rare. Fast-forward to 2017 and the world's most iconic locations are now crowded with keen, hungry photographers. Now don't get me wrong, it's great that photography is so popular today, and digital cameras have made our hobby more accessible and enjoyable to the masses, but there is a snag.

Editor at Large by Ian Farrell

Editor at Large by Ian Farrell

In a new regular feature, f11 editor Ian Farrell reports on what he's been shooting this month, and discovers that he might just love shooting landscapes after all.

The Pipeline - Yangon to Mandalay by Ben Pipe

The Pipeline - Yangon to Mandalay by Ben Pipe

In part one of his report from Myanmar, Ben Pipe takes us north from the former capital city of Yangon to the ancient temples of Bagan.

Guest Feature - Part Two: Portraits on the Move by Toby Adamson

Guest Feature - Part Two: Portraits on the Move by Toby Adamson

The secret to travel photography is to seize every opportunity, and develop ways to be as time-efficient as you can. Toby Adamson explains his own approach.

Member's Gallery - Your Vision 2017 Competition Highly Commended Images

Member's Gallery - Your Vision 2017 Competition Highly Commended Images

Last month we were delighted to announce the Winners of our Your Vision 2017 Photographic Competition. As the standard of entries across the board was so high, we wanted to use this month's Member's Gallery to showcase some other images that were Highly Commended by our judges.

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