Issue 7 - August 2012

Issue: 01 August 2012

Welcome to Issue 7 of the Chasing the Light eZine.

This month we kick off the first of a series of three Back to Black and White articles by giving you the Low Down on “The Power of Monochrome”. The Field Trial assesses the usefulness of fill in flash in the age of low light sensitive cameras, whilst the Composition Tutorial looks at the use of space on the Cornish Coast. Stepping Back is the only thing to do whilst perched on the rim of the Grand Canyon, whilst Behind the Lens concludes the Sri Lanka trilogy. This month’s Guest Feature “Fast Lenses and Fast Jets” is by Garry Ridsdale, who thinks nothing of climbing a Welsh mountain to spend all day waiting for a passing Tornado. His pictures are remarkable; as is his ability to shoot a jet moving at 500 mph whilst hand holding an 800mm lens. As usual we’ve a spread of intriguing images in your f11 Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments by yours truly.

To all our f11 Members we hope you’re enjoying the ride, but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s gallery send us an email with  no more than 3 low res jpegs with the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

 

Composition Tutorial - Space Travel

Composition Tutorial - Space Travel

Usually filling the frame with your subject, going for the boldest composition possible by using every square centimetre of the image area is a failsafe recipe for pictures with impact, but sometimes, just sometimes, empty space can be effective.

The Low Down - Back to Black & White, Part 1: The Power of Monochrome

The Low Down - Back to Black & White, Part 1: The Power of Monochrome

Late summer, 1984, at the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines, Lympstone, Devon, a squad of recruits are in the last phase of their training to qualify to wear the coveted green beret. An NCO is working along the rank of Marines inspecting the effectiveness of their camouflaging. I'm flitting about between them, poking a 100mm lens up close to their stern cam-creamed faces.

Field Trial - Phil & Flash

Field Trial - Phil & Flash

This month's Field Trial tests an item of equipment that is, quite frankly, not often that useful. In fact, some say in an age when cameras can easily cope with low light situations using ISO settings of 6400 or higher, the ubiquitous L shaped on-camera flash unit has become redundant.

f11 Member's Gallery - August 2012

f11 Member's Gallery - August 2012

Please take a look around our f-11 members gallery. Share your photographs with other members and receive David's feedback on your work.

Behind the Lens - Sri Lanka: Part 3

Behind the Lens - Sri Lanka: Part 3

I've taken the wrong track in the darkness before dawn, and am now struggling to get into position on time. It's looking good, there's mist about again and a tinge of pink in the sky to the east, but I've miscalculated and am still on the move when I should be waiting for the light.

Guest Feature - Garry Ridsdale, Fast Lenses and Fast Jets

Guest Feature - Garry Ridsdale, Fast Lenses and Fast Jets

I climb the UK's hills and mountains, and beyond, in the hope that I can photograph military jets flying at 500 mph and 250 feet altitude with no prior knowledge of when they'll turn up and with only seconds to prepare when they do. There was perhaps an understandable response of 'you do what?'

Stepping Back - The Big Hole

Stepping Back - The Big Hole

Let's face it; the world is not exactly short of pictures of the Grand Canyon. It is arguably the most photographed view on the planet. Indeed at times in such iconic American landscapes I do feel I'm in a photographic theme park, it is very rare to be on my own.

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