Issue 10 - November 2012

Issue: 01 November 2012

Welcome to Issue 10 of the Chasing the Light eZine.

Again we have a wealth of enticing, informative and inspirational images, techniques and articles for our f11 Members. This month’s Issue includes a new feature The Bizz by eZine Editor Freya Dangerfileld on the world of photography book publishing. The Composition Tutorial breaks all the rules on the Sutherland coast. Behind the Lens journeys from north to south chasing autumn colour. The Field Trial gets to grips with what to wear when chasing the light in adverse weather. In the second of our now regular video tutorials I continue with the Fundamentals of Post Production demonstration. The Guest Feature this month is by Anne Burke, who’s highly imaginative “Five Days A Week” project will inspire us all to look at afresh at what is all around us.

And there’s the Member’s Gallery, with constructive (I hope!) comments from 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 and your story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Field Trial - Soft Wear for Harsh Climes

Field Trial - Soft Wear for Harsh Climes

Overnight the mercury dropped below freezing for the first time since last winter and a harsh northerly wind is now blowing. A week ago I was in shorts and T shirts in Provence but last night after seeing the forecast I dug out the winter layers for this Dawn Patrol.

The Biz - Getting Published; Part 1 by Freya Dangerfield, eZine Editor

The Biz - Getting Published; Part 1 by Freya Dangerfield, eZine Editor

None of you need convincing that photography is a beautiful medium; I'd be preaching to the converted. And we all know that a great deal of hard graft on the part of the photographer goes into producing a collection of images that capture a special moment, a sense of place or a memorable character. So what better way to share your photographic collection than via another beautiful medium - the book.

Composition Tutorial - Breaking the Rules: Shooting the Old Man

Composition Tutorial - Breaking the Rules: Shooting the Old Man

Thou shalt not place the main object of interest dead centre in the frame. It's a compositional commandment that's disobeyed at our peril. We've had it drilled into us and so instinctively position dominant objects like trees, people or seas stacks on the intersection of thirds; it makes all the difference to the balance of a picture.

Guest Feature - Anne Burke, 5 Days a Week

Guest Feature - Anne Burke, 5 Days a Week

Let's face it, photography is a passion, one that could take over your whole life if you let it. And in November 2008 I was about to let it, or was I?

Behind the Lens - Autumnal Breakfasts

Behind the Lens - Autumnal Breakfasts

As I head north the tension starts to ease away. I left Malham on the usual Post Workshop high; our guest's enthusiasm was infectious and the previous 48 hours had flown by. The Yorkshire weather over the weekend had been its usual fickle self; tantalising and teasing.

Members Gallery

Members Gallery

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Video Tutorial:

Video Tutorial:

The Video Tutorial: Post Production, Part 2

f11 News

A Round up of Some of the More Interesting new snippets from the world of photography...

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