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Issue 11 - December 12

01 December 2012

Welcome to Issue 11 of Chasing the Light eZine from your new editor, Freya. I’m absolutely thrilled to be introducing this December edition, which is packed with a whole bunch of gems to inspire and inform your photography.

David provides his usual Compositional Tutorial, this time leading us through Reflections on Symmetry as he works on the shore of Buttermere in the British Lake District. This month’s Field Trial continues with Part 2 of David’s Soft Wear for Harsh Climes series, this time with a particular emphasis on layers (of the clothing, not Photoshop, kind!).

For Stepping Back, David explores the challenges of capturing one scene through the seasons to create a graphic representation of the passing of time near his home in Dorset. In the third of his video tutorials, David presents another Fundamentals of Post Production demonstration, and there’s the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on your own work.

From other contributors we have the second installment of The Bizz by my good self, where we delve into the dark art of Self Publishing. And we embrace the art of environmental portraits with this month’s Guest Feature from Rod Edwards. His work in the area has been highly acclaimed, and here he shares some his best shots, as well as some of his secrets to achieving that ultimate record of personality and location.

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 three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

For those of you who have not yet signed up, take a look at the benefits of f11 membership here. By joining, you’ll receive full access to the monthly edition of our ezine, as well as other goodies.

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Issue 10 - November 2012

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.

Issue 9 - October 2012

01 October 2012

Welcome to Issue 9 of the Chasing the Light eZine

Again, we have a wealth of enticing photo-stuff for our f11 Members. This month’s Issue includes a continuation of the series on the Fundamentals of Post Production; In the Dark.  The Composition Tutorial takes us to the shores of Buttermere on a September morning to contemplate balance and harmony in our lives and pictures. The Low Down concludes the series Back to Black and White by looking at just how best to convert our full colour digital images into monochrome. The Field Trial gets to grips with one of the most ubiquitous lenses in my arsenal; the 70-200mm tele-zoom, whilst Stepping Back ruminates on the dangers of Venetian Affairs. The Guest Feature is a real treat; Marc Aspland, Chief Sports Photographer at The Times writes about his experiences this summer shooting the Olympics. It’s a fascinating insight. 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 3 low res jpegs and the story from behind the lens.We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Issue 8 - September 2012

01 September 2012

Welcome to Issue 8 of the Chasing the Light eZine. 

This month we kick of the first of a new series “In The Dark” on the Fundamentals of Post Production. To accompany that The Field Trial isn’t in the Field at all but in the digital darkroom also; “Hard and Soft from Pixel to Print”, whilst the Composition Tutorial considers poppy addictions and one splash of colour just in the right place. Stepping Back relives soggy memories of our Worst Trip Ever, whilst the Low Down continues our Back to Black and White series. This month’s Guest Feature “A Day in the Life of a Commercial Photographer” by my colleague Jon Gooding strips away the gloss sometimes attached to our profession to reveal the true nitty gritty. 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, attaching no more than 3 low res jpegs, with the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Issue 7 - August 2012

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.

 

Issue 6 - July 2012

01 July 2012

Welcome to Issue 6 of the Chasing the Light eZine. This month we get a bit technical with a series of three features looking at the state of play in the world of modern cameras. The Low Down asks “How Many Pixels Do We Need?” The Field Trial compares in “The Battle of the Pixels” the new Canon 5D mkIII with the Nikon D800E on a hilltop in Dorset with interlocking tripod legs, and The Test takes the same 5D mkIII out on a series of shoots over a week to see how it performs in the only place that matters. Behind the Lens continues in the hills of Sri Lanka, while the Composition Tutorial is sinking in the mud of a Mekong Delta rice paddy. This month’s Guest Feature looks at the trials and tribulations of photography afloat with fellow pro Ian Badley “Rolling Around On the Crest of a Wave”. You can positively smell the salt water; shooting on a heaving deck in the Solent is a world away from the challenges of landscape photography and Ian’s expose is fascinating stuff. 

As usual we’ve a spread of images from all over the world 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 3 low res jpegs with the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Issue 5 - June 2012

01 June 2012

Welcome to Issue 5 of the Chasing the Light eZine.

This month I’m shooting in the hill country of Sri Lanka for Behind the Lens, ruminating on the intricacies of focusing on wrinkly peasants the world over and spending quality time with one of the oldest life forms on the planet. The composition tutorial zig zags through Umbria; we’ve the Low Down on full colour and in the Guest Feature Paul Sanders continues his analysis of the world of newspaper photography. I’m writing this now in a field in Emilia Romagna after a 4am rise for a vigil on a hill top waiting for the dawn light on San Leo that never came. We’ll try again tomorrow, it’s what we do.
 

You can be sure as an f11 member of a non-stop stream of images, practical information and stories from behind the lens right here.

Issue 4 - May 2012

01 May 2012

Welcome to Issue 4 of the Chasing the Light eZine.

This month you can join us kayaking in the Canadian Arctic, island hopping in the Philippines, avoiding the tripod police in Australia or blurring clouds in Italy.

We’ve features on complementary colour, long exposures and outback composition and go seriously far north to the polar regions of Nunavut. In the Guest Feature,  Paul Sanders, ex Picture Editor of The Times we take you to the frontline, with hard hitting images and behind the scenes insights from hot spots such as Libya; it’s fascinating stuff.

We’ve a spread of images from Skye to New Zealand in your 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 do send us and email with your images, no more than 3 low res jpegs with the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you...

Issue 3 - April 2012

02 April 2012

Welcome to our growing band of f11 members.

I’m excited about the third issue of the Chasing the Light eZine. This month you can join us for Happy Hour in the Philippines, share my Mid Life Crises in Barbados and contemplate the compositional possibilities of Tandoori arches in India. The Low Down looks at monochromatic colour, whilst the field trial dissects the pros and cons of long exposures.

And this month sees the start of our new Guest Feature, as Paul Sanders, ex Picture Editor of The Times gives us a fascinating insight into the behind the scenes trials and tribulations of covering the big news stories in “A Budget, A Bush And A Royal Wedding”. As usual we’ve a spread of images from the Svalbard to South Africa in your Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments by yours truly. It’s going well, isn’t it?

David

 

Issue 2 - March 2012

01 March 2012

Chasing the Light; it’s what we do. Every photographer knows the highs and lows of the hunt; the waiting, the frustrations, and finally the exhilaration when it all comes together with a winning image as a reward. That’s what this eZine is all about; the joy of photography, pure and simple, nothing else. No advertising, no waffle, no techno babble; this is the word from muddy fields, lofty hill tops, windy cliffs and damp forests around the world, behind the lens, doing what we do.

Welcome to the second issue of our Chasing the Light eZine. This month we're taking you araound the world again; Behind the Lens in Corsica and Stepping Back in Nepal whilst considering composition at Glastonbury, minimal colour in Ireland and long lens landscapes in Italy.

The first Member's Gallery also features contributions from f11 members from Australia, Sri Lanka, Germany, England and the Netherlands. We also have free for f11 members to download the first Edition of Despatches+ covering the years Sept 2001 - Dec 2012.  

 

I am excited about the international community of photographers we are building through this eZine, together we can make this a truly unique monthly publication.

David

Issue 1 - February 2012

01 February 2012

Chasing the Light; it’s what we do. Every photographer knows the highs and lows of the hunt; the waiting, the frustrations, and finally the exhilaration when it all comes together with a winning image as a reward. That’s what this eZine is all about; the joy of photography, pure and simple, nothing else. No advertising, no waffle, no techno babble; this is the word from muddy fields, lofty hill tops, windy cliffs and damp forests around the world, behind the lens, doing what we do.

It’s been a long road from 2001 when I first started writing my Despatches to here. Launching our own eZine has been a huge undertaking and a considerable challenge, but its going to be fun, and that is what Chasing the Light is all about. Reaching out to photographers and travellers around the globe is what we’re going to do, and this first issue is a just a start. We’ve big plans for evolving the eZine, with your help. To all our new f11 members we need your feedback, enthusiasm and pictures. 

Welcome...

Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine

01 January 2012

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

A very warm welcome to our sample edition of Chasing the Light Online Photography Magazine. If you enjoy this, then why not join us? Sign up to become an f11 Member and you will receive exclusive access to a monthly edition of the magazine plus the entire catalogue of back issues, as well as free ebook downloads and other exclusive offers. 

David Noton kicks off this edition with a feature from his popular Behind the Lens column, offering the first installment of his two-part travelogue to Western Australia in 2015. Then in a Video Blog, we join him on his trip to Italy in the early summer months of 2016. And for this edition’s Stepping Back, David time-travels back to his trip to the Great Wall of China at Simatai in 1998.

Photo Essentials is a series from the magazine designed to refresh basic photo skills, and in this edition David begins his detailed exploration of camera settings. In a Field Trial, he visits Paris to evaluate the new Canon EOS 1Dx Mk II then in a Low Down he turns his attention to the photographic inspiration to be found in colour. In addition, we’ve included one of David’s popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

From our contributors, in The Pipeline Ben Pipe takes us on a fascinating tour of the 2015 French Open at the Roland Garros stadia. In the Art of Landscapes we accompany Bas Meelker to the Bavarian Forest in winter. Meanwhile Ross Hoddinott revisits the wonderful island of Skomer, photographing this wildlife location’s main attraction: the colourful, comical-looking puffins.

Finally, for our Guest Feature we’re delighted to present a piece penned by professional photographer David Köster, as he provides a privileged insight into his exciting journey through Kazakhstan, accompanied by a breath-taking portfolio of his images. And to finish off, we’ve included a sample edition of our Member’s Gallery, where f11 Members have the opportunity to submit images for David's constructive appraisal. 

We very much look forwards to welcoming you on board – in the meantime, keep exposing!


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