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Issue 23 - December 2013

01 December 2013

Welcome to the December 2013 edition of our Chasing the Light eZine.


In this month’s Behind the Lens article David returns to the Yukon, sharing with us the next instalment of his fascinating photo trip to this location; and again, there is also an accompanying Video Blog for your viewing pleasure. In How it’s Done, David talks us through his approach to and method of selecting focal points for shooting the landscape, and in this month’s Seeing the Light, he considers the challenges and rewards of photographing the cityscape at night. There are our usual two post-production Video Tutorials, and for Stepping Back David admits to those few perhaps reckless adventures upon which he has embarked in the name of photography.

From other contributors PR specialist Susie Hallam presents the send article in her two parter on social media in The Bizz series, this time exploring photo specific sites – Flickr, 500px, Pinterest and Instagram. For our Guest Feature we round up the current Formula 1 season with an article from brilliant F1 photo specialist Peter J Fox, as he introduces us to a ‘weekend in the life of’ an F1 photographer at the classic Monza racetrack. In addition we have the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on several f11 members pictures.

If you haven't already heard, September saw the launch of our brand new competition entitled Your Vision, and the lucky winner will receive a day's one-to-one tuition with David. Time is running out now, so for full details and information on how to enter, visit f11 Members' Your Vision Competition. Please spread the word, and we'll very much look forwards to receiving your entries.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our ezine, 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. And for those of you not yet an f11 member, take a look at the benefits of f11 membership. By joining, you’ll receive full access to the monthly edition of our eZine, as well as other goodies.

And may we at Team Noton take this opportunity to wish all our f11 Members a very Merry Christmas!


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Issue 22 - November 2013

01 November 2013

Welcome to the November 2013 edition of our Chasing the Light eZine.

This month we have a special treat in store for readers: David takes us to the Yukon, reliving in this month’s Behind the Lens article the first six days of the special trip he and Wendy made to this location in September; there is also an accompanying Video Blog for your viewing pleasure. To tie up this Yukon special, in How it’s Done David talks us through his approach to and method of shooting the stunning Aurora Borealis at Pine Lake. In this month’s installment of his Seeing the Light series, David considers those few occasions when it is worth the landscape photographer forgoing a sneaky siesta to capture a toplit shot. And in for Stepping Back, he whizzes us back to 1984 when he shot the Marines as part of his photography course with stunning results. 

From other contributors PR specialist Susie Hallam provides a useful introduction to the Big Four of social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ – to explain how these can assist your photography in this month’s installment of The Bizz. And for our Guest Feature we are thrilled to welcome on board experienced adventure photographer Marcin Jamkowski, as he explains how his interest in science lead to a career photographing expeditions of discovery around the world. In addition we have the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on a member’s work.

If you haven't already heard, September saw the launch of our brand new competition entitled Your Vision, and the lucky winner will receive a day's one-to-one tuition with David. For full details and information on how to enter, please visit f11 Members' Your Vision Competition. Please spread the word, and we'll very much look forwards to receiving your entries.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our ezine, 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. And for those of you not yet an f11 member, take a look at the benefits of f11 membership. By joining, you’ll receive full access to the monthly edition of our ezine, as well as other goodies.


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Issue 21 - October 2013

01 October 2013

Welcome to the October 2013 edition of our Chasing the Light eZine.

In this month’s installment of Seeing the Light, David considers backlighting – when this tricky little number does and doesn’t work. Meanwhile, the Field Trial presents David’s findings from a month spent in the Yukon with a highly anticipated new release, the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens. Again this month David has created three videos: the first is the next installment of our How It’s Done series, this time on using Live View to achieve accurate focus; then there are two more practical tutorials on post-production.

In Stepping Back, David relives the stopover in Alice Springs that ended in days of being stuck there in the rain –it all turned good in the end. And in this month’s edition of The Bizz, David concludes his two-part series entitled Head in the Cloud by considering the pros and cons of the digital age for today’s photographer. In addition we have the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on a member’s work.

For this month’s Guest Feature we welcome on board David Waterman, as he describes his enduring passion for photography. From his first published images shot as he landed with his parachute regiment at El Gamil, through an illustrious career in press photography and skydiving as part of Team GB, then onto his years spent mentoring photography students – including a certain Mr David Noton – photography has always been in his blood and his story makes a fascinating read.

If you haven't already heard, September saw the launch of our brand new competition entitled Your Vision, and the lucky winner will receive a day's one-to-one tuition with David. For full details and information on how to enter, please visit f11 Members' Your Vision Competition. Please spread the word, and we'll very much look forwards to receiving your entries.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our ezine, 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.

And for those of you not yet an f11 member, 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 20 - September 2013

01 September 2013

Welcome to the September 2013 edition of our Chasing the Light eZine.

In this month’s installment of Seeing the Light, David pays homage to that most revered directional lighting amongst landscape photographers – side light. Meanwhile, the Field Trial presents Part 2 of his exploration into the creative potential of using super wide-angle lenses. This month David has created three of our popular videos for you: the first is Part 2 of his Video Blog from Utah; and there are two practical tutorials on post-production.

In Stepping Back, we are taken on a photo trip to the fascinating ‘blue’ town of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco. And in this month’s edition of The Bizz, David begins his two-part series entitled Head in the Cloud by considering the various technological pressures with which he has successfully wrangled at Noton HQ this summer. In addition we have the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on a member’s work.

From other contributors, How It’s Done is penned by Ben Pipe, as he runs us through the vagaries of capturing that perfect wedding shot. And for this month’s Guest Feature, world-class surf photographer Brian Bielmann shares with us his passion for surf and describes how he managed to build a successful career photographing sensational images of it, both above and below the waves – so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our ezine, 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.

And for those of you not yet an f11 member, 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 19 - August 2013

01 August 2013

Welcome to the August 2013 edition of our Chasing the Light eZine. We’ve got some great photo goodies lined up for you this month – enjoy!

In his Seeing the Light series, this month David considers the different and fun opportunities of shooting infrared, and his Field Trial presents Part 1 of an exploration into the creative potential of using super wide-angle lenses. How It’s Done re-visits a shoot David completed for Royal Mail of the Roman Baths in Bath and the various challenges this presented.

In Behind the Lens, David shares Part 2 of his diary recording his recent advertising job for Canon in Patagonia. And for Stepping Back he recalls a trip to Ireland, shooting the Round Tower at Glendalough with a pack of Celtic photographers. This month we have two videos for you; the Fundamentals of Post Production Video Tutorial slots in alongside the Seeing the Light feature as David takes us through the processing of an infra-red image; whilst his latest Video Blog takes us to Utah for the first part of Red Rock Blues.

For our Guest Feature we’re delighted to welcome Lucie Debelkova to our team of illustrious writers, as she describes her photo passion for the Middle East, and the perks and pitfalls of being a female photographer living in that region. In addition we have the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on member’s work.

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.

And for those of you not yet an f11 member, 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 18 - July 2013

01 July 2013

Welcome to the July 2013 edition of our Chasing the Light eZine.

In this month’s edition, we kickstart a great, brand new series – How It’s Done. Each article in this series will explore an image taken by either David or another photographer in terms of Before, During and After, to provide a rounded insight into the creative process behind the shot. In this first article David takes us out to one of his favourite stomping grounds, Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast, to capture a supermoonrise.

 

Keeping on this lunar theme, we continue our exploration of light in David’s series Seeing the Light, this time pulling into focus ethereal moonlight – the importance of the moon in our psyche, how to understand it, and the options we have for photographing it. And David provides his usual Video Tutorials on post-production.

For Behind the Lens, David writes Part 1 of his diary recording the advertising shoot he recently completed for Canon in Patagonia. Revealing the weeks of preparation needed before the shoot, and the pressure to deliver, its no wonder he needed a steak when he touched down in Buenos Aires! And for Stepping Back, David reflects on the circumstances and creative process behind his seminal image of the Kootenay River and the Rockies. I must confess that this is one of my all time favourite images of David’s, and one that I was thrilled to feature on the cover of his first book Waiting for the Light. Thanks goodness for the window of opportunity that appeared for David, as Wendy cooked the pasta sauce that fateful last evening in the boonies…

The Bizz is a popular series, deployed as a vehicle to advise on the business of photography. This month David and exhibition curator Maggie Gowan team up to offer advice on staging your own show, reflecting as they go on the Waiting for the Light show they held to celebrate David’s work in 2008. We welcome back eZine ‘regular’ Jon Gooding for another Low Down, as he introduces us to the complexities of shooting his photo passion, architecture. This subject always provides the landscape photographer with new angles and directions, and Jon uses the breath-taking Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari amongst other structures to work through the key considerations.

For our Guest Feature we’re delighted to welcome on board Ulla Lohman, intrepid explorer of volcanic locations across the globe. If you hadn’t figured volcanoes as part of your creative repertoire then think again – Ulla’s truly unique portfolio of volcano images demonstrate what a wealth of creative opportunities these can offer the adventurous photographer. In addition we have the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on a member’s work.

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.

And for those of you not yet an f11 member, 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 17 - June 2013

01 June 2013

Welcome to the June edition of our Chasing the Light eZine

In this month’s edition, we continue our exploration of light in David’s series Seeing the Light as we consider twilight – exactly what it is, and how to use it’s lighting to best effect in our photography. And in the final article in his current series of Composition Tutorials, David talks us through the creation of his exquisite shot of Schwedagon Pagoda, Burma – the lucky confluence of a temple, a nun and a crow…

For Behind the Lens, David brings us up to date with his current photo activities in Umbria as he shoots the beautiful Italian landscape – amongst other things, in the May snow! And for Stepping Back, David reflects on the exertions of photography, and how a previous trip to Italy resulted in a summer without photography after a fall – as well as a major sense of humour failure. Beware!

Professional photographer and eZine regular Garry Ridsdale uses one of our Field Trials to put super-telephoto lenses through their paces, looking at how to use them and what to consider prior to purchasing one. This month landscape photographer David Ward, renowned for his unique eye for shape and form, has written our Guest Feature, providing an invaluable insight into his inspirations and approaches. In addition we have two instructional videos from David, including his usual exploration of post-production techniques.

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.

And for those of you not yet an f11 member, 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 16 - May 2013

01 May 2013

Welcome to the May edition of our Chasing the Light eZine

In this month’s edition, David continues his seminal series Seeing the Light by considering the warm soft light of that special time of day, namely Happy Hour, on a photo trip to the Limousin in France. He also provides his regular essential Compositional Tutorial; this time measuring up the various perspective options as he views and shoots the Big Landscape in Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

For Behind the Lens, we remain in Utah and join David for the first five days of his latest photo expedition to that location. It starts badly, but things definitely pick up! And for Stepping Back, David treads in Constable’s footsteps, photographing the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral on a commission for Visit Britain back in the summer of 2007.

Professional photographer and ezine regular Ross Hoddinott pens an intriguing review of the Nikon D800, and this time Anita Stokes provides our regular Guest Feature, sharing her passion for black and white photography framed to a square format. And this month we have a particular treat in store in the form of two instructional videos from David, including his usual exploration of post production techniques.

To all our f11 Members, 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.

And for those of you not yet an f11 member, 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 15 - April 2013

01 April 2013

Welcome to the April edition of our Chasing the Light eZine. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a very happy Easter break; hopefully you’ve managed to get out with your cameras at some point!

In this month’s edition, David continues his brand new series Seeing the Light with a fascinating exploration of daylight, which all begins on the lawn of the White House! He also provides his regular essential Compositional Tutorial: this time exploring the importance of the Decisive Moment to ensure that you’re fully prepared for that perfect window of opportunity, when all the elements of a composition come together.

For Behind the Lens, we join David for the final leg of his trip to Myanmar (Burma) as he travels to Inle Lake, working on and around the lake with various endearing Burmese models. And for Stepping Back, David revisits the momentous switch to digital whilst shooting the stunning vistas of the Northumbrian coastline.

Wildlife photographer Ben Hall pens the Guest Feature, revealing the long hours of patience and skill required to capture his beautiful animal portraits. And this month we have a particular treat in store in the form of two instructional videos from David, one on colour balance and the other, the first in the series, on Photoshop techniques.

In addition we have the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on a member’s work. 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.

And for those of you not yet an f11 member, 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 14 - March 2013

01 March 2013

Welcome to the March edition of our Chasing the Light eZine

Excitingly, this month we have the launch of our new series Seeing the Light, which should make essential reading for all photographers. David kick-starts his exploration of light by contemplating exactly what it is, as he stands surveying the stunning night sky in Utah, USA. He also provides his regular essential Compositional Tutorial; this time considering the tool that is unique to photographers – selective focus – and the creative opportunities it provides.

For Behind the Lens, we join David for the second leg of his amazing trip to Myanmar (Burma) as he travels on to Mandalay, exploring the various photo opportunities on the way. And for Stepping Back, David relives his trip to Tasmania – the sights, the weather, and his travels with two maple leaf chairs (apparently, it’s a family thing…). We’ve got another of our popular Video Tutorials and the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on a member’s work. Also this month we have Sutherland Highlander; David's latest video blog from the far north west of Scotland.

From other contributors we have an in-depth review of compact camera systems in our Field Trial, penned by the photo triumvirate of DavidJonathan Gooding and Jonty Wilde. And for this month’s Guest Feature we dive into the world of shooting portraits of celebrities, joining renowned Telegraph photographer Clara Molden as she explains how she got started, the pleasures and pitfalls of her chosen area of photography, and her equipment choice.

Amongst other stuff, next month David continues his seminal Light and Compositional Tutorial series, and takes us Behind the Lens at Lake Inle in Burma. We have a review on the Nikon D800 by Nikon regular Ross Hoddinott, and we join Jonty Wilde as he embarks an eye-opening tour of his work shooting for various aid agencies across the globe.

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.

And for those of you not yet an f11 member, 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 13 - February 13

01 February 2013

Welcome to a very special anniversary edition of our Chasing the Light eZine – we’ve now been going for a whole year!  We all sincerely hope that you’re enjoying reading the eZine as much as we enjoy writing it. To celebrate our birthday we’ve got a bumper edition in store for you…

David provides his regular essential Compositional Tutorial, this time considering the value of patterns in photography and how best to employ them. For this month’s Field Trial, he explores how useful the light capabilities, speed and auto focus performance of cameras like the Canon EOS 1DX are for general photography.

For Behind the Lens, we join David for the first leg of his amazing trip to Myanmar (Burma) as he shoots the fantastical temples of Bagan. As for Stepping Back, David revisits the iconic Machu Pichu remembering the vagaries of shooting in a South American location such as this – particularly negotiating the parasite bites from llamas!  We’ve got another of our popular Video Tutorials and the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on your own work.

From other contributors we have Part 2 of Garry Ridsdale’s superb exploration into the intricacies of auto focusing. I add another article to The Bizz series, this time considering the necessary evil of self-promotion. And for this month’s Guest Feature we accompany Tony Worobiec on a fascinating series of American Road Trips, capturing the iconic sights along the famous highways of the USA.

Coming next month, David starts a seminal new series on Light, continues his Compositional Tutorial series and takes us on another trip to the intriguing location of Myanmar (Burma). We explore the potential of compact system cameras and join portrait photography Clara Molden for a glimpse into her exciting world.

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.

And for those of you who are not yet an f11 member, 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 12 - January 2013

01 January 2013

Happy New Year!

And a very warm welcome to Issue 12 of our Chasing the Light eZine. I do hope that your holiday season is going with a proverbial swing, and that you’re finding time to flex your photographic muscles and capture some great shots. In any case, we’ve got plenty of goodies in this edition that should fire up your creative juices!

David provides his usual Compositional Tutorial, this time revisiting that golden oldie – the rule of thirds. Such a vital compositional tool, it is to be ignored at your peril, and here he visits Burma, England, Italy and Bolivia in his quest for the perfect shot. This month’s Field Trial continues with Part 3 of David’s Soft Wear for Harsh Climes series.

For Stepping Back, David follows my previous articles on publishing with some reflections of his own on the subject, revisiting the time he spent writing his first book on the beautiful island of La Digue. We’ve got another of our popular video tutorials and the Member’s Gallery, with constructive comments from David on your own work.

From other contributors we have Part 1 of a superb review on the intricacies of Auto Focus systems from Garry Ridsdale. And we embrace the world of macro with this month’s Guest Feature from Ross Hoddinott. Close-up work is perfect for this time of year when the weather for landscapes may not be at its most conducive, and Ross offers a great introduction to the craft with an emphasis on winter shots.

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.

And for those of you who are not yet an f11 member, 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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