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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 35

01 December 2014

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


Welcome to December 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

As we move into the festive period, we’ve got some treats for you this month from David Noton. First up in Behind the Lens, he continues the account of his wonderful trip to California in September, which includes bears, cubs, giant trees, and a waterfall dunking – gripping stuff! And of course, his usual Video Blog accompanies this commentary. As a bit of a winter warmer, this in this month’s Stepping Back David recounts the difficulties he encountered bagging that quintessential shot of Paradise, on the island of Moorea in Tahiti.

For The Low Down, David starts a new mini series on that essential yet complex topic of Exposure; in this piece he starts right at the beginning with metering. And for this month’s How It’s Done, David explains in our detailed Before-During-After format how he captured the full expanse of La Grotte Sarrazine in a vertical panorama during his recent trip to the Jura. He also presents his two usual Video Tutorials, one of which accompanies this How It’s Done article.

Elsewhere, Ross Hoddinott reminisces on a wonderful white Christmas he spent photographing the birds in his garden, which bagged one of his most successful images ever. In The Storyteller, we travel to Antarctica with Chris Weston to learn how he approached that special trip, but more importantly, what he brought home with him. And finally, we welcome on board Amsterdam-based photographer Jonathan Andrew: he reveals his fascination for shooting the dramatic landscapes of Scandinavia, and explains the ‘slowed-down’ approach that he uses he captures the true magic of that location.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery and entered into our annual photo competition, please send an email to membersgallery@davidnoton.com with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 34

01 November 2014

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


Welcome to November 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

This month we are running a bit of a New World theme…

For Behind the Lens, we join David and Wendy on the first part of their recent trip to California’s Sequoia National Park in September, sharing the pain of roadblocks that prevent photographers reaching their location in time – there is also an accompanying Video Blog. In Stepping Back, David considers the best locations for shooting autumn colours, concluding that it was in Nova Scotia that he experienced the Best Autumn Colours Ever, Anywhere. For his Fundamentals of Post Production section he presents one Video Tutorial, along with an article on the Ten Commandments of Editing a Photo Shoot – a must-read for any photographer.  And this month David pens an edition of The Bizz series: with the closing date for our 2015 Your Vision Competition looming, he contemplates the benefits and pitfalls of competitions generally.

To conclude the New World theme, our New York-based contributor James Maher explores the story behind his iconic shot of Bow Bridge in Central Park in How It’s Done. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston considers the convergence of stills photography and video in the world of modern media, and how he has taken advantage of this to indulge his passion for storytelling. Ross Hoddinott brings a seasonal flavour to his Hangout series, revealing the photographic potential of fungi and providing plenty of practical advice on having a go at shooting these intriguing subjects yourself. And for our Guest Feature we travel to Japan to join photographer Benjamin Parks, as he introduces us to his fascinating portfolio of Tokyo street portraits.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery and entered into our annual photo competition, please send an email to membersgallery@davidnoton.com with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 33

01 October 2014

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


Welcome to October 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

 

In this month’s Video Blog, David Noton reminisces on the glorious summer he has spent photographing his home patch of Dorset. Then he concludes his Low Down mini series on printing, first by considering our options for hanging prints, and then by testing a range of papers and feeding through his results to reach some conclusions on the best paper choice for the job. This month David ‘Steps Back’ in time to 1,628 BC and the cataclysmic eruption that created the island of Thera, then fast-forwards to contemplate his photo shoots on the same island, now Santorini, in the 80s and 90s. As ever, he has also created two Post Production Video Tutorials to assist your own post-production technique.


In The Storyteller, Chris Weston concludes his two-part Bear Necessities series by contemplating the challenge he set himself when he embarked on his latest trip to the Katmai peninsula, namely shooting something different, and how he has employed mindfulness to achieve this. And in contrast to the last edition’s piece about his home patch, this month Ross Hoddinott continues his Hangout series by writing about his inaugural visit to the Tatras in Slovakia in 2012, a stunning mountain range with some photo location gems that Ross shares with us here. How It’s Done comes with a health warning for those that suffer from vertigo: Alex Buisse returns to describe how he shot his jaw-dropping shot of world-class rock climbers on Paciencia, the hardest route on the Eiger’s north face. This month we also welcome back Rod Edwards, as he shares with us his thoughts on lighting portrait shots, along with some useful tips for Photoshop adjustments. And for our Guest Feature, we’re delighted to welcome into the fold renowned underwater photographer Mario Vitalini, as he introduces us to a whole new world of photo opportunity under the waves of the world’s greatest oceans and seas.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, please send an email to membersgallery@davidnoton.com with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 32

01 September 2014

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


Welcome to September 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

In this month’s Behind the Lens article, David Noton describes his recent productive photo trip to the market at Issigeac in the Pays de Bergerac to capture the bustle of colour found there, as well as many other happy hours spent capturing the Gallic idyll of the region; this is all accompanied by his usual Video Blog. And the Low Down continues with Part Three of David’s articles on printing, this time getting down to the nitty-gritty of making a print, including discussions on the topics of colour management and soft proofing; our two Post Production Video Tutorials complement this piece, with live printing action from David. And this month we have an instalment of our Stepping Back series, this time travelling back with David to 1998 as he visited the iconic location of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, which included a rather hairy encounter with the People’s Liberation Army.

Chris Weston is currently on assignment on the Katmai Peninsula, Alaska; in this month’s installment of The Storyteller he recounts how he first discovered this remote and pristine area, where he has been able to produce his stunning images of the bears that live there. Ross Hoddinott continues his Hangout series by writing about his own home patch of Cornwall, and the inspiration and benefits this popular location has always brought to his photography, all accompanied by some of his favourite shots. For How It’s Done, Ian Badley continues the Cornish theme, sharing the story behind his spectacular shot of a super-yacht in the 2010 Pendennis Cup Regatta off the coast of Falmouth. And for our Guest Feature, Norway-based landscape and nature photographer Orsolya Haarberg reveals her fascination for Iceland, along with some of the locations and subjects that have particularly caught her imagination over her numerous visits to this magical land. 

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, please send an email to membersgallery@davidnoton.com with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 31

01 August 2014

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


Welcome to August 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

This month David Noton continues his French theme in his Behind the Lens article and accompanying Video Blog: join him and Wendy on their wonderful photo trip to France in May, as they explore the idyllic countryside of the Dordogne, revealing David’s approach to location finding and shooting in this inspirational area. The Low Down continues with Part Two of an article trio on the important topic of Do-It-Yourself Printing; and we also have our usual two Post Production Video Tutorials, which continue to be firm favourites amongst our readers.

From our trusty band of contributors, Ross Hoddinott continues his Hoddinott’s Hangout column with a personal exploration of the joys of shooting insects close up, including plenty of advice on equipment, technique and approach so you can have a go yourself. Meanwhile Chris Weston provides the next installment of The Storyteller, this time providing a set of a dozen projects and challenges to give you inspiration to get out and about with your camera. In the final article of his Taylor Made series, David Taylor writes a cathartic confessional on the various mistakes he has made over the years as a professional photographer – read and learn!

This month we're delighted to welcome sky and storm photographer David Mayhew back to the fold to contribute our How It's Done article, as he recounts the story behind his breathtaking shot of a barnyard scene with a stormy backdrop in Colorado. And we're also absolutely thrilled to welcome onboard renowned photographer and filmmaker Clive Booth, who writes the Guest Feature about shooting a casual portrait at Photokina, exploring the approaches and techniques he uses to create his expressive, naturally lit pieces. Finally, I get brave and ask some of our contributors to reveal their pet photographic hates, which it transpires cover a wide gamut of subjects!

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, please send an email to membersgallery@davidnoton.com with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 30

01 July 2014

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


Welcome to July 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

Fresh from a trip to the lush countryside of the Dordogne, David Noton has a bit of a French theme going in his articles this month. His Video Blog takes us to Paris, where he and Wendy shared a memorable anniversary trip; and in Stepping Back he explores the considerable influence of this country on his professional and personal life. In this month’s How It’s Done, David explores the artistic merit of his ‘Balmoral Blur’, and for the Low Down he presents Part One of an article trio on the important topic of Do-It-Yourself Printing, ruminating on the pros and cons of ‘doing it yourself’ as opposed to sending the job out, your choice of printer, and how to get the best from it. He has also included his usual two Post Production Video Tutorials, for your continued viewing pleasure. 

From other contributors, we’re delighted to welcome onboard world-class wildlife photographer Chris Weston for the first in his brand new regular column: The Storyteller. In this month’s piece, Chris explains how he works with a 50mm ‘standard’ lens to ensure he is able to make a connection with his wildlife subjects, importantly allowing them to come to him, rather than the other way around. And in Taylor Made, David lays out his seven commandments of photography, the fixed and immutable laws that must be obeyed to the letter! For our Guest Feature, born-and-bred New Yorker James Maher reveals how he goes about capturing the vibrant, diverse street life of this great metropolis, how it’s changing right now, and how this significant transformation is affecting his work – a fascinating read.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, please send an email to membersgallery@davidnoton.com with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 29

01 June 2014


Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform

 

Welcome to June 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

To follow up on last month’s Iceland March 2014 Part One, in this month’s Behind the Lens and accompanying Video Blog, David Noton shares with us goings-on during the second part of that trip. For the second part of David’s Low Down on Planning, he analyses what needs to be considered when planning an individual shoot: where, when, transport, packing and preparation. And as well as his usual two Post-Production Videos, David also presents his second Video Tutorial on working with a tilt-and-shift lens.

From other contributors, we are thrilled to announce the launch of renowned pro Ross Hoddinott’s brand new column, Hoddinott’s Hangout. For this inaugural installment, Ross presents a travelogue of his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands, which includes some of the great wildlife shots he captured in that special environment. Taylor Made continues with an article examining the benefits of pushing yourself outside your photo comfort zone, as David Taylor relives a successful foray into travel portraiture in Zanzibar.

Talking of new directions, for this month’s Guest Feature we present Paul Kenny, as he grants us a privileged glimpse into his unique vision of landscape photography capturing found elements within intriguing abstracts. And in The Bizz, former picture researcher/editor and current freelance keyworder Juliet McGrory reveals the dark art behind captioning and keywording your images successfully.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, please send an email to membersgallery@davidnoton.com with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing the Light Magazine - Issue 28

01 May 2014


Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform

 

Welcome to May 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

In March David spent a few great weeks in Iceland, and in this month’s installment of Behind the Lens and the accompanying Video Blog he shares with us goings-on of the first part of that trip, as the last few weeks of winter gripped this unique landscape. From wintery climes to warm ones: in Stepping Back, David recalls his foray into wildlife photography as he and Wendy worked their way across Kruger National Park, South Africa in 2008 in a Land Rover, a trip that bagged this incredibly effective shot of an elephant’s face and eye.

‘Being there, at the right place at the right time, is a fairly obvious fundamental requirement for photographic success. But where?’ In this month’s Low Down David analyses the key elements needed to plan a successful photo mission. And as well as his usual two Post-Production Video Tutorials, David also presents a Video Tutorial on working with a tilt-and-shift lens.

From other contributors, David Taylor continues his Taylor Made series with an article examining the arguments for and against HDR – accompanied by opinions from some rather opinionated photo pros! For this month’s How It’s Done feature, renowned street photographer Ronya Galka returns to pen an intriguing piece on her recent commissioned shoot that took place the City of London. And for this month’s Guest Feature we are delighted to welcome on board David Mayhew, as he introduces us to the adrenalin charged world of storm chasing in the USA, with some spectacular photo results.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, please send us an email with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens; we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing the Light, Issue 27 - April 2014

01 April 2014


Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform

 

Welcome to April 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

In this month’s instalment of Behind the Lens, we travel to the breath-taking Igazu Falls on the Brazil-Argentina-Paraguay border with David Noton as he endeavours to do photographic justice to this magnificent landmark, dodge Park Wardens, and negotiate monkeys with G&Ts. And in Stepping Back, David recounts for us his trip to the Taj Mahal in 1994; one where he shot the stunning featured image, but was remarkable in being one of only two occasions he threw the towel in on a trip.

In Seeing the Light David contemplates mixed lighting, where the photographer must grapple with the vagaries of light coming from multiple sources. And in the follow up to last month’s Hot Legs article and Video Blog, David and Jonathan Gooding present a brand new Video Blog that explores tripod heads. In addition there are a three of our post-production Video Tutorials, a feature of our magazine that seems highly popular amongst our f11 Members.

From other contributors, David Taylor continues his Taylor Made series with an article that reiterates the benefits of shooting raw. For this month’s How It’s Done feature, world-class surf photographer Brian Bielmann shares with us the story of his stunning shoot at the Banzai Pipeline, Hawaii in December 2013. And for this month’s Guest Feature we are delighted to welcome on board Alexandre Buisse, whose speciality is photographing the majesty of mountains. In this piece he shares with us his compositional and thematic approaches, as well as the challenges of shooting in such extreme environments.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, please send us an email with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens; we’ll look forward to hearing from you.


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Chasing the Light, Issue 26 - March 2014

01 March 2014

Welcome to March 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

Many of you will have heard about the incident that took place on the Copacabana beach during David’s recent visit to Rio, and in this month’s Behind the Lens David talks through that first part of that trip – those lows, and some photographic highs, too. In Seeing the Light, David considers the most effective lighting for travel portraiture and analyses some great accompanying examples. Hot Legs is the aptly titled name of this month’s essential Low Down and Video Blog by David, as he discusses…tripods. And there are David’s usual two post-production Video Tutorials.

We are delighted to welcome onboard David Taylor as a regular contributor, and this month he kick-starts his brand new series Taylor Made by considering the heady question ‘Does Your Camera Matter?’ For our How It’s Done feature, Ross Hoddinott reveals how he captured his stunning shot of a marbled white butterfly. And for this month’s Guest Feature, world-renowned wildlife photographer Chris Weston pens a thought provoking piece on the role of the photographer as a storyteller, accompanied by a stunning selection of his wildlife shots.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine, but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, please send us an email with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens; we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing the Light - Issue 25, February 2014

01 February 2014

Welcome to February 2014’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

This is the Second Anniversary of the launch of our magazine, and to mark this rather special occasion we’ve got a bumper edition in store for you…

First up, we’re introducing a new direction for our Behind the Lens series. From now on we’ll occasionally run a ‘Four Days In…’ special, in which David will visit a unique city location and spend four days sampling the photo delights there. To that end, in early December David visited Prague and in this month’s Behind the Lens article and Video Blog he shares with us his four-day adventure in this beautiful city.

In Seeing the Light, David continues writing about his latest passion for ‘shooting stars’, including a whistle-stop tour of the heavens. In this month’s Stepping Back we are transported to the breath-taking Milford Sound in New Zealand, as David recalls his trip there in 1999 and the benefits of returning to re-work a location. And there are David’s usual two post-production Video Tutorials.

Lucie Debelkova has contributed this month’s How It’s Done, describing how she captured her inspirational shot of the Rock Arch in Wadi Rum. In The Bizz, I present an Opinion piece on whether we are really witnessing the Death of Photography, with contributions from various pros. And for our Guest Feature, renowned landscape photographer David Taylor explains the role his place of birth – Northumberland, UK – has played in his photographic journey.

We are also thrilled to commemorate the Second Anniversary of the launch of our magazine by announcing the Winners of David Noton’s Your Vision photographic competition. The winning and highly commended images are displayed in this month’s Member’s Gallery Special Edition, along with comments on each from both the Photographer and Judges.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re enjoying our magazine, but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery, please send us an email with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens; we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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Chasing The Light Issue 24 - January 2014

01 January 2014

Happy New Year!
And welcome to the January 2014 edition of our Chasing the Light magazine.


In this month’s Behind the Lens article David returns to the Yukon for the final time, sharing with us the last instalment of his trip journal, along with a Video Blog of the same. In Seeing the Light, David describes his latest passion for ‘shooting stars’ – with stunning results and plenty of practical guidance so you can have a go yourself. There are our usual two post-production Video Tutorials and for The Low Down, David brings to bear his extensive experience of travelling the globe to compile a (slightly tongue-in-cheek!) Guide to Flying with Photographic Equipment. Stepping Back this month takes us to China, where David made the most of this country’s somewhat poor lighting conditions with a touch of travel portraiture to capture The Smile.

Ben Pipe pens this month’s How It’s Done, as he describes the photographic vagaries of shooting an Arsenal-Everton match at the Emirates Stadium. For our Guest Feature we explore the fascinating world of street photography with talented practician Ronya Galka, as she reveals the candid gems she has caught in her city of residence, London – and offers a few bits of advice on achieving the same. 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 our online mag, 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 online magazine and all back issues, as well as other goodies.


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