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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 47

01 December 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to December 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

This month’s Behind the Lens article presents the second instalment of David Noton’s travelogue on his recent Dolomite trip, which this time sees him rise early to capture a stunning panorama above Cortina then explore the other wonders of this location. There is a Video Blog to accompany this feature, then in How It’s Done David remains in the Dolomites to capture a panorama of the Cristallo with his Canon G1x Mk II. In Stepping Back David time-travels back to his trip to the Great Wall of China at Simatai in 1998, a visit memorable for having at least part of the wall to himself for the day. Meanwhile, in the Low Down David examines the computing choices he has made over his career, which have recently culminated in him switching from a PC to a Mac. He also presents two of his popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

Elsewhere, in Art of Landscapes Bas Meelker encourages us all to get to grips with the weather, so we choose photos locations with the best light and creative potential. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott presents his personal take on the impact on the photography profession of people selling their photos for free. Then in Sense of Space, Jeremy Horner revisits the magical Luang Prabang in Laos, reflecting on the wonderful photo opportunities this city on the Mekong River presents. Finally, for this edition’s Guest Feature we’re delighted to welcome on board professional photographer David Köster, as he provides us with a privileged insight into his exciting journey through the landscapes of Kazakhstan, accompanied by a breath-taking portfolio of his images.
 

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine.  If you’d like any of your images to be featured in our Member’s Gallery column please send an email to [email protected] with your low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens for each.  


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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 46

01 November 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to November 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

In this month’s Behind the Lens, David Noton takes a punt by visiting for the first time the Alto Adige region of the Dolomites, where he quickly discovers the region’s photographic, and culinary, delights; there is an accompanying Video Blog. In How It’s Done, David sheds further light on the important subject of location searching as he bags a shot of the Lago Bain de Dones on the same trip. Meanwhile, in the final instalment of his Bizz mini series, David sounds out the opinion of colleagues within the photo industry for their take on the state of stock photography. He also presents two of his popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

 

In Bas Meelker’s third piece for his Art of Landscapes column, he moves on to look at photographing waterscapes with particular reference to working on his home turf of the Netherlands – this throws up some key considerations, as well as the intriguing term ‘Dutch light’. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott takes a practical look at achieving impactful shots through a simple composition, primarily by manipulating backgrounds. Then in Sense of Space, Jeremy Horner goes island hopping around the Mediterranean on a short timescale and low budget, reminding us of the value of these now sometimes overlooked photographic treasures of southern Europe.

And for this edition’s Guest Feature, we’re delighted to welcome on board professional travel photographer Sean Caffrey, as he presents a completely mesmerizing travelogue around the religious centres of Ethiopia – its impact is truly thought provoking.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine.  If you’d like any of your images to be featured in our Member’s Gallery column please send an email to [email protected] with your low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens for each.  


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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 45

01 October 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to Octobers 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

In this month’s Behind the Lens, David Noton fills us in on his exciting experiences shooting the Royal Scotsman in the Scottish Highlands last August. In the final instalment of our Low Down series on Exposure, David looks at the creative possibilities of using fast glass wide open for minimal depth of field and dreamy bokeh backgrounds. And in the second instalment of his The Bizz series, David explores at the transformation that has taken place in the stock photography market over the last 20 years. He also presents two of his popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

Then in Bas Meelker’s second article for his Art of Landscapes column, he follows last month’s piece on cityscapes with a fascinating insight into his experiences of working in Saint Petersburg. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott looks at lighting for close-ups, revealing the natural and artificial options available to us to achieve the very best results in this field. Meanwhile, this month in Sense of Space Jeremy Horner travels to Morocco, reminiscing on the many times he has visited this magical country, and his favourite photo locations there.

And for this edition’s Guest Feature, we’re delighted to welcome on board Alessandra Meniconzi, renowned photographer of indigenous peoples to the world’s wildernesses, as she explains her love of capturing their ancient heritage and daily life – with stunning images from Ethiopia and Tibet to Greenland and Siberia. 

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine. Over the next month or so we’d like to initiate a new column titled ‘Ask David’ – as the name suggests, this will feature a selection of questions on photo technique to complement the magazine sent in by our readers, with answers provided by David. So if you’re an f11 Member and have a burning question you think would be suitable for inclusion, please send it to [email protected].

At the same time, if you’d like any images to be featured in the Member’s Gallery please send an email to [email protected] with your low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens for each.  


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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 44

01 September 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to September 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

For Part 10 of our Low Down series on Exposure, David Noton explores the relationship between lens aperture, focal length, subject distance and required depth of field. Then, in the first of a special The Bizz series, David explains the history of stock photography and his personal experiences in it. And in Stepping Back, he tells us a few things we need to know about rainforests, as he revisits his trip to Daintree, Australia 15 years ago. He also presents two of his popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

Elsewhere, Bas Meelker kick-starts his new column entitled Art of Landscapes with a look at how he approaches cityscapes – working in the blue hour to capture that golden moment. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott gets to grips with macro lenses, explaining the choices and techniques that can help us all use them to maximum effect. Meanwhile in The Storyteller, Chris Weston explores his recent experiences with mirror-less cameras.

In Sense of Space, Jeremy Horner travels to Japan to reminisce on the magical and often ‘grabbed’ moments that made this one-time visit worthwhile. And for this edition’s Guest Feature, we welcome on board master of black and white photography Paul Gallagher, as he describes the elements that have formed the bedrock of his considered technique over the years – an inspiring read.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine. Over the next month or so we’d like to initiate a new column titled ‘Ask David’ – as the name suggests, this will feature a selection of questions on photo technique to complement the magazine sent in by our readers, with answers provided by David. So if you’re an f11 Member and have a burning question you think would be suitable for inclusion, please send it to [email protected].

At the same time, if you’d like any images to be featured in the Member’s Galleryand entered into our next annual photo competition, please send an email to [email protected] with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. 

Chasing the Light Magazine Editor

Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 43

01 August 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 


Welcome to August 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

David Noton has just returned from an idyllic ten days in the Lot Valley of France, so in this month’s Behind the Lens we join him on his travels as he endures the heatwave that necessitated a different approach to his photography during the trip – this article is supported by a Video Blog. Then in Part 9 of our Low Down series on Exposure, David deconstructs slow shutter speeds: when and why they’re desirable, how they are achieved, and how slow we need to go. He also presents two of his ever-popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

This month we’re delighted to welcome back Dutch landscape photographer Bas Meelker to pen our How It’s Done feature: here he tells the tale of a rather dismal photo trip to Austria, which nevertheless turned out to be fruitful after a serendipitous ten minutes spent shooting on the balcony of his guesthouse! Regular contributor and Nikon user Ross Hoddinott puts the Nikon D810 through its paces in this month’s Field Trial; then in Hoddinott’s Hangout, he puts the ‘fors’ and ‘againsts’ of entering competitions under the spotlight, offering some invaluable advice along the way.

In this month’s The Storyteller, seasoned wildlife photographer Chris Weston explores the tales of five iconic animal species that have been close to extinction – and where they are now. And in the second instalment of Jeremy Horner’s Sense of Space column he visits the magical island of Madagascar – an intriguing account, along with his top photo tips if you happen to travel on a photo expedition there yourself. Finally, we’re thrilled to welcome on board top sports photographer Eddie Keogh, as he describes his experiences of working in this sector over the last few decades, all accompanied by some of his stunning action shots!

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine. Over the next month or so we’d like to initiate a new column titled ‘Ask David’ – as the name suggests, this will feature a selection of questions on photo technique to complement the magazine sent in by our readers, with answers provided by David. So if you’re an f11 Member and have a burning question you think would be suitable for inclusion, please send it to [email protected]. At the same time, if you’d like any images to be featured in the Member’s Gallery and entered into our next annual photo competition, please send an email to [email protected] with three low-res jpegs and the story from behind the lens. 

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Chasing the Light Magazine, Issue 42

01 July 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to July 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

David Noton was recently commissioned to shoot the beautiful Venice Simplon Orient Express as it made its way through the breath-taking scenery of the Austrian Tyrol. So in this month’s Behind the Lens he describes his experience of working on this prestigious commission, from first contact to making the actual shots, along with the logistical hurdles of completing such a shoot. In Stepping Back David reminisces on his beloved Umbria, describing the love affair he and Wendy have enjoyed with that region over the last decade.

Then in Part 8 of our Low Down series on Exposure, David looks at the ‘need for speed’, otherwise known as fast shutter speeds: when we need them, why we need them, and how fast we need them. For this month’s How It’s Done, he returns to Vietnam to try his hand at some close quarters travel portraiture; and he also presents two of his ever-popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

In this month’s Hoddinott’s Hangout Ross Hoddinott reveals how his photography of the enchanting wildlife on the Galapagos Islands benefitted from a recent second visit, as he pushes his technical and creative boundaries. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston discusses his hobby – landscape photography – and how really getting to know a subject can make all the difference in this field. And this month experienced travel photographer Jeremy Horner kick-starts his own new column, Sense of Place, by remembering on his long-standing photo relationship with the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, as well as the devastation caused by the recent earthquake.

I was tasked with exploring of the role of women in photography, so read my own thoughts, and those from a selection of photographers and photo industry partners, in this month’s Opinion column. And Victoria Hillman pens this month’s Guest Feature – wildlife researcher who has recently turned professional photographer, she shares with us her passion for photographing those smaller wildlife subjects, as well as developing her creative style.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery and entered into our next annual photo competition, please send an email to [email protected] 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 41

01 June 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to June 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

Vietnam is an exotic, unique and welcoming country, and in January David Noton visited it for the fourth time – in this month’s Behind the Lens he records the first six days of his trip as a travelogue, photographing his way around the northern Quang Bình Province. In Stepping Back David travels back in time to 1950s England, revisiting an old family portrait to discuss the value of such images as documentary records years later.

In Part Seven of our Low Down series on Exposure David moves onto the aesthetics that shape the look of our photography: whether these be bright and airy high-key pictures, moody and low-key, or somewhere between, he offers practical advice and solutions to exposing for these with success – there is also an accompanying Video Tutorial. And he also presents two of his ever-popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

Meanwhile in this month’s Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott bravely tackles the contentious issue of photographing animals in captivity, contemplating the relative merits of both arguments. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston explains how he overcame a photographic crisis while recently shooting images of the beautiful white horses of the Camargue in France. And for this month’s Guest Feature we are joined by renowned Dutch landscape Bas Meelker, as he recounts his creative journey, and how he has learnt to master the supposed challenge of photographing his homeland, the Netherlands.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine but we need your pictures. If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery and also entered into our annual photo competition, please send an email to [email protected] 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 40

01 May 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to May 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members

Earlier this year David and Wendy hosted another popular workshop in beautiful Iceland. So for this month’s Behind the Lens, David Noton presents a fascinating diary of the seven days they spent with the group, travelling around this challenging country in a Monster Truck with a Chain Gang to bag the best photo spots – this is accompanied by a Video Blog. In Part Six of our Low Down series on Exposure David considers the many shades of grey; then for this month’s How It’s Done he ‘scrabbles around in the dirt’, trying his hand at capturing the elusive simplicity of a fern in macro. In Stepping Back, David travels south to Andalucia to revisit his trip to the Spanish region back in 2000. And he also presents two of his ever-popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

With Spring upon us, in this month’s Hoddinott’s Hangout Ross Hoddinott introduces us to the subject he considers his party piece, dragons and damselflies along with some great practical pointers on getting out there and shooting your own. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston presents a thought-provoking piece on the four types of wildlife images he has created over the years, exploring the approaches and techniques he used for each along the way. And very much keeping to this wildlife theme, for this month’s Guest Feature I pose multi award-winning Dutch nature and wildlife photographer Jasper Doest a series of questions on his career documenting the world around us, accompanied throughout by a stunning portfolio of his unique work.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy our magazine but we need your pictures.  If you fancy being featured in the Member’s Gallery and also entered into our annual photo competition, please send an email to [email protected] 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 39

01 April 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to April 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members, published just in time for you to enjoy over the Easter break!

February saw the launch of Canon’s new, highly anticipated, high-resolution camera, the EOS 5DS, and in this month’s Behind the Lens David Noton recounts the second part of the story behind his involvement its launch, as he continues to put it through its paces on South Africa’s Western Cape, experiencing the highs and lows that inevitably accompany an important assignment with brand new equipment – this is partnered by his Video Blog. In Part Five of our Low Down series on Exposure, David explores the history and technique behind exposure latitude, offering his solution to making the most of the camera in our hands. And with Poldark currently airing on Sunday evening here in the UK, in Stepping Back he takes us on a timely return to Wheal Coates mine, reminiscing on his love affair with shooting the Cornish coast. He also presents two of his ever-popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

Elsewhere, we’re delighted to welcome back experienced travel photographer Jeremy Horner, as he pens this month’s How It’s Done to reveal how he shot his stunning image of a lightning bolt above Potala Palace in Tibet. In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott poses the question ‘Do we still need filters’ – and for the landscape photographer at least, he concludes the answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ This month Chris Weston reveals the anatomy of a wildlife photograph in The Storyteller, as he analyses exactly how he went about capturing his challenging shot of lions hunting under star trails. And as spring arrives, we celebrate with a Guest Feature by multi-award winning garden photographer Clive Nichols, as he talks about his career to date, his inspirations and his technique – all accompanied by his beautiful images.

To all our f11 Members, we hope you’re continuing to enjoy 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 [email protected] 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 38

01 March 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 


Welcome to March 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

February saw the launch of Canon’s new, highly anticipated, high-resolution camera, the EOS 5DS, and David Noton was chosen to be the first landscape photographer to put this new DSLR through its paces. So in this month’s Behind the Lens he recounts the first part of the story behind his involvement in the launch of the Canon 5DS, which led up to an 8-day assignment on South Africa’s Western Cape – this is accompanied by a Video Blog. He continues this theme in this month’s Field Trial, where he puts the 5DS and its whopping 50MP through its paces, laying out his own conclusions on its remarkable capabilities. And for Part Four of our Low Down series on Exposure, David explores the vagaries of contrast and the tricky balancing act required to tame it. Then he also presents two of his ever-popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott takes us on a road trip all the way from his base in Cornwall, England north to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, extolling along the way the need for planning, for not being afraid to shoot your own version of popular spots, and for perseverance. The end of March sees the launch of the 2015 Formula One season, so for this month’s Guest Feature world-class motorsport photographer Frits van Eldik talks about his career to date, his passion for action and motorsport, and the approach that ensures he stays at the top of his game – all accompanied by a stunning portfolio of his best shots. Finally, the standard of entries to our Your Vision 2015 photographic competition was so high that we have decided to dedicate this issue’s Member’s Gallery to five images that were Highly Commended by our Judges, displaying these along with comments from both the Photographers and the 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 and entered into our annual photo competition, please send an email to [email protected] 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 37

01 February 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Welcome to February 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members. This is the Third Anniversary of the launch of our magazine, so to mark the occasion we have some goodies in store for you, not least of which is the announcement of the launch of David Noton’s new ebook, David Noton: Light, which all f11 Members can download as a free pdf. For non-f11 Members, the ebook is available as a pdf from our website or as an ibook from itunes, priced at £9.99.

Back to this month’s magazine: In this month’s Stepping Back David Noton reminisces on the role Vietnam has played throughout his life, both personally and photographically. The bustle of this country cries out for a motion blur approach, and for his How It’s Done David talks us through the careful preparation required for a motion blur shot taken on a roadside near Phong Nha, Quang Bình Province. For The Low Down, David continues his new mini series on exposure by considering the workings of the heart and soul of a digital camera, the sensor, and its sensitivity, or ISO setting. And he also presents his ever-popular Fundamentals of Post-Production Videos.

In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott urges us to get our creative juices flowing by trying some photography that highlights nature or wild places in a more abstract or original way. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston introduces time-lapse photography, explaining how we can get started with this to reveal aspects of life that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. And for this month’s Guest Feature, we’re delighted to welcome renowned photographer Jeremy Horner on board, as he presents a spectacular portfolio of imagery that explores the importance of colour in India.

We are also thrilled to commemorate the Third Anniversary of the launch of our magazine by announcing the Winners of David Noton’s Your Vision 2015 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 and entered into our annual photo competition, please send an email to [email protected] 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 36

01 January 2015

Photography spanning the globe to inspire and inform


 

Happy New Year! And welcome to January 2015’s edition of Chasing the Light Online Magazine for our f11 Members.

In October David Noton took a spur of the moment trip to the little known yet beautiful region of eastern France known as the Jura, and in this month’s Behind the Lens we join him as he journeys there to capture the autumn colours of the limestone gorges, making a timely visit to the poignant Somme area en route – this is accompanied by his usual Video Blog. In Stepping back he presents the first of our South American inspired articles in this edition, reminiscing on his productive shoot in the Atacama Desert at the end of the film era in 2003. For The Low Down, David continues his new mini series on exposure, this time covering exposure modes – and he also presents his two usual Video Tutorials.

In Hoddinott’s Hangout, Ross Hoddinott explores his long-terms relationship with the beautiful wilderness of Dartmoor National Park, providing us with his top location and technique tips for capturing the moor’s majesty in winter. In The Storyteller, Chris Weston reviews the suitability of the Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera for his style of wildlife photography. And finally, we welcome back Ben Pipe to pen this month’s Guest Feature, which continues the South America theme: at the beginning of 2014 he spent four months on that continent, so here he blogs about his favourite locations, images and stories from that epic trip, including a 1,772 step hike up to his shoot location at Machu Picchu, Peru, and a two-hour crawl through the mines at Cerro Rico, Bolivia.

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

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