Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.10 Now Available!

Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.10 Now Available!

The Craft & Vision Magazine PHOTOGRAPH No.10 has just been released!

Pairing darkness and beauty to create light, Issue 10 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is filled with images and articles that represent the link between obscurity and transparency; just the right light can create new ways of seeing.

Portfolios and interviews feature the work of cover girl Brooke Shaden, whose self-portraits exude a brooding melancholy in a light and whimsical way; the incredible Susan Burnstine, who modifies all of her cameras to best tell the stories of her dreams and nightmares; the portraits of Clive Charlton, who discusses how his art is influenced by his admiration of the Dutch masters for their use of Chiaroscuro; and Jim Kasson’s Staccato series, borne of the idea to make a short set of exposures at night and reassemble them in Photoshop, resulting in a painterly effect of complex lighting patterns, a sense of place, and compelling gestures.

Regular contributors John Paul Caponigro, Michael Frye, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Piet Van den Eynde, Adam Blasberg, David duChemin and yours truly, Martin Bailey, open up about patience, flow, creativity, finding rhythm, the beauty of natural light in both landscapes and portraits, the meaning of success, and the magic of the lens.

Craft & Vision’s philosophy is that this craft isn’t just a technical pursuit, but an artistic one as well; our hope is that PHOTOGRAPH magazine embodies this theory. Our goal is to showcase beautiful portfolios and provide the best value in photographic education in this 245-page, ad-free publication.

If you pick up your copy in the first week, it will be on sale for just $6.40, and after that, still only $8, which is a steal for this amount of photography and creative goodness.

If you aren’t already rushing over to get your copy, below are a number of sample pages to look at…

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Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.9 Now Available!

Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.9 Now Available!

The Craft & Vision Magazine PHOTOGRAPH No.9 has just been released!

Elegant and simple. Black and white. Delineation of space and shape. Like the refined effortlessness of a great image, Issue 9 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is newly redesigned!

To be totally honest, when I first viewed this issue on my computer, I didn’t get it. Especially as a contributing author, I was not impressed by the fact that most of my images were now being scrunched into a portrait orientation page. But then I noticed the link to David duChemin’s Viewing Notes. If you follow these instructions, the new layout is beautiful, adaptive and powerful, and does make for much better viewing on the iPad and also now the iPhone 6 Plus. You can simply flip the device over on it’s side to view the wide format pages. Quite the viewing experience!

To kick off the new layout, this issue is dedicated to the line, light and shadow of non-colour. Within the 230 pages are portfolios and interviews with these incredible photographers: Jason Bradley, who discusses his extraordinary underwater work and the limitations, challenges, and thrills of it all; Carla Coulson, whose Paris fashion portraiture was borne from leaving her job, moving to France and becoming a published photographer within one year; the architectural style of Julia Anna Gospodarou, who explains how she sees sensual lines in concrete and steel structures; and the beauty of Chicago nights as illuminated by Satoki Nagata, who went from scientist to photographer with striking results.

Each of the regular contributors, John Paul Caponigro, Bruce Percy, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey (that’s me!), Piet Van den Eynde, Adam Blasberg, and David duChemin, have dedicated their articles to the art of black and white photography. In search of the emotional portrait? Sherri Koop’s Featured Article may lead you to where you want to be.

Not only redesigned, but this issue also kicks off the now bi-monthly publication. The goal is to provide you with beautiful portfolios and the best value in photographic education. And despite the changes, this big, beautiful, digital magazine remains ad-free.

Click here to head over to Craft & Vision to get your copy for just $6.40 for a limited time. If you miss that it’s still only $8, and you can’t get this much photography goodness for $8 anywhere else!

Here are a few pages from this issue to whet your appetite…

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So, once again, click here to head over to Craft & Vision to get your copy for just $6.40 for a limited time. If you miss that it’s still only $8, and you can’t get this much photography goodness for $8 anywhere else!

Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.8 Now Available!

Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.8 Now Available!

The Craft & Vision Magazine PHOTOGRAPH No.8 has just been released!

This issues showcases portfolios from Ami Vitale (storyteller and National Geographic photographer), Charles Adams (fine art landscape photographer), Jon McCormack (documentary humanitarian photographer), and Tom McLaughlan (abstract photographer), and includes articles by columnists John Paul Caponigro, Bruce Percy, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Piet Van den Eynde, Adam Blasberg, David duChemin and yours truly, Martin Bailey.

And guess what, from this issue, PHOTOGRAPH is now a bi-monthly publication instead of quarterly, so we won’t have to wait so long in future to get our hands on the next issue!

Click here to head over to Craft & Vision to get your copy for just $6.40 for a limited time. If you miss that it’s still only $8, and you can’t get this much photography goodness for $8 anywhere else!

Here are a few pages from Issue 8 to whet your appetite…

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Shoot The Look – Dave Delnea

Shoot The Look – Dave Delnea

SHOOT-THE-LOOK-01-COVER-400_1024x1024My friends at Craft & Vision have just released an incredible new video series by Dave Delnea – SHOOT THE LOOK!

If you want to really learn your craft, it’s more than buttons and dials. You need to be able to take all the technical stuff you’ve got under your belt and apply it to create particular moods and aesthetics. You’d be hard pressed to find a commercial photographer with more credibility, experience, and the desire to teach this, than Dave Delnea.

SHOOT THE LOOK, Volume One, is a 5-episode live-action video series that takes you behind the scenes as Dave Delnea recreates five popular advertising looks, from concept to execution. Dave walks you through lighting, gear, technique, and editing, to help you to understand the why and the how of each look.

Each video can be streamed or downloaded, and runs between 15 and 20 minutes (almost an hour and a half of teaching) and will give you all you need to tackle these aesthetics, and adapt them to your own style. These videos are much more than recipes for one look or another, they teach transferable techniques that give you tools to learn this craft and put your own stamp on the images you make.

SHOOT THE LOOK is available here.

 

http://vimeo.com/98808980

Check out SHOOT THE LOOK here.

Nightscape with David Kingham (Podcast 422)

Nightscape with David Kingham (Podcast 422)

Today I talk with David Kingham, the author of Craft and Vision’s latest ebook Nightscape, that is hot of the digital press. David is a landscape photographer currently living a nomadic life traveling the America West specializing in making breathtaking photographs of the night sky.

Use this audio player to listen:

Here are the questions I posed to David. Please listen to see how he answered them. 🙂

  • How you got started in photography?
  • How did your photography progress into night photography?
  • You wrote a wonderful blog post about how you completely changed your life, which I’ll link to in the show-notes, but could you give us a brief outline?
  • I really liked how you start with 22 pages of information on Understanding the Night Sky. How did you accumulate all this knowledge of your subject?
  • You are also providing a series of presets with the book. Can you tell us how they tie into the book?
  • You feature a number of stitched panorama photos and go on to discuss some of your techniques. What’s your most used technique for shooting the images to stitch together?
  • I was surprised to see you recommend the use of fog filters to blur the night sky, although I now understand why having read your explanation. Could you explain this here for the listeners?
  • The 500 Rule was also very helpful. I was happy to find that the settings I have used on the few occasions that I have done night sky photography were pretty much accurate, but I feel happier now that I have a proven formula to work with. Can you explain the 500 Rule?
  • When I heard you were living out of a Toyota 4Runner and a tent, I realized just how hard you were working for your craft. How long have you been living the nomadic life now, and how long do you think you’ll be able to keep it up?
  • What do you do for power?
  • I know we’ve already covered a number of techniques, and I don’t want to give away too much, but could you give us your three top tips for others wanting to photograph Nightscapes?

Nightscape CoverCheck out Nightscape over on Craft & Vision here: https://mbp.ac/nightscape

You can find David online here: http://www.davidkinghamphotography.com/

(There are more links below.)

 

Here are some of David’s beautiful Nightscape photographs, that we briefly discuss towards the end of the Podcast.

Cupid Mountain Milky Way

Cupid Mountain Milky Way

Deep Lake Milky Way

Deep Lake Milky Way

Lead me to Longs Peak

Lead me to Longs Peak

North Moulton Barn Milky Way

North Moulton Barn Milky Way

Snowy Range Perseids Meteor Shower

Snowy Range Perseids Meteor Shower

Also, I’m a little embarrassed to show these alongside David’s beautiful night sky images, but here are the photo from a time-lapse I was making, that I mentioned during our conversation where what would appear to be a meteor made the night sky as bright as day.

A Meteor Made it as Bright as Day!

A Meteor Made it as Bright as Day!

And here is the frame before the above photograph. You can just see a meteor on the horizon. I’m not sure if this could be the cause, especially as it was the previous frame, but it shows that there was some activity.

The Frame Before the Daylight

The Frame Before the Daylight


Show Notes

Check out Nightscape on Craft & Vision: https://mbp.ac/nightscape

David Kingham’s Web site: http://www.davidkinghamphotography.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidkingham
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+DavidKingham/posts

The blog posts mentioned:
How I Completely Changed My Life: http://www.davidkinghamphotography.com/blog/2013/1/how-i-completely-changed-my-life-in-1-year

Year Long Road Trip: http://www.davidkinghamphotography.com/blog/2014/3/a-year-on-the-road

 


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