Light and Landscape Magazine - Issue 6

I'd just like to point you in the direction of Light and Landscape magazine where an article of mine has just been published in the latest issue (issue 6). Light and landscape magazine is a free to download, iPad only magazine for all things related to landscape photography and more. 

I was recently invited to submit an article by Matt (the editor). The article is called 'Slow Down' and it discusses the topic of slowing down and shooting less frames. The idea being that you consider your subject or scene and produce more higher quality frames by taking the time to get it right first time.

The magazine is still in its infancy but the standard of work, both photography and written pieces is very good, so if you like photography and you like landscapes then I urge you to have a look at it. Here's a handy link.

Take care and enjoy the article, 

James

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It's been a little while since my last post!

Hi,

I hope you're all well?

It has been a little while since my last post but that's a good thing, for me anyway. I've been pretty busy, pretty hectic working on some new things and balancing some other work at the same time. This is just a little catch up and a chance for you guys to see what I'm doing and what's coming up.

So first of all, my previous blog post with the review of the paper from Permajet was a resounding success. I've had a lot of very positive feedback from different people, including some nice comments from Permajet's Managing Director, over in the UK. They have since sent me a stack more paper (I mean a stack too! Check out the photo on my facebook page) so that I can get a better feel for their products and review some more of their paper. This is coming up probably towards the end of the next week.

I was recently asked to submit some work to 'In Focus' magazine. In Focus is a digital magazine produced exclusively for the iPad and features a variety of work, reviews and news from the professional photography industry. Unfortunately due to some timing constraints it didn't make this month's edition but I'm hopeful it will be in next month's issue.

I've been creating some new work and I'm currently figuring out a way for it to fit into a nice, coherent project. At the moment it's a collection of separate photographs but I've got some ideas on linking them together so it's just a case of deciding where I want to go with that work.

Next up I'm heading over to New Zealand at the end of the year where I intend to create a new personal project, the details of which I'll let you know a little closer the time. It will be a landscape/nature based project but I have to do a bit more research before I have a direction and intention for where I'm going with it.

Slightly further away I'm hoping to finalise a booking for a gallery exhibition next year, probably around May and it will be held locally in the Sandgate/Shorncliffe area. There's one or two little things I have to tie up with the gallery before it's finalised but it's an exciting prospect that I'm very much looking forward to. Of course there will be invites for each and every one of you that are able to come and view my work. I'll be sure to let you know once we're set for dates.

Right now I'm busy with other work and jobs that are keeping me from posting a little more than I'd like to but I'm hoping that you won't begrudge me that!

The next few posts are likely to be reviews as I've had some in the pipeline for a while and I'm keen to get them finished. I'll show you some more new work soon too. In fact I'll share a little something from my current working project at the bottom of this blog post.

That's really all I have time for now. I'll be in touch soon.

Take care, 

Best wishes,

James

The edge of light

The edge of light


Close To Home

Hi,

Often we find that certain tasks or projects, personal or work related, tend to drift on and sometimes even begin to take a new direction. My "Close to Home" project is one such example. Originally I had planned to go and photograph a few locations over the period of a month and that would be that. Well, in order for me to do the project some justice it's now going to be an ongoing affair. I want to be able to represent the place that I call home in the best possible manner and this is something that simply shouldn't be rushed. 

My new intention for this project is that I will run with it, at least until the end of this year. This will enable me to bring to you my vision of the area that I live in as it changes through the coming seasons. I want this to be a carefully crafted and documentary series of photographs so we'll see how it goes!

Take care,

James

My Gear

Hi,

A question that I'm finding that crops up (excuse the pun) more and more frequently these days, both in conversation and my inbox is "What gear do you use?". 

It's not any big secret that I use Fujifim X Series cameras. A look through my blog would certainly give you enough information to deduce that! I do however get asked about the other equipment that I use on a regular basis. Often if I'm out making photographs I may get asked about my filters or which software I use. Sometimes even what computer I use.

Well to help answer these questions I've now created a page on this website (under the "About" heading or click here) specifically to help answer these questions and provide some useful links to the different companies that I use and trust and the excellent range of products that they produce. Please feel free to check out that page. I will also add another page in the near future that lists some of my trusted suppliers and "go to" people for equipment and supplies. Feel free to have a look whenever you wish.

Take care for now,

James

The wedding...

I thought I'd take a minute to let you know that this page and all of my other social media feeds will be a little quiet over the next three weeks. This is because I've made the trip over to the UK where I will be getting married in the amazing Knowsley Hall, in a little over a weeks time. As such I will be pretty busy with the final wedding related tasks but I'm hoping to get out at some stage and show you some of the beautiful areas that the UK has to offer.

Keep monitoring my pages and my website for sneak previews and I look forward to speaking with you when I return to Australia at the end of May. 

take care and thanks for your ongoing support, 

James

 

Knowlsey Hall

Knowlsey Hall

Lightroom 5.4 is out, now with an iPad version...

So the latest version of Adobe Lightroom 5 is out. We're now up to version 5.4. With this brings the ability to edit RAW files in a number of new cameras including the Fuji X-T1. My normal RAW workflow can be returned!!!

Interestingly there is now an addition to the Lightroom desktop version. You can now download the Lightroom app for iPad so editing can be made "on the go". For me I don't see this becoming part of my workflow at present as I like the control and flexibility afforded by using the desktop application. Also iPad's are limited somewhat in space so a larger collection of images could be tricky to edit on, not to mention the fact that there's only 1GB of RAM available on the iPad so I'm slightly skeptical of the performance. One final caveat is that personal presets are not yet supported.

Adobe have decided to make the iPad app free for all current Creative Cloud (CC) Lightroom Subscribers. Those of us yet to jump on the CC services are expected to pay an extra fee for this app. Like I said before, for me this is not going to be particularly useful at the moment. Either way there will be plenty of excited people when they hear the news! You can check out more information by following the link below.

http://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop-lightroom.html#nerolimedia_split_lr-marquee-708x510.jpg

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4