Wel­come to iss ue 42 of…

NPhoto - - Welcome To Issue 42 Of... - Paul Gro­gan, Ed­i­tor paul.gro­gan@fu­turenet.com

Here in the UK, land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy is in­vari­ably a run­ning bat­tle against the el­e­ments. Take this is­sue’s Ap­pren­tice: it was all teed up for a Thurs­day – travel ar­ranged, pho­tog­ra­pher booked, reader briefed, pro com­mis­sioned – when the weather fore­cast put paid to our best-laid plans: sheet rain from sun­rise to sun­set, and, just for good mea­sure, tor­ren­tial rain overnight. The fore­cast was nearly as bad for the next day, but I had to make a decision – post­pone for a day, or can­cel com­pletely. It was the clos­est I’ve ever come to call­ing time on an Ap­pren­tice shoot, but in the event I de­cided to risk it, and learnt a valu­able les­son in the process: if there’s even the faintest glim­mer of hope, the mer­est chink of sun­light in the fore­caster’s cloud sym­bol, it’s al­ways worth head­ing out with your cam­era, even if it means a four-hour drive and a 5am start. You can find out why on page 8.

And speak­ing of valu­able lessons, you’ll be see­ing a new face in our Skills sec­tion from next is­sue, in the form of our new staff writer Matt Tuf­fin. Matt joins us from Cam­era Jun­gle, and brings with him a wealth of ed­i­to­rial ex­pe­ri­ence and some fan­tas­tic ideas, which I know he’s look­ing for­ward to shar­ing with you in 2015. En­joy!

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