Welcome to issue 62
Which is your favourite season for taking pictures? The natural spectacle of autumn? Winter, with its soft light and dramatic skies? How about the fresh greens of spring? Chances are, summer is kicking around the bottom of your hitlist. The light’s just too harsh for decent photography…
Or is it? This issue, we bring you a range of ideas that will give you a greater appreciation for the photographic potential of this time of year. We go big on beach photography; our Apprentice hits the Cornish coast on a surfing lifestyle shoot, while Jason Parnell-Brookes shows you how to keep your camera dry when you’re shooting inside a wave. Even Joe McNally’s getting in on the act, with the story behind one of his iconic flash-lit beach portraits.
We take a double dip into the world of underwater photography, too. Our main interview is with Michael Aw, a wildlife photographer who’s scooped up almost 70 awards for his awe-inspiring aquatic work. Closer to home, we show you how to shoot a striking underwater portrait in your local swimming pool. All of this and 43 inspirational photography projects that will help you make the most of summer, whatever the weather.
If you’re wondering where Paul is, he’s taking an extended summer vacation. With his Nikon, of course. He’ll be returning from his adventure to edit these pages in the autumn. See you next month!