Wel­come to is­sue 62

NPhoto - - From The Editor -

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!

Chris Ge­orge, Group Edi­tor-in-Chief chris.ge­orge@fu­turenet.com

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