Elements - The Making of Fine Monochrome Prints by Barry Thornton

Photographer’s Library : Elements – The Making of Fine Monochrome Prints

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A book by Barry Thornton.

Hardcover Second edition 1997 (c)Creative Monochrome Ltd, Printed in England by Saunders&Williams Ltd

Photographer’s Library: Elements

Author Barry Thornton was regarded as one of the most technically accomplished photographers in the country. Also, he was known as bestseller author of books Elements and Edge of Darkness. Although Barry past away you can still find his articles on the internet. The link is  HERE.

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Quote of the week – David Bailey

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David Bailey
David Bailey

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.

 David Bailey – In “Face,” (London), Dec 1984.

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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Medium format: Picture of the week

Early morning at Surprise view, Peak District 2018 UK
Hasselblad 503W f8 1s +0.6 ND Lee 50mm Kodak Ektar 100
Hasselblad 503W f8 1s +0.6 ND Lee 50mm Kodak Ektar 100

Early morning light on Surprise view at Peak District.

I love how Ektar handled sunrise red light. It was a good shoot.

Have you got a favourite film stock for landscape photography? Let me know below!

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Odysseys and Photographs book.

Photographer’s Library : Odyssey and Photographs

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Four National Geographic field men.

Hardcover, English edition (c)2008 National Geographic Society

Who does not know The National Geographic Society?  I am sure there are not that many people here not knowing what I am talking about. 

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Quote of the week – Alfred Stieglitz

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Alfred Stieglitz by Imogen Cunningham 1934
Alfred Stieglitz by Imogen Cunningham 1934

Wherever there is light, one can photograph.

Alfred Stieglitz

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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Peter’s Stone, Peak District 2018 UK
Hassleblad 503CW f22 1/4s +0.9+81A 50mm Fuji Provia 100
Hasselblad 503CW f22 1/4s +0.9+81A 50mm Fuji Provia 100

Peter’s Stone is a circular limestone dome in the Wardlow Mires, northern end of Cressbrook Dale. This is where the last gibbet in the county stood and local legend has it this was the last gibbeting. A gibbet was a gallows used to display the bodies of criminals after their execution and this is where they were left until long after execution with their bones rattling against the iron cage serving as a deterrent to other would-be criminals.

I have used Fuji Provia slide film for this shot. I like slide film colours. Although Provia is not my top favourite stock I like to shoot it when I can.

Do you have a favourite film stock?

What it is? Let us know below!

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Running , Olympus 35RC Lomo Lady Grey 400

Out with Lady Grey

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I met Lomo Lady Gray 400 by chance, in Boots drug store. It was a 3 film pack on SALE!  3 rolls of  36 exposures films for £2 ( normal price per pack is £16.99).  I bought all the packs they had in the shop. Bargain. I did not know much about this film, but I took my chances.  

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Quote of the week – Sally Mann

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A Sally Mann self-portait, circa 1974 Image: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts/
A Sally Mann self-portrait, circa 1974 Image: Courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts/

 

Every image is in some way a “portrait,” not in the way that it would reproduce the traits of a person, but in that it pulls and draws (this is the semantic and etymological sense of the word), in that it extracts something, an intimacy, a force.

 Sally Mann

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Hartlepool pier UK Coast . DJI Mavic Air Dec 2018

Trip to the coast

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This trip to the coast technically happened in December 2018, but I have just processed the films so I will talk about it now. 🙂

Steetley Pier in Hartlepool is a great location for seascape photography. I have never heard of it before Chris came with it as a location for our coast photo trip. 

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MEDIUM FORMAT PICTURE OF THE WEEK

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Enchanted forest near Luds Church, Peak District 2018 UK
Hasselblad 503CW f5.6 1/2s 50mm Fuji Velvia 50
Hasselblad 503CW f5.6 1/2s 50mm Fuji Velvia 50

This forest is amazing! 

If you haven’t been to Lud’s Church you have to go. Amazing place to explore.

Shot on Velvia 50 the greens are amazing on this shot.

What’s your favourite spot in Peaks? Let us know below!

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