Issue 60 • Feb 2016

Dimitri-Vasileiou Delightful emails
Receiving emails and submissions from our readers is one of my favourite parts of being the LPM editor. Every month we receive hundreds of breathtaking images through our website submission form – and every month there are those that still take my breath away, even after 5 years of sitting in the editor’s chair.

I received an email recently from a reader whose work we recently published. It was wonderful to read of the feedback they had subsequently received from fellow photographers and the encouragement and boost this had given them to continue and grow their passion.

It took me back to the years before LPM and before my workshops, when I too was a photographer with ambitions and goals and struggled to find a publication that would help and support me. It was this very need that first planted the idea for LPM in my mind and is still the basis for LPM today - to support and promote photographers of all ages from around the world. We are proud to be a part of this and promise you, our readers, to continue doing it.

Our Big Giveaway Worth £1775 / $2500
Last month LPM also hit a huge milestone of 500,000 followers on Facebook! To celebrate, we have teamed up with some major brands and are giving away a Fuji X-T10 kit with XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R M OIS lens, Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Tripod with BH 30LR Ballhead, Cotton Carrier Strap Shot, Hoya Filters and a Lowepro Fastpack backpack – worth over £1775/$2500! Details on how to enter can be found here. Thank you to every one of you for your continued support and the best of luck!

Photo Tours
You may have already noticed a new ‘Photo Tours’ button that has appeared recently on the website. Our online workshop directory is one of LPM’s new features for 2016 and the team are still working hard, ready for its official launch. Meanwhile, why not check it out, add your workshops, or choose your next photography trip? Contact our team for more information on how you can be a part of it.

Until next month, be well and stay inspired.

Dimitri Vasileiou, Editor of LPM

The Photographers Guide to

The Photographers Guide to:

David Hay reviews these four photographic guides to different parts of Britain that are written, researched and produced by Ellen Bowness

Near Far Focus

Near-Far Focus

How do you create landscape photographs where everything in the frame is in sharp focus? Ian Plant explains the basics behind the important topic of near-far focus

New Horizons

New Horizons

Andy Brown encourages you to think outside the box when placing the horizon in your composition. However, there is one rule that should never be broken

Zion Narrows

Zion Narrows

The Zion Narrows is truly an area that should be experienced in person. Trevor Anderson discovers a multitude of photographic opportunities whilst following the meandering trail across land and through water

Turnberry Lighthouse, Ayrshire Scotland

Photographing The Ayrshire Coast

Since making Ayrshire his home, Kirk Norbury has taken full advantage of the photographic opportunities provided by the beautiful Scottish coastline

Transient Light

Transient Light

Like many things in life, landscape photography comes with its own set of rules to learn and abide by. However, as Dimitri Vasileiou explains, it is just as important to know when to break them

Dolomites High Viewpoint

Dolomites, High Viewpoint

Many of us believe that ‘less is more’ when it comes to composition, but on a trip to the breathtaking Dolomite region in Italy, David Hay decided to take a wider view of the autumnal scenery

The Sense of the Flow

The Sense of the Flow

It is time to stop collecting photographs and start collecting experiences! Rafael Rojas explains how the right attitude towards photography will help you to develop a deeper relationship with your surroundings

The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour

Nicolas Alexander Otto encourages you to get up a little earlier, or stay a little later, in order to reap the many rewards of the magical blue hour

Artistic Truth

Artistic truth is not the same as literal reproduction, it is what the artist seeks to express in their work. Guy Tal warns against the dangers of judging all products of the camera by one set of rules

On Composition

On Composition

Alain Briot compares a variety of different compositions from the same location and explains the points to consider in order to create your strongest work possible

Is Photography Art

Is Photography Art?

If art’s purpose is to evoke an emotional response, then why shouldn’t photography be considered as art? Deborah Hughes provokes our thoughts on this extremely sensitive subject

Black & White Imagery Ingredients

Black & White Imagery Ingredients

By using the right ingredients, as Martin Henson explains, not only you can give better definition to an image but you can also improve its depth of tone, hence producing superb Black and White images

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Our ‘500.000’ Big Giveaway

To celebrate our 500.000 followers, we have teamed up with some major brands and are giving away camera gear worth £1775 / $2500.