I’ve had a few days with the new Craft & Vision magazine, Photograph – Issue Two, and am once again thoroughly impressed. If you aren’t familiar with the magazine you might want to read my review of Photograph – Issue One, which fully explains what you can expect to find in each issue. This time around, I immediately dug in as soon as the download to my iPad was complete. Much to my surprise and delight I found articles and/or portfolios by several friends: Andy Biggs, Jay Goodrich, Nicole S. Young and Younes Bounhar. Surely I must be moving up in the world to have friends whose work is being published in such a high-quality magazine!
Andy’s portfolio of black and white images produced during his many safaris in Africa took my breath away. His portfolio is accompanied by an interesting interview with him in which he discusses some of his in-the-field workflow and shares an inspirational anecdote about one of his safaris. Jay’s article about an autumn leaf peeping trip with his three year old daughter is heartwarming. The photo that accompanies the article could make even the most miserable tyrant smile. Nicole writes about exposure and metering modes, and she leaves nothing to the imagination. If you’re struggling to understand how your camera’s meter determines what it believes to be the proper exposure and, more importantly, when you need to take control and adjust that exposure, this article will get you up to speed pronto. Last, but certainly not least, is Younes’ informative piece on long exposure photography that will make you want to head out the door right now with camera and tripod in hand.
In addition to the aforementioned content you will find stunning portfolios by Martin Bailey and Chris Orwig (killer black and white portraits), articles by John Paul Caponigro on creative composition, a review of the popular Fujifilm X-Pro 1 camera by Al Smith, two great articles by the publisher himself, David DuChemin, and lots more.
Photograph – Issue Two is available now for $8.00. Better yet, subscribe for four issues for $24 and save yourself $8.00. I’m subscribed and will continue to do so as I’ve not found another photography magazine with such high quality content.