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Editor’s letter Blinded by the light?
Summer is great for so many reasons but great light in a photographic sense is probably not one of them. The sun is high for most of the day so the light is harsh and unforgiving, and if you do want low raking light you have to get up hideously early or hang around until late evening. For photographers who concentrate on the UK landscape, summer is probably the least productive season. Oddly, parachute many of the same photographers somewhere abroad though and any concerns about light quality seem to be less important and they shoot awayhappily at all times of the day. That’s largely because of the excitement of being somewhere exotic – or just different – and of course at this time of year, it’s holiday time. I do exactly the same and it is only back home when you go through shots that you question your photographic sanity and wonder why you took all those shots in horrible light. The harsh light is not so much an issue for street and urban photographers where contrast, shadows and harshness can be the key ingredients to successful pictures. Iknowforafactthatover200photographers recently did their very best to shoot great urban pictures in bright sun. We’ve just hosted our sixth Photo 24, our free, day-long reader event around London, and you can read more about what happened in this issue. It was a fabulous event despite the heatwave and strong light.Iwasstaggeredandimmenselyimpressed to see how far many of the participants had walked. I have no doubt that I will be even more impressed when I see their finished pictures. We had a couple of contests running for Photo 24 and we’ll bring you the results in the next issue. If you couldn’t make Photo 24 this year, we aim to run it again next year – around the end of June so mark those weekends in your diary now if you fancy the experience.
Looking beyond the holiday season, there’s a huge imaging exhibition coming up in September. Photokina takes place in Cologne and this year’s renewal is its last as a biennial show: it’s changing its frequency to annually and moving its timing from autumn to late spring. How that stacks up we’ll have to wait and see because it has been biennial since 1966 so the change is significant. But times are changing and the show has to keep up with what’s happening in the imaging world. Once upon a time Photokina was the show for new products to be unveiled to the world, and manufacturers planned their new products around the show. I still remember the giddy excitement I felt when at the 1986 show the Kodak (who?) PR lady handed me three rolls of Kodachrome 200. There were no rumour websites at the time (err, I was still working on a typewriter), so it was a complete surprise but as a Kodachrome fan at the time, a really nice one. As it turned out, though, that filmwas a disappointment. Anyway, the point I amtrying tomake is that times have changed – a little – and products get introduced at all sorts of times including at other exhibitions, and often before big shows so new stuff isn’t swamped by news of other new stuff. All that said, I’m expecting some exciting announcements at this year’s Photokina; you only have to search the various camera rumour sites so see what they might be. It could be exciting times ahead, and we’ll be bringing you all that latest news as soon as we get it. That’s it for now and see you again next month.
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