Reviews and links to the excellent photography eBooks over on Craft & Vision

Craft & Vision Sale

Just a quick note to let you know that today, 27th August, and tomorrow in celebration of their 4th birthday Craft and Vision have 50% off everything (apart from new Photograph Quarterly subscriptions – although the past years back issues are on discount).

So if there’s something you’ve liked the look of but haven’t yet bought, get over to the site now and get it for half price. There’s no codes to use, just add to your cart and purchase. But be quick, after tomorrow the prices will be back to normal.

Craft & Vision 4th Birthday 50% discount

Photography Quarterly – Issue 4

PQ4_cover_largeThe latest issue of the Craft and Vision photography magazine – Photograph Quarterly – is now available.

As usual it contains some stunning portfolios of work – beautiful luminous abstracts by Kathy Beal (such as the one shown on the cover), dark and gritty shots from Nick Hall and a selection of iPhone shots from Sam Krisch.

Written articles by David duChemin, John Paul Caponigro, Younes Bounhar and Chris Orwig that are sure to get you thinking.

Plus lots more, including technical articles and info on gear.

You can still pick up a one year subscription for just US$24 (a saving of 25% – no code needed). Alternatively you can purchase all the issues in year one (issues 1 through 4) for the same price of $24. Finally, if you’ve not subscribed and just want to purchase a single issue, you can pick up issue 4 for just $8.

Travels and new Photograph Quarterly

PQ3Just a note to let you know I’m off on my travels again. This time Turkey. I’m going to be spending a couple of weeks travelling around its borders with the Black Sea, Georgia, Armenia, down past the Iran and Iraq borders before heading along the Syrian border to Gazientep. Some very interesting and ancient ruins along the way plus traditional cultures. Should be fun.

Also, for those that are interested the latest version of the Craft and Vision Photograph Quarterly (issue 3) is now available to download. This quarter it includes:

  • Portfolios from Hengki Koentjoro, Kevin Clark and Dave Delnea
  • A piece by David duChemin about taking risks
  • Articles on composition, tilt shift and creating development presets
  • How to use and understand the histogram
  • plus much more!

You can download the latest issue or subscribe for a year over on the Craft and Vision site.

And I’ll see you all (hopefully with some great photos) once I’m back!


Free (yes free!) Craft & Vision book for you


Hey people. A bit of a treat for you today. Craft and Vision (who as any reader of this blog knows I love) have released a new eBook for free. Yes that’s right! Free, gratis, at no cost what so ever!

Craft and Vision II contains 9 articles covering creative approaches, technical considerations and ways to approach and improve your vision by a selection of the regular C&V authors. Slightly shorter than some of the other books – at 45 pages – its still a great read and like all Craft & Vision books is packed full of inspiring imagery.

So what are you waiting for? Go grab your copy of Craft & Vision II now!

Timelapse – Review

I admit to being partial to a bit of timelapse. As evidenced by my previous attempts at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (below) and the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. However its very much something I’ve taught myself from bits and pieces I’ve found online. I don’t profess to be any kind of expert and I’m always looking for ways to get better at it.

Professional Photographer Dave Delnea has just released an eBook on Craft & Vision called “Timelapse” and it’s a great resource if you want to get into shooting these or, if like me, you want to learn more and take better timelapses. Read more