This week we talk to Thomas Heaton about the launch, growth and popularity of his landscape photography YouTube channel, his switch to Fujifilm and how his recent trip to Nepal was his biggest physical challenge yet.
Also, is the D-Pad to be taken from all cameras? Kevin gets to grips with ‘that’ film, the one Fujifilm ‘banned,’ and the book of the week is Jane Bown’s Exposures.
Neale and Kevin announced their first joint workshop and you can find all the details here: Kevin & Neale’s Workshop 2020
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Book of the Week
This weeks Book of the Week is Exposures by Jane Bown.
Jane Bown has been taking portraits for the Observer for sixty years; anyone who has picked up the paper will be aware of her extraordinary talent. Working almost exclusively in black and white and with natural light, she produces astonishingly candid photographs that reveal the private side of her famous subjects. She works quickly, unobtrusively and decisively, often snatching great pictures in impossible circumstances, and she has an unerring instinct for capturing the telling moment, even in the midst of a media scrum or rushed in mid-interview.
This new collection not only presents Jane’s well-known shots, it also goes behind the scenes to reveal unpublished pictures -the ones that hit the newsroom floor. At every shoot, Jane took numerous wonderful studies, but the ‘definitive’ image was usually chosen by the picture editor, sometimes on the basis of something as arbitrary as how much space was available on the page. In Exposures, Jane’s photos finally get to speak for themselves. Presented here uncropped and in their full glory, these photographs show why Jane has been hailed as the natural successor of Cartier-Bresson and as one of the UK’s preeminent portrait photographers.
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In this episode, we also mention:
Tatsuo Suzuki and that infamous Fujifilm X100V movie.
Is back button focusing becoming outdated? Read the article on PetaPixel.
Jason Evans’ The Daily Nice
The NUJ’s Freelancers Price Guide
We also mentioned Nick Turpin’s lovely film showcasing the new Fujifilm X100V:
As always, happy snapping and see you next week for Episode 54!