September 5, 2023 • Issue 72
Leaves are starting to change colors, reader!

I hope those who wanted to got to see and photograph the Blue Moon. The next one will occur
August 19, 2024.

Remember that I mentioned things would be different for The Journal. Well, this issue continues to illustrate the make-over and has converted to news and stories, rather than reviews, new thing mentions, etc. For issue 72 of The Journal we have All About Photography's "Nature" winners, Sony's dominance of the sensor market, Rainbow Contrails, Bird Photo Tips, Sony World Photography Awards 2023, as well as the return of AIPAD to The Armory.

The September/October issue of Shadow & Light Magazine is in the layout stage and is shaping up rather nicely. I got an early start on this release which enables me to be more intentional with the that process.

The Featured Showcase Portfolio artist is Chris Jordan, who has relocated from Seattle to Chile where he captures images of oceans, mountains, and other naturally peaceful surroundings. Other Showcase Portfolio artists are Jim Larimer, Tom Chambers, Claudia Cammirata, Fred Zafran, Robin Bell, and a review of Anne Berry's compelling new book, "Behind Glass." E.E. McCollum and Steve Immel return with their regular columns, Mindful Matters and Telling Stories.

I am putting the final touches on a year-long photography course which will enable students to widen their perspective while working on developing a more creative mindset. This course is designed for those who are stuck-in-a-rut and don't know where to go next. We will look at and learn from a wide range of art. Assignments will be fun and at times unique. Deciding on an annual course structure will enable student and teacher alike time to hone their skill-set. You can check out the details, here.

If you have questions or considerations about the course, please contact me, below.

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Image: Chris Jordan, Featured Showcase Portfolio

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AAP's "Nature" CFE Results Announced

We're delighted to reveal the names of the 24 talented photographers who won AAP Magazine #33: Nature. Predominantly women photographers, they come from 11 different countries and 3 continents.

For this new edition of All About Photo Magazine, we chose to feature projects that beautifully capture the essence of nature, highlighting the magnificence of landscapes, wildlife, and flora & fauna.

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Wow! Rare Rainbow Contrails Caught on Camera

A series of stunning rainbow contrails were captured by amateur photographer Soumyadeep Mukherjee, from Kolkata, India.

Contrails are a type of ice cloud produced when water vapor generated from the airplane's engines condenses and freezes around dust particles or with the water vapor already present in the air, according to NASA.
Rainbow contrails are produced when the frozen water droplets diffract sunlight in the same direction.

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Sony World Photography Awards 2023 winners revealed

Among the images was a moving shot of a horse and cowgirl barrel racing and an incredible winter landscape photograph of mountains in Greece.

Professional and amateur photographers from more than 200 countries and territories submitted to the open competition, presenting some of the best photography from around the world.

Winners were presented with an over £4,000 cash prize, and a chance for their work to be presented in the award’s exhibition.


Sony Dominates the Sensor Market

There's an image sensor inside every camera, phone and device that records stills or video – and Sony has a 42% chokehold on this market. Yet Canon, despite being the biggest camera manufacturer in the world, only has 1% of it.

What's more, the only other manufacturer that makes its own sensors, Panasonic has less than a 1% share of the market – which was valued at $21.29 billion (approximately £16.67 billion / AU$32.35 billion) in 2022.

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5 More Common Mistakes in Bird Photography

Last week, I listed five common mistakes that can thwart your efforts to capture the perfect bird photograph. Today, I will add to my miniseries with another quintet of common mistakes in bird photography. When you’re photographing birds – and other wildlife subjects – keep these things in mind!

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The Photography Show fair will relocate to New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2024

The Photography Show, the longest-running fair devoted specifically to the medium, will mark its 43rd edition in April 2024 with a return to the Park Avenue Armory in New York, organisers say. Put on by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (Aipad), the fair is open for applications from member galleries and guest galleries.

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