Shadow & Light Magazine, September/October 2023 55
October, 26 2023 • Issue 74
Christmas Decorations in October, reader!

For the next issue of Shadow & Light Magazine, we have some image-makers from past issues, a few newcomers, and a couple other things not yet finalized. So far, we have: Josephine Sacabo, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Cole Thompson, Lily Aloma, Steve Cohen and Vicky Sarris. Due to conditions way beyond our control, this list is how we have at this point in time.

For our Turning Pages (book review) section, we have Sue Michlovitz and her contemplative release, "Breathe in Water." Steve Immel and E.E. McCollum will both be serving up excellent writing as well as some pretty good images.

If you grab a $10 subscription (annual/6 issues), you will receive the current issue (above) free and your first subscribed issue will be the November/December 2023 issue.

Here's the link if you can't refuse this offer.

Our very popular Single Image Showcase is back! You can put your work in front of more than 2,500 subscribers, curators, gallerists and publishers! For a great price, this a good way to get your work out there, in front of people who could make a difference in your creative life. There is room for only 4 more participants.

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• The "Developing Your Creative Vision" course has been revised to meet demand and your suggestions and we now have up to 5 spots available. Deep thought has been given to the pricing and now the rock-bottom offering for this this six-month very inclusive and collaborative class is open for a VERY Special Price! Click on the link below to find out that price and see how the course has been restructured.

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If you have been following me on Facebook, you know that I have an exhibit coming up (sample image, below). It's part of a group exhibit, here in Albuquerque, and looks to be filled with painting, sculpture, photography, sketches, and more! It is going to be a great event and if you are in the area, please try to drop by. I will have a selection of my figurative work (16 pieces), produced in my "no glass • no reflections" presentation manner. Image sizes are 16x20, 11x14, 12x12 (all inches). Is there one with your name on it?

Artist Reception will be November 10, 2023, 5-8pm. More info coming.


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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2023

The winners of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2023 have just been announced. Now in its 16th year, the awards recognize the most beautiful landscapes from across the UK, and with an impressive £10,000 (US$12,140) up for grabs for the overall winner, it’s become a competition that every dedicated landscape photographer should enter.

The Overall winner, and winner of the Change in the Landscape category,y is Mik Dogherty, for his image titled ‘After The Fire‘.

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12 Ways Most People Screw Up Their Photos of the Northern Lights

We’re currently rolling through a period of high solar activity, which means more opportunities to photograph the northern lights (a.k.a. the aurora borealis) as they shine brighter, more frequently, and more widely than usual. But if you’ve ever tried to photograph anything at night, you know there’s a learning curve attached—especially when your subject is a literal will-o’-wisp in space.

As a long-time Alaskan, I’ve spent many hours making all the mistakes, so you don’t have to. I’ve also interviewed professional aurora hunters, piecing together their advice to figure out where I’d gone wrong—and how to put things right again.

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Psychedelic Image of Optic Nerve Wins Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest

A look at a rodent's optic nerve under the microscope took home the top prize at the 49th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Taken by Hassanain Qambari, who was assisted by Jayden Dickson, the psychedelic image won out over nearly 1,900 entries from 72 countries.

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How This Conservation Photographer Gets Up Close To Reveal The Hidden Lives Of Salamanders & More

Photography has been a constant for Steven David Johnson throughout the majority of his life. This passion sparked in high school, where he worked on the yearbook team, shooting film and processing his images in a darkroom. When he went to college, he studied art with a concentration in photography. Photoshop launched just before he started college and he began learning how to use it.

“By the time I did my senior exhibition for college, I ended up doing the first Photoshop exhibition at the college which was kind of fun because I got to teach my faculty a little bit about this new thing called ‘digital media’.”

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Canon asks customers which classic film camera it should bring back!

Is Canon planning to launch a mirrorless retro camera in the style of one of its classic film cameras? Market research being conducted in Asia suggests that the answer is a big fat yes.

After Nikon saw massive success with the launch of the Nikon Zf and Nikon Z fc retro cameras, speculation (and common sense) said that Canon would be looking to replicate that success by resurrecting one of its own classic film bodies. As I've written before, my money is on an update of the iconic Canon AE-1 – and I'm clearly not the only one who thinks so.

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Nikon Plans To Wind Down DSLR Production By 2025, To Focus On Mirrorless Cameras Instead

Nikon has announced its medium-term management plan for the years 2022 to 2025, which reveals a surprising news. The company plans to wind down DSLR camera production by 2025. Instead, it plans to shift focus towards mirrorless cameras and lenses.
Nikon reported a profitable 2021 thanks to its Imaging Division.

However, DSLR sales declined. According to BCN Awards, its DSLR sales fell to a market share of 34 percent. Nikon appears to have made note of it, as reflected by its earnings plan spotted by PetaPixel.

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