Category: MAGAZINE

One of the most amazing types of photography is Long Exposure and you can learn about it here. It can seem quite complicated, but learning about long exposure photography is a great way to help you decide if you really like it. While it can seem very complicated, the truth is, once you know what you are doing it is fairly easy. This article is designed to help you understand what long exposure photography is and how you do it. Though, the best way to learn is to get out there and try it.

It is can be an expensive sort of photography to do, and if you would like to try it before spending the money on filters then I can help you. I run long exposure workshops for groups, or individuals and I have the filters for you to try. There will be links at the end of the post, with more information if you would like to do one.

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There are all these articles that were written when I was doing the Dynamic Range Magazine, and it seems like such a waste that they were written and will never be seen again. I thought it might be nice to show them here, maybe one a week, see how we go. I thought I would start with one of mine. It was the first article I wrote for the magazine on macro photography. 
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A quick post to let you know that the magazine is now for sale. Please share the post and let everyone you know that it is now available. There are sharing options at the bottom of the post.

Remember that this magazine started so that we could support Photography by Women. It is meant to be a way to show that women are also good photographers and that we do more than portraits and weddings.  We really need your support.

This Issue is a zip file when you download it. There is a tutorial on replacing skies and you are being give the original image and 4 sky images to use as you like.

Here is a quick look at the cover again. The image is a link to the purchase page.

Issue 5 now on sale

Issue 5 now on sale

If you would like to see the contents page again, here it is.

DRM, Issue 5 Contents Page





Well it has finally come together and pretty much on time. I always say to Suzzanna, my layout person, that it won’t hurt if it is late with each one, but we always manage to pull it together and get it ready.  I have to admit I did lose faith during this one, but I am so excited that it is done and will be available on Sunday, well, that is unless you have subscribed, you will get it on Saturday then.

Let’s take a look at the cover.

Issue 5 - Cover (1)

The cover shot is by Emily Carter Mitchell who has also written an article on The Great Migration of the Serengeti.

We have another great photographer to Introduce to you, Lori Nix and I have written you a tutorial on how to replace a sky in an image. You will also get the photo to practice with and some sky images.

Instead of me telling you what is in it, let me show you the contents page.

DRM, Issue 5 Contents Page

It is a big Issue and almost 100 pages.

Don’t forget that you can subscribe to the magazine, and it is the best way to help support us and to make sure you get each issue. You get it sent to you and can read it before it becomes available to the wider community.

It will be ready for you to purchase this Sunday and will cost $7.  I do hope you will continue to support the magazine.

It has all come together and in a relatively relaxed manner. It almost seems like we know what we are doing. I am sure Suzzanna, who does the layout and makes sure everything gets done wouldn’t agree, but by far it has been the best to do for me.

You can purchase your issue from the Shop tab at the top of this page, or follow this link, Shop.

This is our fourth issue and this rounds up the first year of Dynamic Range Magazine. It has been quite a year.  I hope those of you who have purchased the magazine have enjoyed it immensely.  It has been quite a trip, but I can’t talk too much about that, or I will be giving away my editorial.  Let’s take another look at the cover.

Cover - Issue 4

This image for this issue is by Christine Danger, many of you know her from Monochrome Madness and her blog sv-takeiteasy. Chris has also written an article on underwater photography, so the cover image is one of those. A clam that she took photos of. It is amazing.

Of course there are lots of great images and I was fortunate enough to be able to interview Hillary Younger and do a feature on her work. She is an incredible landscape photographer and has some great tips for others who also want to do that type of photography.

Melissa Jones is becoming our marketing guru and has got some great ideas for how you can do better on Instagram. It is a very popular platform right now on and thanks to her I have improved my site a lot.

Emily Carter Mitchell has given a great article on the wildlife that you will come across if you go to Costa Rica.

We have a new writer this issue, Anne Sandler, from the blog Slow Shutter Speed. She has given her insights into what it is like coming to photography later in life.

Loré Dombaj has more great women photographers to introduce to us in her series on the History of Women in Photography.

I’ve written two for this one. I finally got around to writing about Architectural Photography and the different forms of it. I hope to do more in the future about it as well. I have also done the second part to the one on Lightroom, this one is about the pros and cons of using Photoshop.

Finally, Christine Wilson has given some insight into how she processed one of her black and white images in Post Processing Possibilities.

I have already received some feedback and was told:

just read DRM cover to cover …. another excellent issue!!!

You can buy the magazine from the Shop tab at the top of this page, or follow this link, Shop.

At that same link you can also subscribe to the magazine.

It has been a very crazy week and most of it has been taken up with trying to get this magazine out and get people to buy it, support it.


The main problem has been the products page and it not displaying the images correctly. I am sure many have gone to the page and been confused about what to do. I’ve put a note to help, but I know that many people, me included, don’t always read instructions.

We have decided that the best way to do this is to try using a different ecommerce plugin. There is now a shop page at the top, you can click here for it.

shop page

It seems to work okay, except you have to give it a lot of information. I don’t have access to this information, but I will try and find out how to stop it.  Though I suspect you only have to do it once. I’m not sure, we are still trying to work it out. It would be great if people could try it out and see how they go.

This is still all new and I’m so glad that many of you have supported us and continued to buy the magazine.

So now taking some advice from Melissa and her article on Marketing in the latest issue: