June 11, 2010 | Comments Off
Welcome to the very first issue of Light and Composition, which is a photography magazine that aims to steer people towards the true essence of photography. The idea behind the magazine is multi-tiered. First, it is about taking one around this world, to understand people, nature, and culture, in pursuit of value and authenticity. Second, it explores how to see and portray the world through the lens, using a purist’s perspective. Third, when looking at its contents, one sees that this magazine is different than any other online and print based photography magazine.
Let’s make our position and notion clear. That is we are not the sort of people who follow the crowd or encourage the alteration of photographs with photo editing software. Our fundamental goal is to cover the artistic side of photography, from planning, researching, and visualizing, helping people to gain skill and unique style in their work.
Choosing a name to convey this notion was an important task. Going back to basics; photography is all about how one understands the rhythms and harmonies of light, and how to capture it to its essence, with artistic vision, to where the composition lies. Keeping this in mind, we stuck with a very simple name, “Light and Composition,” with a tag line, “Towards the true essence of photography”.
As an author of numerous artistic photography books that teach how to do photography and capture the true essence of life, it wasn’t a hard task for me to do this editor’s job.
It is a great pleasure to announce this photography magazine, which was only a dream before. As an online publisher, Image of the Centuries has faced many ups and downs, like many companies, because of the recent global economic crisis. In this condition, introducing a totally free monthly magazine, based on value and authenticity, in this age of Photoshop, was not an easy task.
Through the collective effort of our team members, we have been able to successfully launch the first issue of our magazine. We hope to be a beam of light, and represent the positive side of life on earth, through our photography. Working together, as a young, energetic, multicultural group, spread out around the world, it has certainly been an enjoyment. Planning the layout of the magazine, sharing the idea with others, and meeting the deadline, to name a few, have been some of our challenges so far.
I hope that you will like the magazine and its valuable contents.
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