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Summer 2004
Go Why Black and White? An
essay by Robert Bruce Duncan

Go A Fleeting French Affair, photos
and dialogue from Andy Piggott
Go Every photographer needs
ProShow Gold slide show software
Go Wheeler Sunpredictor shows you
sun's position anywhere in the world
Go First look at new film scanner,
the revolutionary PrimeFilm 1800U
Go Durable Fotowand Gray Cards
make cardboard variety obsolete
Go A photographer's best friend,
the incredibly useful gray card
Go Lars Bergquist explains how to
use filters with black and white film
Go How to identify and avoid
artefacts in your digital images
Go Look at what's happening on
the Profotos galleries this month
Go Postcard from Australia, Sydney
cashes in on pro photographers
Go Articles from past issues
Go Answers to common questions
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Contributors In This Issue
Mike Berceanu, Australia
internationally known digital imaging
pioneer & commercial photographer
Lars Bergquist, Sweden
veteran outdoor photographer, hiker
and designer of classic typefaces
Doug Clifford, Washington

publisher of the ACE Index and
ACE Camera Photography Magazine
Jon Morgan, Singapore
photographer with a strong sense of
design focusing on the Asian milieu
Andy Piggott, Australia
British born, Sydney-based travel
and commercial photographer
Ernest von Rosen, Vancouver B.C.

nationally recognized web designer,
photographer and new media guru
Michael Williams, London, U.K.
London-based portrait, travel and
documentary photographer
Christopher Wright, Australia

publisher of dpi and PhotOZine,
Australia's online photo magazines

French flag in Nice (c) 2000 Andy Piggott

Right Place, Right Moment, Snap!
Memorable photos catch the eye and hold our attention. The French Tricolor flying above is a perfect example. Not many photographers can turn an everyday scene into something intriguing and unique. Even fewer can do it consistently.

Andy Piggott can. Skill elevates this British born working photographer above the rest of the crowd. Piggott lives in Sydney, Australia; he photographs "people, places, travel and faces."

What I like about Andy Piggott's photography is the strength of his curiosity and his intelligent use of color.

He manages to be in the right place at the right time far too often for it to be sheer coincidence. Good photography is all about seeing. Piggott sees things that most of us don't give a second glance -- he anticipates unique juxtapositions before they happen.

Too many photographers take pictures with the camera held at eye-level -- few bother to seek another point of view. If photos are always taken with the camera 5 to 5-1/2 feet off the ground, it brings a stale sameness to pictures. When you study Andy Piggott's photographs, pay attention to the camera angles and techniques he uses to isolate subjects.

Would you have seen the same picture he did?

Color photography is a hit or miss proposition for many. If you don't recognize color has power, you won't be very effective in using color to strengthen a composition. Andy Piggott puts color in a scene where it belongs. By doing so, he emphasizes the subject over the rest of the picture. See for yourself.

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