Issue 54 • Aug 2015

Dimitri-VasileiouThe 'Pro' Word
We all have a dream. Mine was to be able to quit the day job and become a professional photographer. Fast forward a good few years and that dream has become a reality. I am now a pro photographer. I get to travel all over the world, run workshops and help people improve their skills. Back then I never even dared imagine I’d also publish and edit one of the most successful digital photography magazines in the world.

Reflecting back on the journey, it is quite astonishing. But it has been, and continues to be, incredibly hard work. I work longer hours than I ever thought possible. Yet I wouldn’t change a thing – and I’d do it all again tomorrow.

In LPM for you this month:
Finding photographic art in everyday landscapes through unconventional capture techniques is an alternative way to engage with the natural world. One of the techniques that has gained momentum lately, is ICM. Deborah Hughes analyses this interesting concept.

You can photograph what you cannot see! Sapna Reddy explains how the difference in what is perceived by our eyes versus what can be rendered in the camera is the basic premise of photographing at night.

Without goals in photography we would be drifting around aimlessly. Mark Bauer reflects on the need for balance and the importance of enjoying the process of reaching those goals.

Dimitri Vasileiou, editor