I have found that a discussion in these pages is the most efficient way of reaching SFN Members, hence this Post. Some of you may be aware that The Art Department has produced the first of a 16 page monthly Magazine entitled SFN ArtVillage online. The steering committee, comprising Neil Whitehouse, Sheila Walshe-Blackmore and myself ( with guidance and approval en route from James and Catherine ) decided from an early start that the Arts Mag would be just that, ie covering Fine Art.
Neil, as you may also be aware, has since opened Design Lab, a group concentrating on Design and Crafts, from which we hope that a separate Mag will also be published.
Fully aware that in todays 'Arts and Media' worlds the boundaries between the various disciplines is more 'blurred' than ever before, the study of Photography, both professional and amateur is undeniably a fun and exciting 'hobby' to be involved with.
I think it goes without saying, that again, pro or am, our network can boast some excellent Photographers, and it is clear that the Group alone comprises Members who are more than keen to swop technical hints and information, and share the delights of some top class Pics.
My suggestion is that interested parties post comments here, really with a view to pushing forward this proposal, appointing a steering committee,laying down some perameters etc. I would be more than happy to simply carry out the production under 'instruction' or to take a more active role.
So whether the final Piece is simply a 'Photo Glossy', and Handy Hints Guide a Photo-journalistic voyage through France, or whatever, is to be discussed here.
No hard and fast rules except that the Magazine should not be overtly commercial, and if ( as I suggest ) we publish through ISSUU that, for benefit of The SFN Network, the Journal should remain under the SFN Banner and Branding guidelines.