THE EYE of PHOTOGRAPHY 11/14/2018
Pat Lanza's interviews of Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, and review of "African Twilight",
their new 2-volume book, in The Eye of Photography, 11/14/18.
Read the full article online or in pdf. Exerpt below from the interview:
Lanza Q: "Your color photography is vibrant, often taken in difficult situations. How do you produce images of this quality?"
Angela and Carol: "We shot film until 2004,. We really loved film, it was with great difficulty we switched over to digital.
We learned to carry film in Africa, and always wrap it in sleeping bags so that film never gets overheated. We used Fuji Velvia film after first starting with Kodachrome. When we got home to London we would clip test two or three frames of each roll so we knew if we should to push or pull the remainder of the film.
We made a record of where and when we had shot film during the day and always tried to shoot in good light. We got up to shoot every morning from 7am to 9:30am and then from 4pm until dark. If we had to shoot during the midday we used fill flash attempting to make the image
look natural as possible in the available light.
We have photographed all our books in color. When we moved to digital we made sure it was corrected to show exactly what was seen."