The Drama of the Downhill | Christian Walgram

Award-winning sports and action photographer Christian Walgram spends nearly a quarter of a year on the world’s best ski slopes, capturing remarkable action images from skiers competing in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. CPN Editor David Corfield discovers the challenges and rewards of capturing split-second action…

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The Drama of the Downhill
Christian Walgram

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“Let us not be nasty to nature…”

Find out more about Sebastião Salgado’s observations on man and nature.
Sebastião Salgado is a master of black and white storytelling and spoke about his work at The Photography Show in the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on March 21. His carefully composed and highly evocative images of nature and man offer a telling commentary on the modern world. Now, in his 73rd year, he explains to CPN Editor David Corfield how, after a lifetime of study, he still struggles to understand man’s destructive nature…

“I hope I can show how we must help the world heal,” he concludes. “We are 7.5 billion people on this planet now, and our behaviour has to change. I hope my pictures can make a difference but I don’t believe so. With the right information and the goodwill of people altogether, then yes, perhaps. But just my pictures? I don’t believe so.”

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Editor’s Choice Contest

Pick your Winner!

editorschoice03aMarkus van Hauten
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editorschoice03bBen Thouard
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editorschoice03cVittorio Zunino Celotto
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editorschoice03dBerci Feher
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editorschoice03eRino Di Noto
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editorschoice03fJulian Hunt
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editorschoice03gMichael Grubka
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Public Vote
Have your say in the Editor’s Choice Contest by voting for your favourite image, too! As a valued CPN reader we want to make sure you have the chance to get involved and so we have added this extra section for you to pick your favourites from the editors’ shortlist.
Public vote closes on March 10, 2017

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Finding the formula for motorsport success

Action and drama from the world of Formula One through the eyes of a top motorsport photographer.
Motorsports photographer Andrew Hone talks to CPN writer Mark Alexander about panning shots, the demands of shooting F1 and finding a replacement for his stolen go-to lens…

andrewhone02aRefining your skills as a photographer can take a lifetime. In fact, most photographers admit the process never really ends with new equipment and an assortment of techniques providing a never-ending bounty of possibilities. Distilling just a few of these into your photographic trick bag can be a lifelong ambition.

andrewhone02b andrewhone02c andrewhone02d andrewhone02e andrewhone02f andrewhone02gAndrew Hone, a motorsports photographer who covers F1 for LAT Images as a freelancer and previously for Getty Images, has done just that and more, carving out a career based around his ability to freeze action while also creating artistic, almost abstract sports imagery. Add to that telling portraits and an uncanny knack of picking out the smallest detail of a speeding racing car, and you can see why Hone’s instinctive flair and range of skills come into their own on race day.

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Finding the formula for motorsport success
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