Issue 13: Gravity Powered

Includes Passport, Gravity Powered, and Tools of the Trade.
December 2007—January 2008

Who better to guest edit our Gravity Powered theme than professional skier JT Holmes. In addition to an impressive record in traditional skiing, JT is pushing the limits of the sport by expanding into BASE skiing, a combo of base jumping and skiing that involves parachutes and daring heights. Gravity Powered also includes tips on shooting snow/ski/skateboarders without getting run over, and a feature on gravity defiers such as trapeze artists and breakdancers.

Passport, a theme of travel off the beaten path, provides a gorgeous trip around the world. Jill Coleman's photo essay, People of the Klein Karoo, gives us a personal glance into a community in South Africa. We've also included a My Precious article on an underwater camera for shooting around the world in unexpected places.

Our Tools of the Trade theme, sponsored by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, spotlights masters of their trades and the tools they use. American Soldier Jeremiah Ridgeway gives us a unique and intimate perspective on his trade through his combat photos of Afghanistan.

A special thanks to Hallmark Institute of Photography, Adobe®, New York Institute of Photography, Epson, Lensbabies, Sony, Photo District News, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Dyna-lite, and SXSW Interactive, for making this issue possible!

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