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Underground Photographer (set)
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Underground Photographer (set)


Underground Photographer, (set of ten issues)

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Underground Photographer (set of ten issues)

Underground Photographer was a very high standard publication for its day, concentrating on all aspects of cave photography, including video, lighting, composition and a wide range of ancillary topics such as copyright for photographers, print quality, archiving and data loss (who took that photo, who is in it, where did it come from ... record information before it is lost!), image galleries, gear reviews and more. And that is only representative of the first of the issues in this set.

Other issues are similarly varied by reason of content, and all proved interesting to re-read while writing this brief appraisal. There's even an article on what is needed to gain a cover of Descent (issue 4). Film choice and using Photo CDs from Kodak might be redundant technologies today, but details of printing technologies, using LEDs and other subjects are not. Much may be learned from journals such as these, even if only to see how much things have changed with the use of digital cameras. And this in only a couple of decades or so ...

This set, though incomplete, is ideal for starting a collection - only 11 issues were produced, so this lacks only issue (1). Issues were only ever produced in limited numbers for subscribers, plus a few for sale at conferences, so to find a set this complete is comparatively rare - naturally so, given the scarcity of the issues. The set comprises issues:

2: Summer 1996
3: Autumn 1996
4: Winter 1996
5: Spring 1997
6: Summer 1997
7: Autumn 1997
8: Winter 1997
9: Spring 1998
10: Summer 1998
11: Autumn 1998

This set is offered for UK postal destinations only; price includes UK postage (for overseas destinations, please enquire for the added postage costs).

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Square-bound spine, glued pages
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Journal: second-hand
10 issues: pagination varies, typically 50pp or more
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Quality varies; may be creases and signs of being read, but not page marked; run lacks issue (1)
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