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Canon, in partnership with leading broadcast and professional video solution provider CVP, has announced its Stories in Motion competition, which is inviting young filmmakers to submit their best creative short films.

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In so many ways the legendary Marilyn Stafford was years ahead of her time and used her considerable influence to support emerging female photographers. With her passing at the age of 97 we look back to our interview with her in issue 172 of Professional Photo, discussing her life and works,

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Voigtlander can proudly boast that it’s the oldest lens maker in the world, and its modern-day line-up is packed full of traditional values and high-quality products that are built to last.

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We’ve got a first on the cover of Professional Photo this month, a character-filled black and white portrait that originated, not in a camera but on a computer hard drive. Produced by top pro Giles Christopher, it’s a stunning example of what AI is capable of doing these days, and inside we’re digging deeper into this whole area and are looking at further startling examples from Giles and others while also focusing on the positives by looking at ways that AI is revolutionising post-production and taken much of the drudgery out of image selection. It’s a fascinating topic, and one that’s not going away!

We’re also celebrating the opening of a brand new free-to-enter photographic gallery in the heart of London this month, with a look at what the Centre for British Photography will be offering, while Project features the work of the enigmatically-named Lord K2, who is providing us with a rare behind-the-scenes insight into the usually off-limits world of sumo wrestling.

Also in this issue we’re finding out how one highly-successful wedding photographer made the move across to shooting product imagery, we’re testing out OM System’s latest OM5 and we’re taking a look at the impressive Tamron 150-500mm superzoom for Fujifilm X photographers, along with Voigtlander’s tasty lens family that’s designed to partner the Nikon Z system. As always, it’s a great selection of stories, so come on in and take a look around!

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Rick concludes his series on professional-level audio by taking a look at how all the tracks you’ve recorded can be brought together to create one cohesive and natural-sounding mix.

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Professionals need full control when expanding the dynamic range in their HDR frames, and Affinity Photo 2’s new Non-Destructive RAW editing feature is delivering this freedom.

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Family portrait specialist Alyssa Zalabai was keen to discover how smaller and lighter Olympus MFT cameras might compare to her full-frame Sony kit, so took a loan from MPB to find out.

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The time-lapse sequence is a staple of many a video production, and there are lots of ways to achieve the result you want, and a wealth of gear to choose from that can help you on your way.

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The innovative new launch from Calibrite is the ColorChecker Passport DUO, which is designed to simplify the life of modern hybrid photographers shooting both stills and motion.