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Back Issues 2020

Professional Photo Issue 182

We are celebrating the fact that weddings have the go-ahead to start up again with a gorgeous cover from columnist Lisa Devlin and some thoughts from her about how you need to be looking carefully at your post-Covid pricing and the alignment of your business in the rapidly evolving wedding photography market. Meanwhile Spanish duo Anna and Daniel are showing us their portfolio of cunning architectural images that are not quite what they seem, Gemma Brunton is telling us about her project to photograph the resilience of children throughout the pandemic, we’re cheering on Team GB in the World Photography Cup and Paul Wilkinson is down the gym, talking about environmental portraits of the owner and trainers that he’s set up there. Software specialist Amy Leigh Atkins is casting her eye over DAM products, CVP expert Jake Ratcliffe is explaining why storage is such a crucial part of filmmaking, automotive photographer Simon Clay gives us the lowdown on his typical working week and we’ve got a full review of the Canon EOS C70, the replacement for the much-loved C100. It’s another action-packed issue so dive in and take a look!

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Professional Photo Issue 181

If you love iconic photography then you’ll appreciate the vintage image by master documentary photographer Larry Fink that features on our latest cover. A classic from his classic Social Graces series, Larry’s work is currently the subject of a huge retrospective in Cologne and we’ve got an exclusive interview with the great man, as well as a selection of some of his greatest work. This issue also sees the launch of our spectacular ‘Professional Photographer of the Year’ competition, the biggest event of its kind that we’ve ever run in the magazine, with over £8000 worth of prizes up for grabs. Top prize is a mouth-watering professional camera, the Panasonic S1R, so tune in and find out how you can put yourself in the running for this, with ten categories also there to be won. Meanwhile hard-working pro Richard Bradbury is explaining why you need to calibrate your cameras if you want to ensure you’re getting the very best results out of them, while software specialist Amy Leigh Atkins is kicking off a new series by providing an overview of the top professional editing packages currently on the market. Cameras tested out this month are the keenly priced and generously specified Fujifilm X-S10 and the Mark III version of Canon’s celebrated C300 cinema camera, so it’s another issue crammed with content that you can’t afford to miss out on!

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Professional Photo Issue 180

There’s a wintry feel to the latest issue of Professional Photo, with a stunning seal portrait by renowned wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini adorning our cover and a full polar portfolio inside. We’re also talking to the legendary street photographer Joel Meyerowitz about his highly acclaimed Provincetown project, which saw him swap his discreet camera for a vintage large format model that entailed a completely different way of working. Continuing in the vintage vein, we’re also finding out how portrait specialist Paul Wilkinson created a timeless image of a renowned explorer, while our ‘Day in the Life’ this month goes behind the scenes with another portraitist, Rory Lewis. We’re also sharing the findings from a major new survey that reveals the numbers of professional photographers working in the UK and which goes into detail on how much you might expect to earn and the best time to market to your customers. There are some fascinating and engaging revelations, backed up by the personal stories of three working professionals, so pick up a copy of Issue 180 and find out more!

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Professional Photo Issue 179

Our first issue of 2021 is now out and our team of expert contributors is looking ahead to a time beyond lockdown and remaining resolutely optimistic about the year ahead. Lisa Devlin envisages the ten marketing steps that professionals will need to follow to build their businesses back up once customers are allowed through the door again, while star of stage and screen Bill Ward is showing off his insightful shots of the theatres he loves, as he unveils a book he’s produced to raise funds to help save them. We’re also peering over the shoulder of a professional food photographer to find out what a day in their life is actually like and we’re going all retro with Richard Bradbury as he recaptures the joy of an age gone by, when the Hasselblad was the tool of choice for most professionals. We’re also getting hands on with the eagerly awaited Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5, the lens that could change the face of wildlife and sports photography, so don’t miss our expert verdict. Lots to catch up on as always, so pick up a copy and jump in!

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Professional Photo Issue 178

We’ve got a striking and previously unpublished portrait from master photographer Steve McCurry on the cover of the latest issue of Professional Photo, plus a Portfolio of images from his latest book to admire, along with an exclusive interview. For all those who love great photography and yearn to start travelling again this is a story definitely not to miss! Our final issue of 2020 also features a fascinating catch up with legendary rock photographer Neal Preston, who spent more than a decade documenting Queen in their absolute pomp, blazing a trail across the US and South America. Gear on test includes the Canon EOS R6, a camera that has the potential to move the mirrorless market on to another level, while we’re also taking a long hard look at what you need on the hardware front to really get serious about editing your own video footage. Add to this our regular line-up of columnists, professional technique and the chance to go behind the scenes on a day with a photojournalist and you have the makings of another outstanding issue that you won’t want to miss!

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Professional Photo Issue 177

Catch up with the latest issue of Professional Photo, which features ‘lady in red’ Sophie Ellis Bextor on the cover. Inside you’ll find our usual eclectic mix of great stories, killer technique and informed kit reviews, and there’s plenty of food for thought as we find out how professionals are coping with the ongoing pressure of the pandemic, while we’re also considering fresh ideas that are designed to help you market your work online as fine art. Lisa Devlin talks about her strategy for coping with a wedding photography market where the goalposts are shifting every week it seems, while Michael O’Sullivan and Ed Collacott discuss how they’ve set about marketing their personal work to an appreciative audience that’s looking to buy. Meanwhile Julian Elliott reveals what a day in the life of a landscape photographer is really like, we run through what the best gimbals are for those moving into video production and we’re showcasing the painterly style of celebrated fine art photographer Christy Lee Rogers, who uses her swimming pool as her regular studio! Another great read, so make sure you pick up a copy!

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Professional Photo Issue 176

Our high-kicking cover star this month was photographed by Hollywood fine art photographer Tyler Shields, often considered the bad boy of the business for his sometimes controversial imagery. However, we find out there’s much more to Tyler than his public persona, and he reveals why he’s felt the need to knock over some conventions, plus the fact that he only ever sleeps for around two hours a night! We’re also starting a new ‘Anatomy of a Shoot’ series with Paul Wilkinson, where he reveals the full story behind one of his memorable sittings, while our popular new ‘Time to Turn Pro’ series this month is focusing on a day in the life of a commercial photographer. Professional photographers are telling us about the value of vlogging and the kit that helps them to get involved, while our main test this month is the brand-new Panasonic S5, being touted as a full-frame version of the phenomenally successful Lumix GH5. Another all-action issue, so grab a copy and make sure you’re up to speed!

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Professional Photo Issue 175

Professional Photo 175 is now in the shops and we’ve got the wonderfully eccentric Flora Borsi on our cover, with a shot from her hugely inventive animal series. There’s lots more on Flora inside plus we’ve also got a full hands-on review of one of the most eagerly anticipated cameras of recent years, the incredible new Canon R5, so don’t miss Michael O’Sullivan’s expert verdict. There’s also the start of an important new series, Time to Turn Pro, in this issue, where we’ll be giving advice on how to turn that dream of a professional career into reality, and we’re kicking things off with a look at a typical day in the life of a wedding photographer. Add to this a thought-provoking story about the perception of beauty in photography, our regular lighting masterclass, which looks this month at Rotolight’s continuous lighting options, plus a full review of the upgraded new Canon A3 desktop printer the ImagePROGRAF Pro-300, and you’re looking at yet another action-packed issue. Grab your copy now!

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Professional Photo Issue 174

Professional Photo is back in print and returning with a vengeance, with a cover and portfolio from the legendary Bob Carlos Clarke, who unbelievably would have turned 70 this year. We’re celebrating his career with a look at some of his most iconic images and an overview of his legacy from those that knew him best. To put a smile on the face we’re also going behind the scenes in the studios of a selection of newborn photographers to get a feel for different styles and approaches, we’ve got an overview of location lighting that’s suitable for both stills and video, we’re taking a closer look at the exciting R5 and R6 announcements from Canon and we’re also asking whether that eye-catching 8K video facility is going to be something that you’re ever likely to be using. Add in our regular contributions from marketing and business experts such as Lisa Devlin, Melissa Love and Julia Boggio plus in-depth reviews of the Nikon D6 powerhouse and Tamron’s fast new 28-200mm zoom and you’ve got all of the ingredients for an unmissable issue: pick up a copy now!

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Professional Photo Issue 173

Our latest digital-only issue 173, is another 100-page epic and it’s overflowing with great content, positive stories, marketing expertise, essential technique and expert comment and reviews. As things slowly start to pick up again what more could you want? We’ve got an exclusive interview with the legend that is Greg Gorman, talking about a stellar fifty-year career in Hollywood where he’s photographed just about anyone who is anyone, and counts many of them as personal friends to boot. Don’t miss our eight-page epic look at his amazing work, much of which has never been widely shared before. On another level we’re also talking to photojournalist Justin Tallis, who gives a fascinating account of what it was like having London almost to himself at the height of lockdown. Elsewhere in this issue we’re reporting on how one photographer carried on his model shoots by working remotely, achieving some great results, while Karl Taylor is singing the praises of compact studios and showing how they can still be the perfect environment for commercial photography. For good measure we’re also looking at how to make money from selling video clips, are testing out the mighty new Fujifilm XT-4 and are showing how to get the best portraits out on location on a sunny day. Another great mash up of stories in fact, so log on and check it out!

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Professional Photo Issue 172

Introducing our second digital-only special and this one is similarly heaving with unmissable content. So sign up, download and get stuck in: there are nearly 100 pages of great stories to get to grips with inside and lots of tantalising tangents to dive off on, thanks to the highly interactive nature of our fully digital publication. Our cover this month is from celebrated US fashion specialist Jim Jordan, who tells us the extraordinary story of how he moved from being a hair and make-up specialist to being the main man behind the camera, while we’re also profiling the incredible Marilyn Stafford, whose real life story reads like the script for a Hollywood movie. She hung out with Robert Capa and Cartier-Bresson, sung in a Paris nightclub and, while well into her nineties, she was instrumental in setting up a top award to encourage female photographers. We’ve also got Richard Bradbury walking us through the building of his new home studio, a fresh graduate telling us how she’s going about getting assisting experience, a catch up with a man who’s adding vlogging to his photography mix and a look at why DAM is so crucial for a professional business. Oh, and a detailed review of the brand new Canon 1DX Mark III flagship for good measure. So insanely full, this issue is positively bursting at the seams!

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Professional Photo Issue 171

The first ever digital-only issue in Professional Photo’s history is now on sale and it’s bursting at the seams! At 108 pages it’s our biggest issue for years and it’s a full fifty per cent fatter than Issue 170: well, that’s lockdown for you! It needed to be huge to accommodate the wealth of content we’ve got lined up for you, much of which is fully interactive. So, you’ll be able to link directly off the page to watch extra video content, visit galleries and external websites, enter our competition to win a Sennheiser wireless mic at the click of a mouse and generally go off exploring as you’re reading a story that interests you. We’ve got feedback from a selection of professional photographers, sharing tales of they’re using their time to prepare for a storming comeback when their businesses get underway again, we’re talking about how to get involved in streaming, what to consider when you’re revamping your website, ways to keep yourself on the radar with your clients, tips on how to step up your online selling, experts giving feedback on the used camera market and a comprehensive review of the exciting new Olympus OM-D E-M1 III. This is huge and, to cap it all off, it’s all available at £3.99, so a full pound cheaper than the regular printed edition. Take a look and we think you’ll like what you see!

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Back Issues 2019

Professional Photo Issue 166

This month’s cover was shot especially for the magazine by renowned fashion photographer Adam Parker using Panasonic’s mighty S1R FF Mirrorless camera and we’ve got the full story of the shoot and lots more images inside. Our final issue of 2019 is a hybrid special, reflecting the fact that so many professional photographers these days are now being asked to provide high quality video to their clients.

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Professional Photo Issue 164

A majestic polar bear is our cover star this month, a glorious wildlife study by renowned photographer Andy Rouse, who is the subject of our Portfolio feature this month. Also in this bumper special issue is a mega eight-page section where we profile the major professional associations and explain who each of them caters for, the awards they offer and the cost of joining.

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Professional Photo Issue 163

Our latest issue is not only bumper in size but also content, simply overflowing with great features, essential technique and expert opinion. Our cover features a classic fashion shot from Melbourne-based photographer and highly respected trainer Vicky Papas, which ties in with an interview that reveals how her timeless approach is winning her big name clients…

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Professional Photo Issue 162

Our latest issue has a summer feel epitomised by Flora Borsi’s unconventional ice cream cover shot, taken with the brand new Hasselblad XD II 50C. Inside you’ll find a wealth of pro-centred stories, ranging from Richard Bradbury’s recreation of scenes from the epic war film The Great Escape through to David Nash’s lowdown on his exquisite and award winning culinary creations

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