Professional Photo 174 Print
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!
Bob Carlos Clarke at 70
It seems hard to believe, but Bob Carlos Clarke would have been turning 70 this year but for his untimely death. We take a measured look at the life and times of the great photographer, wonder at his ability even now to shock his audience, talk to those who knew him to get more of a feel for his legacy and, most of all, we showcase some of the classic images he left behind.
These days photographers need lighting kit that has the potential to work just as well with video productions as for stills. We link up with the experts at CVP to provide an overview of the best lighting to be looking at for location work and highlight a selection of the products that are guaranteed to do a brilliant job for the working professional.
The Art of Newborn Photography
The market for newborn photography is growing exponentially but there is no one clear-cut approach to take if you want to break into this area. Sarah Plater, a newborn photographer herself, heads behind the scenes at the studios of three practitioners with very different approaches to take a look at how to produce and market images that will have the widest possible appeal.
Who Needs 8K Video
In the wake of the launch of the new Canon EOS R5 we take a look at the different resolutions you can use for shooting video and ask whether 8K is something that is going to be a game changer or whether it could, perhaps, be just a little ahead of its time. And we solve the mystery of why you should shoot in 4K even if you’re only going to output a film for use on the web
Get set for Minimony
Weddings are returning but they look very different to the way they did pre-Covid. Lisa Devlin looks at emerging trends, such as minimony – a scaled down version of a wedding as a prelude for the real thing – and a micro wedding with just the minimum number of guests and talks through ways that you can tap into the new normal and offer your photographic services.
Single Shot Solution
Weddings are returning but they look very different to the way they did pre-Covid. Lisa Devlin looks at emerging trends, such as minimony – a scaled down version of a wedding as a prelude for the real thing – and a micro wedding with just the minimum number of guests and talks through ways that you can tap into the new normal and offer your photographic services. See this process in real time here.
Nikon’s Mighty New D6
The D6 is the new high-end Full Frame Nikon DSLR flagship and we’re giving it a thorough testing, with the help of top sports photography professional and Getty Images stalwart Clive Mason. We look at how it’s sometimes the fine margins that make all the difference and show some of the incredible shots that Clive has produced using the new camera.
The long and short from tamron
The latest optic to be released from Tamron is a useful long-range and lightweight zoom that covers 28-200mm and comes with a bright maximum aperture of f/2.8. Designed to partner the likes of Sony full frame cameras, it’s a highly affordable addition to the market at £799, and Matty Graham has been taking it out and about to see what it has to offer.
If you’re looking to add high quality audio to the mix then an external recorder makes a lot of sense. We’re taking an in-depth look at three affordable solutions from Tascam, Olympus and Zoom that can all do a highly professional job.
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