Professional Photo 175 Print
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!
The Girl with a thousand faces
Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi has perfected the art of using her own face and body as a blank canvas, delivering an apparently never-ending stream of inventive ideas that push her creativity to the limit. We catch up with her for a rare interview to find out more about how she got started on her career and where she gets her inspiration from, and we’re also showcasing a wide selection of her incredibly creative imagery.
Go Anywhere Lighting
The latest generation of LED lighting is ticking all the boxes in terms of adaptability and its ability to be equally at home in the studio or out on location. Our regular lighting expert Paul Wilkinson uses Rotolight’s AEOS and Neo 2 fixtures on a series of portrait shoots to show what they can achieve when in the right hands and also gives his verdict on what these very clever lights are capable of offering the professional.
Eye of the beholder
Body image is a red-hot subject these days and photographers are at the epicentre of the debate. We catch up with three who are operating in different areas of the business – fashion, portraiture and weddings – who each has their own way of approaching the issues and ways in which they can put their subjects at ease and truly make everyone look beautiful in front of their cameras.
All Rounder Optics
If you’re looking at exploring the potential of video production can you get away with using the lenses you usually employ for your stills work or do you need to invest in dedicated cinema optics? We team up again with the experts at CVP to take a detailed look at this whole area and talk through some of the options available, which range from vintage second hand glass through to bespoke optics and modern hybrid lenses that can do it all.
Stars in your eyes
Find yourself a beautiful clear night away from the city and star trails are on the agenda, and Affinity Photo’s powerful Radial Blur feature can help you enhance your celestial creations. Our regular software guru Matty Graham shows you how simple the whole process can be as he walks through the process and you can also catch his video where he carries out the procedure in real time (here).
Time to Turn Pro
If you’ve harboured a long-standing dream of one day earning all, or part, of your income through photography then we’re here to help. Our new series will introduce you to the things you need to know in order to set up your own business and we’re also showing you what to expect if you opt to move into a particular genre. In this issue we’re kicking things off by looking at a typical day in the life of a wedding photographer.
Get Creative Under Canvas
Some of the world’s greatest fashion photographers have worked with a bespoke and highly expensive light tent that has enabled them to light their subject separately to their surroundings for an almost three-dimensional effect. Brendan Bishop pondered on whether he could achieve the same look on a budget and we show what he came up with and the outstanding results that it’s enabled him to achieve.
Worth the wait?
Canon has been teasing us about its mighty new R5 flagship mirrorless camera for several months now, but finally the wraps are off and the model has been fully launched. Professional fine art photographer Michael O’Sullivan got hold of an early fully functional model and took it out with him on a string of commercial shoots, and he fills us in on how it performed and passes on his expert verdict on this highly anticipated new model.
Launched at the same time as the R5 and slightly overshadowed as a result, the A3 Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-300 desktop inkjet printer is designed to be the replacement for the popular Pixma Pro 10s and to become a fully-fledged member of the ImagePROGRAF range, slotting in behind the top-of-the-range Pro-1000 A2 model. We put it through its paces to see if it has the features and performance to complement this prestigious line-up of pro-focused models.
Sony A7S III first Look
It’s been a long wait but Sony has finally unveiled the Mark III version of its video-focused a7s range and it comes with a full range of filmmaking bells and whistles. We take a long hard look at its line-up of mouthwatering features and ask whether this could be the camera that will enable professional photographers to fully explore their hybrid potential.
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