Professional Photo 202 Print
An iconic image of Marilyn Monroe graces the cover of the latest issue of Professional Photo, and although it still has a remarkable freshness and vitality about it, it was shot by the great Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland all of 61 years ago. To mark Douglas’ recent passing we’re re-running an interview with him where he revealed the full story behind that amazing night when it was just him, Marilyn and a bottle of Dom Perignon, and it’s a fascinating insight into a different time, when celebrities were so much more approachable.
We’re also marking Professional Photo’s sponsorship of the prestigious Royal Section of the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards with an interview with the winner, Kelvin Bruce, who tells us what it was like to have photographed HM The Queen for so many years and how he and his fellow royal specialists felt when they heard the news of her passing. Another sparkling interview sees us catch up with one of the original supermodels, Pattie Boyd, who gives us an insight into her extraordinary life and reveals what it was like to be working as a model back in the heat of the swinging sixties.
If you’re a professional that wants to be in full control of your printing then don’t miss our section on colour management, where we’re looking at how you can always be totally sure that what you’re looking at on your monitor is totally accurate, and we’ve also got a stunning £1000 competition to win one of ten Datacolor Spyder Checkr Photo kits plus training. We’re also running a first look at the exciting new Affinity Photo 2 suite freshly launched by Serif, the Photoshop rival that doesn’t require a subscription, we’re checking out what the Cloud has to offer professional photographers and videographers and our big review this month is the mighty new 100MP Hasselblad H2D-100c. As always, we’re packed with brilliant content, so come take a look!
Extra content in the Digital Edition includes:
- Extra spread with additional images on the Pattie Boyd feature
- BIPP competition winners, 8-page feature
My night with Marilyn
The late Douglas Kirkland enjoyed a phenomenal career, but one of his undoubted highlights was the extraordinary night when, as a young photographer on one of his first big assignments, it was just him and Marilyn Monroe together in a studio. We reveal the inside story of how the session came together and how Monroe ended up calling the shots.
Kelvin Bruce scooped the Professional Photo Royal Photographer of the Year section of the recent UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards, and we caught up with after the ceremony to hear some of his stories about what it was like following HM The Queen across several decades and how his final photograph of her was intended as his tribute.
Blazing a Trail
Pattie Boyd was the original supermodel, worked with all of the top 60s photographers and was married to George Harrison and Eric Clapton. We caught up with her to find out more about her extraordinary life at the epicentre of 60s culture, and how she has gone on to become a successful photographer in her own right.
Adapt and Save
While Sigma might not yet produce lenses for Canon’s RF mount, you can reap the advantages of a keen price point and a wide choice of Sigma optics by employing Canon’s EF-EOS Adaptor. Go here to read our informative article!
Speeding up Time
The time-lapse sequence is a dynamic staple of many a video production and there are a multitude of ways to achieve the result you want, and a wealth of gear to choose from that can help you on your way. The experts from CVP give us a steer on what to look out for.
Put Yourself in the Picture
Vlogging, streaming and mobile filmmaking is becoming increasingly important to the creative professional, and Rick Bronks explains why factoring in great audio is crucial if you’re putting yourself out there. Go here to watch his accompanying video.
Made for Macs
The new generation of Mac-Ready monitors recently launched by BenQ is perfectly aligned towards creatives, and comes with a host of cutting-edge feature designed to ensure accurate colour. Go here to find out more.
The innovative new launch from Calibrite is the ColourChecker Passport DUO, which is designed to simplify the life of modern hybrid photographers shooting both stills and motion. Find out what photographer, filmmaker and educator Glyn Dewis thinks about it by going here.
Take control of Colour
As a professional you owe it yourself and your clients to be on top of your colour management, which in turn leads to a more efficient operation and total colour consistency across your business. A selection of top pros explain why this side of your business can be so important.
Win one of ten Spyder Chekr Photo kits and training.
Our amazing £1000 competition gives ten lucky readers the opportunity to win the very latest Datacolor Spyder Checkr Photo kits, plus a dedicated online training session to help you master your colour management. Find out more about the product and enter the competition here!
Playing with Perspective
Sometimes the element of surprise can make an image a showstopper and, by employing a simple post-production effect in Affinity Photo, you can create a jaw-dropping special effect. View Matty’s real time video walkthrough here.
The Caring Camera
The high-profile Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition is about to unveil its latest set of winners, including the Nikon-sponsored Young Environmental Photographer of the Year, and we’re taking a look at a selection of the stunning short-listed entries.
Second time Around
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. If you fancy taking part in this series yourself then email us at email@example.com to let us know what you have in mind!
From Camera to Cloud
The future is all about sharing, and Atomos is looking to encourage the growth of Camera to Cloud technology through the introduction of its attractive and well-priced Connect products. Go here to find out more.
Tested: Hasselblad X2D-100C
After what feels like an age since its last camera launch, Hasselblad has introduced the X2D-100c. Andy Kruczek takes a closer look to find out more about the thought-process behind its development and where it fits in the current medium format firmament.
Win a Sennheiser MKE 600 Mic and HD 300 PRO Monitoring headphones worth £435!
Check out Sennheiser’s awesome list of Christmas Gift suggestions which should keep any hybrid professional more than happy, and there’s also a chance to answer a simple question and to put your name in the hat to win a stunning Sennheiser MKE 600 microphone and HD Pro 300 monitoring headphone kit worth a cool £435! Go here to to enter!
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