Photo Life Magazine
December/January 2020, Vol. 45, #1We’re thrilled to share the December/January issue with you! Amber Bracken reconsiders 11 classic photojournalism rules for creating compelling photo essays. Michael Ernest Sweet shares about the joys of using lo-fi techniques. Patrick La Roque offers a look at the impact of privacy laws on street photographers. We have interviews with Governor General’s Award winner Marlene Creates and photojournalist Chris Donovan. Plus there’s Dave Brosha’s tricks of the trade, new products and more!
A Different Narrative: Listening Deeply for a More Layered StoryChris Donovan’s images are thoughtful and layered, inviting us to pause and pay attention to the stories on the periphery of the news.
Rise of the Shadow World: A Reflection on Street PhotographyEvery image becomes part of a legacy. Every single one, regardless of its photographic value or where it was taken. But street photography holds a special place in the vast spectrum of genres because cities, big or small, are miniatures of society as a whole.
The Photo Essay: Reconsidering 11 Classic Photojournalism RulesIn a photo essay, the images are everything, and the photographer is the author. Crafting an essay allows us to be storytellers, and the process immerses us in people’s lives, creating opportunities for human connection and profound images you just can’t get from dropping in.
The Joy of Toy Cameras: Try a Lo-Fi Approach to Conquer MonotonyConsistency in photography is a good thing. When we are consistent in our approach and style, our images take on a signature. But another name for consistency is repetition, and repetition can lead to apathy and boredom. Enter the toy camera.
This and That
A fun mix of news, book reviews, exhibitions, the latest products and more, This and That is where you come to browse what’s going on in today’s photo culture.
Every issue we present the top images from our Showtime photo contest
Tricks of the Trade: The Visual Inventory
Perhaps creative skill sets should—at least at times—take centre stage and greater importance in our development?