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February/March 2018, Vol. 43, #2Photography can be a pastime, a passion or a profession. Whatever it is for you, Photo Life is THE magazine to subscribe to. Check out a few pages of the current issue and see some of the main features below! In addition, with a subscription to the printed magazine, you’ll receive free access to Photo Life‘s digital archives so you can read your favourite back issues of Photo Life online when you want, where you want!
Hurdles: Overcoming the barriers and Excuses that Keep You From Reaching Your GoalsHurdles. The very word, oddly, implies achievement. To jump up. To leap over. To leave behind an obstacle, moving onward to the next one. Hurdles are barriers, but only on the surface, and only to those who can’t imagine what might be.
Core Reality: Finding Our Voice Through Personal WorkEvery photographer I know dreams of merging “work” and “personal” into a single, unified vision. Few of us, after all, set out to create generic images no one will care about.
A Letter to My Younger Self: Advice for an Emerging PhotographerKeep your eye on the ball! What do I mean? Well, it’s a long and winding story, actually.
Test Review: O for Olympus, P for PalmettoCharleston, South Carolina. We’re here for a three-day event to discover and test Olympus’ new lenses: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17 mm f/1.2 PRO (34-mm equivalent) and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 45 mm f/1.2 PRO (90-mm equivalent). “You will be blown away by their performance, even at maximum aperture,” predicts Olympus technical specialist Eric Gensel.
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.
A Prismatic view
Moving to Canada gave Yannis Davy Guibinga a new creative direction: celebrating the diversity of the African diaspora and challenging mainstream visual narratives that continue to fetishize the black body.
Misadventures in Photography
Over the course of a career—regardless what our vocation might be—with the luxury of hindsight, incidents that might have been disastrous at the time can later be understood as pivotal moments. These are the stories we will share, should anyone care to listen, when we become residents of the Sunshine Home.
Wisdom, Wit and Other Tidbits
Excerpts From Our Interview With Toronto’s first Photo Laureate, Geoffrey James, who uses his photography to explore the relationship between humans and landscapes.
More Photographs Made, Less Money Spent
We practice a craft that has never been accused of being cheap, and ambitions so often turn to making money that it seems to me an honest conversation about it would be time, forgive the pun, well spent.
Every issue we present the top images from our Showtime photo contest. This issue’s winner is Paul Sturmey for the theme Bridges.
You’ve got questions? I might have some answers. Some come from reading, some from discussions, but most come from mistakes.
Doing a Photo Workshop in Iceland
I admit it. As a rather independent introvert, the idea of taking an organized trip with a bunch of strangers makes me a little anxious. But how could I refuse an invitation to be a part of a photo workshop in Iceland that’s focused on ice caves and the aurora borealis?
The Living Room
Take a seat and join the chit-chat! This issue’s question: Have you ever completely messed up when shooting? What did you do and what did you learn from it?