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Photo Life Magazine
December/January 2018, Vol. 43, #1Photography 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!
Welcoming Uncertainty: A Non-Planner’s Guide to Planning a Photo ProjectWhy do we vigorously cling to our comfort zones, our knowns, and our set plans? Maybe because it makes us believe a good plan results in control of our future and outcomes. But does it really?
5 Ways to Improve Your Composition: Ideas for Going Beyond Aperture and F-StopsIf I were to make my peace with platitudes, I’d be comfortable with this one: composition is everything. The decisions of the photographer about the elements in the scene ultimately make a photograph what it is.
Fearless: Profoto. The A1. The Future.For the past five years, simplicity has clearly been at the core of Profoto’s vision—both from a user-experience and a user-interface standpoint. The D2 I reviewed last year brought the B1’s streamlined interface into the studio. The A1 now brings this same order to the world of small flashes.
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.
Neither Here Nor There
Having grown up in Canada with Vietnamese parents, Nam Phi Dang took to photography to learn more about his roots, connect with his peers and share what it feels like to be a part of two different cultures.
Misadventures in Photography
One of my most memorable assignments was being the official photographer for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their three-day visit to northern Canada in 2011. It was a pretty high-profile task—and one that I was excited to shoot. It’s not every day that you get to document two of the most famous people in the world.
Wisdom, Wit and Other Tidbits
Fred Herzog has spent over 50 years documenting the people and places of his adopted home city of Vancouver. Originally from Germany, Herzog immigrated to Canada in 1952 and settled in Vancouver the following year. He spent most of his career working as a medical photographer, but in his free time he has faithfully and consistently documented the downtown neighbourhoods of Vancouver.
What’s a Photograph Worth?
There was a time when a photograph was worth not merely a thousand words but also a lot of money. Cameras were large and expensive, and the training it took to learn to use them well, much less process those images, was significant. People hired photographers the same way I would hire an underwater welder—as a decision based almost entirely on the fact that they know what to do and I do not.
Showtime: Dominant Colour
Every issue we present the top images from our Showtime photo contest. This issue’s winner is Carl Gustaw for the theme Dominant Colour.
You’ve got questions? I might have some answers. Some come from reading, some from discussions, but most come from mistakes.
Every issue, our gadget aficionado extraordinaire, Jean-François Landry, introduces us to more gadgets that he’s excited about. Be forewarned, you might discover some you didn’t know you needed!
The Living Room
Take a seat and join the chit-chat! This issue’s question: If you could teleport yourself to anywhere in the world for one hour to make images, where would you go and why?