Photo Life Magazine
June/July 2017, Vol. 42, #4Photography 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!
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Embracing the Unknown: Jody MacDonald, Adventure Photography, and Saying YesWhether paragliding over snowy mountains or train hopping through the Sahara, MacDonald is all in. Saying yes has paid off for her—both in incredible life experiences and in awards and recognition.
Second layer: Mood and Its Powerful MessageAs photographers, we’re taught to look for “worthy” subject matter and to position that subject correctly, following the rules to make sure it stands out. What we easily forget, however, is that images are also about subtle interactions, a dance involving context and atmosphere.
Collecting Photography: 8 Tips for Getting StartedPhotography collecting has been going on, arguably, as long as the photograph itself has existed. Yet, parallel with this is the history of a long struggle to have photography recognized as art—as part of les beaux-arts—and therefore worthy of collecting.
Connect, Inspire, Engage: Keys to Building Your Photo CommunityI’m willing to bet that the vast majority of photographers want the images they’re most proud of creating to be seen. It’s one thing to share with family and friends, but how do we find a wider audience?
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.
The Community Reporter
While most newsrooms are laying off staffers, The Sarnia Journal is expanding. Troy Shantz, one of the weekly’s new hires, is learning what reporting and living in a small town entails.
Behind the Image
Behind the Image presents one image from a photographer that we love, along with a short text from the artist to provide context. This issue showcases a photograph by Rob Wilson.
Wisdom, Wit and Other Tidbits
Celebrity photographer extraordinaire, Douglas Kirkland has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and beyond. After more than six decades in the business, the Canadian photographer shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Without the frame
There is no setting to convey dignity; there’s no perfect aperture, shutter speed or ISO that will best capture the fierce wit and humour my subjects have or the kindness they show me.
Every issue we present the top images from our Showtime photo contest. This issue’s winner is Michael Hill for the theme Street Scenes.
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 Nikon D5600 and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II