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Pro Photo V75 Issue 3

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ProPhoto magazine is the professional photographer's trusted resource in a world of rapidly changing digital imaging and multi-media technologies. Every issue features stunning portfolios, equipment evaluations, exhibition details, photographer profiles, advanced techniques and product guides.

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4 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
time is of the essence

As I was writing an essay for a friend’s upcoming photography book, it occurred to me that we’ve reached a point in the evolution of digital imaging where it’s entirely possible some of you have never shot with film. If we take the year 2000 as roughly the critical turning point, and accept that by the middle of the ‘noughties’ digital imaging was a realistic proposition for working photographers, then anybody who started their careers over the last ten years or so will be purely a product of the digital era. Have you missed anything by not having experienced film photography? Well, put it this way, you may not entirely appreciate just how fundamentally different were the practices and processes. Different enough, in fact, to influence the creative mindset and even the…

19 min.
imaging products & processes

Fujifilm’s Most Compact GF Lens Is Here First shown at the launch of the GFX 50R at Photokina 2018, the most compact prime lens for Fujifilm’s mirrorless medium format digital camera system has finally arrived. The ‘pancake’-style Fujinon GF 50mm f3.5 R LM WR weighs in at a mere 335 grams and perfectly complements the compact GFX 50R camera body. This combination weighs in at 1.11 kilograms, which is pretty light for a medium format kit. The optical construction utilises nine elements in six groups, including one aspherical type to help counter both spherical aberrations and distortion. The external construction is fully weather-sealed to match the capabilities of the GFX camera bodies, providing protection against the intrusion of dust and moisture, and insulation to enable shooting in sub-zero temperatures down to -10…

2 min.

Current to 21 July: Exhibition. Street Photography 1930s – 1960s. Photographs drawn from private collections documenting Sydney’s busy streets shown alongside contemporary street photography by photo-media artist Anne Zahalka. At the Museum Of Sydney, corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000. Gallery hours are 10.00am to 5.00pm daily. Admission fees apply. For more information call (02) 9251 5988 or visit wwwsydneylivingmuseums.com.au Current to 20 October: Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019. Exhibition by international and local photographers at various venues around Ballarat, Victoria. Participants include Liu Bolin (China), Jane Burton (Australia), Noémie Goudal (France), Eugenia Lim (Australia), Diana Lelonek (Poland) and Taysir Batniji (Palestine). Many exhibitions at the Art Gallery Of Ballarat. For more information visit https://ballaratfoto.org/ Current to 21 January 2020: Exhibition. Turning Points – Contemporary Photography From China. Photographs from…

3 min.
industry, people & events

AIPP Announces 2019 Pro Photographer Of The Year Tasmanian photographer Matt Palmer has been judged the 2019 Australian Professional Photographer Of The Year, following the running of the annual Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs). Matt – who is based in Geilston Bay near Hobart – is a passionate environmentalist and he won with a powerful portfolio of four landscape images which depict the impact of climate change on the environment. Organised by the Australian Institute Of Professional Photography (AIPP), the APPAs are the most prestigious – and rigorous – competition for professional photographers, with submitted portfolios judged by panels of Australia’s leading photographers in each of the categories. This year’s competition attracted a total of 1647 entries and, based on point scores, 668 were awarded silvers, 268 were awarded silver distinctions, 107…

7 min.
a few of my favourite things

What do professional photographers get up to when they’re not behind the camera? We take a look at the personal side of a photographer’s life as expressed through some of things they value most. In this issue internationally-awarded advertising photographer – and self-confessed football fanatic – Simon Harsent talks about family relationships, prints, books, and a very special letter. “The picture on the easel is of my beloved Chelsea’s home ground, Stamford Bridge. I took it two days after Chelsea won the Champions League final on Saturday 19 May 2012. The ghosts were laid to rest that day and that’s possibly why I photographed it from West Brompton Cemetery. “I started to follow Chelsea from when I was five. It’s part of an on-going project called The Beautiful Game… a book I’m currently…

13 min.
taking the shot craig golding on sports photography and beyond

Sydney’s domestic airport terminal some time in 1987 and press photographer Craig Golding is waiting for a flight to Melbourne. Everyone is on the aircraft except for Craig and the pop star. Craig is hiding around the corner and the gate is now locked off. They bring the pop star out and put him in first class. Craig walks on after him and the airline staff hassle him. “What are you doing?” “Here’s my ticket, I’m on this flight.” Craig has to walk past the pop star who is sitting by a window. He’s got his camera and flash ready, but he didn’t want to just blast him. When he’s level with the pop star’s seat, Craig says, “Hello, Michael”. Michael Jackson replies, “Hi”. “Look, is it OK if I take a picture?” Craig asks.…