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Pro Photo V75 issue 1

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.

Future Publishing Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

4 min
winning at any cost?

Many of you will be aware of the recent high-profile case involving photographic plagiarism which resulted in the disqualification of a winning image from last year’s Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPAs). The APPAs are run by the Australian Institute Of Professional Photography (AIPP) and a lengthy investigation by its Awards Committee concluded that the image had breached the rules of entry in several areas, including the alleged plagiarism. Following further investigation, numerous other images from the same photographer have been found to breach entry regulations for both state and national awards over a number of years, resulting in the cancellation of the photographer’s AIPP membership and the rescinding of all awards, titles and prizes. Clearly then, an unwitting breach or any coincidences can be ruled out. The motivations for such activities are…

6 min
olympus launches om-d “flagship re-imagined”

Olympus is promoting itself as the champion of the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera format, announcing a number of new products which clearly emphasise the benefits to be derived from the smaller sensor size. The new OM-D mirrorless system flagship is called the E-M1X, and it represents a significant step up from the E-M1 Mark II – which remains in the OM-D line-up – in just about all areas of durability, speed, functionality and performance. As a camera for sports and action photography, the E-M1X refocuses attention on the compact telephoto lenses that are made possible by the M43 sensor size. With an integrated vertical handgrip – to enhance the overall integrity of the bodyshell – the E-M1X is quite a bit bigger than the E-M1 Mark II, but still very much…

5 min
canon emphasises affordability with eos rp

As it has done many times in the past, especially with digital cameras, Canon is again resetting the expectations about how far your money can go. Like the EOS D30, 300D and original 5D, the new EOS RP delivers a level of new affordability and accessibility for anybody contemplating the purchase of a full-35mm format mirrorless camera. While the recent emphasis in this sector has been on higher-end models (from Nikon, Panasonic and Sony, as well as Canon), the EOS RP is not only likely to be the least expensive full-35mm mirrorless camera body on the market, it’s also the smallest and lightest. Canon says it’s the most compact and lightest full-frame digital camera it has ever made, noting that it’s 25 percent lighter than the EOS R and ten percent smaller.…

3 min
make a date exhibitions – events – workshops – seminars

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 7 March to 25 August: Exhibition. Wildlife Photographer Of The Year. One hundred images from the finalists and winners in the 2018 edition of the world’s biggest wildlife photography competition. At the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW 2000. Entry is $20 which includes admission to the museum’s permanent galleries. Museum hours are 9.30am to 5.00pm daily. For more information telephone (02) 9298 3777…

4 min
nikon unveils new z mount zooms

Nikon has started delivering on the promises of more Z mount lenses made when it launched its full-35mm mirrorless system in 2018. The two new arrivals are a 14-30mm f4.0 ultra-wide zoom and a 24-70mm f2.8 standard zoom. Both join the three existing ‘S Line’ high-performance models. The Nikkor Z 14-30mm f4.0 S is interesting for a number of reasons, not the least being its comparatively compact length of 85 millimetres and modest weight of just 485 grams. Yet it employs heavy-duty magnesium alloy barrel tubes and is fully weather-proofed to the standard of the current Nikon Z series camera bodies. Additionally, the exposed surfaces of the front and rear elements have a fluorine coating to help better repel moisture and grease, and also allow for easier cleaning. The new zoom…

1 min
canberra photographer wins major iwpoty award

The current AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer Of The Year, Canberra-based Dan O’Day, has won another major award, collecting the grand prize in the recent International Wedding Photographer Of The Year awards. The IWPOTY Awards are dedicated to the promotion and celebration of the art of wedding photography from around the world, and attracted entries from photographers from 61 countries. Just one photographer is selected annually for the grand prize title. Of the nine images Dan O’Day submitted to the contest, one image was selected to win the grand prize title while six others were among the highest scoring ten prints in four other categories. The overall winning image was a couple portrait taken by Dan at the Cell Block Theatre in Sydney. The awards are peer-judged anonymously by an international panel made up…