November 2013

The Fashion & Portraiture Issue

© GL Wood

© GL Wood A photo for So Chic magazine, Spring 2010, by GL Wood. Wood is one of three successful fashion photographers who explain how they broke into fashion photography and built their clientele in “Breaking Into Fashion Photography.”

PDNews
Picture Story: Justin Jin lands a New York Times assignment that personalizes China’s rapid urbanization. Personal Project That Lands Assignments: How Jessica Earnshaw’s documentary of Alexz Johnson’s concert tour landed her music and entertainment clients. From Assistant to Professional: How to know if you’ve been assisting too long, and what to do about it.
BY DAVID WALKER 

THE FASHION AND PORTRAITURE ISSUE

Breaking into Fashion Photography
Three talented fashion photographers on the rise explain how they got to where they are today.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES, CONOR RISCH AND BRIENNE WALSH

Fashion Launch Pads
For up-and-coming fashion photographers, there are key clients and assignments that can help propel their careers by offering visibility, prestige and the opportunity to gain knowledge of the fashion world. PDN highlights five such catalysts.
BY PDN STAFF

FEATURES

Five Portraits by Gregory Heisler
Gregory Heisler offers inspiration and how-to in this PDN excerpt of his new retrospective book called 50 Portraits, which features images of celebrities he’s photographed since the 1980s.

CREATE

Shanghai Nights
Working on multi-image campaign for Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, sports and advertising photographer John Huet collaborated with a large, local crew to make the shoot go smoothly.
BY AIMEE BALDRIDGE

The winners’ gallery for the objects of Desire contest 

TECH

How I Got That Shot: IndyCar Drivers in the Thick of the Action
An assignment for Verizon’s IndyCar app inspired photographer Andy Batt to experiment with
a variety of camera rigs to get unique shots of racecars and their drivers.

Objects of Desire
Garmin VIRB camera, Ray Flash Universal Ring ash Adapter, Rhino Shoulder Rig and Made by SDPNT Lens Bracelets.
BY JESSE WILL 

Product Reviews
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive, Phase One Capture One Pro 7 software, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80- 400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens.
BY THEANO NIKITAS AND JESSE WILL 

6 Nifty Lighting Products You Should Know
Cool lighting systems and modi ers for a variety of uses, all released this year.
BY THEANO NIKITAS

Exposures
The Long Fight: A decade in the making, Mariella Furrer’s new book about child sexual abuse in South Africa is the project of a lifetime. Thin Red Lines: Photographer Guillaume Simoneau combines images and mixed media to tell the story of his relationship with a young woman who went to war in Iraq.
BY DZANA TSOMONDO