February 2016

The Celebrity Issue

© Andrew Hetherington/Redux

© Andrew Hetherington/Redux Andrew Hetherington photographed John Oliver for The Hollywood Reporter.

PDNEWS

Picture Story: Into the Minefield of Abortion
Jody Rogac combines portraiture and reportage on a story for MSNBC.com about shrinking access to abortion for women in Texas.
BY DAVID WALKER

Assistant to Professional Photographer: Shaina Fishman, Pet Whisperer
Shaina Fishman explains how she methodically built a career as a commercial photographer specializing in cats and dogs while working as a digital tech for Peter Lindbergh.
BY DAVID WALKER

Photojournalism Competitions: Behind the Scenes with a World Press Photo Awards Juror
Patrick Baz, photographer, photo editor and three-time World Press Photo juror, explains what it takes to win the international photojournalism competition.
INTERVIEW BY DAVID WALKER

THEME

How Celebrity Portrait Photographers Beat the Clock
Time is the enemy on the set of a celebrity portrait shoot. We talked to experienced celebrity photographers about how they manage the time constraints.
BY DAVID WALKER

How Photographers Get Creative With Editorial Budgets
Art Streiber, Amanda Friedman and Emily Shur discuss three editorial jobs at different budget levels and explain how they delivered work that met their clients’ expectations—and their own.
BY CONOR RISCH

When Musicians Choose Photographers
Why record labels are letting artists select the photographers who will shape their image and branding.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

FEATURE

How Photo Editors Find and Hire Photographers
Excerpts of interviews from the PDN archive.

CREATE

Client Meeting:  A Branding Agency with a Sense of Place
Known for branding real estate companies, Merrick Towle Communications is expanding into travel and hospitality, and using photography to reach consumers.
BY CONOR RISCH

GEAR & TECHNIQUES

How I Got That Shot: A Theatrical Performance
Dana Hursey recreates stage lighting, and captures lightning in a bottle, in a conceptual portrait of a DJ.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

Product Reviews
Catching air with Horizon Hobby’s Chroma 4K drone; dialing in with Manfrotto’s Digital Director; daring to be different with the DxO ONE.
BY GREG SCOBLETE

Frames Per Second: Rethinking DSLR Filmmaking
As prices on cinema cameras fall, and mirrorless models become more capable, some videomakers are exploring options beyond DSLRs.
BY AIMEE BALDRIDGE

10 Great Apps and Services for Running Your Photo Business
Studio management software and services that can ease paperwork by centralizing and automating tasks such as lead tracking, scheduling, invoicing and bookkeeping.
BY GREG SCOBLETE 

EXPOSURES

Based on a True Story
To create her new series, “The Fallen Fawn,” Holly Andres began with a mysterious discovery her older sisters made when they were children.
BY BRIENNE WALSH

War Isn’t Beautiful
Michael Christopher Brown’s book Libyan Sugar tells the bloody, brutal, confusing story of the Libyan Revolution in a very personal way.
BY SARAH COLEMAN

End Frame: Elevating the Ordinary—Andrew Hetherington on Steve Pyke

This Month on PDNONLINE.COM

OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES
Three top magazine photographers explain when and why they choose to spend their own money on certain editorial assignments.

DIFFERENT CAMERAS, DIFFERENT VIDEOS
Sample videos by the filmmakers interviewed in this month’s Frames Per Second column.

PHOTO EDITORS’ TIPS ON PHOTOGRAPHING CELEBRITIES
The photo editors from OUT and WWD on working in the celebrity-photographer-publicist machine.

REVIEW: TAMRON SP 45MM F/1.8
A hands-on test of the fast prime lens for DSLRs.