Photography magazines Pt. 2
In how to publish a photography magazine 2 we're going to meet those clever clever people who take all that content planned by the production team (who we met in part 1) and make it all fit on the available pages.
Rebecca Stead is the designer for Professional Photographer magazine and Noel Hibbert is the man who puts together Photography Monthly.
Both do a stunning job that's visual and organisational too. And when you consider they do it on their own in just 2 or 4 weeks the pressure must be amazing.
Both magazines have a different look because they're for different readerships. Photo Monthly is for amateur photographers and has lots of hints, tips and information about the photos in the mag as well as techniques to help photographers take better photos. And this has to be made clear in the design which needs to be both visual and informative.
Professional Photographer is for pro shooters so there's little technique involved because pro's tend to know what they're doing. Instead the design has a cleaner look and focusses more on how the contributors went about different assignments and what made them interesting. Hence the design refelcts a cleaner more stylised look.
I got Lightroom as part of my Photoshop package and had no idea where to start. Without 7STWM I would have left it languishing on my computer unused. Now I can organise my photos and know exactly where everything is. It has also helped me keep just the keepers instead of having hundreds of pics I know I'll never look at let alone use. As always like you have managed to simplify a very complicated subject.
- Kay Gill -