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 would say to anyone interested in learning how to move away from the AUTO setting on your camera and take control of your photographs to do Mike's Ultimate Beginner's Course, his style of teaching is brilliant, he breaks everything down so simply and makes it easy to understand. Also it's great fun!