In response to:
“ 10 RANDOM QUESTIONS FOR JERRY GHIONIS,” APRIL 2016, PG. 22
“Your last meal”? “Superpowers”? “Your favorite movie”?
“Your bucket list”? Seriously, is this what Rf has come to?
Let me go on record: This is the first time I’ve ever written a letter to the editor.
I’ve always looked forward to Rf’s well-written articles about how to become a
better photographer, how to run a more successful studio, how to improve my
bottom line, what new products are available, etc. Incidentally, I’d really like to
see more articles on image post-production. We expect to see informational
articles and view interesting images that make us want to delve further into how
they were created. —Dennis Gillette
Editor’s response: Thank you for your feedback, Dennis. Incidentally, 10
Random Questions is meant to be a break from the concrete tips, inspiring
stories and hands-on gear reviews that comprise the majority of Rangefinder
each month, to ask established photographers unexpected questions they may
never have been asked before, albeit some silly questions, just for fun.
Articles on how to be a better photographer, run a successful studio,
improve your bottom line—all those you love and look forward to reading—will
always be there, in print and online. And we will certainly keep in mind your
preference to see more articles on image post-production.
rfwppi: Outside of my wedding and editorial
work, I shoot a fair number of families.
Shooting families and children can be
extremely demanding and difficult but also
the most rewarding. I am inspired by the
natural yet beautiful poses of classic painters
like Vermeer and so I set my scenes in natural
light and let the children’s personality unfold.
Shot on Contax 645, 80mm Zeiss lens, Fuji Film.
_chelsealane_: @jenhuangphoto any tips for
working with kids?
jenhuangphoto: @_chelsealane_ give them a
fun activity and make sure they have had a nap
and food, once their basic needs are met they are
so much easier to work with.
In response to:
“CLIFF NOTES: 6 LIGHTING TRICKS WE LEARNED FROM CLIFF MAUTNER”
AlisaStilwell: Thank you @cliffmautner for the great read and
images- “Cliff Notes” @RangefinderMag
cliffmautner: @AlisaStilwell @RangefinderMag
thank you for reading it!
Rangefinder Magazine: Clane Gessel
submitted this stunning image of
newlyweds at the InterContinental Bora
Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa to Rangefinder’s 2015
Wedding Photo Contest, winning first place in the
Destination Weddings category.
Justin Brown: I hate wedding photography and
even the tropical setting usually isn’t enough to
salvage it but this is just ridiculous. Gorgeous shot
Kelly Cox: Holy mother of God that is quite
possibly the most beautiful wedding photo I have
ever seen! BRAVO!
In response to:
“AN ODD COUPLE OF GEAR BAGS
ae Bob Joyce:
Those of us who travel in dusty or wet
environments have been using kayakers’ dry
bags (or dry sacks) for years. They provide great
protection while carrying your gear and storing it.
In response to
“THE FIRST GIVEAWAY IS HERE: THE
SPIDERLIGHT HAND STRAP!”
ae Adam Masry: A note of thanks, really enjoying
what you do—it is appreciated. And this spider
holster looks awesome. Smart, smart product!
the official blog of Rangefinder and WPPI
In “The Ultimate Wedding Digest” of our May 2016 issue (pg. 51), we inadvertently
published that a selection of photographers had made the switch from shooting
digital to film. While they are experimenting, these photographers have not made
the full plunge into analog. We apologize for this misunderstanding.