The sixth issue of CPN magazine, available in five languages, is now being distributed free to all existing Canon Professional Services (CPS) members in Europe. The latest issue focuses on portrait and wedding photography and features a new, improved technical section.
The 76-page magazine — available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian — explores some of the approaches to portraiture and wedding photography. It compares the quirky wedding pictures by Thomas Zehnder with those by an all-female German collective, and looks at some of the best Custom Functions settings for this genre.
Flash specialist Syl Arena reveals how he maximises the capabilities of Canon's Speedlite flashguns to shoot a variety of studio and location portraits. While in our new Final Frame page at the back of the magazine, Italy's Flavio Bandiera - recognised as one of the world's leading wedding photographers - explains the story behind one of his stunning images.
Elsewhere, we take an in-depth look at the documentary work of Institute and National Geographic's Gerd Ludwig. His images of post-communist Russia and its neighbours tackle some of the region's most complex issues. On the other side of the North Pole, the British landscape photographer Nick Cobbing has created some of the most startling pictures of Greenland you're ever likely to see. He explains the thinking behind the project and passes on some tips about shooting in cold climates.
Another new feature in CPN magazine is the Moving Pictures section, focusing on the benefits of making videos with DSLRs and Canon's range of HD camcorders. There's also some useful advice on how to market your work, and Kai Feldhaus, Bild's Chief Reporter, reveals how he teams up with photographers on Germany's biggest-selling newspaper.
There's also round-up of awards and books from 2010, a look at what's on the CPN website and Canon USA's Digital Learning Center...and much, much more.
The magazine is free to all European Canon Professional Services (CPS) members with a renewed 2011 account. If you are an existing European CPS member and want to ensure you don't miss out on receiving your CPN Magazine, please make sure your have renewed your account for 2011 and your contact details are up to date by clicking here.