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Rangefinder Editorial Calendar

Issues
January

POWER OF PRINT  We start the year with a mission: getting photographers to understand and realize the importance of print in their businesses, which includes getting clients to invest in printed albums, wall art, papers, special projects and more.
PLUS: WPPI Preview section *Extra Distribution at Imaging Expo 2017
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Analog Tools: New Cameras, Films and Gear for Film Fans
AD CLOSE: 11/28 MATERIALS DUE: 12/2

February

WPPI SHOW GUIDE / THE HOW-TO ISSUE  Techniques for posing, boudoir, wedding shoots, maternity, babies, specialized portraiture and more.
PLUS: Money/Business/ Marketing section
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Best Drones for Wedding Cinematography
CONTEST: Lifestyle: Celebrate the Art of the Everyday
AD CLOSE: 1/4
MATERIALS DUE: 1/9

March

THE LIGHTING ISSUE  Lighting setups for indoor and outdoor portrait shoots, dark wedding venues, formal portraits and group setups, in-studio multiple light setups and more.
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: High- Capacity File Storage
CONTEST: Best Friends: The Ultimate Animal Photo Contest
AD CLOSE: 1/23
MATERIALS DUE: 1/27

April

FILMMAKING/MOTION/VIRTUAL REALITY  A close-up look at the art of filmmaking for wedding and event photographers, plus tutorials on audio, editing, special video upsells for your clients, and a special piece on how virtual reality is making its mark in wedding photography. *Extra Distribution at NAB
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Stylish Camera Bags
CONTEST: WPPI The Annual: 16×20, Album and Filmmaking Competitions
AD CLOSE: 2/27
MATERIALS DUE: 3/3

May

THE AFTER-CAPTURE ISSUE  Pro tips, tricks and techniques on efficient workflow, color management, post-production, editing, retouching and more.
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Filmmaking Gear
CONTEST: Wedding: Photography Competition
AD CLOSE: 3/28
MATERIALS DUE: 4/4

June

THE SOCIAL ISSUE  How much time and effort do you put into social networks? What are the trends, best practices, SEO rankings and new sites you should be tapped into? We answer all these questions and more.
PLUS: WPPI 2017’s Hottest Trends
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Hot New Backdrops & Props
CONTEST: The Portrait: Celebrating the Art of Photographing People
AD CLOSE: 4/25
MATERIALS DUE: 5/2

July/August

DESTINATION WEDDINGS/TRAVEL ISSUE  Everything wedding, including proposal and engagement shoots abroad, top travel wedding spots around the globe, creative food images, shot lists and unique shoot locations, plus everything you need to know to get you and your equipment there (access, permits, weather and backup plans).
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Great Studio Lights & Modifiers
CONTEST: WPPI First Half: Members’ Only competition
AD CLOSE: 6/9
MATERIALS DUE: 6/16

September

BACK TO SCHOOL (SPORTS AND SENIORS)  High School Senior and sports portraiture from A to Z – access, concepts, propping, posing and branding/ marketing.
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Top Prime Lenses
CONTEST: Rangefinder Photo Annual: The Most Exceptional Imagery of the Year
AD CLOSE: 7/27
MATERIALS DUE: 8/3

October

THE HOT PRODUCTS BUYER’S GUIDE  Best cameras, lenses, software, storage, printers, papers, backdrops, video rigs, tripods, albums, mobile apps and much, much more.
CONTEST: Seeing the Light: Lighting Photography Contest
AD CLOSE: 8/24
MATERIALS DUE: 8/31

November

30 RISING STARS OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY  The best emerging talent in the industry today nominated by industry insiders (blog and magazine editors, veteran photographers, vendor sponsors and Rf editors, etc.) and judged by the Rangefinder editorial staff. A special winners’ gallery will be featured both in print and online.
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Mirrorless Cameras
CONTEST: The Body: A Celebration of the Human Figure
AD CLOSE: 9/26
MATERIALS DUE: 10/3

December

PHOTO ANNUAL  A juried selection of the best photos of the year, also a look at trends in wedding and portrait photography, The most talked about innovations and products; some of the most inspirational images of the past year.
PLUS: A look at wedding tools, marketing practices, blogs, social media, wedding destinations and more.
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Best Action and Virtual Reality Cameras
CONTEST: WPPI Second Half: Members’ Only competition
AD CLOSE: 10/26
MATERIALS DUE: 11/2