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Rangefinder Editorial Calendar

Issues
January 2018

The Portrait Issue  Discover all the nuances of portrait photography – after all, a portrait is so much more than just a face looking at a camera. At times it’s a vibrant, graphic capture that’s part fashion, part environmental and part fine art. The idea of a portrait has so many interpretations and options, and we intend to cover all of them for you here!
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Location Lights & Modifiers
AD CLOSE: 11/29 MATERIALS DUE: 12/6

February 2018

Power of Print  We keep the new year moving full steam ahead 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
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Studio Management Software
CONTEST: Rangefinder Family Portrait
AD CLOSE: 1/3
MATERIALS DUE: 1/10

March 2018

The Business Issue/WPPI SHOW GUIDE  One of the best things about being a photographer in business is that you’re completely in control of you financial destiny. Discover how to navigate the growth and success of your business with primers on strategy, pricing secrets, in-person sales scenarios that really work and much more.
PLUS: Legal Matters – Cases examined, questions answered
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Wedding Day Gear Accessories
CONTEST: Best Friends: The Ultimate Animal Photo Contest
AD CLOSE: 1/29
MATERIALS DUE: 2/2

April 2018

The Lighting Issue  Lighting setups for indoor and outdoor portrait shoots, dark wedding venues, formal portraits and group setups, in-studio multiple light set ups and more.
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Inkjet Photo Papers and Printers
CONTEST: WPPI The Annual: 16×20, Album and Filmmaking Competitions
AD CLOSE: 2/28
MATERIALS DUE: 3/7

May 2018

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

June 2018

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 2018’s Hottest Trends
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Interchangeable Lens Cameras
CONTEST: The Portrait: Celebrating the Art of Photographing People
AD CLOSE: 5/2
MATERIALS DUE: 5/9

July/August 2018

International Weddings  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: Portrait Lenses
CONTEST: WPPI First Half: Members’ Only competition
AD CLOSE: 6/8
MATERIALS DUE: 6/15

September 2018

Fashion & Beauty & Style  Turn great ideas into gorgeous images as the top fashion portrait and beauty photographers talk everything from concepts and budgets to building a team to the big shoot day! Bonus: how to go from shooting weddings to shooting stylized model shoots for bridal magazines.
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Compact, Portable Photo Gear and Storage Solutions
CONTEST: Fine Art
AD CLOSE: 7/27
MATERIALS DUE: 8/3

October 2018

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 2018

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: Telephoto Lenses
CONTEST: The Body: A Celebration of the Human Figure
AD CLOSE: 9/26
MATERIALS DUE: 10/3

December 2018

Innovation & Trends  We examine the 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 top wedding tools, marketing practices, blogs, social media, wedding destinations making the rounds.
PRODUCT ROUNDUP: On-Camera Flashes & Modifiers
CONTEST: WPPI Second Half: Members’ Only competition
AD CLOSE: 10/29
MATERIALS DUE: 11/2