December 2017

The Photo Annual Issue

© Elizabeth Messina

December is here and not a moment too soon! As the holidays fast approach, we welcome our Photo Annual issue, where we look back the year that was, and ahead to tech innovations, evolving photo styles and branding makeovers that keep you profitable and your clients happy.

A big thank you to Elizabeth Messina​, this month’s cover artist whose image of actress and model Sara Malakul Lane gets us in the holiday spirit with this gorgeous red flower fan by Bows & Arrows Flowers. Says Messina: “I love to obscure faces in my work and the way the fan is placed reveals just a bit of Sara’s face and lips. The architectural elements of the dress, along with the delicate lace, were perfectly balanced with the bold red fan.” Messina, whose dream studio makeover is highlighted in this issue, says that one of the greatest joys of having a natural light studio at home is “that I am able to be creative with other talented people whenever I want.

Inside the issue you’ll find favorite photo picks from the Rf team in a “Why It Worked” feature, along with images gone viral and why, tech triumphs shaping up for 2018 and much, much more.