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Have you ever been asked to shoot a wedding for a friend or fam­ily mem­ber, purely on the ba­sis that you own a ‘proper’ cam­era, and there­fore must know ev­ery­thing there is to know about pho­tog­ra­phy? If so, how did you re­act? With un­bri­dled en­thu­si­asm, or with a mounting sense of trep­i­da­tion bor­der­ing on panic? If you’re any­thing like me, the lat­ter will be nearer the mark, which is where this is­sue’s fan­tas­tic fea­ture comes in: it takes you through the big day shot by shot, set­ting by set­ting. It won’t take away the nerves com­pletely, but it will give you the con­fi­dence to cap­ture the key mo­ments.

And if you think shoot­ing a wedding is scary, check out this is­sue’s On As­sign­ment, which peeks be­hind the scenes of an ad­ver­tis­ing shoot with world cycling cham­pion Lizzie Ar­mit­stead. With just 20 min­utes to shoot the still images for an en­tire ad cam­paign, por­trait spe­cial­ist Paul Cooper had to work al­most as fast as Lizzie cy­cles.

And speak­ing of speed, with the Rio Olympics just around the cor­ner, we also speak to one of the world’s lead­ing sports pho­tog­ra­phers about why he rates the Olympic Games above ev­ery other sport­ing event – pho­to­graph­i­cally speak­ing at least. Happy shoot­ing, and en­joy the is­sue!

Paul Gro­gan, Edi­tor paul.gro­gan@fu­turenet.com

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