View Full Version : What other Photo Mags do you read?
06-16-2002, 07:19 AM
In a thread about British photo mags I realised that many have found fault with POP photo regarding content and quantity. I have been reading many photo mags over the years but I always return to POP photo due to its balanced content and reviews. I somehow feel that the British mags are a bit too frivolous and their reviews consistently rate the Sigma lenses as the best (and Nikons the worst) and Canon cameras the best. I also find there prices inflated and their articles lacking in depth.<BR>
However, they take out really great special issues like Black and White, FLash, Digital etc that more or less cover the topic in detail. I also like their evaluation of readers photos by two experts leading to a balanced point of view. William Cheung is also a favourite and is second only to POPs Keppler (in my humble opinion).<BR>
So here goes, the magazines I read in addition to POP Photo:<BR>
1. Outdoor Photography: Nature; 5star photos, 3 star reviews.<BR>
2. Outdoor Photographer (believe me it is different from the above and very British!) Nature; 6 star photos (out of a possible 5!!) and fairly good photo advice. Reviews: 3/5<BR>
3. Practical Photography: good articles and readers reviews 4+/5; equipment reviews 2/5<BR>
4. Amateur photography: a bit shallow in the articles side with a bit of a non-serious feel. But good specials......<BR>
5. Professional Photography: very good for Pros perhaps but most of it doesnt really relate to an amateur like me.<BR>
6. PHOTOgraphic: 5/5 for articles and reviews of equipment. I regularly purchase this mag alongside my POP photo.
06-17-2002, 05:45 PM
Come on guys one lousy post!!<BR>
BTW my mistake: Outdoor photographer is the American mag with a great site as well.<BR>
Outdoor photography is the British mag with the breathtaking pics.......
06-18-2002, 12:06 AM
Popular Photography Rules!!
06-18-2002, 01:39 AM
My Poppa told me along time ago "Son, dance with the one who brung ya", or was it "the one you brung". It's hard to remember that far back. <BR>
My point: I tend to like popphoto and think I'll stick with her till the nights over...
06-18-2002, 02:29 PM
Outdoor Photographer, American Photo, Aperture.<BR>
Each has its place. I don't have the TIME to read every one around!!
06-18-2002, 03:02 PM
HEY PHOTOGRAPHY HEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>
THE MAGAZINES I LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE TOO ARE <BR>
POPULAR PHOTO & PHOTGRAPHIC /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/cool.gif
06-19-2002, 02:48 AM
Ok, I'll bite. Here;s my short list:<BR>
1. Pop Photo<BR>
2. Outdoor Photographer<BR>
3. Photo Techniques- This mag has gone downhill since Mike Johnston either quit or was let go as editor. The only reason I still read it is for David Vestal's column. Hands down he is my favorite photography writer.<BR>
4. Camera Arts- A good mag that is getting better.<BR>
5. Shutterbug- An editorial wasteland but I love the ads.
06-19-2002, 06:52 AM
My list is:<BR>
Popular photography (USA)<BR>
I am sure you can only profit by reading different magazines from different countries with different approaches to photography. Also the amateur contests in these magazines are totally different. So it's better to have more choices to choose from.<BR>
06-19-2002, 07:51 AM
I regularly read mags from both sides of the Atlantic and find both their styles onformative and entertaining.<BR>
My basic aim was to provide a respite from all the guys tearing Pop photo down for this reason or that. I have read many magazines off and on but return to POP for regular balanced reading and reviews.
06-19-2002, 09:40 AM
I'd like to plug a few smaller photo publications which I have enjoyed over the years and are mainly supported by the readers. I've provided the URLs for their web sites so you can check them out to see if they're good companions to Pop Photo. /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/wink.gif <BR>
<A HREF=http://www.afterimagegallery.com/shots.htm" TARGET='_blank'>http://www.afterimagegallery.com/shots.htm</A><BR>
A B&W photo magazine that consists mainly of reader-submitted photos. <BR>
<A HREF=http://www.bandwmag.com/" TARGET='_blank'>http://www.bandwmag.com/</A><BR>
Also B&W (duh) oriented, this one is geared towards photo collectors and has lots of good portfolios.<BR>
The Photo Review<BR>
<A HREF=http://www.photoreview.org/" TARGET='_blank'>http://www.photoreview.org/</A><BR>
An insightful journal that concentrates on photography events in the US, mostly on the East Coast.
06-23-2002, 02:44 AM
Thanks for the links!!<BR>
Lately I borrowed some old issues of American Photo from a friend, (it isnt available here). Pretty good! Not really equipment based at all. An article about "secrets of the Masters" was really great and another about outdoor locations was pretty good.
06-23-2002, 05:37 AM
Mason was being modest.<BR>
Photo District News <BR>
<A HREF=http://www.pdnonline.com" TARGET='_blank'>pdnonline</A><BR>
if you ever want to make a buck in photography,<BR>
this one will keep you current on the players and trends in the business.
06-23-2002, 11:14 AM
I only read a few magazines in print, everything else is online.<BR>
<b>PopPhoto</b>, of course.<BR>
<b>Aperture</b>, for the photo essays<BR>
<b>photoGRAPHIC</b>, one in a while<BR>
<A HREF=http://www.naturephotographers.net/index.html" TARGET='_blank'>Nature Photographers</A> Ecellent articles about equipment and techniques from serious amateurs.<BR>
<A HREF=http://www.usefilm.com" TARGET='_blank'>Photo Critique</A> This site is not so much a magazine as a help sheet for amateurs. On the UBB, there is an extensive room on the Philosophy of Photography. <BR>
06-24-2002, 07:53 PM
I have subscriptions to:<BR>
I enjoy all of them. I am going to check out the links in this thread and probably fine more mags I can't live without. /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/wink.gif <BR>
06-24-2002, 07:55 PM
I meant Outdoor Photographer (not photography) /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/rolleyes.gif <BR>
06-26-2002, 10:30 AM
Pop! Photo District News and American Photo
06-26-2002, 02:16 PM
Don't know about you folks, but Playboy heads my list.<BR>
(They seem to have better subject selection.)
06-28-2002, 12:48 AM
I currently subscribe to the following magazines.<BR>
I used to buy a bunch of others, including the British mags. Unfortunately, I moved to Puerto Rico and now I'm in no mans land.<BR>
The next magazines I'm subscribing to will be...<BR>
It's best to read a broad selection. For example...<BR>
The latest issue of Popular Photography has a very small write up on the Epson 2450 and states that it "should" be a very good scanner.<BR>
Shutterbug had a two page hands on review several months ago. Based on that review, I ordered it.<BR>
I would not have ordered it based on Pop Photos right up.<BR>
On Photoshop 7.0, Pop Photo gave it great reviews.<BR>
Shutterbug trashed it.<BR>
Like Doctors, I always seek a second opinion.<BR>
El*******loco strikes again!!! /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/tongue.gif
07-06-2002, 06:07 PM
I do read Popular Photography also PPA. American<BR>
photo, Petersons photo, Shutterbug. I just dumped photographers forum. <BR>
07-07-2002, 06:38 PM
I´ve been reading Pop Photo since I was 15 (when I started learning English) I picked up the habit from my father that used to read this mag written in Spanish and published in Cuba! He still keeps one issue having the ten top photographers of that time (I guess the 50´s - Ansel Adams, Cartier Bresson, Alfred Einsteadt, Phillip Hasselman and others are there). I have gone through the British Practical Photography and the French PHOTO (no one seems to like this one, I think). Also love Outdoor Photographer.<BR>
Sorry if misspelled the names of the photographers above.
07-08-2002, 05:42 AM
Just for your info...in Malaysia...the American mag is more expensive than the British mag...so I read Practical Photography & Outdoor Photography <BR>
Popular Photography is US 9.20<BR>
Practical Photography is US 5.80<BR>
Personaly, both mags are equally good but US tend to hv more advertisement but I guess thats usual for all US mags?
07-08-2002, 10:15 AM
besides outdorr and pop photo,i really like an english publication,practical photography.the editor is very knolrdgable.good info and pics.a
07-09-2002, 03:16 AM
When I returned to photography, I suscribed to Petersen's Photographic because I didn't know about Pop Photo. However, once I was suscribed to both I noticed that Petersen's has a lot of how-to articles and some (a bit inflated) reviews, but PopPhoto carries information about film and gear. I like both of them and I'll keep them both; variety adds to life. /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/cool.gif
Pop Photo and its sister publication, American. I got the latter as a freebie subscription for answering an online survey, and though it is slightly interesting, I wouldn't pay full boat prices for it.( I still lament the passing of Modern Photography) <BR>
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