Best photo magazines

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by epicwelshman, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a

    epicwelshman

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    I'm looking to occasionally purchase a photo magazine. However Chapters here in Canada has a fair selection of UK photo magazines... but they're around $15. I don't want to spend that much for a crap magazine. I also don't want a magazine with too much news or reviews etc... I can get that online. Basically I guess I want a Photoshop magazine for photographers, rather than geared towards graphic artists. Any suggestions?
     
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    Get the Kelby books and don't worry about periodicals, the techniques only change when PS changes and adds a new feature or easier way to do it.
     
  4. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    Kelby is the editor of Photoshop User.
     
  5. epicwelshman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. I may go with Photoshop user. I don't really want a "how to" book (i.e., to learn photoshop) but I do want tips I guess, and post-processing ideas that I would never have thought of.
     
  6. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    I have a few issues of Shutterbug and I like it.
     
  7. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    For the cost of a few $15 magazines you can join NAPP. It is a nice organization. You get the magazine and access to all of the stuff on the web site. I think it is $99 a year.
     
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    Check out digital camera magazine. It is from the UK. It is expensive, but I find that it combines photography and photoshop very well. This is my second year as a subscriber and I will probably continue it one more year. You can also check out their website. Just google digital camera magazine.

    The suggestion to join the NAPP is also a good one. I am thinking of doing the same thing myself.

    Hope this helps.
     
  9. compuwar macrumors 601

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    I'm well aware of that, however you'll find things in his Photoshop books that aren't covered in the magazine, and they pretty-much cover what a photographer needs to know for post-processing. In particular, Photoshop for Digital Photographers and the Killer Tips books seem to have all the stuff most folks wlll need to successfully PP photos.
     
  10. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    If you're looking for a good periodical on photoshop alone, get Photoshop User, as others have suggested. If you're looking for a good photography magazine, as the thread title suggests, then check out Practical Photography http://www.photographymags.co.uk/
     
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    I really don't get the point of spending so much for these photography magazines. The tips they give you never change. They probably just rehash the same tips every 3 years.

    Get a photography book. :) For reviews and such, read reviews off the net.

    Want to look at photos? Go to a place like Fred Miranda, or even National Geographic, and look at those photos.
     
  12. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Photoshop User looks to be good :) . My gripe is that MOST of the photography magazines are filled 80% with ads.. am I alone in hating that? :rolleyes: BTW, any of you out there like Lenswork magazine?
     
  13. shieldyoureyes macrumors 6502

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    Any photographer should check out JPG Magazine. It doesn't have too much to do with photoshop, but it does have some amazing photographs.

    Plus, it is all user submitted material and articles, and everyone gets to vote on what gets in.
     
  14. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    My favorite photo mags are APERTURE and JPGMAG! :)
     

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