Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by memento, Jan 27, 2009.
what would it be?
National Geographic - its got great piccs in it and good writing too - and not too many ads
as for photography mags I have yet to find one that I really like - sadly I find many are full of one or more of hte following things:
a)way too many ads - I am talking nearly half the mag being ads - that is way too many and it not only clutters but hides the articles
b) being aimed at the very early beginners - nothing wrong with that, but there is little for intermediate or advanced users to read
c) article recycling - yep its going to happen but it seems to happen way too much, few new ideas and more just rehashing the basics
d) lacking in depth - many will outline only the most basic of info to such an extent that its really not worth paying for.
e) needing photoshop CS - much editing advice requires one to have this very expensive program - which is rather in contrast to the general aim of the article (Being for the beginner) since most can't afford a £500 program
I know there must be some good mags out there for photography, but I have yet to find them
National Geographic or Smithsonian (I prefer national geographic)
It is photography applied to a variety of subjects. Far more educational and interesting than any photography only magazines. The more technical side of photography can be read up on various internet sites.
I got Rangefinder for free (check out their website) and I LOVE it.
As for paid ones...probably Popular Photography
Not shutterbug unless you like looking at ads, and the same reviews over and over again.
What do you mean by photography magazines?
Process and tips?
Tis true, but I don't have a personal laptop for home and I don't always bring my laptop home from work. Thus, it is difficult reading those technical articles on various internet sites while in the John
I am still a beginner, thus I rather enjoy Popular Photography.
I wouldn't waste my cash on any.. as Overread said.. well, check his list.
I read pop photo too.... but i get the feeling they are just a ***** for the camera companies...
seems like everything thing they review gets a check mark. even some third party 2 mm - 900mm zoom gets and awesome rating.
Image quality -
2mm = Excellent
100mm = Most Excellent
500mm = Extra Awesome Excellent
700mm = Super Satisfactory
and we start to see a little pincushion at 900mm so this drops our rating to
900mm = Moderately Okay Excellent Still Pretty Cool
I don't think they like to piss off their sponsors...
That counts right?
Separate names with a comma.