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Photographic Magazines

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Ak!ta, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. Ak!ta

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,331

    Just wondered which ones People buy and recommend ?
  2. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 67,752

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    I used to buy practical photography, but then i find magazines are only good for so much or only can take you so far when you are learning. The rest is just practice, sometimes i flick through it in WH Smith but thats about it.
  3. neverender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,866

    Location: Exeter, Devon

    I buy the odd mag now and then for an evening read or whathaveyou but generally, as Raymond says, its better to spend the time practicising rather than learning theory. At least that's what I find, and it's certainly more enjoyable that way.
    There's also LOADS of stuff on the internet, and while you always have to do careful for information given out by randoms photography-related stuff tends to be pretty handy. I've been looking for tips on IR photography lately with a variety of different filters and Google turned up some very handy info, so it definitely can be useful.
  4. Mohain

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,094

    I read Photography Monthly ... but only 'cos I get it for free ;)

    I find that photo magazines are usualy good for a bit of inspiration (seeing other peoples photography) or for locations but I don't ever read anything earth shatteringly revealing in them. I'd never trust ANY magazine's reviews, I know from first hand experience how advertising revenvue can have an effect on these sort of things ;)