As both free and premium online content grows in popularity, the world's love of printed magazines has declined dramatically. Consequently, it becomes harder and harder for fans of print to find quality sources of information on their favorite subjects.
Today we bring you thirty bonafide printed photography magazines from around the world that you can still subscribe to today. They range dramatically in price, frequency and content focus to appeal to photographers from all across the talent spectrum!
Before we get started, it's worth noting that these prices are these are the best estimates we could find. Subscription costs vary dramatically depending upon what country you're in, so it's worth checking with your local magazine shop or newsagent!
"Ready to take better pictures? Want to buy smart, when it comes to digital and film cameras, lenses, printers, and other essential gear? Popular Photography & Imaging is packed with great photos, how-to tips, lab tests of the latest equipment, and expert advice on getting the most out of every shot."
"Outdoor Photographer contains practical information and tips regarding photographing nature, wildlife, sports, and landscape. Regular columns cover developments in 35mm and digital photography, camera accessories, film, lenses, outdoor gear and apparel, travel, ecological concerns, and workshops. Much of the information is highly technical, with discussions of lighting, exposure, filters, setup, and the right gear to take on location. Every issue also contains travel articles and a "Favorite Places" column that details great spots for outdoor photography, including how to get there, what to take, and the best times to visit."
"Shutterbug is a photo magazine for advance amateur and professional photographers. Sections include techniques features, equipment reviews, electronic imaging and video, classic collectibles, plus darkroom articles and Help!, a question and answer column."
"Practical Photography magazine is the perfect read for anyone wanting to get more from their Digital SLR. It teaches you all the camera skills you need, inspires creativity, and keeps you informed of the latest photo gear launches. It’s ideal for anyone who is passionate about taking better photographs."
"Black and white photography magazine. Includes developments in photography, an opening shot, information on the market scene, a visual section, the printed page section, special features, photographer spotlights, positive and negative section, exposure section, book reviews, and a closing shot."
"Black & White Photography strikes a balance between inspiration and information, traditional and digital for the monochrome photographer. Each issue features stunning images from some of the finest names in black & white; regular features include guidance on printing technique, equipment tests and reportage, with plenty of opportunity for readers to see their own work in print."
"The British Journal of Photography contains features, profiles, equipment reviews, classifieds, a discussion forum, technical tips, and, of course, lots of photographs."
"This is a specialist quarterly publication dedicated to the rapidly expanding world of electronic imaging, manipulation and design. Each issue highlights the world of professionals in both high-end commercial applications as well as the burgeoning consumer market."
"Outdoor photography magazine is dedicated to those who gain inspiration and pleasure from the British countryside and wildlife. The magazine is full of BIG photography, informative and reliable articles and exclusive opportunities for your participation and involvement."
"Better Photography is an Indian magazine completely devoted to the art and science of photography. It features interviews, critiques, technical tips, instruction, and in-depth reviews"
"This magazine is for men and women interested in creative photography. It profiles the personalities behind the lens and their contributions to art, history, fashion, journalism, and advertising. American Photo often features reviews of exhibitions and books, readers' photos and requests and picture portfolios and stories on working professionals."
"Aperture Magazine has been described by leading professionals as "the most serious and the most valuable periodical in the photographic world" and "a permanent testimonial to the great photographers of our time" and "essential for anyone who takes photography seriously." The printing and binding are of exceptional quality and the paper is extra heavy coated stock."
"The UK's biggest photography magazine, providing you with the very best techniques, advice and images from the photo world."
"Aimed at digital enthusiasts and professional photographers, Digital Photographer features the latest high-end kit reviews, expert interviews, practical shooting advice and image-editing tutorials to help you become a better photographer. We also showcase a selection of images from DP readers every month – the ideal launch pad for your career."
"Philippines' No. 1 magazine on the art and craft of photography. For those who want to know more about photography and photographers, I-MAG PHOTOGRAPHY delivers."
"Professional Photographer is filled with the essential tools pro shooters like you need to succeed. Our business and marketing articles will help you manage your business efficiently and effectively. Product and technology reviews keep you up-to-date on the latest equipment, and the image-based profiles and features will inspire you to new heights."
"Focus Magazine is the world's premiere magazine for collecting fine art photography. No other magazine offers more content, more interviews, more in-depth information and more galleries announcing their latest exhibitions."
"Nature’s Best Photography print magazine is a large-format, award-winning, showcase of nature as recorded by the world’s leading professional photographers, naturalists, adventurers, as well as new, emerging photographers. You will find images and the stories behind the shots on topics such as: wildlife, landscapes, plant life, travel, how-to photo tips, inspirational essays, and winners from our international photography competitions!"
"With full respect for the photographic history and practices that have come before us, and dedicated to the vast array of exciting contemporary practitioners, we welcome you to a rejuvenated photo technique magazine. It is our philosophy that the photographic medium has never existed on the basis of unrelated techniques or unskilled aesthetics. For that reason, we incorporate the technology and methodology used in creating photographs into two categories. The first is a series of portfolio/article combinations that demonstrate both the means and the end result. The second is expanded technical articles intended to completely follow a process in detail, rather than offer short snip-its or tips."
"Amateur Photographer is the most authoritative and influential photographic magazine in the UK. With its unique weekly format, it is the first for news and equipment tests. Regular features on reader portfolios, darkroom, digital, black & white and photographer profiles ensure all areas of photography are covered. If you love photography you can’t afford to be without a weekly dose of AP inspiration."
"The guide to advanced technology and creativity."
"You #1 guide for better digital photography."
"View photography magazine is a Belgian magazine, independent in its choices and editorial structure. The idea came a few years ago. And in 2005 the magazine was founded by Stephan De Broyer, the Chief Editor. Ever since View is a platform for contemporary photography but also an open door on cinema image creation, through which the reader discovers the different faces of the big screen and its protagonists."
"Foam Magazine serves as exhibition space that embraces every aspect of photography: from documentary to fashion, from contemporary to historical, from world-famous photographers to young talent. Each issue features a specific theme that unites 8 diverse portfolios of 16 pages. Each portfolio is printed on a different type of paper."
"D-Photo delivers the latest news and reviews to New Zealand photographers, with in-depth and easy-to-use guides to help improve your shots. Featuring hints and tips from pros, inspiring spreads by the greatest photographers and prize-winning showcases of readers’ shots, D-Photo gives you the complete picture."
"Blind Spot is a triannual art journal that publishes unseen work by living photographers. In Blind Spot, images are given primacy and published collaboratively rather than curatorially, unaccompanied by introductory, biographical or explanatory text. Blind Spot is not about photography, our content is photography"
"Nature Photographer is a “how–to” magazine, published in print form three times a year covering all four seasons—Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The Spring issue is published each March, the Summer each July and the Fall/Winter a larger combo issue each November. The magazine is intended for nature photographers and nature enthusiasts who range from beginners to professionals. We will help you channel your intense interest in nature photography into more successful trips into the natural world, whether they be for the day, weekend, holidays or vacations. This is the magazine for those of you interested in photographing the wilderness—in far-off destinations, in local parks or in your own backyard."
"If you have an EOS camera, whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced user, we will help you master the camera controls and improve your pictures. Every 84-page issue of EOS magazine is packed with techniques, know-how, advice and inspirational images, all tailored to your EOS camera"
"Produced Biannually, 8 Magazine brings you stories that challenge and inspire. See for yourself why 8 is regarded as the most exciting photojournalism and documentary photography publications today. Now in its eighth year of publishing, 8 Magazine represents the very best in photojournalism, writing, design and print, and follows a graphic format that uses the medium of the printed page to its fullest."
"A strong photographic brand for 2009 and beyond, delivering targeted content using entertaining, informative and innovative editorial concepts. Consumers of both on and offline products choose Photography Monthly due to its consistent high quality editorial delivery, coherent message and lively approach, which always recognises and celebrates the reader’s enthusiasm for the subject."
We hope this list will provide you with enough printed tutorials, reviews, inspiration and interviews to keep you flipping pages for years to come. Let us know in the comments below if you currently read any of the magazines above or any others dedicated to photography.
Also feel free to chime in on whether or not you think printed photography magazines have a hopeful future or will become more and more obscure in the years to come!
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