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    Which mags do you buy?

    Like most of us with GAS, it's most likely our disease has metastasized to magazines too. Which magazines do you buy on a regular basis or subscribe to? I'll go first. I don't subscribe to all of these, but buy most of them on a regular basis - I should subscribe, since it'll will be cheaper in the end!

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    Photo Life <--a really good photo mag from Canada
    PDN
    Victor <--Hasselblad's new mag - replaces Forum
    Light Leaks <--for Toy Cameras
    JPG
    B&W <--the collector one, not the UK one of the same name
    Black + White <--a fantastic Australian mag and different than the above two mentioned
    View Camera
    Camera Arts
    foto8 <--great UK photojournalism mag
    Lenswork
    Shots
    The New Nude
    Photographer's Forum
    American Photo <--it's getting a bit "Coors Lite" for me

    Every now and then I'll admit browsing through 'pop' photo mags like Popular Photography - they're like Coors Lite is to beer - junk food for the photography mind.

    Regards, Art. (Thank goodness I never subscribed to Emulsion - I had a gut feeling that would turn out bad)
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    Looks as you get the bulk of the lot !! Camera Arts is on it's last leg IMO--I generally keep the imaging mags. but CA generally heads for the can---content has become boring and un-interesting--- Shots is one of my faves with some great images always--- I perruse stuff like Pop Photog too but there is little of interest-- VC is still a fave--the UK B&W mag I really like--PDN is a very interesting read usually-- I tend to hang out at my Barnes and Noble and have a nice Starbucks Venti Caramel Latte as I browse--I actually buy very few and subscribe to few--- my mail constantly is wet or otherwise damaging to a magazine ! I subs. to PDN, B&W the collecter/buyer one, and Shots !
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    Hey Art!
    Every once in a while, I'll pick up a copy of B&W if I know someone here is featured. I'll also snag an occasional copy of Photo Techniques cause they still deal with "Real" photography stuff & darkroom stuff.

    As for Emulsion... I love it! If putting out a good magazine that deals with "real" photography = "turning out bad" then I wish to heck that more photo magazines would 'turn out bad'. Too bad you missed the boat on that one! Great articles & high quality printing.

    It's kind of like supporting APUG... why would anyone not support all things dedicated to film-based photography?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr82bart View Post
    Like most of us with GAS, it's most likely our disease has metastasized to magazines too. Which magazines do you buy on a regular basis or subscribe to? I'll go first. I don't subscribe to all of these, but buy most of them on a regular basis - I should subscribe, since it'll will be cheaper in the end!

    Photo
    Photo Life <--a really good photo mag from Canada
    PDN
    Victor <--Hasselblad's new mag - replaces Forum
    Light Leaks <--for Toy Cameras
    JPG
    B&W
    Black + White <--a fantastic Australian mag
    View Camera
    Camera Arts
    foto8 <--great UK photojournalism mag
    Lenswork
    Shots
    The New Nude
    Photographer's Forum
    American Photo <--it's getting a bit "Coors Lite" for me

    Every now and then I'll admit browsing through 'pop' photo mags like Popular Photography - they're like Coors Lite is to beer - junk food for the photography mind.

    Regards, Art. (Thank goodness I never subscribed to Emulsion - I had a gut feeling that would turn out bad)
    While you've made a pretty good list there are even more than listed above. Just googling "Photography Magazines" turned up some I've never heard of before. Even though I never read it I can't beleive you forgot "Shutterbug". Ditto for Aperture.

    My monthly photo budget is limited as well as my time so I've restricted the number of magazines to three now:

    Lens Work
    View Camera
    Black & White

    If money were no object I would probably subscribe or buy them all no matter how wretched, there is always a need for reading material while sitting on the throne. Yes some photo mags are pure swill.

    Also let us not forget ezines which are found on the WWW only.
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    Amateur Photographer every week
    Practical Photographer monthly on subscription which will soon be replaced with a subscription to:
    Back and White Photography (UK)

    That's it really. I tend to buy photography books from secondhand shops instead of magazines - usually for the same price. e.g. this weekend I bought Linda McCartney's 1960's book for £2.99 which is about the same as you would pay for a monthly magazine here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    I tend to buy photography books <snip>
    Oh I'm not even going to list those I have! Now we're talking bookshelves of books. I probably have several hundred photography books easily. GAS, MAS and BAS. Deadly diseases all.

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    Didn't we have a similar thread recently? Not that that's going to stop me ...

    The only magazine I subscribe to is PDN. Not every issue is interesting (being in Australia, I find their annual '50 states' issue to be pretty dull) but overall it's the best all round photo magazine that I know of.

    Used to subscribe to Hasselblad Forum but I let it lapse & haven't felt compelled to take it up again.

    Has the print quality of View Camera magazine dropped over the years? I bought an issue a year or so back & thought the reproduction quality was poor. I'm sure it was printed much better 6 or so years ago when I used to read a mate's copies. Print quality is important when you are promoting the resolution advantages of large format.

    8 looks like a really interesting magazine, it's just the price that has put me off subscribing so far. I might just bite the bullet & subscribe for 1 year.

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    I subscribe to _LensWork_, _Aperture_, and _Emulsion_ these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
    Has the print quality of View Camera magazine dropped over the years? I bought an issue a year or so back & thought the reproduction quality was poor.
    I think VC has maintained the quality of its photographic reproductions rather consistently. It has actually even improved its text by being better proofed than it used to be.

    The magazine I find lacking in quality is B&W. Even though I subscribe, I am almost always disappointed by the reproductions therein. Still...it's the only thing on the stand that is quite like itself.

    Otherwise, I maintain my interest in and subscription to Lenswork. It's a really well made publication.
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    Black and White (UK)
    Lenswork
    Photo Techniques
    Emulsion (only received one issue)

    I have let the others I used to get lapse because I didn't have the time to read them. I will make time to read Lenswork and Black and White.

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