There are many places where one can look to improve their skills. One can take classes at public and private schools or lessons at Colleges and Universities. One can always pay to go on outings or workshops with well known pros. Books and magazines can always be purchased. But, how about an excellent place to learn new and specific skills with great content and How-To's. No, I’m not talking about the Eyes On Photography Blog on Blogger.com but rather, some great Photography Magazine Web Sites that offer a ton of free Articles, How-To's, Reviews, Tips and Advice.
Here I have compiled a list of some of the better and unique ones where some of the best help is available. Some may have better Reviews and others better How-To's, but they all have something to offer. Check them out.
A Magazine called PBase from PBase.com. PBase is a competitor to MyShutterSpace.com, Flicker, PhotoBucket and other Wed Photo Sites but they do put together a pretty good magazine. Best of all its available for free at their site in PDF format. Good articles, reviews and tutorials.
Another good read and a new concept in Photography Magazines is JPG Magazine. You can contribute to the Magazine and get published! They host mini contests for photos for articles they write. Winning entries get published and $100.00. You can also submit articles. You cannot download their Magazines but there are always new full articles you can read on-line. A little more Avant-garde than most other photography magazines.
Lens Culture Photography and Shared Territories
This is another one of those Avant-garde magazines but his is designed for the 'Professional Artist'. Lens Culture is an online magazine celebrating international contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures with various points of views on documentary, fine art, photojournalism, poetic, personal, abstract, human, and street photography.
PCPhoto Digital Photography Magazine
Dedicated to Digital Photography it is full of great How-To's, Camera Basics and Buyer's Guides. They have great Camera and Software reviews and intelligent Features. Overall a great site and a great magazine for newbies and intermediate photographers.
Outdoor Photographer contains practical information and tips regarding photographing nature, wildlife and landscape. Regular columns cover camera accessories, film, lenses, outdoor gear and apparel, travel, ecological concerns, and workshops. Most articles are fairly technical and are suited for intermediate to advanced photographers.
Apogee Photo Magazine
This On-Line magazine may not look as sharp as it's professional glossy print counterparts but it is loaded with some great articles.
Check out their great Nature & Wildlife Photography section and their Articles for Beginners & Young People.
Designed for Professional and Aspireing Professional's, this magazine has a ton of great articles on Starting Out, How to Make Money, Legal, Technical and Business Advice.
A great source of reviews written with the professional in mind!
PDN - Photo District News
An interesting photographers magazine with the usual articles, reviews and how to's, but just a little different.
Market Trends, Business Advice, Breaking News and Interactive Product Reviews round this publication out.
EOS magazine is for everyone with an EOS camera, from first-time buyers to experienced users. It covers every EOS model, from the earliest to the latest. Packed with how-to-do-it illustrations and inspirational images, EOS magazine will help you to take better pictures.
This is a great high quality magazine filled with everything you ever wanted to know about Canon gear. Expensive to ship from the UK to the United States or Canada but well worth it. Check out their site.
If you know of any great and exciting on-line magazine sites, please let me know. In the mean time check out these great publications and share the links with your fellow photographers and perhaps, get published!
© 2008 Francois Cleroux