“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
~ Ansel Adams
I was pleased to learn that my photo, The Calm was selected for Landscape Photography Magazine‘s Flickr group‘s Top 10 collection in March. Today I had a chance to download the May edition and my photo is included along with the others chosen! It’s an honor and I enjoyed seeing it in their beautiful magazine.
If you are interested in purchasing a print or canvas gallery wrap of The Calm, it’s available on my website.Read More
One of the things I ditched about a year ago is print subscriptions to magazines when I received my first tablet. I wanted to try subscribing to digital versions of magazines to view on my tablet, which was the Kindle Fire my husband bought me as a gift at the end of 2011. Since then, my husband and I both have upgraded from the Kindle Fire to iPads with the retina displays. I absolutely love everything about my iPad compared to the Kindle Fire. Though this is not a blog post about comparison of these two tablets, I have to say that I can do so much more with the iPad. Maybe in a future post I’ll talk about other things I love to use my iPad for but for now, just know that I enjoy reading photography magazines so much more on my iPad.
Here are my favorite digital nature and landscape photography magazines that I subscribe to.
1. Landscape Photography Magazine – I have placed this magazine as my top choice because of the value you get for your money. This magazine is not available in a print version so it can offer more page content and probably keep the cost down. This magazine is chock full of great content from inspiring photographers from all over the world. Many names you have grown to know and love. The content covers landscape, wildlife, travel and nature photography with articles and of course beautiful images. The look of the magazine has a clean and minimalist layout that is very pleasing. It allows me to focus on the content. Readers have a chance to be featured in the magazine by joining their Flickr group or by submitting via their website. LPM prides itself on being a community-led magazine. You have a choice on what level you can purchase with your subscription. My subscription was started during a special offer but I know I will be a subscriber for years to come.
2. Outdoor Photographer Magazine - This really ties with my first choice because I love this magazine as well and have been reading it for a much longer time. I’ve added it only as second because Landscape Photography Magazine has a lot more content. The difference is that Outdoor Photographer Magazine has print and digital subscriptions available and I’m sure print would limit the amount of content as the cost would be prohibitive. This magazine is also a great buy for your money. A digital subscription through Amazon is $10.50 a year. You can’t beat that price! The magazine has a beautiful, graphically pleasing layout. A lot of thought and effort goes into making the articles really shine with it’s great content. The magazine has many inspiring articles by photographers I have followed over the years. Many of whom are regular writers for the magazine. Not only do you see extensive content on landscape, nature, travel and wildlife, you can find out about gear and other tips to help you as an outdoor photographer. A must have subscription for any outdoor photographer as it’s truly an excellent magazine!
3. Photograph – A new quarterly magazine by Craft & Vision that recently launched is Photograph. This magazine is for creative photographers, not specifically for landscape or nature photographers. I found many of the articles are beneficial though for any type of photographer. I have already given my review of this wonderful magazine on my blog post last month titled, “Craft & Vision Magazine: Photograph – Issue Two“. Another outstanding value to add to your collection reading material to further your skills in photography.
4. Extraordinary Vision Magazine – This magazine is another new kid on the block as they are only on their third publication. This FREE (yes, FREE!) magazine is only available for the iPad and covers outdoor digital photography. You can find it as an app in the iTunes Store. Because the magazine is for an iPad app, it can do more than a typical PDF version can do. This magazine utilizes many interactive media applications available on the iPad, such as video tutorial content, surveys and more. Many of the inspiring photographer’s featured are people I follow and know from social media, specifically, Google+. Definitely subscribe to this application if you have an iPad, it’s so worth it!
That’s the gist of my short list of digital publication subscriptions. As I’ve said in other blog posts, I’m addicted to reading ebooks as well and of course have purchased many. I hope to do a review of some of the photography books I’m reading from time to time. Please comment below and let me know what you are reading in the way of digital publications. I’d love to hear about it.Read More