I am a voracious reader – perhaps to a fault. The internet and ‘The Google’ mean that we have access to resources today that we could only have dreamed of when I was younger. This means not only books but also magazines. I find magazine articles interesting because it seems that this is often a venue that the authors will use their articles as vehicles to get ideas out that they been developing in workshops. If you can’t get to the workshops this can be a good thing.
Magazines that I often turn to include:
Outdoor Photographer: American Monthly Magazine
The website has links to magazine content, making it possible to spend quite some time (and I have) reading older articles written by many of the luminaries of american photography such as Bob Krist, Frans Lanting, George Lepp and William Neill. Even if you don’t check out the magazine the website is a great resource.
Outdoor Photography: British Monthly Magazine
First off the website is marginally better today than it once was but it is still only a venue to allow you to subscribe to the magazine. There was a time where you couldn’t subscribe if you didn’t live in the UK. Fortunately this has since changed! Not unusual to find articles contributed by Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish and David Ward. Well worth checking into.
Better Photography: Australian Monthly Magazine.
Peter Eastaway, the award winning Australian landscape photographer, seems to be the creative force behind the magazine. The website has lots of interesting material including links to Peter’s blogs and also the Online Masterclasses that he has put together. The masterclasses are well worth checking out.
In addition to these 3 magazines I find that increasingly that I am looking for sources of other good photography. You might want to also check out Lenswork, Black & White Magazine and Color. More about these fine art magazines in future posts.
I’ve noticed that a few of the homes in my area have their windows decorated with what could be best described as coastal artifacts. This caught my eye because the lobster trap buoy made me think of a nose between two eyes. This property has changed hands since I took this photo and the windows now sport dried star fish as decoration.