I am about 6 months into photography as a hobby and live in the US. I am looking for some helpful magazines that some of you find enjoyable on a monthly basis. I am into sports, HDR and landscape photography. I am always looking for new information on new gear, software and techniques.
Any suggestions are appreciated. I am not currently subscribed to any right now.
I subscribe to several but as many have suggested after you have subscribed for a while the material tends to repeat.
Three of my favorites are:
1. Digital PhotoPro -- bi-monthly this one has lots of good articles on photographers showing their work some good technical stuff as well. Claims to be targeted at Pros but Hobyiests can learn a lot here.
2. Lens work -- oriented toward B&W but the work in there is always inspiring.
3. Black & White -- this mag is oriented toward collectors of photography but like Lens Work, it is quite inspiring.
If you are looking for how-to magazines about technique and gear, try Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer. You will outgrow these eventually – I am starting to get to that point.
I would also recommend loading up iTunes and subscribing to some podcasts – those are free.
1. Martin Bailey Podcast
2. This Week in Photo
3. Digital Photography Café’
4. The Art of Photography
5. The Candid Frame
6. Lens Work Podcast
7. Nik Radio
8. Tips from the top floor
Do a search on the iTunes Store and find a few you like. There are literaly dozens of these -- all free. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod (or other MP3 type device) you can take these with you, listen during lunch, while exercising, taking a walk, driving etc. Excellent source of free info – highly recommended.
These are the photography orented ones, you can find ones targeting lightroom, photoshop, Lighting, etc. etc.
Also, there are a lot of good blogs out there. I think these days, teh internet is your friend :-)