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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: irv_b on January 20, 2010, 09:26:16 PM

Title: Non photo magazines
Post by: irv_b on January 20, 2010, 09:26:16 PM
I was wondering do you guys still analyze the pictures that you see in non photo specific magazine. Do you grow out of it once you've been into photography for a while or does it become second nature and you find yourself doing it without thinking?
Title: Re: Non photo magazines
Post by: skellum on January 20, 2010, 09:36:56 PM
I do look at football pictures in the press and sometimes think why did the picture editor pick that one. Also take a quick look at local county type magazines in the supermarkets to see what they have been photographing in the North West but thats about it, I also passby the photo mags now......... :legit:  



Title: Re: Non photo magazines
Post by: picsfor on January 20, 2010, 09:54:15 PM
Rarely consider pictures in non photo magazines. Don't always consider them in photo magazines either.
Am getting less and less magazines altogether.

I think i used them at work when on jobs where we had a 15 -30 minute turn round to fill in the time
Title: Re: Non photo magazines
Post by: ABERS on January 20, 2010, 10:42:11 PM
I think I tend to look at the non-photographic more than the photographic, except for the two that I subscribe to. Wait a minute I only 'subscribe' to one now Ag. My subscrption to B+W Photography is free for a year following the picture of mine that they published in December. :tup:

You can almost bet your boots on what you will see in the photographic mags, dependant on the time of the year. Don't forget most periodicals, magazines of all types , newspapers ect. are illustrated by photographs taken by professionals, more than you can say about the images appearing in photo mags.

Take B+W for example ::)
Title: Re: Non photo magazines
Post by: Cabbyjohn on January 21, 2010, 07:34:53 AM
I will sometimes look at an advert in a magazine, it could be a bar of chocolate or a box of cornflakes. I will then try to replicate the ad as closely as possible just to see if I can. this is mainly done out of boredom, I have only been retired for three weeks and the boredom is kicking in already.  :D
Title: Re: Non photo magazines
Post by: Malcolm1938 on January 21, 2010, 08:36:08 AM
Not magazines as such but Travel Catalogues for an area I'm going to visit often point to some of the better photo locations. Also County magazines can give a lot of help.

Title: Re: Non photo magazines
Post by: ABERS on January 21, 2010, 08:43:46 AM
It's amazing what you can find while you're waiting in a take-a-way. :tup:
Title: Re: Non photo magazines
Post by: Forseti on January 21, 2010, 09:35:46 AM
I was wondering do you guys still analyze the pictures that you see in non photo specific magazine.

Yes very much so although I tend to avoid paying too much attention to front covers as these are either heavily montaged or *photoshopped* to death it's difficult to make out what the original must have looked like. Most press photographs I also pay little attention to as most are, for obvious reasons, opportunist shots where the capture takes priority over quality. Of the images that I do view I analyse (to use your expression) composition and lighting, both trying to understand and possibly learn something from them - like the wolf jumping over a gate for example.  :tup: