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Offline irv_b

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camera mags
« on: August 14, 2009, 12:24:23 PM »
Right my DCmag is due for renewal in a couple of months, so I am thinking whether to renew it and re-read the subjects presented in a slightly different way or go to a new mag and see if there are new ideas!
Therefore the question are?
  • What in your expieriences is the best mag or are the all the same 
  • What in your expieriences is the best mag or are the all the same
   Is it really worth getting a mag - I personally still for me think it is

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Offline greypoint

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Re: camera mags
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 12:29:31 PM »
Have'nt bought a camera mag in ages. I found they took about ten minutes to read the bits I was interested in so seemed a bit expensive! For content I always found Photography Monthly had the most of interest. All magazines re-hash the same stuff and the news items are freely available on line - put the money aside each month and it'll add a bit to your camera fund ::)

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Re: camera mags
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 02:33:33 PM »
They all recycle the content, but IMHO DC Mag is the worst of the them all for how often they do it and without much change to the theme and writer/expert.
I prefer practical photography out  of them all. In fact I have just taken another subscription out after leaving alone for a year.
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Re: camera mags
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009, 07:08:27 PM »
I gave up on DCM ages ago and moved to Outdoor Photograhy, find it far more nteresting for what I want to know
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009, 08:10:04 PM »
I have recently purchased a copy of Out Door Photography and thought it was very good.  All the others seem to say very much the same thing all the time infact if you started a subscription to one of them today for 12 months you will just about cover everything untill they start repeating
themselves again. :legit:

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Re: camera mags
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2009, 12:15:05 AM »
the only mag I buy now is digital SLR photography its the only one that takes me longer than 15 mins to read every article

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Re: camera mags
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009, 12:18:20 AM »
I also like Outdoor Photography. Really excellent work and lots of interesting in-depth features.
Occasionally I look at Black and White Photography - once every few months I find they have some useful tips on toning and the like and very good featured TOGs.
But my regular read is Amateur Photographer. I like the new style, especially the 'How I took this picture' sections from the resident pros. And they have a much more diverse range of photography, not just digital or flavour of the month stuff. They were the first mag I saw starting to argue that we should look again at natural landscapes with water that looks like water and not milky froth, for example, and they regularly feature pictures taken on film.
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Re: camera mags
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009, 01:39:56 AM »
Haven't bought a Mag in over a year. I still go to the newstand, leaf through them and move on. Other than reviews of new equipment, there doesn't appear to be anything new under the sun.
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Re: camera mags
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009, 02:30:01 AM »
Outdoor Photograhy, Good read and not full of junk!

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Re: camera mags
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 09:21:00 AM »
I must admit I probably won't renew my DCM subscription but I have taken out one for Amatuer Photographer which is a lot more interesting to read and has a lot of useful stuff in.  Also it's weekly which considering DCM takes about 20 minutes to read from cover to cover is a bonus!

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Re: camera mags
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009, 06:11:58 PM »
Hewwo from Windy Sheffy,

Have to say,DCM is predictable and boring,but i do find the discs worthwhile,as for the mag content,well,its C R A P,and my sub will not be renewed.
However,i would deffo recommend Digital Photo,its punchy,has lots of hands on techy advice,and i generaly find it a good read,,,,,,
i also enjoy my monthly Sheffield River Wideners Club Gazette !!


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Re: camera mags
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2009, 12:44:48 AM »
I've a subscription with Black and White Photography mag and get Amateur Photographer every week. All the others seem to be a bit samey.

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Re: camera mags
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2009, 11:39:25 PM »

just looked at a preview of outdoor photography-well impressed the quality of the pictures are stunning and a reasonable price. :)

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Re: camera mags
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2009, 07:53:25 AM »
I find most magazines very  'Samey'. When I occasionally read one, note read not buy one, I always have the feeling I've read it before, They all go through the same cycle of Special Features, and promise unattainable levels of expertise. It's a bit like Golf and Angling magazines, two other pastimes that I indulge in, I always thought that if I took all those magazines together and did what they advise I would eventually be someone who regularly caught specimen fish, got gold medals in every photographic exhibition whilst playing off scratch. But it doesn't seem to work like that  :-[, so I just bumble along without them and enjoy myself :D.

P.S. I do buy Black + White Photography. For two reasons Eamonn Mcabe, a favourite photographer of mine is a staff writer and in the main it's written in an adult style, no mention of words like fab, wow, togs, blads or Twitter etc. ;). That's an age thing I suppose.

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Re: camera mags
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2009, 08:58:21 AM »
I buy most magazines for the year and have now found the same sort of things in them that were there last year,however I do now have a very large collection of free CD and if I actually looked at them my photography might improve. I did get Digital Photo this month because of the title page how to shoot perfect landscapes, and inside they say that 50% of modern photography occurs on the computer.



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