Outdoor Discoveries

What originally was a news section for the rest of the website soon became a place for me to write about human-powered wanderings in the countryside. Photography inspires me to get out there, mostly on foot these days, though cycling got me started. Musings on the wider context of outdoor activity complete the picture, so I hope that there is something of interest in all that you find here. Thank you for coming!

Photography magazines

27th January 2007

I have recently started to catch up with my collection of unread photography magazines. I still limit myself to three per month and subscribe to two of these. The limitation is partly for the usual financial reasons and partly because there is only so many that you need anyway. I used to acquire Amateur Photographer every week but that stopped about a year ago because I felt that the monthly titles were sufficient. I also cannot justify buying digital photography magazines, or digital photography books for that matter, when the main titles cover both digital and film photography anyhow. These include Photography Monthly and Practical Photography but I have seen some sharp comments in the ePHOTOzine forums about the similarity in their content and the prevalence of landscape photography in their pages. There was a time when I stopped buying the former when it became too formulaic but the arrival of Will Cheung, ironically from PP, brought me back into the fold. These days, I find PM to be the more substantial of the two with plenty of meatier content. Landscape photography floats my photographic boat so it should not surprise you to read that Outdoor Photography is another of my staples. It started out life dedicated to landscape and wildlife photography but has since been extended to encompass travel photography. Now, what I really need to do is slow down, use a tripod and take my photography beyond the level at which it is at the moment.

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