The Art Of Photography Magazines
A photograph is a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art (Ambrose Pierce). Let?s face it, we cannot all be Van Gogh or Monet, and we will not even try; but photography. Now that is an art for the common man. From the childhood pinhole camera to the digital SLR as an adult, all of us have dabbled, some of us more than others, in this form of expression. There is something about memories ? we all hold on to them, in our minds, and in our scrapbooks.
If you want to know how to make your photographs look better, then a subscription to a photography magazine is the best way to get there. I would recommend subscriptions to at least three, actually.
The Popular Photography Magazine is great for beginners, and is referred to by professionals as well. Each issue of this magazine teaches you the basics of photography, like composition and production. There is a section for new products, to help you make the correct choice of equipment, according to your budget and level of interest and expertise. There are helpful tips and solutions to making your pictures look better.
If collecting photographs is more up your alley, then the Blind Spot Magazine is for you. Not only does it feature the finest works of art that you will find, it also showcases some upcoming talent. This is the best source of works for a collector, or a curator, as well as for designers, who are looking for innovations in their work. Most of the photographs featured in this magazine are those that have never been seen before. Try it; it will satisfy the artist in you.
Aspiring and established photographers swear by the American Photo Magazine. It is very technical, and has reviews and curtain-raisers on the latest equipment in the market. There are sections devoted to industry trends and techniques as well.
The digital way of living has changed the way photographs are taken. Some people have welcomed digital cameras with open arms, but the more orthodox one swear by film. Without being biased, there is no denying that computers are here to stay, and there is a beautiful relationship between computers and photography in this age of flawless imagery. The PCPhoto Magazine makes life easier for the digital artist. This magazine provides, in each issue, step-by-step instructions on how to enhance and improve your digital images. There is a whole section dedicated especially to the newest cameras, scanners and software in the market.
Another magazine that tries to please both factions in the digital vs film war is the Photo Techniques Magazine. This magazine deals with Photoshop in detail; essential in today?s imaging business. It should be of great help to both the professional and the amateur.
As for the video enthusiasts, there are two magazines that will help, whether you are a beginner, or an expert ? the Videomaker Magazine and the Camcorder Magazine. Now you can make your own home videos and edit them, but better than your parents did!
There are many more magazines in the market. You just have to figure out which one is of more useful to you. And remember, when you click in color, you capture the clothes; when you click in black and white, you capture the soul.