5 Must Read Photography Magazines

Aperture Summer 2018

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Last year, “Popular Photography” folded after more than 80 years of tips, product information and inspiration. There are plenty of great resources online and in print, but we couldn’t help but mourn the loss of the iconic publication. So, we rounded up five of the best magazines to keep you up-to-date on the latest technology an motivated by professional and amateurs in the field.

 

 

1. Nature Photographer

“Nature Photographer” is a how–to magazine, published in print form three times a year covering all four seasons. The magazine is intended for nature photographers and nature enthusiasts who range from beginners to professionals. For those interested in photographing the wilderness, whether it’s in far-off destinations, local parks or your own backyard. Learn the techniques needed to consistently produce quality images and research the locations that will appeal to you most. Articles include:

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Photographs Tell the Story: Newseum’s Pulitzer Prize Gallery

U.S. Refugee Crisis

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

By Vanessa Mallory Kotz

 

There’s a lot of talk today about fake news. Americans must be critical of what they read and see, consider sources, agendas and learn the facts. Photo journalism is undeniable. The photographs of refugee children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have earned attention by human rights advocates and concerned citizens across the country and throughout the world.

 

Thousands are protesting the current administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy because of images like the now-infamous photo of a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker crying as her mother is searched and detained on June 12, 2018.  A controversial, politicized moment captured by a talented photographer reminds us of the very real human struggles that get lost in the chaos of punditry and opinion pieces.

 

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5 Tips for Better Mobile Photos

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Before cropping and after cropping. By using editing software rather than the zoom feature on your phone, you’ll create crystal clear crops full of detail. Photos: www.creativelive.com

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By Vanessa Mallory Kotz



 

 

These days, the average person takes most of their family photos and travel snapshots with their phone. It’s quick, accessible and a device they must carry anyway. Whether you’ve got the latest iPhone or an older Android, we’ve rounded up great tips to make the best of your phone’s technology and create lasting memories.

 

 

1. Find your light source.

All photography is about lighting, no matter what kind of camera you use, including a mobile device. Avoid using a flash whenever possible, sticking to natural or lamplight. Pay attention to how the light hits your subject. Is it a bright overhead kitchen light? That could mean unappealing shadows on the face if it’s a portrait and loss of details. Try a couple of different angles when positioning yourself and your subject to catch just the right glow.

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6 Must-Read Articles to Help You Keep Photos in Top Shape

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The world is a dangerous place for photos. Light, temperature, humidity, skin oils, glue—all of this can all cause serious damage to photos over time. In the digital age, this is no big deal; photos can be reprinted from our computers or devices with the click of a button. But for our older photos, which are our most treasured, the results of neglect can be tragic.



The following six articles provide tips, tricks, and services that will help keep photos in top shape.

 

1. The Best Ways to Store Printed Photos

 

“Archival quality photo albums use plastic and paper materials that will not damage or deteriorate photos over the long-term.”

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Why to Digitize Photos BEFORE Disaster Strikes and Threatens Your Lifetime of Photographs

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Precious memories last forever. Unfortunately, photographs do not.


Photographs capture a moment of time to keep those memories alive by using a fragile blend of organic materials and modern technology. But when your home is threatened by a natural disaster, or even a young child with a handful of crayons and a mischievous curiosity to turn your keepsakes into “art,” all can be lost.


With the thunderous speed of a hurricane or mighty tornado, those irreplaceable time capsules of nostalgia can be destroyed.




PICTURES MUST LAST A LIFETIME AND MORE


No matter how careful you are, it is practically inevitable that some of your cherished photographs will eventually fall into disrepair, fade away or be lost to the ravages of a mighty storm.


WHAT’S IN A PHOTO?



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Still, any kind of photographic print is nothing more than a collection of minerals and chemicals that react to light. Any number of factors can cause your images to fade, discolor, stain, crack, peel or fall apart.


PRICELESS PHOTOS


Hurricane preparedness tips 296x300 - Why to Digitize Photos BEFORE Disaster Strikes and Threatens Your Lifetime of PhotographsWhether your heirlooms are tucked away in a drawer, musty garage cabinet, or never-visited photo albums packed away within obscurely piled-high sealed boxes in the attic, you need to have a plan.


In today’s all-digital world, there are 3 ½ trillion still-analog snapshots that must be preserved. Imagine the sole photo of your grandmother, a long-gone childhood pet or favorite family reunion at risk of being ruined?


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