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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91% of Pictures Uploaded to Photo-Sharing Sites Are From Smartphones, Study Reveals

2,500 Respondents to study reveals what is missing from photo-sharing apps and online photo-gifting services — decades-past analog photo snapshots.


`Out of sight, out of mind’ took on added relevance from the internet photography study released today by ScanMyPhotos.com on consumer photo-sharing habits.


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Only 225 of 2,500 consumers polled nationwide have uploaded pictures that were not from their smartphones to photo-sharing apps or photo-gifting websites.


“We wanted the survey to be simple and understand consumers’ photo-sharing habits,” said Mitch Goldstone, president, and CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com. He explained “the methodology was direct by asking 2,500 ScanMyPhotos customers about their photo-sharing practices. We asked: “have you only uploaded recent pictures from your smartphone to any of the popular photo-sharing apps, or online photo-gifting websites?”



Ninty-one percent of the respondents only posted pictures from smartphone devices, while just 9 percent have ever uploaded any snapshots from photo albums to photo-sharing apps. The results shifted after all their pictures were digitized, as nearly 100 percent did upload those newly scanned photographs.


One respondent, Monika Jansen from Virginia is her family`s photo keeper who explained: “before pictures were digitized only those images stored on my iPhone were ever uploaded or shared online.”


“For years we heard the primary reason people are digitizing their nostalgic photographs was to share and safeguard their otherwise long forgotten memories. This result is an anchoring awareness to understand what pictures are shared and the obstacle for photographs still in print format,” said Goldstone.


Methodology: 2,500 consumers nationwide were surveyed on the phone or as they used the ScanMyPhotos live support help desk over two months from April 18 – June 18, 2018.


With 3 ½ trillion still-analog snapshots, there is a vast untapped market for newly digitized pictures to be uploaded. Popular social media trends like “Throwback Thursday (“#TBT”) provide opportunities to revisit past childhood photos and decades-past nostalgic pictures.


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5 Tips for Better Mobile Photos

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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

Keep Photos in Top ShapeBest Ways to Protect Your Photographs


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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