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

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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Demystifying The World of Photo Scanning

ScanMyPhotos Corporate Headquarters 300x105 - Demystifying The World of Photo ScanningThe “war” on photo scanning became a battle of words. Since pioneering innovations in the photo imaging industry — beginning way back in 1990 — ScanMyPhotos.com has become known as a top photo imaging industry leader by demystifying photography.


The History of Photo Scanning  


Recently, some photo-scanning apps have entered the world of digitizing analog snapshots. And, with 3 1/2 trillion analog photos, plus 35mm slides, Polaroids, and those old film negatives, the ocean of opportunity to help digitize the world’s photos is deep.


Whether it’s competitors vying to try duplicating our game-changing way to digitize 1,800 photos in minutes, with free 3-way shipping for $145, or the new apps, and costly DIY scanner options, all help raise the tide. Now, the but.


How to Scan Pictures: Photo Scanning App vs ScanMyPhotos com



We helped solve the biggest challenge in photography; how to upload all your nostalgic snapshots to the popular photo-sharing apps.  Think of it, most pictures shared on Instagram, Facebook and Google Photos are recent digital pictures from your smartphone–if you’re like us, mostly of the food you ate last evening. Right?


 

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ScanMyPhotos.com CEO with his Dad at Disneyland in 1967

Our Passion is Photography.


It always has been.  For some emotional background, company CEO, Mitch Goldstone was with his Dad hugging him at Disneyland in 1967.  This photo became his only tangible memory, as his father passed away two years later.  At that young age, he understands better than most, how powerful a single photo is. We all have that similar, special picture. Right?

 


But, What are Others Saying About Why THEY are Digitizing Pictures?


Follow the conversation as our team of professional copywriters engage and interview people who shared these heartwarming tales:


Tales From The Photos We Saved Podcast


ScanMyPhotos.com Customer Stories



The “War” of Words


We’ve heard it all. Companiessmp hq 300x225 - Demystifying The World of Photo Scanning taking more than two months to scan some orders with only a few dozen pictures, others are using container ships to send your family pictures abroad. Really?  And many charging 40-75 cents and more to scan a single picture. How about paying about 8-cents and getting free 3-way delivery to have ScanMyPhotos.com professionally digitize everything at it’s Irvine, CA corporate headquarters and fulfillment facility?


USA Today just reported on the “Top 3 New Year’s Tech Resolutions You Must Keep,” and included ScanMyPhotos.


Stephanie Rosenbloom, Getaway New York Times Travel columnist wrote:


For affordable bulk scans, ScanMyPhotos.com is an old standby (you can read David Pogue’s review on nytimes.com). The company will scan about 1,800 photos… for $145 at its headquarters in Irvine, Calif.; the cost of sending the photo box to you, as well as the shipping of the box to ScanMyPhotos and back to you again is included in the price. That’s one of the least costly and most uncomplicated deals around.

 


And, as for the “fastest” way to digitize pictures, a new, DIY scanner will set you back $650 before digitizing even your first photo–at slow-mo rates compared to us. They added a fine print disclaimer. And, it appears they even updated the misstatement from “fastest” to “high-speed.”  But, the official corporate press release headline still has what looks like a walloping, misleading lie: “Epson Debuts World’s Fastest Photo Scanner….” We can only guess they are also raging from PC Magazine’s prominent reviewer and senior analyst, Tony Hoffman, who adding this at the end of his review:


Another option would be to send your prints to a photo scanning service, which may be a more economical choice if you have no more than a few thousand prints to scan. For example, you can order a box from ScanMyPhotos International that fits about 1,800 prints; fill it and send it in, and the company will scan your photos to JPEGs at 300dpi for $145 or at 600dpi for $259 (including shipping) and then return them to you with a DVD containing the scanned files.


Epilogue


This Weather Channel story explains why pictures must be digitized [spoiler alert: it’s emotional]. It’s all about helping to digitize the world’s photo memories. Many choices, but for the ultimate “mic drop” moment…ready for it? This is the only way to professionally digitize about 300,000 high-resolution pictures every day:


How’s This For Speedy High-Resolution Professional Photo Scanning?

 
 

 

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