Okay, I just wanted to put this out there, especially to photographers that own an iPad. There are fantastic new resources to inspire you and keep you fed in photography. I’m not talking about the usual gear-centric photography magazines that we all read and enjoy. No, I’m talking about a new genre of magazines offering something deeper; inspiration and education for those of us interested in more than just a bunch of gear ads and setting recipes–what’s become the norm for most of the photography magazines today.
NOTE: This is not going to be a review, but a recommendation of what I’m reading these days and what I believe would help you as photographer. Both of these magazines are extremely addictive and great for keeping us inspired at this craft.
1. Photographer’s i Magazine. Is a collection of multimedia articles from seasoned, well-known photographers, such as Michael Freeman, Bob Krist, Jay Maisel, Steve Simon just to name a few.
As their website says: “It offers innovative content in the form of text video, and audio. You’ll see articles by top photographers come to life on video, hear them talk about the creative process in audio recordings, and participate in the learning process with interactive tutorials.”
Their website is: http://photographersi.co.uk/
And they have “free taster issues”, so you can test-drive an issue before you decide to subscribe or buy an issue at the newsstand.
Here’s a video:
2. Once Magazine is more about storytelling and photojournalism where the Photographer’s i is more about photographers, assignment, vision, etc. At the heart of Once Magazine are the stories, beautifully narrated by multimedia essays. This is what they say at their website: “We believe that photo stories can be better. They can be long and interactive. They can be narrative and profitable. Photo stories can change the way we see the world. Our vision is to publish these stories every month and every month to pay our contributors what they deserve.”
Here’s a video they put together to explain in more detail:
Both magazines have stated that are working on publishing these magazines in other platform as well. (Photographer’s i mentioned Android at their website per se)
3. The last magazine I want to share is Light it. This one is excellent if you want to get immersed in studio lighting or off-camera flash. It is full of tutorials and has some insights from great photographers as to how they approach their shoots. It includes interviews and videos as well.
Here is their video:
These magazines are great resources for today’s photographers and make excellent use of the photographer’s newest tool, the iPad. Check out the links and see if there’s something there that you’d like to learn more about. And if you have another suggestion, let me know in the comments and I will update this post.
PS. I wrote, edited and uploaded this Blog post m my iPad. WordPress works perfect!