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Popular Photography

3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)

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Ready to take better pictures? Want to buy smart, when it comes to digital and film cameras, lenses, printers, and other essential gear? Popular Photography & Imaging is packed with great photos, how-to tips, lab tests of the latest equipment, and expert advice on getting the most out of every shot. Review

Popular Photography magazine has covered the world of photography since 1937 with cutting edge information on cameras, film, digital technology, and techniques. It has remained current and fresh throughout its publication history. Packed with product reviews and fascinating how-to articles using the latest technology, Popular Photography is a magazine no aspiring photographer should be without.

These days, it's hard to choose the right photography products. Technology in the field is advancing quickly, and every year more megapixels are added to the top-line cameras, while new papers and inks create an ever-expanding list of printing options. Popular Photography magazine is known for its excellent reviews and comparisons of different cameras and accessories. Lenses, tripods, and printers are covered at length and in detail, helping ensure you invest your money in the equipment that you need. Photography-related news is also covered, from ethical problems surrounding subjects to inventions and developments just over the horizon.

Photography is more than just equipment; it's also an art form. Popular Photography magazine helps you develop your creative skills, as well. Techniques used by the pros are covered in detail, with gorgeous photos used as examples. Space photography, low-light photography, and time-lapse photography are covered frequently, among many other special photographic issues. Even graphics programs are covered at length, with how-to articles detailing methods for cleaning up old photographs, removing elements, and enhancing pictures.

Whether you love taking pictures or you have a serious photographer in your life, Popular Photography magazine is a great investment. Your pictures are a window to your most precious memories. This publication helps you make the most of them.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Bonnier Corpiration
  • ASIN: B002G551GK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)
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160 of 165 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Magazine for Product Reviews. February 3, 2003
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have subscribed to Popular Photography for about 5 years. I intend to continue subscribing because it has the most product reveiws of any photo magazine that I have encountered. It allows me to keep up with what's new in the way of equipment. Of particular interest are the lens tests. Pop Photo tests most new lenses for 35 mm cameras, which is more than any other source that I know of.
Now to the bad part: I find that the articles that are not related to products reviews are primarily intended for novices, and they are very repetitive. If you've subscribed for more than a year, you will find that many basic subjects are treated over and over again. And I have always been disappointed in the subjects of the articles, which are just very unimaginative. Photography is such a huge subject, with many interesting and idiosyncratic techniques available. There is no need to stick to the same handful of subjects. It's uninspirational, and it's bad editing, frankly. I do like Herb Keppler's monthly column. He's a plain-spoken guy who usually has something useful to say. More evidence of editorial laziness is that Pop Photo essentially puts their annual product guides in the magazine. This means that several of their issues are dominated by pages and pages of charts telling you what is available this year in SLR's, point-and-shoots, film, zoom lenses, etc. There is very little else in those issues. Other magazines put their product guides in a separate publication that is available on the newsstand.
In summary, Pop Photo has a wide audience and a lot of potential, but needs a better Editor. The product reviews and tests are worth the price of the subscription to me, but that is really what the magazine excells at.
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88 of 90 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Some good advice but overall not a great magazine December 27, 2004
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have been a subscriber for a few years and have found alot of the articles repetitive and not all that educational. Recently I have subscribed to Shutterbug which is a much better magazine for both the novice and professional photographer. Its articles are insightful and even after many years they still can teach this old photographer a few new tricks !!!!
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87 of 94 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good general purpose mag October 26, 2001
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Pop Photo is a good general purpose photography magazine. The coverage of new trends and products is good and the techncial reviews of equipment can't be beat.

There is a tendency for the editorial staff to be combative with letter writers (check the letters to the editor). This can be annoying, and fortunately they've mellowed out a bit over the past couple of years.

Good travel photo column, and the readers photos segement is the first thing I look for every issue.

One caveat, if you're a digital photographer looking for in-depth digital how-tos this isn't the mag for you.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year
The Good


* This is a nice magazine for the price.

* It has some informative articles, which maybe useful to newcomers to photography in general or the digital aspects of photography.

* If you are getting started in photography, or you are at a beginner/amateur level, this magazine can be very helpful as a stepping stone

* If you are an experienced amateur/pro, you can still like this magazine, but don't expect many in-depth/advanced topics.

* The Monthly Lens reviews are helpful to SLR/DSLR users

* For people who like to flip through magazines and even look at ads from different vendors, this is a good resource.

The Not so good


* The technical reviews of digital cameras are skin-deep compared to the in-depth technical reviews by the online photography sites (such as dpreview).

* Sometimes the reviews are word-smithed in such a way that they avoid saying negative things, so -at times- you have to pick-up on what is not said in the review in order to figure out if there's something wrong with a product.

* The "News" are 4-12 weeks behind real time.

* If you expect in-depth or pro-level articles, those are rare.

Consumer beware segment


Towards the back of the magazine there are plenty of ads from various mail-order vendors. Some of them are very reputable, honorable and reliable vendors such as B&H and J&R.

However, some other vendors are less than stellar - to put it in mildly. You will recognize them by the too-good-to-be-true super-low prices, and they usually practice "bait & switch" among other things. These have been documented on various websites and photography forums. If you are not familiar with all these, and you see prices that are very low, you may want to do some research before purchasing.
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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment November 12, 2002
By C.M.
Subscription Term Name:1 year
As a budding amateur photographer, I was hoping this magazine would have good tips and interesting articles. But, instead, there's a lot of product reviews for things that I don't need. It's fine to have one section on products, but I didn't know that's what the whole magazine was about. I have a year subscription, but I just keep throwing the magazines away when they arrive. I don't have the inclination to look through them anymore.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's all about the reviews August 4, 2004
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This definitely a magazine for gearheads. It's pretty much just equipment reviews and advertisements. I would have given it a higher rating but for two things:

1) I don't think I've ever seen Popular Photography not LOVE any piece of equipment. The reviews can still be useful if you're just wondering what features the new gizmo has, but still, they ought to be a bit more critical if they're going to be such a review based magazine.

2) Many of the ads are from vendors with bad reputations. I believe they make some sort of claim about requiring a certain level of honesty from anyone they sell ad space from, but it sure doesn't look like they have ever kicked anyone out of the magazine to me.

So what do you have when you have a magazine full of uncritical reviews, the occasional beginnerish article about technique, and a lot ads from stores of dubious virtue? At best a 2 star magazine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars At $5 a year it's a no brainier
The only thing that concerned me was the notice informing me it would take 8-12 weeks before I got my first issue. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Carl Crazie
2.0 out of 5 stars I find most of the magazine boring and over my head
This magazine isn't for those that just want to know a little more about photography but not actually become a professional in it. Read more
Published 8 days ago by jjackson
2.0 out of 5 stars Very little value to me, based on the first 2 issues I have received
I’m just an amateur (couple of years shooting) so I expected more information would be applicable, but I was disappointed to see that most of the articles were either shills for... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Steve B
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not relevant
Published 13 days ago by Hudson Corp
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good one
Published 20 days ago by J. Cheng
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good information and its great to see other photographers...
I have been looking at this magazine for over 30 years. Lots of good information and its great to see other photographers vision on paper.
Published 21 days ago by Alex
I have been a subscriber to Popular Photography since the 1960s when Herb Kepler was at the helm. It was a most excellent magazine and I learned a lot from the numerous articles... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Lois Ann Gibney
5.0 out of 5 stars A great daily read for other viewpoints of the Picture
Very helpful to the advance or beginner of photo enthusiasts.
Published 1 month ago by Johns Amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in the Field.
Best source of lens reviews.
Published 1 month ago by JPPersch
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting magazine; not sure best for my beginning level of...
Got my first initial copy; not the magazine for the beginning photographer but I might find good tips here and there. Price was right.
Published 1 month ago by AmazonChar
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