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    Popular photography...subscribed online (ard $4+/bk) so quite cheap compared to local newstand which cost $12++...

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    Quote Originally Posted by likefunyouare
    I read Photography Monthly as well.
    Main reason: William Cheung... sarcastic and funny guy..
    He used to write for Practical Photography.
    The only turn off is the price: S$16.90 per issue. Expensive...
    yea true... lucky can get 5% discount at times bookstore... phew... I'm gonna try to subscribe for it though... This month can get a Tamrac camera bag!
    The equipment can only bring you so far - the rest of the photographic journey is done by you.

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    hmmmmmmm
    just sharing my personal experiences on some mags that i read b4.


    Grain - inspirational mag! gives a lot of fresh ideas! doesnt have too much info or news on accessories though.

    photoi - so so la. everything also like not adequate..... but worth a good read, furthermore is FREE! haha. so just get and read la (i subscribe to it so not actually free....)

    Practical Photography - teaches a lot of techniques and also lots of info on accessories, cams and other tech stuffs! not as inspirational as grain though.. certainly a good buy! (if not for the price tag)

    so far this are some i read b4.
    i browse thru amatuer photography, popular, and digital... all not my type la.... gonna try those B&W ones soon! will update when i get my hand on them.

    hope it helps!
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    Hmm, before I returned to Singapore, I buy Practical Photography and Photography Monthly regularly in the UK. Good tips, but both have a strong UK bias in terms of shooting locations, and one can't use all the information presented blindly. And I must agree that William Cheung is quite good. Before his arrival at Photography Monthly, the magazine is very VERY bad, but now it has really beefed out its informational content.

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    Oops! So Will Cheung went over to Photography Monthly? Sorry for my ignorance. But I did learn alot from Practical Photography when Will was still there and it's now a little stale without him. I still buy PP as I am grateful that I've learnt so much from them.

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    I have subscribed to Practical Photography and Photography Monthly for about a year and although the magazines have been very useful, they do end up repeating themselves. For examples, both magazines usually have a focus on Mono every six months or so...

    Therefore I won't be re-subscribing but would like a local magazine that comes close to their standards. At the moment, Lightbox is woefully bad (IMHO of course). I actually wrote to the editor pointing out the numerous examples of poor grammar and spelling, offering some proof-reading services for free but received no reply. Grain just needs to be a bit, well....Bigger.

    If any newbies would like to read the articles I have kept from all the UK mags, I could meet them and bring the files along. Buy me coffee lah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phildate
    If any newbies would like to read the articles I have kept from all the UK mags, I could meet them and bring the files along. Buy me coffee lah!
    Your singlish is most powderfull

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    anyone read mags like "american photo", "picture", "professional photography"? they are value for $ as they hv less ads and pro-level news, reviews, happenings....
    Last edited by adam72; 29th July 2004 at 10:02 AM.

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    Your singlish is most powderfull
    I know!!

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    LOL!
    I just bought myself a copy of Photography Monthly from this nice guy at the raffles mrt newstand (he always give discounts, this time more than a dollar! Hooray!) who is going to move to 'proper' shop next door next month.
    First impressions:

    1. The paper- and print- qualities are superb.
    2. More pages than PP.
    3. More guest- and pro- photographers than PP.
    4. They would show step-by-step in series of photos and even some bad ones which I find very comprehensive.
    5. Will Cheung is there!
    6. This month's copy includes zoom lens review. Sadly, the free lens I just got from Canon was snorted at. But at least now I know were kind of settings to produce better results. Phew!
    7. Did I mention Sir Cheung is there?

    I don't think I'll subscribe it and so if there should be any repetitions, I'll just skip that particular month.

    One thing I do agree with fellow bros here is that we should have a powderful local mag with localised reviews and tips-and-tricks plus more user involvements, be it competitions, outings and free stuff (like a free camera bad or something).

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    BTW bro Phildate,

    You are not only powderful linguistically, the photos in your gallery are nothing short of amazing!

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    i buy Asian Photography : Asia-Pacific Edition. It cost only $6 and offer tips on photo taking. Very good for poor newbe like me.
    But it's from india, with office in singapore.
    the copy (july) i got shows you how to shoot birds, like what lens, shutter speed, or aperture to use, etc.....
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    So no-one wants to buy me coffee and borrow about 2 years worth of articles from PP and PM? Shame - I'm so thirsty right now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by overcrash

    .... gonna try those B&W ones soon! will update when i get my hand on them.
    This is OT, but since B&W was raised, I might give my 2 cents.

    1 Black & white photography (UK)
    2 The Black & White Enthusiast (Australian)
    3 B&W Magazine
    4 Lenswork

    1 & 2 are more "general" in their scope, with equipment reviews techniques, techniques, etc.

    3 & 4 are "pure photography" with practically no equipment talks. They have useful conceptual articles, interviews, useful editorials,etc. But the qualities of the photos are very good, particularly Lenswork.

    I subscribe to 2 & 4.

    For the local magazines? Sorry for being a cheapskate! I just browse them in the bookstore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by student
    ....For the local magazines? Sorry for being a cheapskate! I just browse them in the bookstore.
    Me too!!! I juz browse them in the bookstore whenever i pass by one.
    Reason : Save $$ and most impt one is save space in my room. Last time every month buy PP, Photo Monthly and a few more Photography magazines....all packed into boxes and now room bo space liao!! if still buy muz sleep toilet liao!!

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