I have to confess, I love photography magazines, not least because I have written for the majority of them but because I love to read the content and gain inspiration from the phenomenal photographs in many of them. Now that it is so easy to read magazines on your iPad it is an even greater experience, no more searching and queuing in newsagents.
I have created a list of ten of the very best photography magazines you can currently download to read on your iPad. Of course, I had to include National Geographic for the images too and you won’t be disappointed when you view them on your magical device.
This is the first photography magazine list for the iPad of its kind, so take a look and perhaps download one or two. As always, your feedback is always desired. Enjoy!
Popular Photography+ is the new digital version of the Popular Photography magazine, more beautiful, more immersive and more fun to read than ever. It’s all the content from the print issue, complete re-imagined and redesigned for the iPad, with an easy navigation for exploring the issue.
October issue highlights:
Canon’s Next Star First Look at the EOS 60D: We spent a few days shooting with a pre-release version of this hot new DSLR and got the lowdown on some surprising features.
Animal Scenics Shooting wildlife doesn’t have to mean just close-ups—sometimes the landscape tells the bigger story.
The Future of Technology Edible cameras, Focus that changes after you shoot. What’s really in store for imaging technology?
Tests and Reviews The Popular Photography Test Lab gives you the goods on the newest gear. This month: Sony’s Alpha 390, plus zoom lenses from Canon and Pentax.
How-Tos Find a new take on fall foliage, use a ring light for astonishingly close portraits, create easier HDR images in Adobe Photoshop CS5, and catch migrating monarchs.
Plus: In the dugout with a Major League Baseball photographer, documenting a disappearing way of life, how to pick an SD card, the essentials of sensor size, and more.
Special limited time introductory price of $2.99/Download
Digital Photographer Magazine
Launched in 2002, Digital Photographer is a monthly photography magazine, delivering indispensable, practical and hands-on shooting advice. Aimed at digital enthusiasts and professional photographers, Digital Photographer features the latest high-end kit reviews, expert interviews, practical shooting advice and image-editing tutorials to help you become a better photographer. They also showcase a selection of images from DP readers every month.
Digital Camera Essentials Magazine
One of the UK’s premier Digital Camera Essentials’ guide, Digital Camera Essentials is the magazine for all your shopping and shooting needs. Every issue, Digital Camera Essentials is packed full of essential news for the beginner or enthusiast photographer. From how to shoot your best ever shots and perfect them in post-production, to in-depth and honest reviews of all the latest compacts, DSLRs, lenses, peripherals and more. Plus, all the current digital cameras are listed in our comprehensive, 25-page buyers’ guide, helping to ensure you pick the right camera for your needs.
Advanced Photoshop Magazine
Advanced Photoshop is the perfect magazine for honing already great Photoshop skills. Each issue is packed full of inspiring interviews and challenging tutorials, tailor-made for the more advanced digital artist. Readers also benefit from an essential CD-ROM each issue. Whether you’re a Photoshop professional or simply aspiring to be one, Advanced Photoshop will help you perfect your art.
Interview Magazine – The Calvin Klein Issue
Interview’s Fall Fashion issue boldly demonstrates that the magazine that is known for just as many other things in addition to fashion is more than capable of holding its own as a directional and authoritative voice for fashion in the international arena. With a star cast of contributors relating to fashion – including photographer Steven Meisel and designer extraordinaire Nicolas Ghesquière to name but two – the issue elaborates its vision for the coming seasons for the oh-so-important September issue. And, this vision permeates pretty much every level of the meaty content. For example, Ben Affleck’s interview with cover girl Blake Lively, is accompanied by a shoot by Craig McDean styled by Karl Templer in which Ms Lively sizzles in the latest looks by hot labels as we voyeuristically watch through the eye of a surveillance camera. The confident or attorney or the primes suspect? We may never know.
V Magazine for iPad – The New York Issue
The experience starts with the two covers. Shot by Mario Testino in an amusing take on the glamour within, they feature Lady Gaga with Marc Jacobs and Marina Abramovic with Tyson Ballou. Dan Colen and Aaron Young provide the artistic renditions of the signature ‘V’. World-renowned art, celebrity, music, fashion and photography; the best that NYC offers today, are all encapsulated into these two powerful images.
Inside, the star-spangled magic continues, right from the beautiful credits sequence incorporating a witty fashion shoot of amazing shoes, through to the last word on this season’s hot accessories. The issue is one that genuinely gives a 360 degree image of the city without ever lulling into being formulaic. Top superstar talent, uptown power women and the creative kids of the art and music scenes that keep the city’s creative blood oxygenated all get a turn and are all presented in fresh and inspired ways. In fact, inspiration oozes from this issue and, sadly, there’s not nearly enough space here to go into the details that would do it justice. In the arena of fashion alone, just two amazing examples include supermodel Natasha Poly shot by the maestro of Mexican psychedelic surrealism, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Karl Lagerfeld’s re-enactment of a moment of fashion history with Baptiste Giabiconi, Javier de Miguel and Lara Stone cast as Juan Ramos, Antonio Lopez and Jerry Hall, respectively. This is the September issue as something that pulses with the uplifting feel-good confidence of Odyssey’s 1977 classic ‘Native New Yorker’.
Latitude magazine is a historical record of the world as it exists on one day. On the 20th of March 2010, 41 world-class photographers located in 36 countries around the world, all photographed their immediate surrounds, capturing the daily lives of individuals, communities and workplaces in a manner that expands our understanding of the world. Now updated!
National Geographic Traveler Magazine
National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals, and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel, and stresses inquisitive not acquisitive trips. It employs storytelling and you-are-there photography to inspire readers to pick up and go. And, with the theme of "All Travel, All the Time," it eschews fashion and fluff in favor of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.
National Geographic Traveler magazine on the iPad takes the coverage of travel to a new level. Without the limitations of print, National Geographic Traveler magazine brings readers to destinations without leaving their living rooms.
National Geographic Magazine
National Geographic magazine has covered “The world and all that is in it” since 1888. From ground-breaking photography to in-depth reporting of the environment, cultures, natural sciences, archaeology, geography, and much more, the monthly magazine has expanded horizons for generations. The National Geographic magazine iPad App expands this tradition with the power of digital publishing. Now, NG’s iPad App delivers the content from the print edition—enhanced with unique interactive elements in a re-designed layout optimized for reading on the iPad.
– Users will need to create a Zinio account through this application or at www.zinio.com to purchase single issues or an annual subscription.
– Featured: Allows users to preview an article from current or back issues before buying.
Keep up on the latest news in news photography and visual journalism from the National Press Photographers Association, the professional organization for visual journalists around the world. Founded in 1946, NPPA is the publisher of News Photographer magazine and hosts the world’s second largest annual photography contest, the Best Of Photojournalism.
NPPA publishes daily news from the world of visual journalism and photography, and the NPPA iPhone and iPod Touch application is a quick and elegant RSS news reader of NPPA’s exclusive stories as well as an interface to NPPA’s Web site, www.nppa.org.
Photo Professional – Canon Edition, only italian photographic monthly magazine dedicated to Canon users, is now available as an iPad App. You’ll be able to browse and read all our reviews, hardware test, suggestions, tips and tricks to get beautiful pictures. Turn the pages using only your finger, zoom photos and texts, rotate the screen to view two pages side by side. Special launch offer: download now PhotoProfessional.it and start reading for FREE the first 6 numbers of Photo Professional – Canon Edition in your iPad.