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Magazine subscription.....Whats good?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by monchan, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    I want to get a Magazine subscription, but don`t know whats good.
    I live in the boon docks in Japan so a bookstore is no help.

    I want something with international shipping that won`t break the bank( my bank is small)
    I have seen a few on the net but don`t want to fork out the cash without knowing if it`s suitable for me.

    I dont know a lot, so a mag with tips + tricks and good projects
    to try. Minimal gear reviews, as said bank is small and wont be buying much
    after my next body. least not for a while.

    I like taking pics of outdoors and landscapes and sometimes people.
    I have the oly. 60mm macro and would like to get into that a little more.
    A general mag thats covers different things would be best I think.

    And I prefer print to digital.
    Cheers.
     
  2. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

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  3. agnieszka

    agnieszka Mu-43 Regular

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    May 1, 2015
    Central Coast, NSW Australia
    Agnieszka
    Try your library? Should be free, different mags on offer, and possibly also offer free online access (my library uses zinio). While i prefer print to digital generally, I'm finding it easy to 'snapshot' a page on my tablet if i see something i want to save/remember. I gave up on actual mag subscriptions some time back because i realised I'd read them once and never again. Seemed a waste. Can always donate older mags, but also found one mag a month was too much and i didn't have enough time to properly read cover to cover. Library means i can pick one or more up when i get the whim.

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  4. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    257
    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    I`ll check out F11, see how that goes. But I prefer to have something to hold take with me, etc.
    And I have no suitable device to download them to.

    My library has Camera books and some mags. That I flick through sometimes.
    But it`s all in Japanese and not much good to me.
     
  5. Replytoken

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    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    There used to be some British magazines that ran a number of how-to articles at all skill levels, but I cannot remember their names. Perhaps this article might help? 30 Photography Magazines Worth Subscribing To

    Good luck,

    --Ken