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PhillyPhotographer

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« on: August 07, 2008, 10:50:20 PM »

Is there a color photography magazine that would be considered the equivalent of lenswork ?

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 11:37:18 PM »

Nothing that I've ever heard of.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 08:30:10 AM »

One photog I know whose favorite B&W mag is Lenswork says his favorite colour mag is JPG.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 08:33:14 AM »

Of course if you scan this forum in the Critiques and Post Your Current Works threads, you can amass a goodly number of interesting images, as good as most magazines.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 08:59:18 AM »

Also the disk version of Lenswork contains additional content - including some color.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 10:34:07 AM »

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I love the DVD version of lenswork.

I pick up JPG on occasion.

If you like podcasts (and a lot more) there is [a href=\"http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/]Magnum in Motion[/url].

Edit:  I forgot to mention that Camera Arts is crap.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2008, 12:59:42 PM »

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Good question. There are very few magazines oriented toward photographs and photographic art, rather than gear. This is what Aperture should be about, but unfortunately the magazine got increasingly bizarre and post-modern over its many years under Michael Hoffman, and its current editorial direction is (if possible) even worse. JPG varies with the issue, but seems way too self-consciously hip and fashion oriented. And Camera Arts has become just awful—lots of precious, overly manipulated digital images with emphasis on the intentionally bizarre.

The best current source for color work IMHO is actually View Camera magazine.  Each edition is split between black & white and color, but there is intelligent discussion of both technical and artistic issues, and some of the color work is simply gorgeous. You don't need to shoot large format to learn from it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2008, 01:39:58 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 04:27:57 PM »

Thanks everyone. I picked up a JPG and even though it's not really what I was looking for it is interesting.

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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 04:45:13 PM »

You might try Ag magazine from the UK. It is certainly not a colour version of Lenswork but is about photography and certainty not equipment! It does have a degree of commonality with Lenswork in that Bill Jay is a regular contributor.

Check out www.ag-photo.co.uk

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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 06:53:50 PM »

'Focus' is nice.

Lots of great work mainly in color. Little too much peripheral stuff, but still lots of work on display.

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 07:05:46 PM »

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[a href=\"http://www.phot-art.com]http://www.phot-art.com[/url]. IMO, the quality of the images is as good as Lenswork, although very different.

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2008, 10:10:51 PM »

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I can't agree with you here. Focus is basically a vanity-publishing project, wherein photographers desperate to see their work in print cough up some serious cash to buy a few pages. There are also a few sections included in each issue by well known and accomplished photographers to "salt the mine" so to speak; they obviously don't have to pay to get in. Each photographer only gets a couple of pages, generally four or five images at most; nowhere near a real portfolio like Lenswork provides.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2008, 01:19:36 PM »

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Focus is basically a vanity-publishing project, wherein photographers desperate to see their work in print cough up some serious cash to buy a few pages. [a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=216149\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Excuse my rudeness when i say that sounds like sour grapes!

That's a fairly serious claim. Can anyone else substantiate that?

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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2008, 06:16:47 PM »

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Check out George Barr's blog. He mentions his regret at buying a spot in Focus because he felt a bit "dirty" afterwards.

Nope, I never tried to get in. No sour grapes here.
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2008, 06:21:41 PM »

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Focus - you have to be famous to get in free, the rest pay a significant fee for the privilege of being published, which taints the whole idea of being accepted (are you accepted for your skill, or your money). The publisher is very pushy. Perhaps he has the right idea, and I confess I went for it a couple of years ago, but have had second thoughts ever since, and as for his claims of it going out to collectors and generating business for you - I have heard from several people that this is not the case - you are very unlikely to make back the cost of entry (which is > $1000).

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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2008, 06:59:46 PM »

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BFoto, I was going to ask the same thing but I had known for some reason that Focus was all about paid artist advertisements. But I'm glad you asked because I got to read the subsequent link - thank you.

Regarding paying for advertisements: I believe the purpose for those advertisements in Focus is to promote your exhibition or gallery showing. I most certainly hope that Mr. Barr didn’t think he’d get famous by purchasing one advertisement. You would need many months / issues of purchased advertisements to become famous in Focus. I also would not doubt that the publisher probably led him to believe it; the publisher has to eat too.

Advertising is hit or miss – Mr. Barr would not have complained had a gallery seen his work and picked him up – in fact, we’d never have heard of it at all.

I stopped subscribing to Focus because I didn’t really care about who was showing in what gallery. In fact, I have stopped almost all of my magazine subscriptions except for Lenswork.

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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2008, 01:00:13 PM »

MagnaChrom was an outstandingly nice magazine, delivered via PDF. Unfortunately, the magazine doesn't seem to exist anymore, and it's editor moved all his efforts/traffic/editorial to his blog:

http://www.magnachrom.com/

Contact me if you are interested, I still have a couple of PDFs from 2007 on my HD. Or ask your favorite search engine or the way-back-when-machine.

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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2008, 06:53:00 PM »

Yes, the portfolio section of Focus is paid advertising. Initially the publisher was criticized for making it appear like editorial, but supposedly this has been made more clear. Only the interviews are editorial.

Other print magazines that emphasize photographic art in both color and B&W are Blindspot and  Aperture, although they are more heavily tilted towards contemporary photography than lenswork. Photoeye and Camera Arts are worth checking online.
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