All The Right Notes, Not Necessarily In The Right Order

Also this week, I finally caught up and looked at all of the comments to a previous post of mine, about photography magazines which you can read here:

https://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/why-i-hate-photography-magazines/

The comments largely agree with me.  I was looking through a magazine earlier this week in the local library and one thing that struck me was how much mention of video there was in the articles.  Its photography but not as I know it.  Still the same emphasis on kit and product over technique and simply great photos.  I contend that you can get more out of a half decent photo book than from a magazine, especially if you browse it for half an hour in a book shop and then leave without buying it.

Here ends my rant.

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16 thoughts on “All The Right Notes, Not Necessarily In The Right Order

  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by my trees this morning! I really appreciate your POV about video vs. photography… I don’t really consider myself a photographer so much as someone who uses photographs in my work, but I get so much more of a feeling of “crafting” when I’m working with still images or single frames. I take pics & blend them with my artwork and words to convey… something. Here’s an example of what I’m doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYTwSWzG3wE&feature=plcp&context=C384ae54UDOEgsToPDskL-Z8NR4LmT-i62wGqRhG1j
    I look forward to taking the time to look at more of your images!

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  2. Personally video has no place in a photography magazine, there are plenty of videography magazines that cover that stuff in detail. Sure, mention it as a feature but don’t linger on it.

    I can’t buy them as it is all about gear and junk.

    You’re not alone.

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