Popular Photography Magazine Ceases Publication

I thought it was a pretty good magazine definitely worth the subscription price.   But after 80 years Popular Photography can no longer make it.  I will miss it.

“Digital only magazines” are not worth the paper they are printed on!

OK, so that is my opinion, not a unversal fact.  But I am not the only one with that opinion.  With paper magazines I can fold over pages to mark something of interest.  I can tear out a page and leave it on the bathroom counter as a reminder of something.  I can read it at the beach in bright sunlight.  The battery never goes dead.  I can leave old copies at the dentist office for other people to discover.

Why will I miss “Popular Photography”?

Note that the title of the magazine does not contain the words “professional” or “artist” or “expert”.  It is called “popular photography” and that’s what it is about.   Why do I read a magazine (among others) for amateur & beginning photographers?  Because I occasionally find inspiration, whether from the submitted photographs or tips on retouching.  I read each issue and let it lay around the house for a few months, then I give the magazine to others that are interested.

Seems like I just renewed my subscription a month or so ago.  I will miss it.

The website “DP Review” has more on this story, and there is a longer article on PetaPixel.com