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40 Amazing Online Photography Magazines


Whatever country we live in, we’re probably all familiar with the well-known photography magazines available in our newsagents and bookstores. The UK has Practical Photography, France has Photo, the Italians have Zoom and the Americans have American Photo. What you may not know is that there are many more photography magazines that are only available online. And some of them are good, very good.

That’s the great thing about online publishing. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and just about anyone with a PC and an internet connection can take part. The difficulty lies in putting together a quality publication, something that rivals the best commercial magazines for content and quality (we hope you think that Smashing Magazine just does that!)

As an introduction to the wonderful world of online photography magazines, we put together a list of the biggest and best that we could find. You won’t find these magazines in your local bookstore, they’re only available online. From photojournalism to portraiture, from landscapes to lomography (and everything in between), you’ll find the most amazing photography and discover the work of some of the world’s best photographers, both famous and unknown. Dive in and enjoy their work.

Amazing Online Photography Magazines Link

The 37th Frame1
Dedicated to bringing the best photojournalism on the internet to its readers.

Online Photography Magazine2

Positive Magazine3
It’s in Italian, but the photos are amazing.

Online Photography Magazine4

The Big Picture5
News stories in photographs. Updated regularly.

Online Photography Magazine6

The UK’s largest and friendliest online photography magazine.

Online Photography Magazine8

Flak Photo9
Flak Photo celebrates the art of exhibiting quality photography from an international community of contributors online.

Online Photography Magazine10

Blue Eyes Magazine11
An online photography magazine dedicated to publishing long-term documentary work.

Online Photography Magazine12

Social Documentary13
Features documentary photography from around the world – images and words exploring the human condition.

Online Photography Magazine14

Creative contemporary photojournalism.

Online Photography Magazine16

A magazine about the process of making art and photography.

Online Photography Magazine18

Features contemporary photography from established and upcoming photographers.

Online Photography Magazine20

A documentary photography magazine continuing the tradtion of telling stories through a visual medium. Dedicated to photo essays from up and coming photographers.

Online Photography Magazine22

The online magazine of World Press Photo.

Online Photography Magazine24

The Digital Journalist25
The monthly online magazine for visual photojournalism.

Online Photography Magazine26

Apogee Photo27
Online photography magazine designed to inform and entertain photographers of all ages.

Online Photography Magazine28

Chambre Noire29
French online photography magazine – if you don’t speak French just enjoy the photos.

Online Photography Magazine30

Nature Photographers31
The online magazine of the Nature Photographers Network.

Online Photography Magazine32

Lens Culture33
Lens Culture is an online magazine celebrating international contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures.

Online Photography Magazine34

File Magazine35
A collection of unexpected photography.

Online Photography Magazine36

Pixels and Prose37
An online magazine and community dedicated to the art and science of photography.

Online Photography Magazine38

Zone Zero39
Excellent online photography magazine based in Mexico City.

Online Photography Magazine40

Travel Photographers Network41
The online photography magazine of the Travel Photographers Network

Online Photography Magazine42

Colours Magazine43
Colours Magazine is an online photography magazine showcasing the work of both established and upcoming photographers from around the world.

Online Photography Magazine44

Deep Sleep45
A brand new quartely online photography magazine from the UK.

Online Photography Magazine46

See Saw47
An online photography magazine dedicatd to work that successfully captures, represents and encourages acute observation, via the photographic medium.

Online Photography Magazine48

Visual Candies49
The new Photography Webzine. Promoting emerging photographers and understanding their work. Photos from Flickr.

Online Photography Magazine50

Creative Lens51
Lots and lots of wonderful photography articles.

Online Photography Magazine52

Camera Arts53

Online Photography Magazine54

Excellent online photography magazine from France.

Online Photography Magazine56

An alternative outlet for publishing work by new and established photographers.

Online Photography Magazine58

Our Eyes Photography59
Our Eyes specialises in people photography: artistic nudes, portraits, self-portraits, people and fashion.

Online Photography Magazine60

Photo Eye61
General interest photography magazine with lots of great photography articles and book reviews.

Online Photography Magazine62

Photoblogs Magazine63
Photoblogs Magazine’s aim is to showcase the best photography to be found around the web in photoblogs. The magazine hasn’t been updated for some time but the past issues are well worth checking out.

Online Photography Magazine64

Wedpix Magazine65
The online magazine of the Wedding Photojournalists Association. The magazine is aimed at wedding photojournalists and anyone else interested in applying photojournalis techniques to wedding photography.

Online Photography Magazine66

Ahorn Magazine67
An online magazine dedicated to contemporary photography.

Online Photography Magazine68

1000 Words Photography69
1000 Words is dedicated to highlighting the best of contemporary fine art photography in the UK and beyond.

Online Photography Magazine70

Photography BB Magazine71
An excellent photography magazine aimed at beginner to intermediate photographers. Issues can be downloaded in either PDF or ZIP formats.

Online Photography Magazine72

Home Photography Magazine73
Canadian general interest downloadable photography magazine.

Online Photography Magazine74

Mooncruise Magazine75
Dedicated to promoting you and your work.

Online Photography Magazine76

Arriba Magazine77
Downloadable magazine featuring both photography and illustrations.

Online Photography Magazine78

Bokeh Magazine79
Mexican photography magazine, downloadable in PDF format. It’s in Spanish, but you can look at the photos.

Online Photography Magazine80

VII Photo Agency present the most recent and best work of their photographers in their online magazine.

Online Photography Magazine82

Bulb Magazine83
Brings the work of creative, but lesser known, photographers to a wide audience.

Online Photography Magazine84

Snap Magazine85
Aims to showcase some of the best photography and photo manipulation, articles and tutorials.

Online Photography Magazine86

Pixel Press87
PixelPress encourages documentary photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, human rights workers and students to explore the world in ways that take advantage of the new possibilities provided by digital media.

Online Photography Magazine88

Everywhere Mag89
A brilliant travel magazine relying on user submissions from the publishers of JPG Mag. They published a few issues of this magazine but since mid 2008 it has just been an online magazine.

Online Photography Magazine90

Cultures on the Edge91
Dynamic quarterly magazine dedicated to supporting cultural diversity through education.

Online Photography Magazine92

Last Click Link

Burn Magazine93
Burn Magazine is an evolving journal for emerging photographers, the brainchild of Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey. As you’d expect from a photographer of this calibre, the magazine is excellent.

Online Photography Magazine94

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Andrew Gibson is a photographer and writer. He runs Magical Places Fine Art, an online photography magazine and another great photography resource.

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    Amazing post and great inspiration, I have bookmarked a couple of these sites to check them out later. Photos are stunning, very inspirational work.

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    Cristhian Bedon

    April 17, 2009 4:07 pm

    Great list! Bookmarked a few of these already

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    Another great list from Smashing! But how could you forget The Big Picture?

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    Ben is right how could you forget the big picture ? The series on this site are so great. Photography Server is nice to even if it isn’t a “magazine”

    Great list !!!!

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    A.B.C. Photography

    April 17, 2009 11:33 pm

    I think the largest one in Germany, not listed here, could be VIEW:

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    Great list, I hadn’t seen some of these before!

    No love for :(

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    wow!!!! Great post.
    Best resource for design and inspiration.


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    Thank, cool list.

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    What about Production Paradise?.

    They have lots of magazines featuring the best photographers around the world.

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    amazing…as usual

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    There’s also – art & photography

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    Great list. I am an aspiring documentary photographer and these are very inspirational.

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    Don`t forget about one of the best magazines about documentary photography [and it`s free!], polish “5klatek” [5exposures]. . enjoy !

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    Nice Magazines!

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    Thanks for including Fraction Magazine

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    Perfect ones :)
    Hope to see advance articles about photography and techniques…

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    Woot my mag made the list!
    Way to go Home Photography Team!

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    Great post guys, there’s also

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    Really inspiring…


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    what do you think about Camera Obscura Camera Obscura online photo magazine? i wish to be in that list!

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    Great article. However i am missing mine favorite: Photo 360 magazine.

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    Technical photography magazine (a reference in the industry):

    And a famous photo site that has a monthly magazine:

    Enjoy – Gilles

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    Thanks for the great list. Please take a moment to check my new photo magazine 100Eyes I think you will enjoy it. The current issue is “Our Children.”

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    Great list. I dodn’t know that these existed.

    Good job. Keep pushing the limits. Keep thinking outside the box :D

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    thank u VERY much for posting this!

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    Thank You for this Great List.

    I know about a few of these sites. This list list will surely be a great inspiration to many.

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    A great list, but to leave LensWork ( off the printed or web list borders on criminal (not seriously, but you get the point). Not only is the photography excellent, but the magazine it is exquisitely printed, the ‘Extended’ DVD issues have even more content and thoughtful interviews with the photographers. The website has the best podcasts/commentary on the fine art photo world going. Check it out.

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    nice magazines … look here …

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    Also, check out Feature Shoot [] for interviews with emerging photographers.

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    Thanks a lot!

    Posi+tive Magazine Editor

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      @ Giovanni Ferrentino
      You may read that sentence in at least two ways (words in parentheses are mine):
      1. “It’s in Italian, (and you may not understand this language), but (don’t let that stop you because) the photos are amazing.” Or,
      2. “It’s in Italian (and Italians may not know anything about anything), but the photos are amazing.” Did you choose #2.

      I chose #1.

      A bit off topic but relevant: I would like to add (for the article author’s and readers’ benefit) that I use Google Chrome which automatically translates Italian to English for me. Although the translations are far from perfect, they give me a basic idea of the written material. I hate to miss out on all the excellent stuff around the world contributed by non-English speakers, so really appreciate the language translation features of some browsers.

      Arrivaderci, my friend.

      And then again, I may have completely missed your point!

      P.S. WordPress wouldn’t let me delete this comment and put it below Giovanni’s comment (where it was meant to be), so sorry about the incorrect location.

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    Giovanni Ferrentino

    April 21, 2009 12:38 am

    Why on POSI+TIVE you write “It’s in Italian, but the photos are amazing.” ?

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    Other magazine!!

    by: Ana Hime & Carlos Albalá

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    I like Spotlight magazine, an overview of fashion photographers, food photographers, car photographers… a great compilation of images and you can see who is the photographer behind a famous campaign.

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    Great feature, why not check
    Great mag with a lot of online content and my mate is the Art editor.
    Cheers, M.

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    Excellent resource you folks have put together. Please have a look at my photozine Eleanor



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    great magazines!

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    Excellent collection!

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    Brian Dragtstra

    April 23, 2009 1:17 pm

    You just missed the biggest Dutch e-magazine, Great list by the way, thanks.

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    thanks a lot by the way check this out

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    Template Library

    April 23, 2009 4:51 pm

    Great Collection!..i love photography!..

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    Thanks Sebnem for the link..

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    Such a cleaver way to find online-photography magazines…

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    Thanks Sebnem:)

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    For amazing landscape photography, check out .

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    Scott Mc Kiernan

    May 4, 2009 1:45 pm

    Great list!
    Would like to suggest DOUBLEtruck Magazine ( an quarterly magazine, in both print and online form. It has won Best of Photojournalism – Best Picture Magazine and numerous editorial, design and photographic excellence awards at POYi, too during its’ 5 year history.
    Check it out:) thanks…

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    Super list, kudos, bravo Smashing.
    One that you might consider is a Weekly eZine, doing multimedia pieces long before the term MM was trendy.
    Weekly over 250 stories to view, from a huge cross-section of photojournalists, been kicking butt for over 5 years: zReportage ( winner of numerous awards.
    New story every Tuesday, stories that need to be told (and seen). hope you enjoy it and add us on to the great list you have going.


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