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!)
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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
The 37th Frame Dedicated to bringing the best photojournalism on the internet to its readers.
Positive Magazine It’s in Italian, but the photos are amazing.
The Big Picture News stories in photographs. Updated regularly.
ePHOTOzine The UK’s largest and friendliest online photography magazine.
Flak Photo Flak Photo celebrates the art of exhibiting quality photography from an international community of contributors online.
Social Documentary Features documentary photography from around the world - images and words exploring the human condition.
Lunatic Creative contemporary photojournalism.
F-Stop Features contemporary photography from established and upcoming photographers.
Enter The online magazine of World Press Photo.
The Digital Journalist The monthly online magazine for visual photojournalism.
Apogee Photo Online photography magazine designed to inform and entertain photographers of all ages.
Chambre Noire French online photography magazine - if you don’t speak French just enjoy the photos.
Nature Photographers The online magazine of the Nature Photographers Network.
Lens Culture Lens Culture is an online magazine celebrating international contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures.
Pixels and Prose An online magazine and community dedicated to the art and science of photography.
Zone Zero Excellent online photography magazine based in Mexico City.
Travel Photographers Network The online photography magazine of the Travel Photographers Network
Deep Sleep A brand new quartely online photography magazine from the UK.
See Saw An online photography magazine dedicatd to work that successfully captures, represents and encourages acute observation, via the photographic medium.
Fraction An alternative outlet for publishing work by new and established photographers.
Photo Eye General interest photography magazine with lots of great photography articles and book reviews.
Photoblogs Magazine 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.
Wedpix Magazine 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.
Ahorn Magazine An online magazine dedicated to contemporary photography.
1000 Words Photography 1000 Words is dedicated to highlighting the best of contemporary fine art photography in the UK and beyond.
Photography BB Magazine An excellent photography magazine aimed at beginner to intermediate photographers. Issues can be downloaded in either PDF or ZIP formats.
Mooncruise Magazine Dedicated to promoting you and your work.
Bokeh Magazine Mexican photography magazine, downloadable in PDF format. It’s in Spanish, but you can look at the photos.
VII VII Photo Agency present the most recent and best work of their photographers in their online magazine.
Pixel Press 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.
Burn Magazine 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.
You’ve read the online photography magazines, now check out some of the best print versions.