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30 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. [Content Care Nov/22/2016]

Photography Magazines

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 Link

The 37th Frame5
Dedicated to bringing the best photojournalism on the internet to its readers.

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Positive Magazine7
It’s in Italian, but the photos are amazing.

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The Big Picture9
News stories in photographs. Updated regularly.

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The UK’s largest and friendliest online photography magazine.

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Flak Photo13
Flak Photo celebrates the art of exhibiting quality photography from an international community of contributors online.

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Social Documentary15
Features documentary photography from around the world – images and words exploring the human condition.

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Creative contemporary photojournalism.

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Features contemporary photography from established and upcoming photographers.

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The online magazine of World Press Photo.

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The Digital Journalist23
The monthly online magazine for visual photojournalism.

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Apogee Photo24
Online photography magazine designed to inform and entertain photographers of all ages.

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Chambre Noire26
French online photography magazine – if you don’t speak French just enjoy the photos.

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Nature Photographers28
The online magazine of the Nature Photographers Network.

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Lens Culture30
Lens Culture is an online magazine celebrating international contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures.

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Pixels and Prose32
An online magazine and community dedicated to the art and science of photography.

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Zone Zero34
Excellent online photography magazine based in Mexico City.

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Travel Photographers Network36
The online photography magazine of the Travel Photographers Network

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Deep Sleep38
A brand new quartely online photography magazine from the UK.

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See Saw40
An online photography magazine dedicatd to work that successfully captures, represents and encourages acute observation, via the photographic medium.

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

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Photo Eye43
General interest photography magazine with lots of great photography articles and book reviews.

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Photoblogs Magazine45
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.

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Wedpix Magazine47
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.

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Ahorn Magazine49
An online magazine dedicated to contemporary photography.

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1000 Words Photography50
1000 Words is dedicated to highlighting the best of contemporary fine art photography in the UK and beyond.

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Photography BB Magazine52
An excellent photography magazine aimed at beginner to intermediate photographers. Issues can be downloaded in either PDF or ZIP formats.

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Mooncruise Magazine54
Dedicated to promoting you and your work.

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Bokeh Magazine56
Mexican photography magazine, downloadable in PDF format. It’s in Spanish, but you can look at the photos.

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

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Pixel Press60
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.

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Last Click Link

Burn Magazine62
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.

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You’ve read the online photography magazines, now check out some of the best print versions.

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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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    April 17, 2009 3:51 pm

    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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    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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    Lee Milthorpe

    April 18, 2009 2:00 am

    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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    amazing…as usual

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

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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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    Laurentiu Nica

    April 19, 2009 8:00 am

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

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    Really inspiring…


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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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    Gregory Franz

    April 20, 2009 7:05 am

    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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    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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    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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    Such a cleaver way to find online-photography magazines…

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    Birgül ERKEN

    April 26, 2009 1:01 pm

    Thanks Sebnem:)

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    For amazing landscape photography, check out .

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    Bravo!!!! excellent job of putting together such a list…

    Best regards

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    Shinta Lempers

    July 1, 2009 6:31 am

    Don’t forget GUP magazine:

    What’s GUP?

    GUP Magazine is a bimonthly, internationally distributed magazine, which is available in over 17 countries worldwide. GUP devotes each issue to a specific theme, featuring every angle of photography. From extensive portfolios of respected photographers and young talent to a complete international gallery and museum exhibition guide. 2009 is the fourth year GUP is published. English written GUP targets an audience of 20-50 year young people, who are open to new trends and new forms of art in which photography claims a prominent spot. This, and more, makes GUP a smart and inspirational guide for photo-graphers, professionals in the business and all those interested in the art of photography. (

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    tank you
    i am from iran

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    Overlooked Awesome list!

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    i found this incredibly helpful thank you

    also check out “sweet and sound” online magazine for photography

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    martinsoler photography

    February 28, 2010 1:46 pm

    thanks a lot for this article. I am checking them out one by one. As a new photographer it’s nice to go check out some sites like this and get new ideas.

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    Nice stuff!!!
    Like to take the opportunity to hand out a tip…
    Swedish photographer, mostly b&w.

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    Marielle van Uitert

    July 3, 2010 10:31 am

    Great list with amazing magazines. Thanx!

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    Arnold Reyneveld

    July 11, 2010 4:39 am

    Great list. It sure contains a number of brilliant magazines. Thanks for sharing!

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    Other photo magazineweb site.

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    josh santiago

    October 12, 2010 1:43 pm

    these pics are gay

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    josh santiago

    October 12, 2010 1:46 pm


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    josh santiago

    October 14, 2010 6:52 am

    Man these gay-ass pics can suck my left nutt sack! these pics look like someone took a FAT shit on them!_ Not josh santiago!

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    thanks for sharing the informative material keep it up.

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    thanks for sharing it keep it up.

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    Asics Revolve

    March 14, 2011 5:43 am

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    June 21, 2011 6:57 pm

    Thanks for such share with us!Like it!

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    June 21, 2011 7:03 pm

    And,I wanna to know that where we can get more such information?
    Who would like to offer me more?Wait for you and thx!

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    Thanks – Enjoyed this article, can you make it so I get an email sent to me whenever there is a fresh post?

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    Great collection. Missing one for landscape photography though.
    I have some great examples here:


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