Popular Photography Magazine Reviews

Popular Photography Magazine

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  • Should Be Called Pop Photo Products!

    Jan 5, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Regular features, tips, new product info/product reviews.
    Cons: Too many ads. False advertisements at back of the magazine.

    Summary: Popular Photography is a magazine that I must admit to subscribing to. I have done so for several years and will, in all likelihood continue to do so. I will qualify that statement, however, because this magazine, like so many that deals with subjects ... read more

  • good magazine HORRIBLE customer service

    Nov 21, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: nice magazine
    Cons: inept customer service and payment processing

    Summary: Liked the magazine. Attempted to renew my subscription for another two years. Used their online payment system to pay the bill. Payment processing system does NOT give a confirmation number... inexcusable in 2009... the simplest systems should be able ... read more

  • Take Memorable Photographs with Popular Photography and Imaging

    Jun 25, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The buying guides; The tips sections; The prize- winning photos.
    Cons: Not aimed at those who already have vast photography knowledge

    Summary: Photography is a popular hobby and profession that seems to be growing more and more popular by the day. A good part of the reason for this is the improvements in photography and the advent of digital cameras. One magazine that discusses digital cameras ... read more

  • Popular Photography: A Magazine for Photographic Expertise

    May 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Detailed articles with photos illustrating techniques, product information, beautiful photo ideas
    Cons: Technical, lots of advertisements

    Summary: Americans love pictures. Everywhere you turn there are cameras for sale, photo developing outfits, studios, and all the paraphernalia that goes with photography. Photography has been an important part of our family for many generations. Recently, I ... read more

  • Good for an occasional read, nothing more

    Jan 19, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Occasionally has a good article you can use; Your Best Shot contest
    Cons: Ignores film photography; recycles content; kind of superficial in content

    Summary: Every so often, you come across a magazine that's good for that one occasional article, but not worth it enough to subscribe to or regularly keep purchasing copies of. Popular Photography is one of those magazines. So what's wrong about it? Basically, ... read more

  • Popular Photography Magazine: It's Popular With All Levels Of Photographers!

    Apr 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Informative articles, nice photographs.
    Cons: Too many advertisements!

    Summary: As a subscriber to Popular Photography Magazine for several years, I'm sitting here now wondering why I have continued this subscription for so long. It has it's pro's and con's. Read on and I'll fill you in! Popular Photography ... read more

  • Popular Photography: More Popular Among Advertisers Than Photographers

    Dec 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great features, tips & tricks, consumer buying information.
    Cons: Far too many ads, articles tend to be way too short.

    Summary: As an amateur photographer with designs on greater things I've been subscribing to Popular Photography magazine for two years. Popular Photography is printed by Hachette Filipacchi New Media. Located in New York, Hachette Filipacchi New Media ... read more

  • Taking Pictures Seriously? Get Popular Photography!

    Apr 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well Written, Great Photos, How-To Articles, Honest Reviews, inexpensive
    Cons: 1/2 of Magazine ads (a + for some)

    Summary: Are you looking for a magazine that gives you a good cross section of the photographic world – from film to digital and from point and shoot to professional? Popular Photography and Imaging (which was until the recent past, just Popular Photography ... read more

  • A Varied Photography Magazine

    Aug 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Varied review subjects, $1 per issue, 200 pages
    Cons: Too many ads, too many detours

    Summary: Being an amateur photographer, one of the best and popular resources for information are photography magazines. Peterson’s Photographic and Popular Photography are the two most popular photography publications, and hence some of the best places to start ... read more

  • Getting into the popular club

    Feb 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: well written, well laid out, great pictures!
    Cons: advertisements without prices!

    Summary: I love to read magazines. For under $5.00, I can take a peek into almost any subject. Unlike going to the movies, I can take the magazine almost anywhere I want to go, reading and rereading it as often as I wish. One of 4rhodes’ secret ... read more

  • Great, interesting read, easy on the eyes, way too many ads

    Jul 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great pictures, interesting tips and ideas, great annual photo contest
    Cons: Too many ads and product descriptions

    Summary: I've been interested in photography since I was like four or five, sneaking into my mom's room in order to take pictures with her Polaroid. I also like getting magazines in the mail. So a magazine on photography is perfect for me. I got the ... read more

  • Lots of Smoke, little fire..

    Dec 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Too few to mention
    Cons: Too many ads, useless info

    Summary: I subscribed to this magazine for about three years. The same opinions from a small group of writers became repetitive. The technical analysis of lenses is WAY TOO scientific, yet sometimes slightly interesting. (Oh all those cool color ... read more

  • Over 15 years of excellent issues

    Dec 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything a photo magazine should be.
    Cons: Really gives competition to other photo magazines.

    Summary: I've been reading Popular Photography for over 15 years plus I presently have it renewed until September 2005. That, alone should tell you my opinion of this magazine. In the December 2000, Volume 64, Number 12 issue, Popular Photography ... read more

  • Pop Photo was there!

    Nov 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cutting edge, weeds out phony advertisements, Neat reviews and tips
    Cons: Lots of ads

    Summary: Popular Photography magazine has been around for years. That being said, it is easy for any publication to rest on its laurels and keep writing the same hogwash. But it is refreshing, innovative and great that a magazine tries not only to keep reader's ... read more

  • Everything You Need to Know About the New Camera Gizmos

    Aug 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great articles, up to date reviews on equipment
    Cons: Lots of ads

    Summary: I've been a shutterbug all my life, since I was old enough to hold a camera and keep a steady hand to take the picture with. When I got into high school and wanted to get a professional level camera set with hopes of getting a job at a newspaper, I ... read more

  • Great Pictures + LOTS of Ads = Not much reading in this mag

    Jul 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful pictures and professional info
    Cons: Did I subscribe to a mail order catalog?

    Summary: I received a subscription to Popular Photography as a gift for signing up for some newsletter somewhere online. Because of this, I can't complain too much. I do feel sorry for those who actually give hard earned money for this magazine. Online a ... read more

  • UnPop Photo

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good film reviews
    Cons: Articles are not current; hard to read

    Summary: Pop Photo is the granddaddy of photo magazines. But, unlike your real grandpa, who is hip and somewhat cool to hang with, Pop is positively geriatric. The content of this magazine is aimed squarely at old-tyme hobbyists who care about ... read more

  • A catalog...

    Jun 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good ressource for prices
    Cons: poor articles

    Summary: I don't consider popular photography to be a good magazine. It's contents is too poor. I habitually buy PP when I have new stock to buy and want to see how are the prices in New-York stores. N-Y based stores buy a lot of pages in PP to ... read more

  • Search for the bit that applies

    May 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A bit of something for everyone
    Cons: Only a bit; ads make photography seem like a business, instead of a personal interest

    Summary: After subscribing to this magazine for two years, I decided that this decent and professional-looking magazine just wasn't for me. For a beginning photographer, the cover articles are usually the most helpful-- with titles such as "How to Shoot ... read more

  • A Better Shot for your buck?

    May 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Informative on specs
    Cons: Could be more artisitic

    Summary: I began to purchase this magazine, when I was beginning to get back into photography. I enjoyed the informative information, mainly the specs of the mostly popular cameras. I got hooked on these magazines. I purchased a 3 year subscription to it. In ... read more

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