Despite our copies arriving the morning after meetings finished you will be delighted to know that you can still read the new issue of Photography News – online! All you do is go to and sign up.

Photography News has become a very popular read  because it is the only magazine which is aimed at club photographers. Why has this not happened before? Being free helps a bit too.

We all know only too well that there are stacks of photography magazines begging to you from the shelves in Smiths and the choice is bewildering. I used to get Digital PHOTO on subscription but now Black & White Photography and EOS Magazine are the only ones that drop through the letterbox. I sometimes pick up Amateur Photographer if a particular issue looks interesting. What do you recommend? There are also many magazine-style books in Smiths on portraiture, Photoshop, Lightroom, Landscape etc; are they any good?

Online I usually buy Adore Noir ( and they are about to start a colour magazine, Adore Chroma you can get the first issue free right now. I also bought the first editions of the Craft & Vision magazine Photograph. Many of their books are useful too; I have the Piet Van den Eynde ones and those by Andrew Gibson. David DuChemin, the co-founder of the organisiation also has a few on there. They have offers from time to time but at $5 a throw they are good value anyway.

Some of you may not know that the PAGB issues an occasional online magazine; PAGB e-News. It keeps you right up to date with PAGB affairs, especially the competitions. It is profusely illustrated. You can sign up to receive it. Have a look first at the current issue, No 114:

While I was webmaster for the L&CPU I listed all issues of PAGB e-News, so you can look at them at and, yes, the site is working again.

When you’ve read all you wish there are thousands of videos online to help you with your photography. We will only highlight ones that we think are outstanding (see the LINKS page) and one we’ve recently added is about  Printing Out of Lightroom by Robert Rodrigues Jnr. It is all you need on this subject.

Finally there were the three single sheet guides to composition, cropping and portrait lighting which were suggested by Ian Whiston. I emailed these to members earlier.