The Royal Photographic Society has released the online version of all its Journals. Since the first issue was published in 1853, it’s a whole lot of priceless material now available for you to browse through. And the best thing is – it’s completely free.
Last week, Emerald Expositions, the owner of Photo District News (PDN), announced that PDN would no longer publish new content online or in print. The magazine had been a staple of the professional photography industry, particularly for advertising and commercial photography. PDN’s articles covered a wide range of topics that included gear announcement, industry news, and the venerable PDN 30 which identified and showcased emerging photographers. In addition, PDN produced a number of photo contests including the PDN Annual.
There have been some rumors recently that Photo District News (PDN) magazine is about to be shut down. Sadly, they’ve turned out to be true. PDN’s publisher Emerald Expositions has confirmed that the print magazine will cease to exist, and no new content will be added to the online magazine.
We should be used to it by now, but it’s always sad to see the magazines we love disappear. Just last year, Popular Photography magazine closed after 80 years of business. And today, the 45-year print-business veteran Shutterbug announced that they will no longer publish their print magazine as well.
I was saddened to see this particular email show up in my inbox this morning. Online publication f11 Magazine is suspending its run, after only six years. F11 was created to have a focus on photography and the photographers who create it, rather than the gear. It was all about appreciating the work, and discovering the journey of those who make it.
I’ve been reading f11 Magazine for about 5 years now, and it’s pretty much the only monthly publication I do read. Printed magazines are boring to me, and I’d rather just read them on my iPad anyway. F11 magazine’s goal was simple. To create a free magazine for those interested in photography, paid for by advertisers and sponsors. But ultimately it was not to be.