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Want to take better photos? Explore photography magazines at State Library

By Fiona Dixon, Librarian, Information and Client Services | 6 April 2021

Are you a keen photographer? Do you love learning how to improve your landscape, portrait, wildlife or night photography? Or is macro photography your passion? No matter what style of photography you love, State Library has magazines to inform and inspire.

Photo of six magazine covers, all 2020 and 2021 issues of Australian Photography magazine

 A selection of recent copies of Australian Photography magazine

In our magazine collections on level 2 we have the latest issues of Australian Photography magazine, bursting with great photo tips, in-depth articles, camera reviews and competitions. The images will inspire amateur and professional photographers alike.

Capture magazine is Australia’s leading title for emerging and pro photographers – find out what motivates winning photographers, read profiles, equipment reviews and gain some valuable advice to further your talent.

Other titles available to browse on level 2 include:

  • World Press Photo - a yearbook of prize-winning press photos, including striking and compelling images highlighting the best in international visual journalism
  • European Photography – a magazine profiling contemporary European photo artists and their works
  • Australian Cinematographer – the quarterly journal of the Australian Cinematographers Society, providing a fascinating insight into techniques and equipment used in Australian moviemaking.
Photo of four photography magazines held at State Library of Queensland, European Photography, Capture, Australian Cinematographer and World Press Photo

Some favourite photography magazines at State Library of Queensland

These are just a few favourites. See our online One Search catalogue for more and to also see State Library’s wonderful collection of books about photography.

You can access these resources and more onsite at State Library, and you can also borrow them to enjoy reading at home. It’s all free with your State Library membership

If you prefer to access your material online, State Library provides free access to ebooks (available through One Search) and the latest online magazines through PressReader, which has a whole category devoted to photography magazines from 17 different countries. There is something to suit everyone, from amateurs to masters, and it is all available from your own device.

Photography magazines available in PressReader

Some of the photography magazines available in PressReader

State Library also provides free access to online photography training and tutorials through Taught by experts, courses cover everything from basic digital photography to in-depth information about editing, focal lengths, camera modes and more - a great resource that will help you master your camera so that you can take amazing photos with confidence.

Look out for the next blog in this series #OurFavouriteJournals


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