Canada is one of the best places on earth to be a photographer! From the beautiful skylines and breathtaking scenery to the massive diversity of wildlife and local culture, the photo opportunities are endless. Whether you’re a hobbyist, serious amateur or professional photographer, the following Canadian photography magazines are definitely worth checking out. The price and frequency of issues vary greatly between these subscriptions, but they all have two things in common: they’re an excellent source of inspiration and are sure to teach you something new about photography.
So, in no particular order, here’s a look at five great Canadian photography magazines:
You can’t beat the price of this one: FREE! Printed four times a year, PHOTONews Magazine offers its readers a vast array of content relevant for the season in which the issue is released; everything from easy-to-understand tips and techniques to information on the latest and greatest gear is provided. Photos are often accompanied by a brief description of the gear and exposure settings used to capture the image, which is ideal for those just learning how to shoot in manual mode. The PHOTONews Magazine website is also full of great content and you can download past issues of the magazine. Copies are available in both English and French.
An annual subscription to Outdoor Photography Canada (OPC) consists of four issues and costs $19.04, or you can save a handful of dollars by purchasing a two-year subscription for $32.86. OPC does a fantastic job at showing off how amazing our country’s great outdoors really is with photographs of its stunning landscapes and remarkable wildlife. OPC offers its readers interesting photo guides, engaging articles with helpful tips and techniques, and enough inspiration to last you until the next issue is published (and then some!). Each issue highlights a different part of Canada – for example, the past three magazines have looked at PEI, the Bay of Fundy, and the Canadian Prairies – so you can experience the diversity of Canada’s natural surroundings.
Published six times a year, a one-year subscription to Photo Life Magazine costs $27. To increase your savings, you have the option to purchase a two-year subscription for $50 or a three-year subscription for $57. Back issues can also be purchased. From gadget guides and product reviews to photo editing tips and shooting techniques, there’s a lot to be learned from each issue of Photo Life.
For those who want a Canadian magazine that touches on more than photography, Canadian Geographic is an excellent choice. Published six times a year, a one-year subscription costs $28.50; a two-year subscription is $55; and a three-year subscription is priced at $79.50. Photography enthusiasts should also be sure to check out Canadian Geographic’s Photo Club: free to join, this online community is packed full of photo galleries, contests, tutorials, an active forum, and more.
Published four times a year, this magazine is free but only available to Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) members. A one-year individual membership to CAPA costs $55, with savings for two- and three-year memberships. Families consisting of two to five people will receive a discount and student membership fees are only $25. Canadian Camera Magazine publishes photographs captured by CAPA members and encourages people to submit their photos for publication to the magazine. In addition to member-submitted photographs, issues of Canadian Camera include a wide variety of photography-related articles, from photography tips and techniques to the latest CAPA news and book reviews.
True Patriot Love
As previously mentioned, Canada is, by far, one of the best places on earth to be a photographer. With its oceans, lakes, mountains, forests, and prairies – to name but a few landscapes – there is certainly no shortage of amazing photo opportunities. To proudly display these photos, consider Posterjack’s gallery-style frames: these frames are solid wood and, of course, made in Canada.
What’s your favourite photography-related – and Canadian! – product? Are you a long-time subscriber to one of the publications mentioned above? Did I miss a Canadian photography magazine that is worthy of a mention? Leave a comment to let us know!