We all have our periodicals that we subscribe to, and while differences of opinion abound about which ones are the “best” ones out there, there is always good content available.  One that I subscribe to is “Rangefinder Magazine”, which has great reads on up and coming artists, good food for thought, and other items of interest on a regular basis.  Their most recent issue (April 2010), had an article that also boils down well for blog posting, so today, a nod goes out to Rangefinder magazine, particularly Alice B. Miller for the article:

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Here she looks at things to do and not to do when trying to stay current in the ever-demanding world of “publish or perish” in periodicals and online print circles.  The entire article I would classify as a “must read”, but for here, the bullet points suffice.  Enjoy!

  1. Stay Current on World Events
  2. Pursue Your Own Projects
  3. Don’t become a prisoner of your style
  4. Look the Other Way
  5. Let the Freedom Begin
  6. Stay Positive in Slow TImes
  7. Stay Fresh, New, Vital
  8. Shake off the Doldrums
  9. Focus on Stories Close to You
  10. Learn How Editors Want Material Submitted
  11. Be Interactive and Engaging With Clients
  12. Plan Ahead

As you can tell, there’s more here than just the bullet points, and thankfully, Rangefinder also keeps current issues available online for easy viewing, so head on over there to enjoy the full length article.  Surely though, there’s more content out there that others know about too, so feel free to share links to either your own work, or other articles of interest in the comments.  What magazines do you like?  Any particularly useful articles?  Sound off to spread the word!  Thanks for stopping in and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!

6 thoughts on “Must Read – Rangefinder Magazine

  1. Nice points! I was going to talk about why I like Rangefinder over other mags, but Sheldon said it perfectly. I subscribe to WAY too many mags…the majority of which are fluff and ad’s for more gear I don’t need and constantly cause me to second guess myself and feel inadequate for not having whatever gear or gadget they’re trying to push….consequently, I’ve stopped reading them. I will peruse through them as I have a 5 year subscription in my enthusiasm to receive the magazines. But, they are quickly discarded to the “read” pile and Rangefinder and Professional Photographer as well as Digital Camera (from the UK) are the ones that I will pick up again and again to actually read through the articles and soak up the advice they give or experiences they share. Anyway, due to school, I am quite behind in reading my Rangefinders. But, they’re waiting on my nightstand next to my bed for when I’m again free to indulge in their wonderful and inspiring information.

    1. I also love the covers of every issue – you can tell a lot of thought and energy goes into producing those and the covers alone are worth the cost of the subscription! 🙂

  2. I find Rangefinder magazine one of the better photography resources available. The features are long, in depth, and are written by photographers. Their choice of shooters to cover ranges from fashion stars to magazine cover pros to hot wedding boutiques. In addition, the subjects really share valuable information about their craft and I, too, save every issue for reference.

    1. Yup, it’s definitely got the gamut covered…maybe some day they’ll come calling for me to guest write an article! 🙂

  3. Jason,

    Been receiving Rangefinder for a while as well. Also, After Capture is pretty cool, and put out by the same folks. All useful information to be sure. I’ve got a stack of them that I refer back to….to see what others are doing, read how tos, and get articles like Alice’s.
    .-= Rich Charpentier´s last blog ..Making Something out of Nothing =-.

    1. I’d heard a lot about After Capture and been meaning to check it out. Thanks for the reminder buddy! 🙂

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