A number of months ago I was approached to do some guest writing for a new and yet to be released iPad magazine. Well that magazine is now live in the Apple Newsstand.
Although it’s been live for only two days The Patterson Group, Inc has seen a large number of downloads and a huge level of interest from the street photography community. Best of all it was featured in the What’s New section of the Newsstand on day one.
Initially SPM will be published every two months. Once they get their publishing chops down, SPM plans to publish monthly.
The single issue price is $4.99 US and the subscription price is only $1.99. During the launch period the first issue is free when you subscribe, so there’s no risk if you want to give it a try.
Each issue will include an interview with at least one featured photographer with samples of their work. SPM will also include a number of how to articles that will be of interest to photographers of all levels.
The first issue features London based urban photographer, Ronya Galka, don’t miss it!
For those seeking to create more compelling image, SPM has a feature article about using an ancient composition technique and shows how the masters have used it over the years.
Tristan Jud, a pro shooter and instructor from Perth, Australia shares his street photography quick tips and Edi Caves a Mobile Photography enthusiast has an excellent guide to using the iPhone on the streets.
Although SPM’s focus is on the art, new gear is always of interest to most of us. In this issue Peter Adams does a thorough review of the new Sony RX1 full-frame mirrorless camera.
The iPad magazine format gives SPM the ability to stream video and audio along with text and images. It enables the artists to tell their stories and share their techniques in a way that printed magazines can’t. The magazine’s objective is to take full advantage of this new medium to help you take your street photography to the next level.
Bob Patterson the Editor and Chief of Street Photography Magazine has graciously provided iPh0 with instructions and a universal code for everyone with an iPad/iPad Mini to download the first TWO issues of the magazine for FREE!
The basic app is free to download. To get it, open the link below on your iPad and click the download button.
Once the app is downloaded on your iPad you need to subscribe to get the issue. Here’s how to get it:
- Navigate to the Newsstand on your iPad
- Open the magazine in the Newsstand
- Click the yellow Subscribe button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
- When the box opens you’ll see an option that says “Current Subscribers.
- Next tap Current Subscribers and a box will open.
- Type this code in the white box: “spmfriend” (without the quotes) and click OK.
- After a few seconds you’ll see a small button under the magazine icon that says “Download.” Click it and the issue will download (it’s about 23MB).
- When its finished click the magazine icon to open it. Note, you must be online to stream video and audio.
The directions probably look a little complex, but it’s really very easy. It took a lot longer to type them than it is to sign up. Enjoy on behalf Street Photography Magazine and iPh0!
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