Creative Photography Magazine

This is the magazine for people who love photography, are passionate about Lightroom Classic and love learning. We’re here to help you with your photography, no matter what level you’re at. Subscribe today for instant access to every back issue of Creative Photographer Magazine, plus a new issue every month.

Just $20 a year

A Creative Photographer magazine subscription is great value at just $20 a year.

  • Learn about composition, exposure, light and more with our photography tutorials.
  • Master Lightroom and learn how to create beautiful photos with our Lightroom Classic tutorials.
  • Includes Q&A – your questions answered.
  • Easy to print out selected tutorials if you want a hard copy.

What is Creative Photographer Magazine?

At the end of each month we collate the tutorials published on our website and create the Creative Photographer Magazine. Each issue also includes the Q&As from our Mastering Photographer newsletter.

The magazine comes in PDF form so it’s easy to read on your computer, tablet or phone.

Subscribing to our magazine means that you get your very own copy of our Lightroom Classic and photography tutorials, not to mention Q&A, to keep forever.

All for just $20 a year.

How do I get access?

Easy – subscribe to Creative Photographer Magazine and we’ll send you an email with a download link for every available issue, plus the Beyond Thirds and The Evocative Image ebooks.  Then every month we’ll send you a reminder when the next issue is ready to download.

The issues

Your subscription includes instant access to these issues of Creative Photographer Magazine:


Creative Photographer Magazine July 2020
  • July 2020
  • Seven Common Black and White Photography Mistakes in Lightroom Classic
  • Why I Use Exposure X5 for Black and White
  • Get Creative With Intentional Camera Movement
  • How To Export Photos From Lightroom Classic
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine June 2020
  • June 2020
  • Exposure Lesson #9: What is ISO in Digital Photography?
  • How to Move Photos and Folders in Lightroom Classic
  • What Is A Pancake Lens And Should You Buy One?
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine May 2020
  • May 2020
  • Eight Benefits of Using Lightroom Classic
  • How To Find Useful Lightroom Classic Plugins
  • How to Digitize Negatives and Slides With a Lightbox and Macro Lens
  • Range Masking In Lightroom Classic (Advanced Color and Luminance Masks at your Fingertips)
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine April 2020
  • April 2020
  • How to Make Stunning Close-Up Photos at Home
  • How To Create A Painterly Effect In Photoshop With Custom Brushes
  • A Secure Photo Backup Strategy For Photographers
  • Six Hidden Features of Your Lightroom Classic Subscription
  • How To Do Frozen Object Photography At Home
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine March 2020
  • March 2020
  • How To Take Beautiful Black & White Photos
  • How To Improve Your Black And White Photography
  • How To Dodge And Burn Black And White Photos In Lightroom Classic
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine February 2020
  • February 2020
  • 15 Composition Tips For Better Photos
  • Three Photography Ideas To Set Up A Productive Year Of Creativity
  • How To See In Black and White
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine January 2020
  • January 2020
  • How To Make Better Photos Using Layers In Composition
  • Three More Ways To Add Depth To Your Photos
  • Why A Normal Lens Is Perfect For Travel Photography
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine December 2019
  • December 2019
  • How To Make A Simple Photo Book In Lightroom Classic’s Book Module
  • Is Lightroom Classic’s Web Module Obsolete?
  • Creative Photography Exercise: Your Best Ten Images From 2019
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine November 2019
  • November 2019
  • The 15 Step Lightroom Classic Workflow
  • How To Make Better Photos With Local Adjustments In Lightroom Classic
  • How To Use The Lightroom Classic Profile Browser
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine October 2019
  • October 2019
  • Three Ways To Get Creative With Synced Collections in Lightroom Classic
  • Six Tips For Finding Your Best Photos In Lightroom Classic
  • Five Reasons To Use The Book Module In Lightroom Classic
  • Create Amazing Layouts In Lightroom Classic’s Print Module
  • Creative Challenge: Painting With Light
  • Three Lightroom Classic Develop Module Tips
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine September 2019
  • September 2019
  • Get Creative With A 30 Second Shutter Speed
  • How To Take Beautiful High Key Flower Photos
  • How To Clean Up Lightroom Classic
  • How To Get Up-Close With Extension Tubes
  • Q&A

Creative Photographer Magazine August 2019
  • August 2019
  • Are You Making These Lightroom Classic Mistakes?
  • Get Creative With Aperture Priority Mode
  • Six Common Lightroom Classic Questions Answered
  • Get Creative With Shutter Priority Mode
  • Q&A

Beyond Thirds and The Evocative Image

Just for you – your subscription includes our ebooks Beyond Thirds and The Evocative Image. Download and read right away.

Beyond Thirds and The Evocative Image ebooks

The aim of these ebooks is to help you understand how composition and light work together so you can create moody, dramatic photos.

This is what you’ll learn:

  • What the rule of thirds in composition is, where it comes from and how you can move beyond it.
  • How and when to use balance in composition.
  • How to work with multiple focal points in the same photo.
  • How to create dynamic composition using diagonal lines.
  • How to use shapes to add interest to composition.
  • How to use simplicity, space and subtlety to add sophistication to your composition.
  • Why working the subject helps you create better photos.
  • How to use golden hour light to create moody photos.
  • What the blue hour is and how to use it in landscape photos.
  • How to shoot into the light to add mood.
  • Why color is such a powerful tool for creating mood.
  • How to capture mood with slow shutter speeds.
  • Why backgrounds are so important in photography.
  • How to create moody images with wide apertures.
Beyond Thirds ebook inside pages

These ebooks are written for you.

  • They show you how color, light and composition come together to create dramatic and powerful photos.  
  • They are easy to read and will make you a better and more purposeful photographer.
  • Both ebooks have creative exercises that help you go out and put the lessons into action.
  • They have depth and will become an invaluable reference guide you’ll return to again and again as your understanding of composition deepens.
The Evocative Image ebook inside pages