If you're a photographer in America it's a must to be at the top of your game. As in any profession you want to be at the top of your field, while it is possible to study the art of photography with no attention to traditional methods, subscribing to an American photo magazine can keep you in the loop. Personally being a professional photographer I considered myself an artist first and a commercial photographer second. Of course I do wedding and other special occasions to help make ends meet I assumed I could get by on what I knew about the art of the business. Once I received the first issue of an American photo magazine I had subscribed to I realized just how much I was missing out on. You can find yourself behind the 8-ball very quickly in this profession with new technology, development techniques and more. An industry magazine is a great way to stay in touch with what's going on.
Of course for any non photographers there isn't much to read in American photo magazines, but of course most do display some beautiful pictures that are great to look at and display some of the countries best talent. Some will read through the American photo magazine each month, without any interest in actually photography just for the aesthetic value of the images. If you've ever wanted to see the world around you from an artists eye reviewing a American photo magazine is the best way. Pictures of nature, people and more are all shot from an artistic perspective, sometimes breathtaking. Those benefits are well worth the cover price each month of the magazine whether you're interested in photography or not.
If ever there is something you can do to receive a new perspective on the world, it's worth it. To open your eyes and see things through the eyes of someone else, it's a chance that doesn't have a dollar amount affixed to it. For this exact purpose it has led me to not only follow my passion of photography in American photo magazines, but also those of other artisans such as writers, cinematographers, and even songwriters. These peoples creativity opens a lot to everyone and is something to be enjoyed whether you're one of them or not.