THANK YOU to all our readers and contest entrants. My team and I have worked hard to provide engaging and informative articles on photographers, photography, and photographic equipment and trends over the past four decades and appreciate your interest and support.

In June of 2018, Serbin Communications, Inc., the parent company of Photographer’s Forum magazine sold all of its brands, except the Photographer’s Forum magazine division. After much soul-searching, I have decided to cease publication of Photographer’s Forum magazine.

After one year at Brooks Institute, I became unhappy with the program and discussed the idea for a magazine devoted to publishing work by emerging photographers. I sought the advice of Ansel Adams in 1977. Because Ansel Adams saw many magazines fail and I was only twenty-three with no publishing experience, Ansel was very cautious of the idea. If Photographer’s Forum was published, Ansel did agree to be interviewed for the magazine(Conversation with Ansel Adams November 1980 Photographer’s Forum magazine).

In 1978 I secured the funding to launch Photographer’s Forum magazine. I was the founder, publisher and editor of Photographer’s Forum magazine from 1978-2018. For forty years the magazine published the work of American and European master photographers as well as emerging photographers. With the closing of Photographer’s Forum, I now have more time to devote to my photographic interest as a fine art photographer working primarily with still life and landscape photography (www.serbin.com).

Thank you again, and I wish you all well in your photographic endeavors!

Glen Serbin
Publisher & Editor

Established in 1978, Photographer’s Forum magazine was an award-winning publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Glen Serbin was the founding , editor and publisher of Photographer’s Forum from 1978-2018. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. has archived Photographer’s Forum magazine from November 1978-2018. Each issue strived to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals.

Photographer’s Forum :: Winter 2018 issue


STEVEN L. MILLER: Trading the Board Room for the Darkroom

The guitarist sits alone; his only friend is his instrument. Dwarfed by the columns of the public, yet empty, space around him, he is one with the sound. We can almost hear the notes echoing through the still air. The lighting in “Solo” underscores the sense of contrast; we are aware that this musician is a singular person, yet we [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|

BEN DEPP: Bayou’s End

Piloting a motor-powered paraglider while minding changing wind and weather conditions, New Orleans-based photographer Ben Depp has spent three years soaring above South Louisiana’s swamps and vanishing coast in search of vivid views of a rapidlychanging eroding coastline. The Bayou’s End series documents the scale of the ecological effects of industrialization, saltwater intrusion and rising waters. But beyond its meaningful [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|


Pages of a book fan out between its tattered covers, as if to divulge a secret. Petals form a whorl from the center of a rose, like wrinkles around an old woman’s eye. A straight-backed wooden chair floats blurry against a pitchblack background, seemingly dreaming itself into focus. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then one Robert Stivers [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|

Digital Photography

Canon’s Next Generation EOS Series

Canon U.S.A. has recently introduced an EOS full-frame, mirrorless camera system digital camera. The compact EOS R boasts 30.3 megapixels and lightning- fast autofocusing. It also has a redesigned camera mount that accommodates four new RF Series lenses, in addition to all existing EF, EF-S, TS-E and MPE lenses via adapters. Compact, Lightweight, Yet Powerful The EOS R, the first camera in this series, became available in October. It weighs approximately 1.46 lbs. (camera body only, including battery and memory card), is about 5.35 inches wide, stands 3.87 inches tall and is 3.32 inches deep. The new EOS R features a 30.3- megapixel CMOS sensor that is powered by Canon’s latest image processor, DIGIC 8, enabling shooting at up to 8 frames per second. The camera inherits a great deal from Canon’s legacy in both EOS and Cinema EOS. Videographers can capture stunning 4K UHD video up to 30 fps [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|

New Products

New Sigma Global Vision Lenses at Photoplus Expo

Sigma Corporation of America showcased its expanded Sigma Global Vision lineup at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2018 in New York in October. The wide-angle Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art features thoroughly corrected magnification chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare, as well as completely minimized distortion. The 40mm F1.4 Art is designed for exceptional sharpness at maximum aperture and excels [...]

FUJIFILM GFX 50R Rangefinder-Style Medium Format Camera

The new FUJIFILM GFX 50R rangefinderstyle medium format mirrorless digital camera features a large 51.4MP G Format CMOS image sensor and XProcessor Pro image processing engine. It comes equipped with a 0.77x3.69M-dot organic “OLED” electronic viewfinder for accurate focusing and framing images. Supporting FUJIFILM renowned Film Simulation modes, the camera allows photographers to opt for the tonality of photographic films [...]

SIRUI Introduces the N-S Series Professional Tripods

SIRUI USA announces the launch of the N-S Series Professional Tripods. These models offer new features and benefits, such as: magnesium alloy leg sockets and spider, a ¼-inch accessory connecting port, new streamlined design and hidden monopod leg. Available in both aluminum and carbon fiber, other features include twist leg lock system, Anti-Slip leg warmers, 3-position leg angle selector, a [...]

Tamron’s 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Tamron announces a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, the 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037), for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. At just 3.5 inches in length and 16.2 oz. in weight, it is the smallest and lightest in its class. The focal length ranges from an ultrawide 17mm that is suitable for professional landscape photography to a standard 35mm perfect for [...]

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