Subscribe here to photo magazines!

Icon Publications Ltd offers you a range of specialist photo magazines by mail. You may subscribe to more than one magazine using the Shopping Cart system (right – be sure to select UK, Europe, or World postal regions as applicable). View Cart to checkout, at foot of page.

If you subscribe to f2 Freelance Photographer and Master Photography we will add Cameracraft at no further cost. Email after subscribing to claim this bonus, which until further notice applies worldwide.

When subscribing, please note the pull-down menu which shows UK, Europe, and World Zone prices. If you select the wrong region we will accept your subscription but only for the number of editions the payment is sufficient to cover.

You can also subscribe to our electronic editions currently published on all major platforms. See our App Page for links.

f2 Freelance Photographer


Get our March/April 2015 edition now, in the shops or posted directly when you subscribe

Each issue is a minimum 68-page perfect-bound edition on heavy 150gsm silk paper, sealed, with 200 line screening and a matt laminated cover, costing £4.95 from your newsagent (order ISSN 1754-0615, distributed by Comag) or by subscription for £29.70 a year. This magazine is different, and better than you would expect at this price. There is no other UK photo magazine with quite the same look and feel.

Use our retail stockist finder (top right) link to check UK availability by postcode.

Master Photography


Master Photography is owned by Icon Publications Ltd and is published six times a year in an improved 68-page format similar to ƒ2. It is mailed to all members of The Master Photographers Association (MPA) and to our direct subscribers. The magazine has a cover price per issue of £7.95. Subscription prices on this site are discounted.

Content: majors on portraiture and weddings, photography for profit as a career. Covers technical matters and gear relevant to this market. Profiles, award winners, business stories, management, legal, training, seminars, events. Recommended for freelances or professionals, aspiring professionals and students. Approx 440 pages per year.



Icon’s exclusive quarterly magazine, Cameracraft, is aimed at the camera system owner wanting to find new approaches or rediscover older values in image-making. Cameracraft is not targeted at any single brand but David & Shirley Kilpatrick and Gary Friedman (UK and US editors respectively) have a long association with Minolta/Sony cameras. We emphasise the quality of photographic vision and the close relationship between technical understanding and creative output. 176 pages per year. Optional binder (3 years per binder) is now back in stock. Cameracraft is 44 pages and carries no advertising; it has a predominantly worldwide readership, not UK, and is printed to the highest quality compatible with reasonable postage costs (each issue costs $7.75 to post to the USA singly, and $4.25 when sent out with the main edition run).

We have a separate web page for Cameracraft which offers renewing quarterly UK subs, renewing one-year subscriptions for all world zones, in addition to single year subscriptions for all.

23 Responses to Subscribe here to photo magazines!

  1. Dave Meadows says:

    Looking forward to your magazine. When can we expect to be able to download for a fee all copies of your publications? Subscriptions do not work coming to Canada or USA from Britain we are lucky if half of the magazines get through! Canada post and US Postal service blame the British postal service for the non delivery, and of course Royal Mail blames the overseas carriers. Last time I subscribed to Cameracraft I only got one issue in a full year!

    • admin says:

      Dave – we have occasional problems with specific addresses in the US and Canada, but to give you an idea, it’s limited to maybe five or six address in several hundred, each year. We find that those specific addresses just don’t get their mail from us. We will be launching an App for Apple, Android, Windows and all available platforms for all our magazines very shortly, even for Cameracraft. We will also be offering various special publications and e-books through this system.

  2. Frank Emery says:

    I am enjoying Cameracraft, but my impression is that f2 might be aimed more at the “professional” photographer than me.
    Frank Emery

    • admin says:

      Frank, you may be right in that respect. Certainly over the last few years f2 has been biased towards the assignment/commission/job aspect of photography. That’s not really where it started, and I intend to put more of the exhibition/contest/stock/travel/art side back into it. The new content will be much more varied and more relevant to enthusiasts.

  3. Bryan says:

    I missed the original f2 and gave up my subscription some time ago. Glad to see it back in safe hands; my (re)subscription has just been made and confirmed.

  4. Peter Yeo says:

    Good to see a returning magazine with the Kilpatricks at the helm, I’ve always been a fan of their knowledgeable and authoritative articles. Looking forward to getting the first issues. Peter Yeo FRPS

  5. Well Done I have just Downloaded F2 onto my IPad Great Please when will we be able to Download CameraCraft and Master Photography too

    • admin says:

      The other magazines’ first app issues are still ‘pending approval’ – by Apple, I think, before they can go live.

  6. gegjr says:

    Just subscribed to f2. I look forward to enjoying the magazine.

  7. Dave says:

    I`m a forum member of Photoclubalpha under the user name,SwanseaDave.

    Somehow my password no longer works and I can find no other way of requesting help from David Kilpatrick.

    • admin says:

      Your password has been reset – sorry about the delay, no access to this function when travelling, and been fully occupied for two weeks since return, now back on web matters etc as from tomorrow.

  8. Richard Wright says:

    Hi, I am trying to subscribe to your magazines but when I click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button for Master Photography PayPal returns an error message advising that there is an error with your site. Are you aware of this and is there a fix? Thanks.

    • admin says:

      The code has been replaced now and appears to be working. Sorry that the price has been revised to add 70p, this is in order to be absolutely clear at our end what product is ordered. Thanks for letting me know, if you order I will add a back issue for you f.o.c. for your help.

  9. Richard Wright says:

    Following on from the above I thought I’d quickly let you know that I successfully subscribed to Master Photography on 08/09/14. Thanks for the kind offer of the additional magazine too :-)

    I also want to subscribe to F2 but I have already bought the current issue (Sep/Oct 14) – when would you suggest that I subscribe so that I do not receive this issue again?

    Thanks, R

  10. Zbigniew Skiba says:

    I subsribed to f2 few months ago, and first issue of my subscription (September-October 2014) arrived shortly after. Today, checking your website I can see January-February 2015 is already out, but I am still waiting for November-December issue…
    Is it because I am in Canada, I may not receive it, or should I patiently wait?

  11. Lawrence says:

    It appears you are not paying for use of photos in your magazines.

    • admin says:

      Quite correct – we don’t. Nor do any of our competitors, to my regret, and when I suggested to one well-known editor seeking free images on Facebook that he should offer subscriptions in return, I got a personal message back saying ‘that will never happen’ and asking me not to talk about such things in public. We actually do offer a year’s subscription for every gallery use in Cameracraft, and yours was overlooked, I’m sorry, along with all the others as I now work alone producing 16 magazines a year without any staff (even secretarial) and do everything down to taking the envelopes to the post. In f2, we offer a £30 voucher provided by One Vision Imaging for lab servics, for every pictures used in the reader gallery. I’m sending you the copy of the CC No9 issue and a year to follow, as we normally do for picture uses. As you may know, I write for the BJP. Guess what? They pay no image fees. Not for portfolios, profiles, single uses, or for any images provided by their writers. They used to once, but now everyone’s images can be seen free all over the internet and no-one pays, how can a magazine compete with that when its costs are already thousands of times higher than internet publishers?

  12. Lawrence says:

    I wouldn’t offer them any pictures.
    Don’t suppose I could have F2 instead.The latest cover looks interesting.The link you show gives every single newsagent including my corner shops;I don’t even recall seeing it in WH Smith in town.
    Is it right that I need to pay about $80 to Vuescan to use my old scanner? Better than buying a cheap one which won’t become obsolete as quick?

  13. admin says:

    Certainly. I’ve sent you the Cameracraft the picture appears in, I thought you were a subscriber and then on checking see you had expired back at the start of 2013, and only got the copies sent to former Photoworld readers. I will send you f2 for a year. I am using Vuescan to run my Multi Pro scanner and it’s even working perfectly with Mac Yosemite and the scanner connected to Thunderbolt via a Firewire adaptor – that’s survival for you, ten years down the line. I have found Vuescan well worth the money, I paid for it once and their updates have always been prompt, not buggy, and free.

  14. Terry Goodfellow says:

    I have recently become an F2 subscriber and more recently Cameracraft. How does one access the F2 online editions from the EC1 Publishing days?

    • admin says:

      The domains and space were operated for EC1 by a London lab, which had not charged them ever for the renewals. They also failed to pass over anything to us, and in due course, all our original f2 pre-EC1 and all EC1’s content has been lost. We no longer have any website and the domains have been grabbed by the usual squatters, though we are taking action to find out exactly how and why they were abandoned. It’s frustrating because we charged EC1 for the handover of fully working websites, and they charged us the same to hand back what they had done with the sites, but in effect we never got the same handover as they didn’t actually control their own space. The app and PDF issues are still all there on but whether we can recover the original Icon content 1999 to 2007, or the EC1 content 2011 to 2013, is uncertain. I have a full archive of but it was a custom written CMS not something like WordPress, and to restore it to a server, I need to hire the original author of the CMS.

  15. Lawrence says:

    David,I have to tell you that I have received 2 copies of Cameracraft.
    What is your opinion of the Sony DSC-H400? I was fed up of my Alpha 100 with 16-105’s weight and decided on a bridge camera that could take filters.The Lumix FZ200 seemed best but then Sony offered a refurbished 400 at £116 and it did quite well on the Gadget Show so I took the plunge.Not built for speed….strange when viewfinder goes dark even though flash is on.

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