I subscribe to quite a few publications. But if I had to choose one, this very well could be it.
Its put out quarterly. I know, bummer, right? I have to wait three months for new articles?
For starters, there's no advertising in the issues. Which I love.
The articles are very well written, with plenty of picture examples. Grant it, there are some articles that don't pertain to the types of pictures I take, ie portraits, but the information is still helpful non the less.
They also put out a Big Book of Photography, I think once a year that is great too.
You can get back issues, as well as view some previous articles on the website.http://www.photographic.com/