This is without a doubt THE best photography magazine out there (and I subscribe to several and read about a dozen every month).
It is truly focused on photography, as opposed to the other 98% of "photography" publications that are slanted heavily toward software, gear or technique. Though there are a very select few product reviews (i.e. tripods, wide angle lenses) which are tested and rated in every issue the overarching theme is on photography as an art. Reviews are always to serve the greater good of the medium, rather than sheer product consumption and camera collecting.
And finally, the writing. I immediately go right to Lee Frost's articles; as he is not only a stellar photographer, but an equally fine writer on the subject as well. An absolute pleasure to read his column every month.
Simply put - there is no other photography magazine that comes close to the news, interviews, industry coverage, commentary (and technique, and reviews) as this UK publication.
Guaranteed to entertain, inspire, educate and make you a better photographer!