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At the bottom of just about every story on Photofocus, you’ll find a chance for you to communicate with our team.  This is your way to let us know what you like and think (and often serves as a direct way to request future content we’ll develop).  We appreciate your input, and wanted to let you know how to get involved in Photofocus.

If you scroll to the bottom of each post, you’ll find tabs and a sharing area for most articles. Click on a word to activate the tab.

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Comments

We love getting comments on articles.  We read every one of them.  We just don’t publish every one.  By taking the time to comment, you’re ensuring that the staff knows what’s on your mind and what you want to see covered.

Comments that further the discussion and raise good points are always published.  We generally do not run comments that use unprofessional language or that attack another commenter or the author.  We also avoid “me too,” “nice shot,” and “you suck” comments (this isn’t YouTube after all).

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Don’t have much to say but still want to express an opinion? Use the Like & Share area.  By rating each article with a star rating, clicking like, or sending it to your social media site, you really help us. The stars give us a quick pulse check on what sort of coverage you want to see. They also motivate our authors who put a lot of effort into stories and appreciate a gold star (it’s almost as good as mom putting it up on the fridge with a magnet after all).

Most importantly though… SHARE. Tell everyone photographer and videographer you know about a great story. You can share articles to your favorite social media sites. Not only does this make the world a more creative, better educated, and beautiful place (okay a little lofty, but those are our real goals), you help the site grow. This means more articles, more contests, and more writers.

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Join the conversation! 8 Comments

  1. I really do enjoy reading photofocus. I worked as a professional photographer in the 1970s, but now am a casual hobbyist. I know your focus is the professional audience, but I no longer want to bother with changing lenses, carrying several bodies with additional lenses, etc. I am looking for a good bridge camera. Is there any chance that once in a while you can address this segment of your readership?

    Thank you for your consideration!

    J. Ross

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  2. One feedback item we got a few weeks back was to add author names to posts on the home page. You’ll see that just got implemented at the bottom of each post. We appreciate helpful suggestions and will do our best to implement.

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  3. Hey PF Team,

    I’m a longtime reader and huge fan of Scott and the site.

    A few things I’d love more of:

    - More photos instead of stock blog type images for posts. I used to love coming to the site every day and examining Scott’s pictures, dissecting the image composition and colors, and seeing how they related to the wisdom in the post.

    - More actionable photo advice. It seems like every time I used to come to the site there would be a post I could learn from and immediately apply to my photography. Sometimes business advice, sometimes photo tip – this was really valuable. I don’t feel I get as much raw teaching as I used to when I visit.

    - I know with Scott leaving, the site and posts will change, and I know the team is trying very hard to create a great experience for the reader. You guys do a good job for sure. I do feel less interested in the posts these days. The content feels more generic. The few recent posts from Scott on his family motivations and his reasoning for the name photofocus, are for me more interesting because of the depth of the writing. I like seeing the occasional selection tool tutorial or gear review, but that’s not why I have kept coming to this site nearly every day for the last 5 years.

    - Ultimately I know change is inevitable, and the team will do the best they possibly can. My tastes my not represent the majority or the demo you’re going after. I’m still a huge fan and wish you all good luck in the transition and in producing the best content possible.

    Best,
    Adam Schellenberg

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  4. I’d like to see the date of the post on the main page so when I scan it quickly I can see that something new has been posted, or be able to go to a certain date if I’ve missed a few days of posts. It would just be easier than looking at each post to figure out where I left off. Thanks.

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  5. At the top of each article please put author and date posted

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    • Author name is at the bottom of each article. You can see it there. When you click to an article, you can see those at top. In grid view, articles are arranges top to bottom, left to right. We post approximately three articles a day.

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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

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