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Photofocus is a one-stop online media resource site for serious amateur and emerging professional photographers interested in learning more about photography. The bulk of its posts are tips, tricks, news and reviews, aided by interviews with prominent photographers, educational screencasts and a very active community of engaged readers who regularly comment.

Photofocus‘ mission is to motivate, educate, inform and entertain.  Photofocus expands to include learning centers with powerful partnership resources, more interviews with prominent photographers and more educational screencasts. We have been covering photography at this URL since November 2, 1998 and have an established a loyal and information-hungry audience.

We started this current version of the site in January 19, 2008, and have recently updated and upgraded it with a complete site redesign. Whatever the format we have served the photography community with one or more posts being published every day since we started operation. Photofocus contains nearly 8,500 posts.

Audience & traffic

Photofocus has a dedicated audience of photographers, ranging from beginners to professionals.

1.45 million

Photofocus is on track to reach 1.45 million unique visitors in the year 2020

120,000

Photofocus averages 120,000 unique visitors to our website each month

143,000

Facebook followers

243,000

Twitter followers

319,000

Email list subscribers

According to recent analytical data, 74.12% of the Photofocus audience is between the ages of 18-54, with the largest percentage (28.82%) being between the ages of 25-34 years old. 16.46% of our audience is between the ages of 18-24, and 25.88% of our audience is over the age of 55.

54% of our audience is male, while 46% is female.

According to a recent Photofocus survey:

  • 35.4% of our audience plans to spend more than $1000 on photography gear in the next six months, with 15.6% of the audience planning to spend more than $2000. Another 26.1% plan to spend between $500-$1000 in the next six months.
  • More than a quarter of our audience has paid to attend a photography workshop.
  • 35% of our audience photographs three or more times per wek.
  • More than 66% of our audience licenses or wants to license their photography.

The majority of our audience — 48.13% — is based in the United States. We also have strong readership in the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy and the Phillipines. We have readers in over 200 countries.

Podcasts

We have several radio-style podcasts, published weekly. Each show is approximately one hour in length. The InFocus Interview Show, hosted by Vanelli, never slows down with ideas and guests to help you  have your best year yet!

The Mind Your Own Business podcast, hosted by Skip Cohen and Chamira Young, involves a leader in imaging who shares ideas that will help you become a stronger, more well-rounded business owner and artist.

The Beyond Technique podcast, hosted by Skip Cohen and Chamira Young, features innovative ideas that will help you build a stronger business.

Some of the guests who have appeared on the Photofocus podcast include Sc ott Kelby, Kevin Kubota, Chase Jarvis, Vince Laforet, Tamara Lackey, Jules Bianchi, Sara France, Joe Farace, David DuChemin, Syl Arena, Kerry Garrison, Steve Simon, Martin Bailey, Matthew Jordan Smith, Jerry Ghionis, Frederick Van Johnson and more.

Our podcast is regularly featured as a top podcast at Podomatic, a prominent podcast hosting platform.

Awards

Alltop features only the top blogs in each category. Out of millions of blogs covering photography, Photofocus has risen to the top – Guy Kawasaki’s ALLTOP Blog Aggregator prominently features Photofocus.

Photofocus (back when we were branded TWIP) was the winner of the 2008 Shorty Awards in the Photography category for best short form content via its Twitter feed.

Photofocus was a finalist, nominated as best photo blog in the 2013 Framed Awards.

Social media

@Photofocus and @RHEDPixel have over 160,000 Twitter followers combined. We use these Twitter accounts to drive traffic to Photofocus.com.

Search engine rankings

Photofocus coverage is often featured at the top of the Google search rankings with its 8,500 blog entries and massive traffic from incoming links.

Enter to win a new camera, studio lighting kit and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a studio lighting kit from B&H!