Following the Porn Example

Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer brings up an interesting idea in his rescent post called “Do Photography Websites Need to Grow Up?“.  Basically, he talks about the state of most photography-related web sites as being in a “sole practitioner” stage rather than a “group of specialists” stage.

He brings up a good point that each source of photography information produces some amount of noise that readers must wade through to find what they’re looking for.  I can see eye-to-eye with Mike’s article because that’s why I created this blog — cut the crap, show the good stuff.

His solution to the problem of “too much crap” is to follow the model pioneered by the internet porn industry.  Create a single resource aimed at a group of individuals (readers) in which new material is very clear-cut, organized, easy to find, and extremely relevant.  Put these resources inside of a subscription service and it’s starting to look like a more respectable version of an internet porn site.  Something to think about anyways.

Photo of the Day…

Pink Clouds at Sunset

Photo by Brian Auer
07/28/05 Flemington, NJ
Pink sunset clouds at home
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
59mm equiv * f/3.2 * 1/40s * ISO50