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Thread started 18 Mar 2013 (Monday) 23:38
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POLL: "Is a website dedicated to real-world SLR reviews by photographers a good idea?"
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Mar 18, 2013 23:38 |  #1

Hello all!

I have an idea for a new website that I wanted to get some of your thoughts on.

There are tons of awesome websites out there for camera reviews, but the problem (in my opinion) with most of these is that they only really present one review per site, and often times the reviewers aren't working photographers, or if they are they're not professionals. What I'd like to do is build a community-based site whereby a curated selection of professional photographers review SLRs in a real-world context.

What if (as a reader) you could select reviews of the Canon 1D C based on the work of a professional photographer in a niche that you identify with:

  • professional cinematographers
  • professional wedding photographers
  • professional landscape photographers
  • professional commericial photographers
  • professional street photographers
  • professional underwater photographers
  • professional wildlife photographers
  • professional model photographers
  • professional war photographers

In addition to professional reviews, the site could focus on:

  • professional photographs of the cameras
  • professional photographs with the cameras
  • profile pages for photographers. links to the photographers site, social media etc.
  • reviews for photographers, by professional photographers
  • blog on all things photography. up-to-date news on pro SLRs only
  • featured: photographer of the month
  • forums for pro SLRs and photography in general

The site could look like this: http://organicthemes.c​om/demo/magazine/ (external link)
The domain could look like this:
The reviews could look something like this: http://grahamclarkphot​ (external link)
The photographers could look like this:

  1.​m …istID=33760&Ake​y=8V568XFL (external link)
  2. http://www.michaelande​​y/favorites/ (external link)
  3. (external link)
  4. http://www.marcellpuzs​ (external link)
  5. http://grahamclarkphot​ (external link)

Any thoughts, or people interested? I already have a number of professional photographers, designers and SEO pros who are interested in moving forward with it but I wanted to get a sense from everyone here! : )


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Cream of the Crop
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Mar 19, 2013 00:33 |  #2

I think it's a good idea...I use a lot when buying cars (I buy/sell a lot of cars haha)'s not pro reviews, but rather real-life user reviews...I think a lot of times that's much more beneficial than having some reviewer who spent a day with the camera/car/etc telling you what he thinks.

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Mar 19, 2013 02:16 |  #3

Personally, I prefer a direct comparison between items. Every lens and every body can produce stellar images, and seeing the trophy images will do little for me to tell the difference between units. If the reviewers comment on different cameras, i.e. the street photog compares the three different models he owned, etc., that'd be helpful.

Jim, in Iowa
80D / T2i / Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 / Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 / Canon 24-105 f4 / Tamron SP VC 70-200mm f2.8 / Sigma 150-600mm C

Bear ­ Dale
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Mar 19, 2013 02:42 |  #4

Good idea.

Bear Dale

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Mar 19, 2013 02:47 as a reply to  @ iowajim's post |  #5

The concept resembles many existing sites such as Fred Miranda, (external link) Luminous Landscape, (external link) Photo District News (external link), and The Digital Picture. (external link)

Also, there's the question of how much contributors would be paid. The Huffington Post model of writers working for free while the site owner makes money may be harder to sell to working professionals who make a living by the images they generate.

Kyle ­ Blunt
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Location: Kent, UK
Mar 19, 2013 03:40 |  #6

I like the idea

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