PetaPixel

Open Thread for PetaPixel Feedback

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Wow. I can’t believe it’s been almost three months since PetaPixel was started back on May 14th. Things have gotten pretty exciting since then, both here on this blog and with our Twitter account.

This is an open thread for you to comment on whatever you’d like. I’ll be reading each and every comment left on this thread.

Have any questions or suggestions about PetaPixel? Ask and I’ll answer them.

Want to promote your own blog, photoblog, or website? Go ahead!

How are you enjoying our twitter updates? Should we post more frequently? Less? Have anything you’d like us to link to?

I would also really appreciate it if you suggest some popular photographers or photobloggers for us to interview. We’re always on the lookout for new faces.

Finally, if there’s any article you would love to see on PetaPixel, please suggest these as well. You can even just comment the titles of articles you would like to see.

That’s all. Eager to see how this open thread experiment goes. Looking forward to hearing from you!


 
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  • id7

    I enjoyed reading Dave's @chromasia entry…more of the same please…. CJ (@ID7) Loving the Canon G10, and trying to take a shot a day, and then spending a day thinking about whether its good enough to post, and then not posting anything…… on and on….

  • http://friskypics.com/ frisky

    I have to say you've done a big up job with this site Michael… Im well impressed with the quality of the relevant content you post each day!

    Its a pleasure and an honour to be one of the photogs interviewed here. :-)
    f.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Hi CJ. Thanks for the comment.

    We're hoping to have David here on PetaPixel sharing some photo editing tips and walkthroughs. He's the man. :-)

  • http://en-gb.facebook.com/DeadTomato Becky Harding

    I just wanted to say thank you for such a fantastic website! I have been following your Twitter for a while now and have recently started reading your blog.

    Really enjoying everything posted, but as a photography student I'm finding the post-processing tips particularly interesting, since unfortunately we don't get taught much of that at my Uni. Would it be possible to see more of these?

    Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks faisal! Nice redesign, btw.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Sounds good. Hopefully David from chromasia will also make a guest appearance once in a while for this purpose as well.

    Thanks for the note!

  • http://www.extrajection.com/ David H-W

    Just a short thanks for the non-stop flow of info and links from you in very short space of time. Much appreciated some of the tips and especially the interviews. Thanks for an enjoyable read.

  • HamHock

    The interviews are really great. Not too long, and not too brief. I look forward to more of them.

    Something I'd like to see here on PetaPixel would be in-depth descriptions of one photograph per day, by the photographer him/herself.

    For example, a photograph is chosen to be featured on the PetaPixel, and the photographer walks us through all of his/her considerations (both on-site while shooting and in post-production) necessary to produce the final result.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Ah. Very interesting suggestion. Will definitely think about this more!

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    You're welcome. Glad you're enjoying the interviews and tweets.

  • http://web.me.com/smfinlay/PhotoBlog/Blog/Blog.html Steven

    I'm relatively new to photography but have always enjoyed it. I got my D40 about 6 months ago and am always looking for new techniques and ways to improve my photos. I found about you and your site when you added me on twitter. I like your posts, a good mix of interesting photos and links to good tutorials. Keep up the good work! I'll throw in a cheap plug to my flickr photostream – http://www.flickr.com/photos/findaddy/

  • kostyanj

    I read this blog every day and wish mine had some more visitors =) Share the love, check out http://www.konzeldin.com

  • davidypark

    Mike, you've done a great job so far with the blog. I was skeptical at first how far it'd go but I'm reading it every day and learning a lot (and I bet you are too). The interviews are great so keep those coming. Let's try to incorporate those other writers too and see where this goes!

    And I'll plug my blog, why not. http://davidpark.wordpress.com

  • http://photob.og.com/ Joakim Bergquist

    The petapixel project is one of few things I follow every day.. I mean, it's good damn it!
    I also appriciate your twitter updates.. couldn't be better!

    I can't believe it's been three months either.. I think that's a good sign :)

    I would like to promote a new flickr group http://flickr.com/groups/europeanamateur for all us European amateur photographers :)

    /Joakim Bergquist
    http://photoblog.com/twosome
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37959385@N04/

  • http://twitter.com/res2216firestar Sam Smoker

    I like the interviews and tips, the only problem I have is that instructions for most things are in photoshop format, when I use gimp. The easiest solution is probably for me to get photoshop, but as you said open thread, and I have no money…

  • Pantsmclee

    I came across PetaPixel about a month ago, and since then I've enjoyed it daily. I love the interviews, especially the insights into process and workflow, and I really appreciate the links to all sorts of photography awesomeness. PetaPixel is much more than a website, it's my favourite online photography magazine. It was just last week that I discovered it had only been going since the spring, and I was shocked, as it has the mature, professional feel of years of finding out what works.

    Requests? More workflow and pp tips and tricks for Lightroom? Keep up the amazing work!

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Hey sam. Sorry we don't really post anything for GIMP users. However, I do try to focus a lot on the RAW->JPEG conversion step, and there might be some free programs out there that can do similar edits.

  • victormu

    Great website, very mature and has great flow. Like suggested before i would like more details on a step by step on how a specific photograph was made, from taking it to the final edit.
    PS. also love the smiley face on the bottom left corner.

  • rbrtphoto

    I love your blog. Focusing on photographers, instead of [just] gear talk.

  • kriggins

    Michael,

    I really enjoy your site and and twitterings. The interviews are great the links you offer via twitter are always worth a visit. Keep up the good work!

  • novakay

    I absolutely love this site…you found me on twitter and I couldnt be more thankful…as a new photographer competing in this freelance market, I am always looking for more tips & tricks. This is a one stop shop, thank you! you post the coolest stuff!

  • idesignstuff

    It's been fun reading the interviews, but my favorites are the DIY gadgets, and the how-to's. I don't twitter, so I feel kind of left out on that. Everyone loves a giveaway too!
    Thanks for doing this.
    Out of curiosity, do you have a “mission”, or goal with what you choose post?

    Keep it up, we appreciate it.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks for that suggestion =) I'll think about how we can make the step-by-step posts better.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks :-)

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Glad you're finding the posts and links helpful :-) Thanks for the note.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    The DIY and how-to articles are a little more difficult, since I come across them far less than other things. If I ever do find or learn these kind of things, I will definitely share them here.

    Sorry about Twitter. Luckily we accept comment entries as well. :-)

    Finally, my major goal with PetaPixel is to inspire, educate, and help improve. If there's an photographer who I feel could benefit PP readers, then I'll ask them for an interview. If there's an article I feel is useful, I'll link to it.

    I'm thinking of doing an occasional website or web service review as well, but haven't planned it out yet.

    So yeah… basically my goal with this blog is to have it be the kind of blog I always wanted to read but never found.

  • idesignstuff

    It's been fun reading the interviews, but my favorites are the DIY gadgets, and the how-to's. I don't twitter, so I feel kind of left out on that. Everyone loves a giveaway too!
    Thanks for doing this.
    Out of curiosity, do you have a “mission”, or goal with what you choose post?

    Keep it up, we appreciate it.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks for that suggestion =) I'll think about how we can make the step-by-step posts better.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks :-)

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Glad you're finding the posts and links helpful :-) Thanks for the note.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    The DIY and how-to articles are a little more difficult, since I come across them far less than other things. If I ever do find or learn these kind of things, I will definitely share them here.

    Sorry about Twitter. Luckily we accept comment entries as well. :-)

    Finally, my major goal with PetaPixel is to inspire, educate, and help improve. If there's an photographer who I feel could benefit PP readers, then I'll ask them for an interview. If there's an article I feel is useful, I'll link to it.

    I'm thinking of doing an occasional website or web service review as well, but haven't planned it out yet.

    So yeah… basically my goal with this blog is to have it be the kind of blog I always wanted to read but never found.