Changes to HDR One
HDR One is opening its doors to the wider HDR community. From today, you the reader are invited to write articles for the online version of the magazine.
Why the change?
As the weeks have passed, our readership has grown tremendously, our social network pages are thriving, especially on facebook, and the enthusiasm towards HDR One has been wonderful. With 1,000 unique page views per day and 650 downloads of the pdf magazine, we’re most certainly the fastest growing HDR site around. Sadly, however, despite the growth it’s often difficult to get regular, quality contributions.
Essentially, HDR One won’t be around for a 3rd month if we don’t continue to produce regular, high quality articles. Most sites that fail and are now floating around in cyberspace typically fade away after the 2nd or 3rd month of existence. We would like to keep HDR One alive if possible.
Our regular contributors have lives and jobs outside of HDR which must take precedence of course. And inevitably, as with any project, motivation sometimes wanes in the face of more pressing issues. We’ve been very fortunate to receive the contributions that we have so far. None of the contributors were paid. Their reward was exposure for their work, and little else.
We could have simply recruited more regular contributors, but in the end it seemed better for the community to create an open environment for HDR photographers to transmit their passion and knowledge on a platform they wouldn’t ordinarily have.
Essentially, the life of this magazine is 100% dependent on its readers. It would be a shame to see the wonderful information in the magazine disappear like so many sites before us. We will continue to grow if you help to share the site on forums and with friends, and if you offer some insight into your own work flow, or knowledge of HDR.
For more information on writing articles please see here.
And from the HDR One team, thank you very much for your support and encouragement.