Monthly Download

Beginning this month we will no-longer be offering HDR One as a monthly download. I know that out of the 3,500+ people who download it each month there will be a few disappointed readers.

I, too, take great pleasure from the monthly issues. After working each month on collecting, organising and editing articles, to have a finished product, beautifully designed by Nikola Totuhov, was a joy.

Then, to see how many of our wonderful readers would share the magazine across their blogs, forums, facebook etc. gave me, to be honest, a sense of pride.

It is, however, a hugely resource-intensive project that relies heavily on the generoursity of others each month and since it doesn’t generate income it is very difficult to continue.

Although HDR One is a good sized HDR-related site with a steadily growing readership, it is still a tiny publication in wider terms and can’t support anyone, not even me, financially.

Ultimately I was left with 2 choices: I could start charging for the monthly download or stop producing it. Charging, as many of you already know, simply isn’t an option. The point of HDR One was to create a free HDR resource and that won’t change.

The bonus of stopping the downloadable magazine is that we can devote more time to developing the online magazine and we have some awesome articles coming up soon, interesting competitions, and not to mention a couple of new, superb regular contributors.

I should say that I hope that this change is not permanent. If the HDR One site grows I sincerely hope the monthly magazine will return but for now please enjoy the information on the site and leave us comments and feedback along the way.

Apologies for any disappointment.

All the best

Jimmy McIntyre

  • Stuart Dyckhoff

    You are right – I will be sad to see the magazine go but not at the expense of the site itself. I love the richness of the site, the variety of the contributors as well as their individual styles with not all of it to my taste – but that’s good.

    Congratulations on a great site and have pride in a job well done this far Jimmy. pax.

  • Fran C.

    I for one, am very disappointed that HDR One will not be continuing. But I truly understand your explanation. I will continue to look towards whatever articles or tutorials that you put out in the future. I wish you good luck in all your endeavors in the future. You have definitely taught me a lot about HDR.

  • Nikon_bob

    Jimmy,

    Your monthly is something I looked forward to each month, sad to see it not continue. But, I will still look forward to the great HDR training that comes by e-mail. Keep up the great work.

    Bob

  • Richard Packard

    Understand the thinking Jimmy, must be a real effort to get it together each month along with your travels etc. I must say that HDR One is a real inspiration and love the sharing and spirit of the site…one request can the tutorials be available as a PDF if there wont be a download? It would be great for those of us that use the mag as a training guide to continue to refer to the tutorials. Either way will look foward to what comes next!

  • Harry

    Hi Jimmy,

    I love the website HDRone and I´m here almost every day.

    Also the monthly pdf was great and I downloaded every single one.

    Although I understand your thoughts with the pdf-collection and you are right.

    For me I can say, if I´m here on the website almost every day, I don´t miss the pdf really, because it is the same content.

    The most important articles I set a bookmark on my firefox, so I could read it, whenever I want, without searching long.

    Hope this great website keeps a very long time yet. All your own articles are as fantastic as those from all the other contributos, and every hdr-fan can learn alot.

  • http://www.outofchicago.com/ Chris Smith

    I have considered starting a downloadable magazine version of my Out of Chicago site, but the amount of work that would be needed is immense. I completely understand the decision. Although if there is a company out there interested in sponsoring this for HDR One, I’d imagine you could pay a designer to do it. But you’d still need an editor and a few other positions and… it’s a lot of work.

  • Andrea Zanovello

    What a pity …but I understand and agree with your concerns.
    Keep working on the website we adore ;)
    AnZanov

  • Marek Koteluk

    Im opt for free content on You web page and pay download subscripton of magazine for amazon Kindle readers or other.