Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Feb 17, 2017.
Take part and vote on this week's poll - On average how much do read of each issue of AP?
All of it - when I buy one...
I put cover to cover - actually it gets read more than once in our household - especially while Time continue to send 2 copies (on the fifth month now)
I went with 'the majority of the issue' - I read everything to do with technique, processing, profiles of photographers and so forth as well as all the portfolios, letters and other regular features. I cast an eye over equipment reviews unless they relate to the systems that I use in which case I give them more attention. I skip the adverts unless I'm looking for something in particular and I tear out any pages relating to Canon equipment so that I can use them in case of a future toilet paper emergency.
(The part about the pages with Canon equipment isn't true)
None of it, probably a few years since I bought a copy. If bought though, cover to cover.
I voted "the majority of the issue" but I rarely read camera or lens reviews as I have the lenses I need and I am not looking to upgrade the bodies.
I get the occasional issue and read most of it.
During the last year or so of my subscription the only item I read regularly was Roger Hick's page.
Cover to cover, or until Mr. Patel moves me on whilst reminding me his shop isn't a library, whichever comes first..
I skim read to start with and then go back to the sections that seem interesting. Usually like the letters section, anything to do with technique landscape or wildlife photography and articles on old equipment. I read some equipment reviews, even ones on Nikon. The adverts section is annoying and I never refer to it as all the information is online. I suppose it helps to remind readers of the major suppliers. If they stopped advertising would the publication survive without a large price increase?
Try 2-5x. Would you (or anyone) pay £7-15 a copy? Could they afford to? I couldn't.
That is more than I thought, quite frightening. Most publications would disappear.
Let's hope the advertising base remains stable.
Quite. Advertising is a VERY strange business. You have no doubt encountered the saying -- far less true with most magazines than with almost anything on line -- that if you aren't paying for something, then you're the product. Advertising is one of the more pernicious aspects of the current (late) version of (so called) capitalism. Nanopayments are almost certainly the future, as described in (for example) http://www.futuristspeaker.com/business-trends/going-beyond-micro-payments-to-nano-payments/ and https://news.bitcoin.com/satoshipay-bitcoin-nanopayments-mainstream/
Mind you, it'll put a lot of worthless parasites out of business. This is a disruptive technology but good for those who create content.
Almost cover to cover. Or in fact, usually cover to cover. There are only two things I skip: anything about backpacks, which as a wheelchair user I cannot use, and anything in either accessories or software which can only be used with computers, tablets or mobile phones made by Apple, a firm whose products I refuse to use.
I also skim articles on video, unless they relate to kit I own.
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