UtahPhotojournalism.com is in a constant state of evolution. The site goes through periods that are defined by the regular posters of their time. People come and go. There are regulars who stop posting and some come back months later. One person even asked to have their account deleted. But through it all, it’s obvious that everyone reads the site. The traffic is constant and the people I run into in the field are often talking about something they saw here.
Look at the photos in the Random Excellence section along the right sidebar, or start going through the archives and you’ll realize the site is a treasure. The archive of material we’ve built up, whether it’s great work or photos of ourselves on assignment documenting our communities, is priceless. And we get a lot of traffic. Just yesterday, Chris Detrick’s re-working of a Scott Sommerdorf photo from May 2011 had about 1,000 views. Go figure.
Still, there are so many things that go un-posted here. There are so many shooters who don’t post. They’re putting amazing work on facebook or tumblr or twitter, but not here.
I’m a regular poster but there are many times I don’t post. My reasons for not posting are usually that I feel my work isn’t good enough to share or I get busy and it doesn’t happen. Hey, that’s life, right?
Those are my reasons. What are yours? You can pick up to three answers, and it is anonymous…