Two months ago we ran a reader survey here on DPS. Thanks to the 3769 of you who completed it – your feedback was both overwhelming and insightful. We’ve already implemented some of your suggestions, have passed on the topics you wanted written about to our writers and are looking at implementing some of your suggestions in future changes to the site.
A few of you asked if you could see some of the results – we won’t give everything – but here’s a quick picture of some of what the DPS community is like:
- Male: 68%
- Female: 32%
Age (yes we should probably have had a category or two more at the upper end):
- Under 18: 4%
- 18-25: 16%
- 26-35: 30%
- 36-45: 17%
- 45+: 33%
Experience Levels in Photography
- Completely new to photography: 4%
- Basic Knowledge: 24%
- Intermediate: 37%
- Aspiring Pro: 15%
- Working Pro: 3%
- 84% of those who took the survey own a DSLR
- 49% shoot Canon
- 31% shoot Nikon
- 20% own a variety of other manufacturers. Sony and Olympus were next most popular.
In terms of topics that you wanted more posts on – there were literally hundreds of suggestions. I won’t list them all here but there were a few recurring ones that we’re working on. We’ve already started doing more post production tutorials in response to requests for this. We also plan on doing a few more lighting tutorial (natural and flash).
Note: as I’m just about to hit publish on this post it strikes me that looking at the averages – the audience of DPS is…. well remarkably like…. me. I’m 36, Male, would classify myself as on the ‘intermediate’ to ‘aspiring pro’ level, own a Canon DSLR (two actually)…. spooky?!