I’m Thankful for . . .


I just wanted to take a moment this Thanksgiving Day before I eat way too much turkey, corn, potatoes and everything else on the table, then poke around at my family with a 50mm lens, and say thanks for reading Photography Bay.

If it wasn’t for you reading what we write here, there would be no Photography Bay.  So, thanks.

Thanks to people like:

Frequent commenter, ossme, who hardly ever misses an opportunity to provide an insightful comment on PB’s posts.

Pat, who sent the latest email (of so many other people email replies that I have received) expressing her gratitude for our weekly newsletter: “I have only been a subscriber of yours for a short time, but you have never disappointed. It is now on my must read list. Thank you for doing such a great job!” – Wow.  Thank you, Pat.

Rich Legg, who is always willing to help out with photography advice, judging a contest, or the occasional and very thorough articles.  (You guys in Utah have a really special person on hand with Rich.)

Everyone that sends me a quick email to point out those typos that I miss or technical mistakes on gear.  Yes, I really appreciate all those emails and comments.  Really.

Everyone who tolerates the frequency of my use of the word “really” in camera reviews.  I have a re-read of reviews now just to delete the word “really” – and they still sneak through.

Everyone that sends a news tip, rumor or suggestion using PB’s contact form.  Although I don’t get to reply to them all, I read every one.

Guest posters Zach Matthews, Angela Datre, Ron Kruger and so many others.

All 637 of you that are currently a member in Photography Bay’s Flickr Group.  A special thanks to those of you who contribute on a regular basis.

B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon for supporting this site through their affiliate programs.  There’s no way Photography Bay could be where it’s at today without an affiliate relationship with these trustworthy vendors.  And, I shop at each of them . . . my wife would say way too often.

Everyone who uses Photography Bay’s links to shop at B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.  In case you don’t know how these links work, when you use the links on Photography Bay to get to one of these sites, we receive a small commission from those purchases.  You still pay the same prices no matter how you get there; however, when you stop by Photography Bay first and click on through to one of these vendors, it helps keep us rolling with fresh content.  So, a big thanks for your support.

Contest sponsors like Sony, who sent PB reader Massimo to Argentina this year; Seagate, who has given away hard drives for the past 2 years (there’s one running now); Think Tank Photo, who has supplied their awesome bags for giveaways or allowed me to pass on review samples to readers; and everyone else that has sponsored some kind of contest or giveaway.

All of the PR people that take the time to write a personal email explaining why their news release is relevant (and, even the PR folks that don’t know how to write emails, but still send timely and relevant news).  There are a lot of great PR folks that stay in touch and keep me informed with what’s going on in the industry; however, Samsung, Olympus and Sony UK stick out as really top notch in terms of getting to the point in a nice way and staying in touch as “people” – so, special thanks to Jason, Jennifer, Mark and Jonny.

Blogging pals like Peter K. Burian, David Ziser, 1001 Noisy Cameras, Nikon Rumors Admin, Brian Auer, and, again, so many others who bounce emails off me, give me a heads up, pass along one of PB’s posts or reply to my questions.

I’m thankful for all of these and the so many other people that I left out who make Photography Bay what it is today.  I could go on and on; however, I’ll just say to you, if you’re reading this . . . Thanks.