27 November 2011 – it’s now closed… winners to be announced in the next couple of days. Thanks to everyone for an amazing response.
I’m stunned, amazed and thrilled by the response to the survey. More than 700 people have taken the time to fill out the survey just in the last week (and it’s still open, if you haven’t had chance to have your say yet!). In addition, I’ve also had hundreds of emails, which I’ve nearly finished replying to. You guys are amazing! I don’t know how to thank you.
So, I thought you might be interested in one or two of the results. You can click the charts to enlarge them.
How would you describe your photography skills turned out to be an interesting result. Only 10.9% of replies were professional photographers earning their main income from photography, with advanced amateur photographers coming in at 51.1%. I had previously assumed that professional photographers were a much larger percentage of Lightroom’s userbase, so I’ll bear that in mind when writing the next book update.
More than 50% of you have been using Lightroom since version 1 or the pre-release beta versions.
51.4% of you said you want me on the forums answering more questions, so don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. I’ve been exceptionally busy this week answering all of your emails, but I’ll be back on the forums ASAP.
The blog proved to be a popular choice, so I have plans to post more often, and a lot of you said you’d like an email mailing list, so I’ll be looking into that too.
Facebook, Google+ and Twitter were popular for quick tips, with Facebook proving to be the most popular at the moment.
Once I’ve caught up with myself a bit, you’ll see me around those sites a little more, so here are the links to my pages…
Please get in touch on any of those sites – I love hearing from you.
For Facebook and Google+, I will be posting Lightroom posts on the pages linked above, rather than my personal profile, otherwise I’ll drive my friends and family mad 😉 but I’m very happy to add you as a friend on my personal profiles too.
The Next Book Update
You’ve also made the decision on which chapters make it into my next book, although I won’t tell you about that quite yet. 😉 Let’s just say that 70% of you wanted one particular section, so you made that an easy decision.
I’m still working my way through reading 60+ pages of your notes and suggestions, but I can’t thank you enough. You’ve come up with some brilliant ideas. This is YOUR book, from cover to cover. And partly thanks to your ideas, there are some other new things to look forward to over the next year. You’ll have to watch this space!
The Prize Draw
The prize draw for the eBook bundle will take place on 30th November, and since I’ve had a far bigger response than I expected, I’m going to draw more than one winner. I haven’t decided how many yet. If you haven’t filled out the survey to enter yet, you’ve still got time. The survey will close on 27th November.
Thank you once again for all your help, and I’ll get back to reading your comments!