Pentax Picture Gallery.


tyronet2000

Link Posted 25/08/2017 - 18:18
Have heard a few rumours that the PPG is being allowed to whither and die. any truth in this? It does seem a shame as there were some inspiring photos posted on there.
Regards
Stan

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 25/08/2017 - 18:56
Hey Stan! Good to see you on here! Recognise you from the FB thread!

I also heard that rumour that Ricoh were not "investing" in it and it had died a death
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm ii HSM Macro - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Sigma 50-500mm - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

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Mag07

Link Posted 25/08/2017 - 19:41
Woot Stan, don't shoot me ...
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)
Last Edited by Mag07 on 25/08/2017 - 19:43

johnriley

Link Posted 25/08/2017 - 21:31
There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the various sites, but PU, Pentaxforums (USA) and PPG all have no connection to each other.

I can understand though how people could be confused by the similar names.
Best regards, John

Carol8345

Link Posted 26/08/2017 - 01:25
I've had my 5 photos on PPG for many months and and they sit there pending
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RobL

Link Posted 26/08/2017 - 08:01
None of the latest camera bodies are listed, shame, it is (or was) a good showcase.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 26/08/2017 - 08:28
johnriley wrote:
There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the various sites, but PU, Pentaxforums (USA) and PPG all have no connection to each other.

I can understand though how people could be confused by the similar names.

Doesn't really answer the question.
Points raised here seem to point to the demise of PPG. I did like it as when I had an image rejected I'd try and work out why. I won't be posting on it any more.
Regards
Stan

PPG

johnriley

Link Posted 26/08/2017 - 09:08
I haven't posted on PPG for a long time either. Apart from the delays it always seemed a bit vague as to what the criteria were.
Best regards, John

davidtrout

Link Posted 26/08/2017 - 10:53
When I first joined PPG it was worth it. There was some superb photography and your submissions had to be good to stand a chance of acceptance. You entered up to five pictures a week, other members voted thumbs up or thumbs down and after two or three weeks you found out if any were accepted. The delay between posting and acceptance became longer and longer and I got the impression that eventually the selection became lazy and just about everything submitted was accepted. Standards had dropped.
I haven't visited the site for months.
David
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

Mag07

Link Posted 26/08/2017 - 15:26
Might be a good time for some direct feedback to Ricoh. They seem to have been reading the surveys and at least on social media, are trying to reach out and engage the community.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

tyronet2000

Link Posted 27/08/2017 - 09:30
I've sent a message to their help section on PPG but am not holding my breath waiting for a reply. As regards trying to reach out to the community I was of the opinion too little, too late. At least at the moment there is a thriving page on Facebook with an "International" membership.
Regards
Stan

PPG

Mag07

Link Posted 27/08/2017 - 14:38
It's never too late, as long as we keep on buying their gear, it may be too little though, I will agree. They still seem weary of hiring some competent marketing strategist but it's nevertheless an improvement. Groups and forums are not a replacement, on the contrary. A great place to introduce community managers to, if the will is there....
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

NaimKhan

Link Posted 28/08/2017 - 20:07
tyronet2000 wrote:
I've sent a message to their help section on PPG but am not holding my breath waiting for a reply. As regards trying to reach out to the community I was of the opinion too little, too late. At least at the moment there is a thriving page on Facebook with an "International" membership.

I wrote to them last year after getting my K1, asking them to include it + the new lenses in their database - they have neither done that nor replied to me!
PPG
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