Re: FIELD REPORT - ULA Amp Backpack - Andy Mytys
- Thanks Rick.
I'm one of those people that believes the CORRECT photo can be worth
AT LEAST 1000 words and, more importantly, answer a score of questions.
Personally, I can glean a lot of information merging my past
experiences with photos, so I really appreciate detailed photos of
products (with good lighting) and I find myself yelling at the
computer when there's a either a tiny photo present or a photo that
could have answered my questions had the lighting had been muted.
It is especially annoying when bad photos are on manufacturer sites,
which happens quite often (I think quality product photos in our
reports is another benefit of BGT - often we have better photos than
the manufacturer). A recent example is the AntiGravityGear tarptent -
their photos are limited, small, and taken with the high noon sun in
the air so they're very contrasty. Compare any of our photos with
theirs and ask yourself which you prefer.
I do wish that we had minimum size requirements on BGT photos as well,
to make sure that ALL of our photos were useful to the reader -
something like 300 pixels on the dominant axis.
But, I digress.
What I really like about our reports is the information received when
taken as a whole. In my reports, there are a lot of close-up images
of product details, while in your reports there's that great image of
the pack on your back (gives perspective as to how large it is), the
image of your gear layed out (gives perspective as to how much stuff
can be packed inside), and other details presented that just aren't in
my report, or in Carol's.
I only hope that the text of my report is as enjoyable and informative
as the photos. I try to keep my IR descriptive, and my field report
limited to the performance of the gear and how I actually used it.
In the end, I focus on answering the question - "Should I buy this
item?" without explicitly rating the item or saying "Yes" or "No." -
I want to provide the reader with enough detail to where they can make
the decision on their own as to the product's suitability for their
situation such that, if they do purchase it, they don't find
themselves wishing they hadn't. In the end, that's what we're all
--- In email@example.com, Rick Allnutt <rick@...> wrote:
> Very nice report Andy. Your photos of the details of the pack are
> really outstanding.
> Andy Mytys wrote:
> > HTML for my report can be found here
> > or
> > http://tinyurl.com/28amdb <http://tinyurl.com/28amdb>