Slightly important. They can improve upon a good scene, but they don't make it or break it for me.
Multiple camera angles sometimes mean fewer photos, and that is a big downside for me. For example, I talked with a producer who shoots with a crew of three. Two video cameras for different angles plus a third stereoscopic camera mount for 3D video. Prior to this setup, they had the third member available to shoot photos, but now they have to be video only.
Hopefully that is a long way off, since I am 30 years old. My stash contains too much rare and unique content to be lost, so I hope to find a like minded "porn buddy" some day to pass it along to. I know you're technically not supposed to do that, but in 50 years most of today's companies will probably be gone, so I don't see much harm in it to anyone's bottom line. I also wouldn't want to pirate stuff from active companies, I would just want to pass on the rare stuff from sites that have closed.
I like the BTS content at some sites like Abby Winters. One of the cool things about their BTS pics that never gets mentioned is that you get to see some technical aspects of how they set up their shoots. For example, lots of outdoor pics show not only the model and sometimes the photographer, but also often the girls assisting and holding reflectors etc. Kind of cool for the photo geek in me.
You'll have to buy an old 5 1/4" floppy drive. They're about $35 on eBay. You'll probably also need a floppy controller card, because most modern BIOS don't have native support for 5 1/4" floppy drives. You can get a controller for $60 here http://www.deviceside.com/fc5025.html. If you want to see those photos again, I'd get them now, because the hardware you need will only get harder to find and more expensive.
I didn't like it for the longest time. Then one day I was watching an AbbyWinters.com video featuring a hairy model, and something just clicked, her natural state was all of a sudden such a turn on. I still like shaven most of the time, because too much hair can hide the pussy lips, but I do understand the appeal in hairy.
Once I was driving a friend home after she had a run. She was kind of the hippie type, very hot, but she only shaved her legs, not even the armpits. She was sweaty after her run, and she apologized for her BO, but actually it was kind of a turn on. It wasn't the nasty, haven't showered in three days-type smell, it was more just fresh but sweaty and aromatic.
I knew she wanted me, but I didn't play into any of her advances. I had broken up with my ex at the time - now my wife - and I was still too fixated on my ex, despite the fact that I had broken up with her. I was tempted though. I still really wonder what it would have been like though, but now I will never know. No complaints though, my wife and I have been happily together for 8 years, and she is a smoking hot ex-model who loves pee almost as much as I do.
Sorry for the digression, I've had a couple of glasses of wine tonight. Hope you guys enjoy nonetheless.
My issue with DDF and their old content is slightly different than yours. At this point, since I've already come out talking about this issue in vague terms, I think it's time to get it all out and write my review. I hate to expose shortcomings of a great site, but if no one speaks up, then where is the motivation to change? I'm going to try not to slam DDF, I'd rather have them look at my review as fair and perhaps realize that there is truth in it. Look forward to it soon.
Your comment hit so close to home Cybertoad, that I forgot to comment on the topic of my own poll. If you haven't guessed already, I think it is much worse to remove older content than to fail to produce new content. Webmasters, please consider this. When you remove your original content, you lose your appeal to collectors. Collectors are your best customers and biggest spenders. As a collector, I don't want to have 90% of the content from a favorite site, I aim for 100%. When I join a site that's been on my list for a while, and my anticipation turns to dismay when I see that only a part of their content is available, it detracts from the experience. Even if you are producing amazing content, I am much less likely to be a repeat customer, because I see less of a point in adding new content to a collection that is irreparably flawed by missing the original work. I don't collect anything but porn, but the closest analogy that comes to mind is comic books. Maybe DC Comics wrote some great comic books in the 1990's, but could you ever presume to have a great Superman collection without the originals from 1938? It's the same thing with porn, at least for me, and I'm sure for many others too.
I have my own issue with DDF's old content, which I may bring to attention some day. They make new content that is second to none, but their handling of old content has deeper failings than what you refer to here. I've held off on writing a review on DDF for several months, because I am honestly way too conflicted to know how to score them. I don't know how I can take a site with such strong positives as DDF, reconcile those with some of the strongest negatives, and produce a review that I would want to post. It could potentially be one of my best reviews, I could write volumes, but I like DDF too much to call them out right now. Maybe when I feel able to write a more unbiased review of DDF, I will post it one day.
Close-ups are one of my favorite type of shots, but of course they need to be within the context of a set where you see the model's face and body too. Close-ups shot well with high resolution and a lot of detail are the best. The more detail, the more it looks like you are right there.
It's been about 2-3 hrs/day lately, but that's about to change. I'm moving up in the world professionally, which is a good thing, but soon my work is going to demand my time close to 24/7. I probably won't be able to comment here as much either, but I'll make sure to check in often.
Edit: To whoever answered 9-12 hrs/day, I envy you and the time you have on your hands. Wealth can be measured in time as well as money, and I wish I could have the same luxury as you.
I knew someone would ask for extreme to be clarified. It's deliberately subjective here, just answer based on what it means to you. This poll was inspired by Acworth saying that he may remove some of the more "extreme" lines on Kink.com to improve sales by reaching a more mainstream audience without clarifying what extreme means. It is open to your interpretation.
I answered both 1 and 2. If the reason for this is to improve sales, I don't think it will work.
I don't mind a few, especially if they are actually good discounts at sites that I am interested in. Also, if the ad revenue helps keep membership costs down, then that's a good thing. No deceptive ads though.
When HD came out years ago, some people cautioned that the extra detail may not be appealing when it shows blemishes. As we all know, the market has since voted overwhelmingly in favor of HD, with standard definition video being below almost anyone's standards today for a paysite.
The other thing that I will add is this. There was a time in the early 2000's when scams and shady billing practices were much more pervasive on paysites, and many got a bad name for it. That type of thing angered customers, and probably encouraged piracy. Nowadays, almost every site I've been to is just trying to do honest good work for their customers. On the other hand, judging by the prevalence of piracy today, many customers haven't changed their mindset. The owners really seem to occupy the moral high ground now, and maybe it's time for those who still resort to piracy to seriously reexamine your ways.
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