The best way to describe Fotozones would be to say that it is a publishing platform for photographers who have something of value to offer the online photography community.
That "something" could be a photo or series of photos, a review of some gear you have tried out, or a travelogue of somewhere you have been specifically to take photos. If it is related to photography in any way we are happy to publish it on our platform. Please read the contributor publishing guidelines for more information on how to go about this.
We don't expect to earn real money from this website, but we do hope that the members will voluntarily chip in to help with our running costs if our traffic requires an upgrade to our hosting or we need to purchase software upgrades. You can donate any amount at any time by sending it here.
That said you will see limited advertising on Fotozones, but it will be restricted to people and organisations who help us with funding or sponsorships of the site directly. At the moment those are Photographers.travel, which is our photo safari marketing partner, and ThinkTankPhoto (who make the awesome bags we use on safari and in our daily photography activities).
We will fiercely defend our independence from any outside corporate influence if we are reviewing equipment.
Various Old Nikongear.com & Fotozones Forums
Some of these old forums are no longer in operation on this site, but they are archived here for reference and search purposes only.
Closing Accounts / Memberships
Our policy for removing dormant accounts will be brought into effect on 1 July 2018.
Basically if you haven't logged in for 3 years we will assume that your account is no longer required and it will be removed from our system. Any posts you have made under the account handle will be attributed to a guest.
We will conduct this exercise every year on the same date and will notify all members via email 3 months prior to the purge occurring. This should provide enough time for members to log in and keep their account out of dormant status.
If you wish to close your account at any time you may send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org using the same email account you signed up with. If you no longer have access to that email address you will need to provide us with your secret word to confirm that you are who you claim to be.