As a shooter I just wanted to jump on and say that we are still shooting stills for every Girl Girl shoot and solo shoot we do, along side the video. In fact we have spent time this week looking at ways to make our picture taking skills EVEN better! Personally I think stills are a hugely important part of a shoot, it allows you to appreciate individual moments of the encounter frozen in time and for me it also helps to get me that little bit more excited for watching the video that follows - I am all about anticipation!
Agree with you totally Masie, especially when shot with your special touch!
By looking at 'Latest Updates' on the Home page from last Thursday to the time I posted yesterday I would say there were 6 original movies and 3 original shoots. I'm excluding Editors choice, backstage, this time last year, changing room, girls 101, because whilst they will be of interest to some customers I wouldn't categorise them as original shoots/movies. 2 of the 6 videos were IMs, where stills wouldn't add much and would be difficult to take, of course
Still, we were running at 5 still shoots per week in the past, and for whatever reason are running at 3-4 right now. From what you have said there is no deliberate policy to change the profile of the content AW produces so I'll just cross my fingers we get back to 5 in the fullness of time
Back in late 2010, we significantly reduced the number of updates to the site. Since then, the number of updates has remained static (or, increased with things like Editors' choice, AW Ed, etc). Note that if you're only a member of IM OR solo OR GG, the number of updates will fluctuate a little.