New 2018 dPS Reader Survey – Tell Us More About You

At dPS we value you, our readers, above all else. We want to help you take better pictures.

By doing this survey you will be helping dPS serve you better. By knowing what kinds of things are you struggling with, and the types of articles you want to see we can work toward providing more of what you need to move your photography forward.

We value your time, and you, as our regular reader and always strive to improve – you will help us by completing this form, for which we will be especially grateful.

Click on this link, or the image below to start the survey.

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Thank you for your continued support and being a dPS reader. We wish you all the success on your photography journey.

The dPS Team

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New dPS Reader Survey – Tell Us More About You

At dPS we value you, our readers, above all else. We want to help you take better pictures.

By doing this survey you will be helping dPS serve you better. By knowing what kinds of things are you struggling with, and the types of articles you want to see we can work toward providing more of what you need to move your photography forward.

We value your time, and you, as our regular reader and always strive to improve – you will help us by completing this form, for which we will be especially grateful.

Click on this link, or the image below to start the survey.

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Thank you for your continued support and being a dPS reader. We wish you all the success on your photography journey.

The dPS Management Team

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Do you Shoot in the Rain or Pack up at the First Drop?

In line with this week’s photography challenge, weather, I want to do a quick survey to see if you shoot in the rain or not.

I get a lot of questions from my students about shooting in the rain (or snow, or on the beach) and whether or not it will damage their camera. Of course that depends on the camera body you own (some are weather sealed, some are not – if you aren’t sure read your manual or check the manufacturer’s website), and the precautions you take.

Personally, I do get out in the rain and shoot. In fact this was done in the pouring rain in Melbourne (dPS headquarters) at the casino. I ducked under an overhang, covered up my camera and myself, and got puzzled looks from the passers by.

Photography of the Melbourne casino in the rain

So, my question for you is – do you brave it? Or do you play it safe?

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

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Do you Shoot in the Rain or Pack up at the First Drop?

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Do you Edit or Post Process your Photos?

It is time for another reader poll – this time we’re going to talk ‘post production’.

Every time we talk about processing images we get a diversity of responses from readers. Some process every image, others some and some never edit any of their images – either because they don’t have the tools, are nervous or don’t believe in it.

So we thought we’d ask the question – do you edit or post process your photos?

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Please tell us about your response in comments below – particularly if you’re in the ‘no’ camp.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

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Do you Edit or Post Process your Photos?

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DISCUSS: What Would It Take to Get You To Swap to a New Camera System/Brand?

switch camera system brandThis last week Sony released a couple of cameras that caused a big stir around the online photography community – the Sony A7 and A7R cameras (pictured right). These full frame, interchangeable cameras come in a compact body with lots of features and the initial hands on reviews being published from around the web say that they are going to be really popular.

I’ve seen a lot of DSLR owners say that they’re pre-ordering these cameras already and it has made me wonder – what would it take for me to switch from one camera system to another?

The thing that stops most DSLR owners from switching brands is their investment in lenses and accessories that tie them into a brand. But increasingly we’re seeing adapters released that allow using lenses with one lens mount on other brands. For example these new Sony cameras can be fitted with an adapter that allows for my Canon lenses to be used.

The barriers to switching are slowly being removed.

I’m not yet ready to make a switch but I’m seeing more and more people do so. For some reason I’m particularly seeing disillusioned Canon DSLR users make the switch – maybe its just that there are more of them but quite a few feel frustrated by the lack of development by Canon of late.

So here’s my Question

What would it take for you to switch from one camera system to another?

Are you tempted to do so by some of the new cameras announced in the last year?

Or have you already made the switch and do you have any regrets?

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

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DISCUSS: What Would It Take to Get You To Swap to a New Camera System/Brand?

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In Motion: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image on the theme of ‘In Motion’.

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This gives you a great opportunity to practice a range of photographic techniques (like panning, zooming, slow sync flash) in a variety of settings – after all there’s ‘motion’ everywhere around us.

Before you head off to shoot your image – here are a few posts from our archives that might help with capturing some motion shots:

Once you’ve taken your ‘In Motion’ shots, upload your best ones to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our comments tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSINMOTION to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Available Light Portraits challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

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In Motion: Weekly Photography Challenge

Speedlight Lit Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we’re continuing our themed challenges in the Portraits Direction to celebrate the launch of our Portraits: Lighting the Shot eBook by pursuing the theme ‘Speedlight Lit Portraits’.

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So your challenge is to shoot and share a portrait image that is lit using a speed light flash (or more than one if you want to go that direction). While this might limit participation by some Speedlights are the most common type of lighting among our readers so hopefully it’s accessible to a lot of you.

Gina covers a lot of techniques that will be useful for you on this front in her eBook but whether you’ve got it or not we’d love to see your attempts shared in comments below!

Once you’ve taken your ‘Available Light’ photos, upload your best ones to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our comments tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSSPEEDLIGHT to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Available Light Portraits challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

Check out our more Photography Tips at Photography Tips for Beginners, Portrait Photography Tips and Wedding Photography Tips.

Speedlight Lit Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

Soft Light: Weekly Photography Challenge

NewImageYour challenge this week is to take and share a photo on the theme of ‘Soft Light’.

Earlier in the week Andrew Gibson wrote a post on the topic of using Soft Light in a variety of types of photos to create a magic feel in your images.

Using soft light is a technique that can be used in many types of photography including portraiture, landscapes, macro and much more so you can submit any type of photo – as long as it was taking in soft light.

Note: also check out our article this week on taking natural light portraits in the shade which will also produce ‘softer’ lit portraits even on a bright day.

Once you’ve taken your ‘Soft Light’ photos, upload your best ones to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSSOFTLIGHT to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Negative Space challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

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Soft Light: Weekly Photography Challenge

Negative Space: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we explored the idea of Negative Space in composing images so now it is time to put that into practice with our weekly photographic challenge.

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Your challenge is to take and share an image that uses Negative Space well.

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You can do this by taking a photo of any genre, portraits, macro, street or landscape… anything you like.

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If you’d like another tutorial on Negative Space check this one out too.

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Once you’ve taken your ’2nd Point of Interest’ photos upload your best ones to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSNEGATIVE to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

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Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Secondary Point of Interest challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

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Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

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Negative Space: Weekly Photography Challenge

Secondary Point of Interest: Weekly Photography Challenge

Earlier this week we published a post on composition of images in which author Matt Dutile introduced the concept of adding a second point of interest to your photos to give your image a natural viewing progression.

Adding a secondary point of interest can not only add more interest in your image but reinforce a theme or perspective argues Matt.

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A number of people commented that they’d not considered this technique before so we thought this might be a fun weekly challenge – taking photos that not only have a single point of interest – but which have a second one.

Check out Matt’s post and then head out with your camera to practice the technique.

Once you’ve taken your ’2nd Point of Interest’ photos upload your best ones to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPS2NDINTEREST to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Black and White Landscapes challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

Check out our more Photography Tips at Photography Tips for Beginners, Portrait Photography Tips and Wedding Photography Tips.

Secondary Point of Interest: Weekly Photography Challenge

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