This week – as a follow up to our article Composing with Curves – your challenge is to take and share an image on the theme of ‘Curves’. Read Composing with Curves, choose one of the types of curves mentioned (‘C Curves’, ‘Arches’, ‘S Curves’, ‘Circles’ or ‘Implied Curves’) and go out and try to [...]
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Photo by peter bowers Most Pro landscape photographers recommend shooting either at (or around) dawn or dusk in order to capture their scene in the ‘golden hours’ when the light is at it’s best (in fact some will rarely shoot at any other time of day). However, one of the problems associated with shooting at [...]
You can put this image collection down into the slightly silly category but I just spent a fun hour looking at portraits that feature people with freckles. I’m not sure why I ended up on this quest – perhaps it’s some subconscious therapeutic activity from growing up as the red headed kid with freckles – [...]
It has been 4 months since we updated our ‘Popular Cameras and Gear’ list here on dP – a list of the hottest selling cameras and accessories among our readers (based upon what they are buying on Amazon*). So today I have updated the most popular DSLR list of cameras. What follows is the most [...]
When it comes to famous images the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most recognized in the world. When I visited the Lourve in Paris a couple of years ago I was stunned by the crowds of people gathering around this small image, pushing and shoving to get close and to [...]
It has been a couple of years since we did a complete overhaul of the design of dPS so over the coming months we’ve commissioned a team of designers and developers to give our site a once over – and we’d LOVE your feedback! So now is your chance to tell us what features and [...]
This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a ‘headshot’ portrait. You’re welcome to photograph a friend, family member (adult or child), a stranger or even yourself – but we’re looking for something framed around head and shoulders but not much more than that. There’s no wrong or right way to take a [...]
Over on our sister site – SnapnDeals – we have a great offer running right now – it gets you 30% off Phil Steele’s Headshots and Portraits course. Many of your have taken Phil’s other courses and will be familiar with his helpful videos so will know that he always delivers great training for photographers. [...]
Ever wanted to photograph a steaming cup of coffee? Maybe not – but it could be a fun little evening project to hone your skills. Here’s a video from the team at Learn my Shot to show you how to do it.
Last week on dPS our reader poll asked readers if they’d ever done any kind of photography training (a class or course). The results from over 66,000 readers are in and interestingly over 60% of us have never done any formal training (whether it be online or offline). Those of you who have done some [...]