Meet Some of the dPS Team - Digital Photography School

Meet Some of the dPS Team

One of the strange things about starting a blog and community for photographers from around the world is that while the team behind the site has grown – we don’t always get to spend a lot of time together face to face.

You might not know it but behind the scenes at dPS there are a team of around 25 people involved in getting this site to you. Many of that team are voluntary moderators in our forum – but there are also a growing number of people now working part time in different roles to get dPS to you.

Last week a few of us got together in Melbourne (where I live) for lunch. For many of the team it was the first time we’d even met in person despite having worked together for years!

I thought it might interest readers to put a face to the names that you might have heard here on dPS so here’s a little pic of most of those who gathered yesterday.

dps problogger lunch 1.jpg

From left to right – those pictured are:

All of those in the shot except Mitchell are based in or near Melbourne so it was great to finally all get together for some good food and getting to know each other.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • http://humbertoabed.com Habed

    Nice to see you all and thank you for this awesome site

  • http:forthepie.wordpress.com Forthepie

    Did you mean left to right?

  • http://www.kerstenbeck.com Erik Kerstenbeck

    Hi

    Congratulations – you Guys and Gals do an amazing job!

    I haven’t been to Australia but your Sister Country brings happy memories!

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/image-of-the-day-mountain-glow-new-zealand/

  • reteP

    I’m a faithful student of your site here in Baltimore, MD. USA. You have helped develop my love for photography like no one else. Please know that your hard work is appreciated VERY much… It’s a pleasure seeing your faces and getting to know you a little better. Thank you for your hard work…

  • Bruno

    What a wonderful bunch of people! :)
    Thanks indeed for your great job, really well done!

    Bruno

  • Scott Stahl

    It good that it could happen and I hope everyone had a good time and took a nap after lunch.

  • http://www.georgeturner.co.nz George

    Excellent site guys with some brilliant reasources, a real credit to your abilities.

  • http://digital-photography-school.com/ Darren Rowse

    oops – yes left to right. Fixed :-)

  • HighMakaMaka

    Great to see the people who provide this great information for us! So what camera did you use? Did you use a tripod? Can you please show us the EXIF info? And I’m glad to see that you used the rule of thirds in this group shot. =))

    Keep up the GREAT work!

  • Jude

    Great to meet y’all!!! I absolutely LOVE DPS!

  • Irlan Purnama

    Nice to see everyone who have been so devoted to work behind this site… remarkable works..!!

  • Cole

    fact to face???

  • 12joi

    Nice to meet you all. It´s a great website you have here. Just love it.

  • idb

    Nice to see you. Thanks for all you do behind the scenes. dPS is great and you folks deserve a lot of credit.

  • Alamin

    Keep up the good work guys. Words alone cannot explain how vital your site has been to the development of my photography skills. Thanks.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alamin87/

  • sayan15

    Great to see (part of) Team dPS together! Thanks a lot for putting up this great site! It has been immensely helpful to me and many many others. Keep it up folks!

    Sayan
    Barauni, India

  • http://www.1107photography.wordpress.com photog1107

    Great idea to give a shout out to the behind-the-scenes gang. As an editor myself, I understand how it takes a dedicated crew to pull off each new publication. I’m a loyal DPS reader and I truly enjoy engaging with fellow serious photogs–both pros and amatuers– on the site, even offering some advice myself from time to time. I agree with others… it’s been a major contributor to my self-motivation and improvement during the last couple of years. Keep it up!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/90546433@N00/ its_me_kaddee

    Hello! Nice to meet you guys!=)

  • Ranjini Kamath

    Have been following the updates.Thank you immensely for providing this invaluable service & – really lovely to see the team!!:)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelblow/ Michael Blow

    You guys rock! Thanks for this great site!

  • Salil S

    hi Darren

    Great to finally see the team behind this awesome site..Great job guys. Job well done.
    Any chance you might consider conducting photography workshops in Sydney in the future . I would be keen. Very keen.

    All the best
    SS

  • harold

    thank you very much! I have learned so much, improved my skills and gotten more interest in photography through your amazing and generous website. you shared a lot of valuable information. GREAT JOB! MORE POWER!!!!

  • Charles

    Good to put faces with names…thanks for all the great articles, tips and inspirations….!!!!!

  • Marc

    You’d think you could have gotten a better picture…

  • http://chamiladealwis.com Chamila

    Good work guys. Appreciate your effort. I’ve been learning a lot from the articles!

  • photoglov

    I’ve learned so much from your site. Thanks a million, and keep them coming. Cheers from California!!!

  • Sven

    Great seeing you all. Have been following this site now for quite some time. I’m located in Sweden and have a question for you Darren. I’m coming back “home” to Australia in October/November this year, do you have any good tips of what to shoot when in Melbourne (I’ll be there for 1½ week)?

    Cheers mate and thanks a lot for a really great site.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpando/ cpando

    nice to meet you, and thanks to you all, and to those who are not in the pic too

  • http://orangeacid.net/katrina Katrina

    Hello =)

  • http://www.fabriziococchiano.com fabrizio cocchiano

    When i started to read blogs i had a list of about 60!
    When i realized that most of these blogs were keeping me inside instead of in the field, i went through a major cleaning and i am down to 15.
    DPS remains on top of that list, thanks to your fun and informative content.
    Congrats to all of you and nice to meet you.
    fab

  • nandhagopal

    Happy to see you all here,
    Small Team Great Service !

  • Stephanie

    Thank you for all your hard work on this blog. It has been instrumental in helping me learn what all those buttons on my camera do, what the words in the camera manual actually mean, tips how to (hopefully in the near future) go pro (or in my case semi-pro part time), and how to really capture your object of interest.

  • Kapil

    Great to see you guys. You guys are doing great work and putting lot of efforts. Wish you all the best always !!!

  • Thomas Blackburn

    Thanks for posting a picture of your staff. I appreciate the various topics you cover as I really enjoy photography and would be considered a recreational photo bum and have learned from your helpful hints.

  • http://jimmartinphotoblog.blogspot.com Jim

    Looks like a nice team. Keep up the good work!

  • http://tiny.cc/posterous1 Deen

    Its always nice to see the team with the Darren. Thank you for the valuable tips, information, encouragement and keeping it alive.. ;)

  • Ayu2011

    Congratulations guys on this site!!! It’s been very illustrating and helpful for continue discovering the wonders of Digital Photography! All the way from Mexico, hope to have the opportunity to visit Australia sometime…

  • Coreen

    Hi
    Great to meet you, have found a lot of interesting and helpful tips through DPS.
    Do you think that in the future you maybe giving some help in Lightroom 3, sure could use it.
    Thanks Again:)

  • utsuri

    It’s great to have pics to faces! Thanks a bunch!

  • http://www.padp.com TSchulz

    It’s great to see all of you! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this site. It’s greatly appreciated!!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlvsmagnvs/ karl

    it moved me when you say that most of you guys met for the first time. it is very magical. keep on sharing guys. thank you very much.

    ps
    oh nice to see your faces beautiful people

  • http://www.umer.info Umer Rasheed

    nice to see you guys. you guys rock!

  • Johnno

    Thanks guys your efforts are greatly appreciated.

  • http://www.helpportrait.co.za Stanley-Carl du-Pont

    A shout-out from Johannesburg, South Africa. Thanks for the top-notch work you folks are doing. Your site is our on-line learning home for the community of volunteers in our local CODP Help-Portrait initiative.

  • Glenelg

    Nice to meet you guys! keep up the awesome work.

  • http://www.whitepetal.co.uk Paul

    Nice toi meet you, keep up the good work! :)

  • MaxRoadster

    I keep forgetting that summer here (New Mexico, USA) means winter there.

    Good to meet everyone-

    Have a great week!

  • Sebastien

    Very nice to see you guys… especially the people who don’t necessarily write on the site..

    One thing though, the lady in the middle; it looks like she has no arms.. Is it the case, or just the photograph?

  • rolando tayag

    hi to all staff of DPS, i am a beginner, and i found your different ranges of topic about photography really helpful and very interesting to a greenhorn like me.
    thanks a lot for your tremendous effort sharing your skills and ideas to all of us.

  • Richard Taylor

    Good to meet you all.

Some older comments

  • Richard Taylor

    May 11, 2012 06:34 pm

    Good to meet you all.

  • rolando tayag

    June 6, 2011 01:53 am

    hi to all staff of DPS, i am a beginner, and i found your different ranges of topic about photography really helpful and very interesting to a greenhorn like me.
    thanks a lot for your tremendous effort sharing your skills and ideas to all of us.

  • Sebastien

    May 29, 2011 01:47 am

    Very nice to see you guys... especially the people who don't necessarily write on the site..

    One thing though, the lady in the middle; it looks like she has no arms.. Is it the case, or just the photograph?

  • MaxRoadster

    May 28, 2011 07:37 am

    I keep forgetting that summer here (New Mexico, USA) means winter there.

    Good to meet everyone-

    Have a great week!

  • Paul

    May 28, 2011 06:23 am

    Nice toi meet you, keep up the good work! :)

  • Glenelg

    May 27, 2011 09:17 pm

    Nice to meet you guys! keep up the awesome work.

  • Stanley-Carl du-Pont

    May 27, 2011 06:55 pm

    A shout-out from Johannesburg, South Africa. Thanks for the top-notch work you folks are doing. Your site is our on-line learning home for the community of volunteers in our local CODP Help-Portrait initiative.

  • Johnno

    May 27, 2011 05:21 pm

    Thanks guys your efforts are greatly appreciated.

  • Umer Rasheed

    May 27, 2011 03:49 pm

    nice to see you guys. you guys rock!

  • karl

    May 27, 2011 01:53 pm

    it moved me when you say that most of you guys met for the first time. it is very magical. keep on sharing guys. thank you very much.

    ps
    oh nice to see your faces beautiful people

  • TSchulz

    May 27, 2011 12:27 pm

    It's great to see all of you! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this site. It's greatly appreciated!!

  • utsuri

    May 27, 2011 11:24 am

    It's great to have pics to faces! Thanks a bunch!

  • Coreen

    May 27, 2011 08:42 am

    Hi
    Great to meet you, have found a lot of interesting and helpful tips through DPS.
    Do you think that in the future you maybe giving some help in Lightroom 3, sure could use it.
    Thanks Again:)

  • Ayu2011

    May 27, 2011 06:41 am

    Congratulations guys on this site!!! It's been very illustrating and helpful for continue discovering the wonders of Digital Photography! All the way from Mexico, hope to have the opportunity to visit Australia sometime...

  • Deen

    May 27, 2011 04:29 am

    Its always nice to see the team with the Darren. Thank you for the valuable tips, information, encouragement and keeping it alive.. ;)

  • Jim

    May 27, 2011 02:20 am

    Looks like a nice team. Keep up the good work!

  • Thomas Blackburn

    May 27, 2011 01:30 am

    Thanks for posting a picture of your staff. I appreciate the various topics you cover as I really enjoy photography and would be considered a recreational photo bum and have learned from your helpful hints.

  • Kapil

    May 27, 2011 12:29 am

    Great to see you guys. You guys are doing great work and putting lot of efforts. Wish you all the best always !!!

  • Stephanie

    May 26, 2011 08:03 pm

    Thank you for all your hard work on this blog. It has been instrumental in helping me learn what all those buttons on my camera do, what the words in the camera manual actually mean, tips how to (hopefully in the near future) go pro (or in my case semi-pro part time), and how to really capture your object of interest.

  • nandhagopal

    May 26, 2011 07:50 pm

    Happy to see you all here,
    Small Team Great Service !

  • fabrizio cocchiano

    May 26, 2011 01:28 pm

    When i started to read blogs i had a list of about 60!
    When i realized that most of these blogs were keeping me inside instead of in the field, i went through a major cleaning and i am down to 15.
    DPS remains on top of that list, thanks to your fun and informative content.
    Congrats to all of you and nice to meet you.
    fab

  • Katrina

    May 26, 2011 10:11 am

    Hello =)

  • cpando

    May 26, 2011 04:24 am

    nice to meet you, and thanks to you all, and to those who are not in the pic too

  • Sven

    May 26, 2011 01:56 am

    Great seeing you all. Have been following this site now for quite some time. I'm located in Sweden and have a question for you Darren. I'm coming back "home" to Australia in October/November this year, do you have any good tips of what to shoot when in Melbourne (I'll be there for 1½ week)?

    Cheers mate and thanks a lot for a really great site.

  • photoglov

    May 26, 2011 01:54 am

    I've learned so much from your site. Thanks a million, and keep them coming. Cheers from California!!!

  • Chamila

    May 26, 2011 01:27 am

    Good work guys. Appreciate your effort. I've been learning a lot from the articles!

  • Marc

    May 26, 2011 01:06 am

    You'd think you could have gotten a better picture...

  • Charles

    May 25, 2011 11:56 pm

    Good to put faces with names...thanks for all the great articles, tips and inspirations....!!!!!

  • harold

    May 25, 2011 11:55 pm

    thank you very much! I have learned so much, improved my skills and gotten more interest in photography through your amazing and generous website. you shared a lot of valuable information. GREAT JOB! MORE POWER!!!!

  • Salil S

    May 25, 2011 11:41 pm

    hi Darren

    Great to finally see the team behind this awesome site..Great job guys. Job well done.
    Any chance you might consider conducting photography workshops in Sydney in the future . I would be keen. Very keen.

    All the best
    SS

  • Michael Blow

    May 25, 2011 11:08 pm

    You guys rock! Thanks for this great site!

  • Ranjini Kamath

    May 25, 2011 11:05 pm

    Have been following the updates.Thank you immensely for providing this invaluable service & - really lovely to see the team!!:)

  • its_me_kaddee

    May 25, 2011 11:04 pm

    Hello! Nice to meet you guys!=)

  • photog1107

    May 25, 2011 10:13 pm

    Great idea to give a shout out to the behind-the-scenes gang. As an editor myself, I understand how it takes a dedicated crew to pull off each new publication. I'm a loyal DPS reader and I truly enjoy engaging with fellow serious photogs--both pros and amatuers-- on the site, even offering some advice myself from time to time. I agree with others... it's been a major contributor to my self-motivation and improvement during the last couple of years. Keep it up!

  • sayan15

    May 25, 2011 09:30 pm

    Great to see (part of) Team dPS together! Thanks a lot for putting up this great site! It has been immensely helpful to me and many many others. Keep it up folks!

    Sayan
    Barauni, India

  • Alamin

    May 25, 2011 07:41 pm

    Keep up the good work guys. Words alone cannot explain how vital your site has been to the development of my photography skills. Thanks.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alamin87/

  • idb

    May 25, 2011 02:03 pm

    Nice to see you. Thanks for all you do behind the scenes. dPS is great and you folks deserve a lot of credit.

  • 12joi

    May 25, 2011 01:24 pm

    Nice to meet you all. It´s a great website you have here. Just love it.

  • Cole

    May 25, 2011 12:02 pm

    fact to face???

  • Irlan Purnama

    May 25, 2011 11:58 am

    Nice to see everyone who have been so devoted to work behind this site... remarkable works..!!

  • Jude

    May 25, 2011 11:47 am

    Great to meet y'all!!! I absolutely LOVE DPS!

  • HighMakaMaka

    May 25, 2011 10:01 am

    Great to see the people who provide this great information for us! So what camera did you use? Did you use a tripod? Can you please show us the EXIF info? And I'm glad to see that you used the rule of thirds in this group shot. =))

    Keep up the GREAT work!

  • Darren Rowse

    May 25, 2011 09:58 am

    oops - yes left to right. Fixed :-)

  • George

    May 25, 2011 09:49 am

    Excellent site guys with some brilliant reasources, a real credit to your abilities.

  • Scott Stahl

    May 25, 2011 09:39 am

    It good that it could happen and I hope everyone had a good time and took a nap after lunch.

  • Bruno

    May 25, 2011 08:57 am

    What a wonderful bunch of people! :)
    Thanks indeed for your great job, really well done!

    Bruno

  • reteP

    May 25, 2011 08:33 am

    I'm a faithful student of your site here in Baltimore, MD. USA. You have helped develop my love for photography like no one else. Please know that your hard work is appreciated VERY much... It's a pleasure seeing your faces and getting to know you a little better. Thank you for your hard work...

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    May 25, 2011 08:19 am

    Hi

    Congratulations - you Guys and Gals do an amazing job!

    I haven't been to Australia but your Sister Country brings happy memories!

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/image-of-the-day-mountain-glow-new-zealand/

  • Forthepie

    May 25, 2011 07:34 am

    Did you mean left to right?

  • Habed

    May 25, 2011 07:26 am

    Nice to see you all and thank you for this awesome site

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