Weekly Photography Challenge – Special Effects


This week on dPS we are all about special effects. Check out the others that have already been published here:


Weekly Photography Challenge – Special Effects

As you can see from the list of articles above, there are many ways to make special effects, and have some fun with photography. We have more great ones coming your way this week, so keep reading!

This week try something different, a idea you’ve not tried before, or a post-processing technique. No idea is too crazy (just be safe!), and you never know what you get until you try – so this is a great time to experiment.


By joy_n_the_jungle

Enzio Harpaintner

By Enzio Harpaintner


By Dara

Share your images below:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.


By SurFeRGiRL30

Shannon Dizmang

By Shannon Dizmang


By refeia

Neil Howard

By Neil Howard

If you need more ideas watch this video from the Cooph team (Cooperative of Photography) on how to shoot the elements:

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. Get her free ebook 10 Photography Challenges to help you take better pictures or join a photo tour to Morocco.

  • Sarah Demuth

    Whoa, too cool

  • Sarah Demuth

    totally floored by the creativity here, but I was at a volleyball tournament in Atlanta, so just tried slowing it down a small bit.

  • Eugene Shuler

    First attempt

  • Sarah Louise

    I like to experiment with depth of field and also highlighting the beauty in things we might ordinarily overlook…Using the color selection effect on my Nikon D5300, I removed all color except the green…

  • Sarah Louise

    A Marbled Teal, who is apparently walking on water…

  • Sarah Louise

    Using the Toy Camera setting in live view mode allows me to capture photos that almost look more like paintings…a Marbled Teal with a rippled wake…

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