10 Digital Photography Tips - Best of January 2008

10 Digital Photography Tips – Best of January 2008


Every month we post around 30 digital photography tips and tutorials here at DPS. It can be hard to keep track of them all each month so this year I thought I’d do a monthly ‘best of’ to highlight the most popular posts of the month.

The following links are to the 10 best posts on the Digital Photography School blog of January 2008 (as rated by you based upon comment numbers and visits to the blog).

  1. DIY Flash and Lighting Hacks for Digital Photographers – this post was extremely popular on a lot of other sites and got a lot of traffic. I guess people like the DIY thing!
  2. 5 Reasons to Take Your Camera Everywhere in 2008 – a motivational post to kick off the year with a reminder that you’ll only take great images if you take your camera with you!
  3. DIY Reflector – Sometimes it’s the most simple tips that get the most attention.
  4. How to Shoot Light Trails – the effect of this post is that there are a lot more light trail posts in our forums this month!
  5. Introduction to Metering Modes – thanks to Trudy for this popular reader submitted post (anyone is free to let me know if you ever have one like it to contribute).
  6. How to Photograph Grandma – this community workshop drew a lot of comments. I’ve had an email from Mandy this week to thank everyone for your advice. She did the photo shoot a few days after this post went up and she’s really happy with the results. Sadly though her Grandmother passed away three days after she took the images. Mandy used the shot that she took in a visual presentation at the funeral and received a lot of great feedback from her family. Thanks to everyone for your advice on this – it made me proud to see the DPS community rally around Mandy in this way.
  7. 70-200mm Zoom Lens Reviews – 3 popular 70-200mm lenses reviewed.
  8. Asking Permission to Photograph People – a topic that always generates lots of conversation
  9. 17 Stunning Wide Angle Images – there has been some interesting debate on HDR images in this post.
  10. Introduction to Catchlights – another popular reader submitted tutorial that has helped a lot of people.

Lastly – don’t forget our Forum Competition which is currently running. It gives you the chance to win a great little Canon camera worth over $300 every time you post something in our forum!

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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+.

Some Older Comments

  • Farshad Palideh February 5, 2008 05:40 am

    There's a lot of goodness about photography

  • timspix February 3, 2008 02:40 am

    I have enjoyed every tip.

  • Joe Parenti February 3, 2008 01:06 am

    I look forward to receiving DPS tips everyday. I am new to photography and finding this website and daily tips are invaluable. Thanks again!

  • sandra February 2, 2008 01:22 pm

    number 2 would have my vote. I have just purchased a Nikon D40. there are many things to learn. these posts have helped a great deal.

  • Jerry Bradway February 2, 2008 11:53 am

    Le me rephrase my note to read that I have not any photo that has impressed me, I guess that I have a long way to go but with the help of Tips like 1, 3 and 9 whets my appetite
    Thanks for those great tips.

  • Andrew February 2, 2008 07:57 am

    "How to Photography Grandma - this community workshop drew a lot of comments."


  • Jerry Bradway February 2, 2008 07:08 am

    I find your tips and reviews very interesting and helpful, as a photographer of the Fiftys andforward it has been a very interesting and challenging journy. Currently I am trying to apply my knowledge to the Digital world, and have as yet not achieved anything that has not impressed me, but hopefully some of my photos on flickr (brad6015)will bring me some comments and guidance.. dKeep up the good work on your newsletter and all other publications.

  • Don February 2, 2008 06:55 am

    I thought they were all great but I swear by #2.

  • Mike H February 2, 2008 03:51 am

    Tip 2 definitely the best for me - need all the encouragement to go out and not stay in these cold days.

  • Pete Langlois February 2, 2008 03:12 am

    Some really good articles.

  • Diana February 2, 2008 01:58 am

    Thanks for the list - good source to come back too. I think I already have most of these starred in my google reader, so this condensed list is great!

  • Klaidas February 2, 2008 01:40 am

    Go go DPS 70-200mm reviews!

  • Ed O'Keeffe February 2, 2008 12:47 am

    Personally I think tips 5 and 8 are the most useful and most interesting from my point of view as these are the ones that I could go back to and read over and over again. Thanks for the great list Darren