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).
- 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!
- 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!
- DIY Reflector – Sometimes it’s the most simple tips that get the most attention.
- 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!
- 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).
- 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.
- 70-200mm Zoom Lens Reviews – 3 popular 70-200mm lenses reviewed.
- Asking Permission to Photograph People – a topic that always generates lots of conversation
- 17 Stunning Wide Angle Images – there has been some interesting debate on HDR images in this post.
- 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!