Are you new to Digital Photography School?
It struck me last night that over the past few months we’ve seen a lot of growth in terms of new readers here on dPS and perhaps it was time I gave those of you who are new a quick tour.
Image by David Goehring
So if you’re new – assemble over here, please keep together and if you get lost – just look for me, I’ll be the guy holding the big dPS sign up!
On that note – my name is Darren Rowse and I started dPS back in 2006. I’m a full time blogger and keen photographer. You can read a little more about me here.
The main Areas of dPS
Over the years dPS has grown in a number of ways. We started off as a simple blog in 2006 but things have evolved a little since then. So lets take a look at three of the main areas of the site:
- dPS the Blogs – dPS has three main blogs dedicated to different topics. They are ‘photography tips‘ (where we put our main tutorials on how to take better photos), Cameras and Equipment (where there are reviews of gear and more gear related tips) and Post Production. We the blog areas regularly – most of it happen in the ‘tips’ section but we’re also adding content regularly in the others too.
- dPS the Community Forum – the photography technique and much more. The forums are all completely free and are moderated by a wonderful team of dedicated members.
- dPS Resources – over the last couple of years we’ve developed a growing range of photography resources to help our readers explore different aspect of their photography. At present we have six eBooks available for purchase – ranging in topics from understanding your camera, to taking great travel photography, to learning about portrait photography and even self portraiture. While these eBooks are only available for purchase they do keep the rest of what we do completely free.
How to get the most out of dPS
There are a variety of ways that you can connect to dPS depending on your interest and how you use the web.
- Newsletter – the most popular way to connect and get weekly updates of new content on the site is through our weekly email newsletter. It is free and comes out on Thursdays/Fridays (depending on which part of the world you live) and is packed with our new tips and tutorials. You can subscribe to it here on this page. Last time I checked our newsletter was subscribed to by over 450,000 people.
- RSS Feeds – if you’re a user of RSS we have a variety of feeds you might like to add to your feed reader. There’s our main blog feed (which will give you everything from the 3 blogs). Or if you just want information from one of our blog areas there are also feeds for our tips blog, our camera and equipment blog and our post production blog.
- Facebook – one of the fastest growing areas of dPS has been in our social media communities. Facebook has been the most popular of these – you can connect with us there by hitting the ‘like’ button on our Facebook page. It’ll give you updates on new posts on the blog but we also do a lot of discussion there too.
Twitter – we do similar updates on our Twitter Account – follow us at @digitalPS
How to Make dPS Better for Everyone
For those of you who feel as though you’d like to contribute to dPS – we’re always looking for those with tips or tutorials to share with our community. Much of what is on the site is provided by our readers and in return we love to send them traffic (the site is read by 3-4 million readers a month). You can find out how to contribute as a writer here.
We also value any way that you can pass on dPS to others. Whether it be inviting your friends in person or on social media, linking to us from your own blog, or telling your local media about us – we value your involvement in helping the site grow.
Thanks for Reading!
Thanks for being a part of dPS. We value your readership and look forward to growing with you in the months and hears ahead!