Contribute to Digital Photography School

Contribute to Digital Photography School

WritefordpsDo you know something about photography that might help thousands others?

One of the aspects that I’ve been loving about Digital Photography School over the last few months is that among the DPS community are a growing number of digital photographers who have some amazing gifts and abilities when it comes to their photography. What’s more, many of them are willing to share what they know with the rest of us – helping us all to learn more as a community.

If you’re one of these people with some great experience to share I’d love to invite you to do it more formally in the weeks ahead.

I will be taking a two week trip at the beginning of June and rather than just recycling old tips for those weeks I want to invite you, the readership of DPS, to keep this blog going by inviting readers to submit a tip, tutorial, review or article on some aspect of photography.

What could you write about?
Here are a few ideas that come to mind:

  • a compositional tip
  • a review of a digital photography book, camera, camera accessory, piece of software etc
  • an exploration of a type of photography (eg. 10 tips for beginner wildlife photographers… how to photograph slugs…. museum photography for beginners)
  • a ‘how I took it’ tutorial (show us one of your images and talk us through how you took it)
  • a photoshop technique tutorial
  • a review of your favorite photoblog
  • an exploration of a camera technique (eg lighting techniques)

Really there are hundreds of directions this could be taken – I’m open to hearing your ideas. Your contributions can be long or short, aimed at the beginner or expert or really be written in any style – it’s up to you!

What’s in it For You?

If you participate in this way I’d love to highlight you and your photography in any way I can (with a link to your flickr account, photoblog, blog). While I can’t guarantee you heaps of exposure through this DPS does have 10,000 or so daily readers who you’ll be helping (and who might come visit your site or photography).

If you’d like to help out in this way I’d love to hear from you as follows:

  • Email me via our Contact Form
  • Please include your name, email address and a link to your flickr account, photoblog, blog etc (if you have one)
  • Please include an idea of what you’d like to contribute – topic and perhaps a title

Looking forward to finding out what the community can come up with!

Please note – last time I did this type of thing I was inundated with submissions. Please not I can’t use everyone’s on the main blog. Before you start writing pitch me the idea and I’ll let you know if I can use it (rather than writing full articles and sending them in).

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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

  • Tommy July 10, 2007 03:57 pm

    How to make the skin look good in photoshop cs2 or cs3

    1.- Create a new layer
    2.- Filter - Noise - Dust & Scratches 2.5%
    3.- Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur 2.5%
    4.- Filter - Noise - Add Noise 1%
    5.- Layer - Layer Mask - reveal all
    6.- Paint bucket - Fill the Mask with BLACK
    7.- Use the Brush Tool (with White) to paint the skin's area you need to correct.
    8.- Flatten Image
    9.- You're done

  • Saralonde May 30, 2007 07:18 am

    Sherry, please join us at Digital Photography School forum. Just click on the FOrum link at the top of this page.

  • Sherry May 28, 2007 05:30 am

    I have alway's had an interest in photograghy, but never really thought that I would have the time or finances. I recently have dedicated myself to photograghs and trying to learn and get feedback from anyone. I will say that you must have patience and confidence and appreciate the art of photograghy. I have my own little photo albumn of different shots here and there. My fiance and I have been traveling and have been burning up the photos, sometimes I will take several shots of one object (ie. skies, clouds, flowers). I am now looking to expand my imagination with burst shots (ie: children in a hammock, shells, waves and emotional freeze shots.) I am having a good time doing this, but can use some guidence. Thank you.

  • eydryan May 27, 2007 11:21 pm

    i sent you a message. should i look for a reply soon?

  • Darren May 25, 2007 08:25 am

    Cory - here it is. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Cory Parris May 25, 2007 06:50 am

    Where is the contact form? I have written many articles for my own websites and would be glad to expand on anything you may be interested in!
    Thanks,
    Cory

  • Chris Osborne May 25, 2007 02:32 am

    Sounds like a good idea, and I wish I could be a part of it. But sadly, I'm not that good. But I'll be looking forward to seeing stuff from different people. It's always nice to get a new perspective.

  • Erma May 25, 2007 01:05 am

    Well, this is not exactly a tip. But, it is a huge resource. I found this site called Imaging Insider. (http://imaginginsider.com) Without them I would never have discovered Digital Photography School, or, maybe it's the other way around.

    Keep up the great work!