Last month dPS passed it’s 8th birthday. While we usually have a little celebration at dPS HQ on such milestones we were so busy that week that not a single one of us noticed!
So today I took a few minutes to reflect on the journey since our first post on 17 April 2006 – and what a ride it has been.
When I hit publish on that first post I did so in the hope of helping a few of my family and friends improve their photography by writing down the tips that I found myself regularly telling them about how to use their cameras better.
I had no idea that 8 years later the site would have published over 4500 tutorials, 19 photography eBooks, have a staff of writers, editors, designers, developers, producers, customer support and marketers running it and would have been visited by over 275 million people!
Thanks so much to our wonderful community for sticking with us for another year here at dPS and a huge thanks to the dPS team for all your hard work!
This past year we’ve seen a complete overhaul of our design and the addition to our team on numerous fronts. We hope you continue to enjoy what we do and are excited about the year ahead – we have some special stuff planned!
While we’re in a mood to reminisce I thought I’d take a look back at the most tutorials we’ve published and I’ve compiled a list of our most popular 15 tutorials for those of you who might have joined us recently (or for those who want to look back).
Many of these are from the early days but are still very relevant for today. Each tutorial has been read by over 1,000,000 readers (and up to 4,000,000).
- 10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits
- Introduction to ISO Settings in Digital Photography
- How To Make Digital Photos Look Like Lomo Photography
- Learning about Exposure – The Exposure Triangle
- Wedding Photography – 21 Tips for Amateur Wedding Photographers
- Rule of Thirds
- How to Make An Inexpensive Light Tent – DIY
- Long Exposure Photography: 15 Stunning Examples
- Introduction to Aperture in Digital Photography
- Introduction to Shutter Speed in Digital Photography
- Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Women
- 21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know
- 11 Surefire Landscape Photography Tips
- How to Photograph Fireworks Displays
- DIY Lighting Hacks for Digital Photographers