Happy Holidays from dPS!


It’s officially Christmas Day down under in Melbourne, so we would like to wish you all the best this holiday season for you and all your loved ones, from all of us at Digital Photography School!

By Heather Katsoulis

Happy Holidays! 

I want to thank you, on behalf of the entire dPS team, for being a loyal reader and fan. May all your Photography Wish List items and dreams be fulfilled. But most of all I wish you times spent with family and close friends, all the love and joy of the season, and all the best as we head into 2014!

However you celebrate, whatever holiday is close to your heart, I hope you create special memories with loved ones. In my family we have chosen not to buy the other adults gifts (just for the kids) and instead focus on spending time together, laughing, reminiscing, playing games and of course eating!

Earlier this week I spent the morning helping handing out “gifts” at a place called Bissell Center (which helps the homeless and low income families survive). On New Year’s Day (as I have for about the last 25 years) I will participate in their annual dinner and help serve over 1000 needy people a hot holiday meal (for many, it is their only meal of the week). This is what sums up the true meaning of the holidays for me. I have so much, and am grateful every day. Christmas to me, means sharing my good fortune with those not so fortunate, and being surrounded with the people most important to me.

What do the holidays mean to you? How do you celebrate? 

By Justin Brown

For those of you celebrating Christmas – here’s some of our past tutorials that might come in handy today (some are specifically Christmas related, while others might help you capture different aspects of the celebrations):

By Ricardo Motti

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Darlene Hildebrandt is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles on her site Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Morocco and India. To help you at whatever level you're at she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!

  • Gareth

    Merry Christmas to the DPS team. . . Keep up the good work

  • Michael Owens

    Merry Christmas DPS guys and gals! Thank you for a wonderful site, and community that sticks together! Now time to Yule the world! See what I did there! Ho Ho…. Ho…….. I’ll get me coat. 🙂

  • Darlene Hildebrandt

    and to you as well Michael!

  • Darlene Hildebrandt

    We’ll certainly do our best thanks! and you as well!

  • Spaceinsideout

    Warmest Wishes to all in and around DPS thanks for all the great photo info. Happiest of New Years, filled with all your dreams.

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