Meet Some of the dPS Team

Meet Some of the dPS Team

One of the strange things about starting a blog and community for photographers from around the world is that while the team behind the site has grown – we don’t always get to spend a lot of time together face to face.

You might not know it but behind the scenes at dPS there are a team of around 25 people involved in getting this site to you. Many of that team are voluntary moderators in our forum – but there are also a growing number of people now working part time in different roles to get dPS to you.

Last week a few of us got together in Melbourne (where I live) for lunch. For many of the team it was the first time we’d even met in person despite having worked together for years!

I thought it might interest readers to put a face to the names that you might have heard here on dPS so here’s a little pic of most of those who gathered yesterday.

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From left to right – those pictured are:

All of those in the shot except Mitchell are based in or near Melbourne so it was great to finally all get together for some good food and getting to know each other.

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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+.

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  • Richard Taylor May 11, 2012 06:34 pm

    Good to meet you all.

  • rolando tayag June 6, 2011 01:53 am

    hi to all staff of DPS, i am a beginner, and i found your different ranges of topic about photography really helpful and very interesting to a greenhorn like me.
    thanks a lot for your tremendous effort sharing your skills and ideas to all of us.

  • Sebastien May 29, 2011 01:47 am

    Very nice to see you guys... especially the people who don't necessarily write on the site..

    One thing though, the lady in the middle; it looks like she has no arms.. Is it the case, or just the photograph?

  • MaxRoadster May 28, 2011 07:37 am

    I keep forgetting that summer here (New Mexico, USA) means winter there.

    Good to meet everyone-

    Have a great week!

  • Paul May 28, 2011 06:23 am

    Nice toi meet you, keep up the good work! :)

  • Glenelg May 27, 2011 09:17 pm

    Nice to meet you guys! keep up the awesome work.

  • Stanley-Carl du-Pont May 27, 2011 06:55 pm

    A shout-out from Johannesburg, South Africa. Thanks for the top-notch work you folks are doing. Your site is our on-line learning home for the community of volunteers in our local CODP Help-Portrait initiative.

  • Johnno May 27, 2011 05:21 pm

    Thanks guys your efforts are greatly appreciated.

  • Umer Rasheed May 27, 2011 03:49 pm

    nice to see you guys. you guys rock!

  • karl May 27, 2011 01:53 pm

    it moved me when you say that most of you guys met for the first time. it is very magical. keep on sharing guys. thank you very much.

    oh nice to see your faces beautiful people

  • TSchulz May 27, 2011 12:27 pm

    It's great to see all of you! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this site. It's greatly appreciated!!

  • utsuri May 27, 2011 11:24 am

    It's great to have pics to faces! Thanks a bunch!

  • Coreen May 27, 2011 08:42 am

    Great to meet you, have found a lot of interesting and helpful tips through DPS.
    Do you think that in the future you maybe giving some help in Lightroom 3, sure could use it.
    Thanks Again:)

  • Ayu2011 May 27, 2011 06:41 am

    Congratulations guys on this site!!! It's been very illustrating and helpful for continue discovering the wonders of Digital Photography! All the way from Mexico, hope to have the opportunity to visit Australia sometime...

  • Deen May 27, 2011 04:29 am

    Its always nice to see the team with the Darren. Thank you for the valuable tips, information, encouragement and keeping it alive.. ;)

  • Jim May 27, 2011 02:20 am

    Looks like a nice team. Keep up the good work!

  • Thomas Blackburn May 27, 2011 01:30 am

    Thanks for posting a picture of your staff. I appreciate the various topics you cover as I really enjoy photography and would be considered a recreational photo bum and have learned from your helpful hints.

  • Kapil May 27, 2011 12:29 am

    Great to see you guys. You guys are doing great work and putting lot of efforts. Wish you all the best always !!!

  • Stephanie May 26, 2011 08:03 pm

    Thank you for all your hard work on this blog. It has been instrumental in helping me learn what all those buttons on my camera do, what the words in the camera manual actually mean, tips how to (hopefully in the near future) go pro (or in my case semi-pro part time), and how to really capture your object of interest.

  • nandhagopal May 26, 2011 07:50 pm

    Happy to see you all here,
    Small Team Great Service !

  • fabrizio cocchiano May 26, 2011 01:28 pm

    When i started to read blogs i had a list of about 60!
    When i realized that most of these blogs were keeping me inside instead of in the field, i went through a major cleaning and i am down to 15.
    DPS remains on top of that list, thanks to your fun and informative content.
    Congrats to all of you and nice to meet you.

  • Katrina May 26, 2011 10:11 am

    Hello =)

  • cpando May 26, 2011 04:24 am

    nice to meet you, and thanks to you all, and to those who are not in the pic too

  • Sven May 26, 2011 01:56 am

    Great seeing you all. Have been following this site now for quite some time. I'm located in Sweden and have a question for you Darren. I'm coming back "home" to Australia in October/November this year, do you have any good tips of what to shoot when in Melbourne (I'll be there for 1½ week)?

    Cheers mate and thanks a lot for a really great site.

  • photoglov May 26, 2011 01:54 am

    I've learned so much from your site. Thanks a million, and keep them coming. Cheers from California!!!

  • Chamila May 26, 2011 01:27 am

    Good work guys. Appreciate your effort. I've been learning a lot from the articles!

  • Marc May 26, 2011 01:06 am

    You'd think you could have gotten a better picture...

  • Charles May 25, 2011 11:56 pm

    Good to put faces with names...thanks for all the great articles, tips and inspirations....!!!!!

  • harold May 25, 2011 11:55 pm

    thank you very much! I have learned so much, improved my skills and gotten more interest in photography through your amazing and generous website. you shared a lot of valuable information. GREAT JOB! MORE POWER!!!!

  • Salil S May 25, 2011 11:41 pm

    hi Darren

    Great to finally see the team behind this awesome site..Great job guys. Job well done.
    Any chance you might consider conducting photography workshops in Sydney in the future . I would be keen. Very keen.

    All the best

  • Michael Blow May 25, 2011 11:08 pm

    You guys rock! Thanks for this great site!

  • Ranjini Kamath May 25, 2011 11:05 pm

    Have been following the updates.Thank you immensely for providing this invaluable service & - really lovely to see the team!!:)

  • its_me_kaddee May 25, 2011 11:04 pm

    Hello! Nice to meet you guys!=)

  • photog1107 May 25, 2011 10:13 pm

    Great idea to give a shout out to the behind-the-scenes gang. As an editor myself, I understand how it takes a dedicated crew to pull off each new publication. I'm a loyal DPS reader and I truly enjoy engaging with fellow serious photogs--both pros and amatuers-- on the site, even offering some advice myself from time to time. I agree with others... it's been a major contributor to my self-motivation and improvement during the last couple of years. Keep it up!

  • sayan15 May 25, 2011 09:30 pm

    Great to see (part of) Team dPS together! Thanks a lot for putting up this great site! It has been immensely helpful to me and many many others. Keep it up folks!

    Barauni, India

  • Alamin May 25, 2011 07:41 pm

    Keep up the good work guys. Words alone cannot explain how vital your site has been to the development of my photography skills. Thanks.

  • idb May 25, 2011 02:03 pm

    Nice to see you. Thanks for all you do behind the scenes. dPS is great and you folks deserve a lot of credit.

  • 12joi May 25, 2011 01:24 pm

    Nice to meet you all. It´s a great website you have here. Just love it.

  • Cole May 25, 2011 12:02 pm

    fact to face???

  • Irlan Purnama May 25, 2011 11:58 am

    Nice to see everyone who have been so devoted to work behind this site... remarkable works..!!

  • Jude May 25, 2011 11:47 am

    Great to meet y'all!!! I absolutely LOVE DPS!

  • HighMakaMaka May 25, 2011 10:01 am

    Great to see the people who provide this great information for us! So what camera did you use? Did you use a tripod? Can you please show us the EXIF info? And I'm glad to see that you used the rule of thirds in this group shot. =))

    Keep up the GREAT work!

  • Darren Rowse May 25, 2011 09:58 am

    oops - yes left to right. Fixed :-)

  • George May 25, 2011 09:49 am

    Excellent site guys with some brilliant reasources, a real credit to your abilities.

  • Scott Stahl May 25, 2011 09:39 am

    It good that it could happen and I hope everyone had a good time and took a nap after lunch.

  • Bruno May 25, 2011 08:57 am

    What a wonderful bunch of people! :)
    Thanks indeed for your great job, really well done!


  • reteP May 25, 2011 08:33 am

    I'm a faithful student of your site here in Baltimore, MD. USA. You have helped develop my love for photography like no one else. Please know that your hard work is appreciated VERY much... It's a pleasure seeing your faces and getting to know you a little better. Thank you for your hard work...

  • Erik Kerstenbeck May 25, 2011 08:19 am


    Congratulations - you Guys and Gals do an amazing job!

    I haven't been to Australia but your Sister Country brings happy memories!

  • Forthepie May 25, 2011 07:34 am

    Did you mean left to right?

  • Habed May 25, 2011 07:26 am

    Nice to see you all and thank you for this awesome site