Leading Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge

Sunrise on the Boardwalk

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image that uses the compositional tool of ‘Leading Lines’ – as written about in our recent post How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions.

Rope Slide

This technique can be used in a variety of types of photography including landscapes, architectural photography, street photography and more.

So read our leading lines post and head out with your camera to practice the technique.

Qadmoun K Nishan Khud He Manzil Ka Pata Dengay

Once you’ve taken your ‘Leading Lines’ photos upload your best ones to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to them even better – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSLEADINGLINES to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Before and After challenge – there were some great shots submitted.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

Check out our more Photography Tips at Photography Tips for Beginners, Portrait Photography Tips and Wedding Photography Tips.

Leading Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge

Tell a Story with a Diptych: Weekly Photography Challenge [With 15 Examples]

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Earlier in the week we published a post on how to use Diptych’s to tell a story. Today we’re issuing the challenge to go out and shoot and edit one up to share with us!

Come on – we dare you! No… we double dare you (it’s a Double Diptych Dare).

Read Jason’s article on Diptychs, grab your camera and head out to shoot.

You can tell any kind of story you want – shoot on the street, photograph an event, set up a little story in your home – it’s totally up to you as there are so many possible approaches to take (we’ll include a few ideas below).

Once you’ve created your DIPTYCH upload it to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to it or – embed it in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSDIPTYCH to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in our last challenge – Cute challenge where there were some beautiful shots submitted.

Looking for some Inspiration?

Check out these examples. Click the images to be taken to the photographers page on Flickr.

What a difference a day makes

half full or half empty

Justin Diptych

lavender

att blunda och se allting

Goodbye snow

sisters.

the journey as the destination for now

let's go chase the sunset, bring me the horizon

Day 60: Watch Out for Bogeys.

Mike - Stranger 37/100

First

Translation.

Sotsugy  , Japanese graduation ceremony

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

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Tell a Story with a Diptych: Weekly Photography Challenge [With 15 Examples]

Tell us About the Best Shot You Never Got Due to Malfunction & WIN a JOBY UltraFit Sling Straps

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I’m excited today because one of our sponsors – and good friends – JOBY are offering to give 5 of our readers 2 of their UltraFit Sling Straps in a competition today.

To win all you need to do is to leave a comment below telling us about:

The Best Shot You Never Got Due to a Malfunction with your Gear.

That’s right – if you’re mourning a shot you never got due to a dead battery, a lens cap not taken off, a broken camera or a camera strap that got in the shot now is the time to get some pay back!

Our friends at JOBY have launched their revolutionary UltraFit Sling Strap that adapts from cinched to shooting so you never miss a shot and now they are offering it for you.

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To win the prize of 2 straps (1 for you and 1 for a friend) simply tell us about your photography malfunction in 50 words or less in comments below and JOBY will provide YOU with the straps for the holidays.

About JOBY UltraFit Sling Strap

Never miss a shot with the new UltraFit Sling Strap from JOBY that makes your photography comfortable, quick and more fun. The SpeedCinch system allows for easy extension and quick ability to cinch to your body for stability; you can also lock the strap in cinched position for added security. The comfort is all in the design; male and female straps with the UltraFit Layered Pad Technology and S-curve designed specifically for the female body. The strap easily and securely attaches to your DSLR or CSC camera with the LockSafe ”-20 Attachment . See it in action.

Check out a demo of the straps by JOBY in this video:

UltraFit Sling Strap for Women by JOBY from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

The Prize and Conditions of Entry

5 dPS readers will be chosen from the comments left below. Each winner will receive 2 UltraFit Sling straps. One for them and one to give to a photography loving friend! To enter leave a comment below telling us about the shot you missed due to a gear malfunction before midnight US Eastern time on Friday 21st December. JOBY will choose the winners and we’ll publish their names here on the dPS blog in the following week.

Conditions: There is one entry per person and entries are open to our global audience (we’ll get your prize shipped to you anywhere in the world).

So get to it – in comments below tell us about the best shot you never got due to a Malfunction with your gear! Good luck!

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

Check out our more Photography Tips at Photography Tips for Beginners, Portrait Photography Tips and Wedding Photography Tips.

Tell us About the Best Shot You Never Got Due to Malfunction & WIN a JOBY UltraFit Sling Straps

Have You Ever Taken a Photography Class or Course? POLL

It is time for our next reader poll – have you ever taken any kind of online or offline photographic training class or course?

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll.

If so – tell us about what course/class you took and how you found it in comments below.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

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Have You Ever Taken a Photography Class or Course? POLL

My Favorite Gear: Weekly Photography Challenge

Kodak Brownie Starlet, 1957 - my first camera

This week your photographic challenge is a little different to normal – we’d like you to photograph your favourite piece of photographic gear and to share a few words on why you like it.

In some ways it is a little less of a ‘photographic technique’ challenge and more an opportunity to see the gear that the dPS community loves the most (and photographing products is a good challenge too).

Feel free to share a photo of your camera, a lens, a lighting accessory, a camera bag or any other photographic gear or accessory that you can’t envisage your photography without. It could be new or old gear, you can shoot it in any situation (including with you in the shot as a self portrait) – it is totally up to you!

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘favourite gear’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using our embed tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSGEARILOVE to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Incomplete challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

Check out our more Photography Tips at Photography Tips for Beginners, Portrait Photography Tips and Wedding Photography Tips.

My Favorite Gear: Weekly Photography Challenge

55% of dPS Readers Will Have a New Camera in the next Year

Last month we asked our readers whether they were planning on buying a new camera? Just over 28,000 readers responded and the results are now in!

New camera poll

Looks like 55% of our readers will have a new camera in their camera bag in the next 12 months!

If you are one of them – which one will it be?

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

Check out our more Photography Tips at Photography Tips for Beginners, Portrait Photography Tips and Wedding Photography Tips.

55% of dPS Readers Will Have a New Camera in the next Year

If You Had to Simplify Your Camera Kit… [DISCUSS]

If you had to really strip your camera gear back to the very basics what would you do?

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This question comes after a chat with a friend yesterday who admitted that he now had 3 DSLRs and 14 lenses for them… in addition to several compact cameras and a four thirds camera body with 4 lenses.

I asked him what he’d do if he had to give it all up except for one camera body and one lens and he almost started to hyperventilate but it led to a fascinating conversation about the merits of different gear.

I know not everyone has that level of gear at their disposal but I know many of our readers have acculated quite a bit of gear…. so what would you do if you had to simplify or strip it back to the basics.

Lets say you can only have one camera body and one lens – which ones would you keep?

Post originally from: Digital Photography Tips.

Check out our more Photography Tips at Photography Tips for Beginners, Portrait Photography Tips and Wedding Photography Tips.

If You Had to Simplify Your Camera Kit… [DISCUSS]