Inspiration

IAPY 2023 contest winners showcase India’s enchanting astrophotography

Dec 27, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

The year’s ending, and we’ve seen plenty of splendid photos from various contests. But don’t think it’s over – we have one more stunning contest to show you. It’s the “Aperture” Indian Astrophotographer of the Year 2023, and it has announced the 2023 winners, showcasing the incredible talent and dedication of India’s astrophotographers.

Top ten most popular posts on DIYP in 2023

Dec 26, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

2023 has been a challenging year for many of us in various aspects. But here on DIYP, it’s been a year brimming with captivating images and thought-provoking stories. Our readers, just like ourselves, were captivated by a diverse range of topics. So, let’s take a moment to revisit the most viewed articles of the year, reliving the thrills, discoveries, and important lessons that resonated with our community.

Top ten most discussed posts on DIYP in 2023

Dec 22, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

The year’s ending, the tree has been decorated, and it’s time to wrap things up. We’re thinking about all the good things we’ve done and all the bad things we’ve survived in 2023. Here at DIYP, we’re also thinking about the articles we wrote and their impact on our readers. So, as we sip one of our last coffees this year, we summarize the top ten posts that sparked the most debate. Here is the list of the top ten articles that gathered the most comments on DIYP in 2023.

This celestial “Christmas Tree” is our galaxy wishing you happy holidays

Dec 21, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Astronomers have unveiled a stunning new image of NGC 2264, a cluster of young stars nicknamed the “Christmas Tree Cluster.” They even made it twinkle, so it looks like it has fairy lights all over it. Well isn’t this perfect timing for a photo like this?

Infrared photo of a pregnant belly shows all the magic of the human body

Dec 18, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Pregnancy is an incredible process that changes the human body in many ways. Mathieu Stern, a photographer, and a soon-to-be dad, captured a bit of this magic and change in a single photo. He used the technique many portrait photographers avoid to show how a woman’s body changes to make life possible for a baby.

Top photography advice from a motorsports photographer

Dec 18, 2023
Alex Baker

Jaime de Diego is known as one of Spain’s best action photographers, and once you see his work, you will understand why. His images are…

Painterly photo of an active volcano wins 2023 NBP photo contest

Dec 18, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Nature’s Best Photography (NBP) has announced the winners of its 2023 contest. This year’s NBP overall winner is Luis Vilariño of Spain. His remarkable image of an active Icelandic volcano looks almost like oil on canvas, bringing him first prize and praise from the jury.

Nine tips to keep you growing as a photographer

Dec 15, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Our photography keeps evolving as we build our skills and knowledge and change our perspectives. Still, you may sometimes get stuck and feel like you’re not moving forward. In this video, Ted Forbes offers nine tips for photographers seeking to raise their craft to a higher level and have their photography grow with them.

Sensual “CarScapes” win reFocus Black&White Photo Contest

Dec 14, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

From the depths of the ocean to the peaks of the Arctic: all in black and white. This is probably the best way to describe the winners of the 2023 reFocus Awards’ Black & White Photo Contest. They’ve taken us on a breathtaking journey through the diverse beauty of photography in black and white. With overall and category winners in both Professional and Non-Professional categories, there are plenty of photos to admire.

“It’s about you, not the camera”

Dec 11, 2023
Alex Baker

Nigerian photographer Badè Fuwa is a relative newcomer to the world of photography and only picked up a camera around two years ago. Nonetheless, his…