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Take these steps to overcome the fear of sharing your photos

Feb 27, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Have you ever felt hesitant to share your photography online? “Are my photos good enough?” “What will others think?”  “Will I get hate comments?” You’re not alone, my friend. Sharing your work online can be stressful, no matter if you’re just starting or you’re already a seasoned photographer. In this insightful talk, photographer Flora K. delves into the common fear of putting your work out there and offers practical advice on overcoming it.

Biophotonic Human – Capturing a dream on camera

Jan 29, 2024
John Aldred

If there’s one genre out there that still holds a lot of visual secrets yet to be uncovered, for me, it has to be light…

This photographer combined long exposure with flash for great effects

Jan 14, 2024
John Aldred

There is a lot of really good photography posted on social media these days. If we follow even a handful of photography groups, we’re inundated…

Technical or creative photography? This is why you need both

Jan 2, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

Are you more of a creative photographer, leaning on visual beauty and your intuition when taking photos? Or do you care more about gear, specs, settings, and other more “technical” aspects of photography? In this video from Adorama, David Bergman discusses the limitations of being focused on just one of them. He breaks down the importance of both aspects, giving you examples for improving them and perfecting your skills.

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.

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.

I matched the Sun and the Moon with a 400mm lens

Dec 6, 2023
Eric Paré

Created in Bolivia in 2023, these two images were made with the ambitious intention of having a diptych representing opposite moments, giant Sunset & giant…

The slow death of creativity in modern photography

Dec 1, 2023
Jake Hicks

Is photography all the same today? What makes one image different from one another when not only technology allows us to rely on features that…

5 ways to find inspiration when the weather is sad and grey

Nov 30, 2023
Alex Baker

I was browsing the subreddit for photography recently, and one particular question from a new photographer caught my eye. It was worded in an amusing…