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New Managing Editor of Digital Photography School

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I’ve been writing articles for Darren Rowse and Digital Photography School for about 18 months now. Back in August there was a call for the position of Managing Editor, so I figured “what the heck” and applied. Little did I know a couple months later I’d be flying off to Australia to meet with Darren and the team and get set to actually do the job!

Me and Darren after a meeting in Melbourne

Me and Darren after a meeting in Melbourne on a rainy afternoon

I’m very proud to announce that . . .

I am now the new Managing Editor of Digital Photography School!

It’s a little hard to explain all that entails as I’ve only been doing the job a total of four days, as I write this article. But what I can tell you is that I’m super excited to be working with such a great team, and taking on this challenging role. I honestly don’t know how Darren has done it all himself in the past years, run another popular website (ProBlogger), have a family, and keep his sanity!

Never fear though! I will still be writing articles, providing you with the quality of information and helpful tips you’ve come to expect on this site, and I will continue to write for dPS as well.

You can see the big announcement over on the Digital Photography School site here.

Big thanks for you for reading and being such a loyal fan, and to Darren and the dPS team for putting their faith in me to take on this responsibility.

    Watch for some exciting new things for dPS in 2014!


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  • Philip Hallam

    Congratulations and well done Darlene. I have been a bit quiet on your site lately but always trying new things.

  • Geoff

    Congratulations Darlene, I have no doubt you will do a fantastic job!

    • http://fotosbyjohnh John Hickey

      Hi Darlene

      Congratulations and Best wishes with your job. I am signed up to receive the Digital Photography School emails. It is a really excellent site and they have chosen well for their new Managing Editor.

      I visited Melbourne last year and it is a beautiful city.


    I’ve said congrats already a couple of times, but I’ll say it again – huge congratulations! Now the hard stuff starts. : )

    • Darlene

      Thanks John! You said it on the work starts now!

  • Alanna Leach

    Congrats Darlene!

  • Bill

    Congratulations! Happy to see this.

  • Lanna

    Heey =)

    I’m very glad to know that! I follow both DPS and Her View and I love all your articles and your story has been very very inspiring to me. Sure you deserve all the best.

  • Richard Bromund

    Congratulations Darlene! I look forward to continuing to learn from the posts on DPS.

  • Larry C

    Congratulations Darlene, you’re living the dream…


    Congrats & all the best to you.
    Except common aspects of Photography in full detail.

  • Ron Clifford

    That is really fantastic news!! Congratulations I know you will do an excellent job there!

  • Belinda

    That is simply AWESOME! Congrats! We are in gooooood hands :)

  • Cesar Wilson

    Congratulations Darlene, you will do an amazing job. dPs only has to benefit with your magnific photographer skills. Keep up the good work and the world of photography will be watching you proudly.

  • Alice Newton

    Great news, Darlene. Wish you the best! Hope your interviews will continue on your site too.

  • Mark Allen

    Congratulations Darlene! I’m sure you will rock this new position!

  • Michael Drummond

    Congratulations Darlene, wishing you much success in your new venture :)

  • Allen Cook

    Very cool, Darlene! What a fabulous and well deserved opportunity. Many congratulations and best of everything to you on the new adventure.

  • Darrell Tomkins

    Congratulations, Darlene! I love your HerView website and I love DPS, so this will be an awesome combination! I am looking forward to photographing with you in February, too. Cheers!

  • Brent

    That’s really excellent news. Good for you Darlene, congratulations! I look forward to you sharing more of your wealth of information.

  • Geysah

    Congratulations, Darlene. What a great match. Wishing you all the best !

  • David Florida-James

    Many congratulation – look forward to see you on DPS site in future – what a big jump. David

  • gordon stevenson

    Congratulations Darlene and the very best of success at DPS. You’re taking on quite a challenge (obviously know that). Getting to ‘know’ you through your posts and articles I have found you to be an exceptional person. Assume you will stay in Edmonton to perform your new functions? Thank you for your generous help and inspiration. Gordon

  • Jim

    Congratulations Darlene i’m an avid fan of yours & Darren’s articles they are very informative.

  • Don B

    Congratulations Darlene. Best wishes for great success at DPS.


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  • Darlene

    Wow I’m overwhelmed, thanks everyone for your support! Love you all!

  • Nino

    Congratulations Darlene!

  • Carlos Gargiulo

    Congratulations Darlene!!!
    I`m complete sure you will be succeed at that position
    the best for you.

  • Brian Mc

    Congratulations Darlene. As a fellow Aussie welcome to the Lucky Country. We’ll just have to arrange your lobotomy and you’ll fit right in with the rest of us.
    Let me encourage you to reinstate the weekly photo challenge. I found it beneficial in expanding my very amateurish photo skills and have missed it.
    All the best in your new role.

  • Eurico

    Congratulations Darlene.
    Always interesting to follow your articles that definitely have influenced not only my way of seeing, but also how I have set about trying to see it in the future. After all, the importance of seeing is that it comes before words.
    Thank you.

  • Saikat Dutta Chowdhury

    Hi Darlene,
    I am saikat from India, and it is indeed a great news. I am very happy for you.

    PS: I really like your posts, and specially appreciate the ebook “10 Challenges” which helped me a lot to overcome my street (photography) shyness.

  • Steven Kaikai

    Congratulations Darlene in your new role as Managing Editor of DPS.
    Best regards,

    PNG the land of the unexpected.

  • S R NAIR

    Congrats, Darlene. I know you will do very well. you are the breath of fresh air that DPS was waiting for

  • Mike Locke

    Congrats Darlene! Your passion for photography is obvious by your dedication to your “Her View Photography” site and all of your video tutorials. I know you will bring the same passion to DPS! Looking forward to seeing you put you touch on DPS.

    Best wishes!
    Mike Locke
    Open Air Photography

  • marlandphotos

    Congratulations! It sounds like a great opportunity.

  • Jody

    Congratulations indeed! :D

  • Jt

    Congratulations Darlene!
    I have been an avid reader of your articles and have learned a lot!
    Having both sites to learn from is even awesome news !

  • Carmen Rodwell

    I’ll say it again as well… Congrats Darlene! You will do a fabulous job and good luck with your new endeavour!!

  • Bransty

    Congratulations and best wishes in your new position.

  • M.Amiri

    Congratulations Darlene! A new sweet challenge for a Lens Labor! good luck!

  • Carolina

    Congratulations Darlene!!!

  • Makeda

    Congratulations! You will do fabulous. Best wishes

  • Russell

    Congratulations Darlene!

  • Bob

    Congratulations, Darlene. All best wishes…


  • Joshua

    Congratulation Darlene and Mazal Tov. You deserve it

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