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DPReview is looking for a Mobile Imaging Editor

By dpreview staff on Feb 15, 2012 at 21:12 GMT

Dpreview.com is looking for a Mobile Imaging Editor to join our growing team based in Seattle, WA. This is a unique opportunity to play a key part in the design and launch of an entirely new content area, and to drive the expansion of the dpreview platform into the fast moving world of connected photography.

From Facebook to Instagram, from the iPhone to Snapseed, photography has never been more immediate, more accessible or more social. We need you to help us build a world class resource for those seeking inspiration, advice and information on the very latest hardware and software, and on all the cool things people are doing with them.

You'll be someone completely immersed in the wireless technology and photography world, an expert on smart phones, tablets, apps and photo sharing communities, and excited by the creative possibilities these technologies offer the connected photographer. You'll be passionate about finding smart ways to build an audience and a community beyond the 80 million photographers who visit www.dpreview.com every year. You will possess particular insight into the evolving social web. You are someone that not only religiously uses all of the social tools available today, but are constantly thinking about how they could be improved.

Responsibilities will include managing, sourcing and producing high quality content, from news stories to blogs to hardware and software reviews. You'll be working closely with the dpreview.com editorial and engineering teams and directly with manufacturers, developers and technology providers, as well as attending trade shows and product launches.

To find out more and to apply please visit Amazon Careers Page.

Comments

Total comments: 35
dopravopat
By dopravopat (Feb 16, 2012)

Too bad I am not on Facebook :-)
However I see that the term "photography" is shifting more from the actual process of taking photos, which involves a lot of non technical AND TECHNICAL stuff, to the SHARING photos, using each technology available as a medium.

When I joinde dpr as a user in 2007, I thought this site was about gear and useful tips for enthusiasts to help them get the best gear they want. Today it seems to be shifting more to the general public that know nothing about photography and has little interest to get deeper knowledge, the same as I have little interest in learning about finances, banking or the stock market.

I wonder where this will end. I miss lens reviews though, not "entertainment" articles for the broad public.

4 upvotes
Ubilam
By Ubilam (Feb 16, 2012)

I'm screwed for the job. I hate Facebook, I don't like cell phones and don't tweet. I clean lenses real well though and actually know what 'F-stop' means. ;-)

4 upvotes
Cy Cheze
By Cy Cheze (Feb 16, 2012)

If you could shoe horses, knit sweaters, or fix transmissions, your job prospects might be better.

3 upvotes
kff
By kff (Feb 16, 2012)

for me :)

0 upvotes
larrytusaz
By larrytusaz (Feb 16, 2012)

The idea of having tools for sharing my d-SLR or mirrorless captured images quickly online in the field is appealing. Using a phone to take a photo? Sorry, I know they say "the tool doesn't matter," but I thnk it sort of DOES matter. You get to this level of being an enthusiast or professional, you use tools to match that. Phones just aren't that, I don't care what awards photos taken with them have won. As CAPTURING tools, they just don't rate. As SHARING tools, well that's fine. Anything that let me take images I've captured with my d-SLR or mirrorless & share before getting home & offloading to the PC, I'm all for.

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Reg Natarajan
By Reg Natarajan (Feb 16, 2012)

That's fine if that's what works for you. There are, however, many of us for whom the tool really doesn't matter. Oh, it matters a bit, sure, but in general I believe in trying to get good results with whatever I have handy, including my cell phone.
If you don't care about this new direction, that's fine. You certainly have the right to that opinion. I do care. I continue to see better photography done with Androids and iPhones than I see from many gearheads with expensive rigs shooting flowers with blurred backgrounds and other such tired old photographic cliches. It's the same crap people inflicted on their neighbours in 1970s slide shows, if you're old enough to remember those. If I see another bloody insect macro from some rube with a DSLR on a tripod, I'm going to regurgitate. It's entirely dead photography compared to this new golden age of topical, relevant and timely photography that we're entering into.
I'm delighted to see DPReview go down this new path.

3 upvotes
epambos
By epambos (Feb 16, 2012)

I find it quite ironic that the previous news story in DPReview is specifically related to the 'Depth of field in Macro Photography'!

:)

See:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3064907237/depth-of-field-in-macro-photography

It is not a matter then of a new attitude towards technology and photography. Clearly DPReview is trying to become a 'Jack of all trades' photographic site and that is why devoted readers are slightly concerned.

1 upvote
ortega
By ortega (Feb 16, 2012)

great job but i'm in singapore

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Marksphoto
By Marksphoto (Feb 16, 2012)

darn it, now they must move to singapore.

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EvokeEmotion
By EvokeEmotion (Feb 16, 2012)

I am in Singapore but I can move back to Seattle just for this. Maybe it's not all negative to have Amazon headquartered in Washington after all.

1 upvote
Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (Feb 16, 2012)

Not many people are buying cellphone based on camera. iPhone user will just but a new iPhone and anti-Apple people will just buy the closest thing to iPhone from their favorite carrier. Camera are usually not the deciding factor and most often the it phone is the same across carriers until the next it phone hits a few months later.

2 upvotes
Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Feb 16, 2012)

Ah ok. You've obviously put more thought into this than we have...

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (Feb 16, 2012)

"Not many people are buying cellphone based on camera. iPhone user will just but a new iPhone and anti-Apple people will just buy the closest thing to iPhone from their favorite carrier. Camera are usually not the deciding factor and most often the it phone is the same across carriers until the next it phone hits a few months later."

That's not really correct. A LOT of people (still!) go for, say, the Nokia N8 *only* because of its vastly superior camera and not for a system that, otherwise, has better 3rd party software support (iOS, Android or even WP7).

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Reg Natarajan
By Reg Natarajan (Feb 16, 2012)

I have no interest in the job, but I'm delighted to learn from this posting that DPReview is going down this path. Mobile/connected photography is where the future is. While gearheads will continue to sweat over every imaginable specification on new cameras, people are out there actually shooting photos and videos with iPhones and Androids. The gearheads may look down their nose at them, but they probably have more to show up on Flickr than any five gearheads.

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rubydoomsday
By rubydoomsday (Feb 16, 2012)

So wrong.

Photo quality = big sensor. Smart/connected device = small sensor/form factor.

The twain shall never fully meet. Not smaller than 4/3 anyway.

1 upvote
Reg Natarajan
By Reg Natarajan (Feb 16, 2012)

You think so? You should take a look at the winner of the World Press Photo 2012 contest.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/2/11/World_Press_Photo_2012

You'll see that it is grainy, has no shadow detail or dynamic range, is barely in focus, and has poor overall resolution such that you can't discern individual hairs on the guy's head. It is also one of the best photographs I've ever seen.

Photo quality = big sensor? I wish it was that simple. It's far, far more complex than that. Photography is only minimally about gear.

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Antony John
By Antony John (Feb 16, 2012)

Not sure what your point is.
You think the photo would have been better with a cellphone camera? - or even possible considering this was a D700?

1 upvote
jonathon94
By jonathon94 (Feb 16, 2012)

I would love this job...to bad I'm only 17 (18 in may) and while I am quite intelligent in the tech and mobile industries, I am relatively new to photography.

1 upvote
jquagga
By jquagga (Feb 16, 2012)

I can understand the motivation for entering this field. While I didn’t understand the whole “we’re covering printers now too!” announcement since I don’t care that much about printers, there haven’t been that many printer reviews either (thank heavens). I worry you’re spread too thin. I’m just worried about the site overall. I’d much prefer lens reviews to reviews of the latest instagram filter (spoiler: Sierra is awesome but its no Hefe).

On the upside, since mobile is the hot new future we’ll be able to upload to our galleries without the use of Adobe Flash right? Right? Bueller?

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (Feb 16, 2012)

"On the upside, since mobile is the hot new future we’ll be able to upload to our galleries without the use of Adobe Flash right? Right? Bueller?"

... and the studio test shots (they can't be operated at all on the iPad - the selection always "drops" down to the bottom of the shot)... and the, currently, Flash-only lens test widget...

I think I'll implement all this in HTML5 and provide the DPReview folks for free, as a readers' contribution :)

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Feb 16, 2012)

We have plans for lens reviews, don't worry - they're not gone for good.

4 upvotes
OneGuy
By OneGuy (Feb 16, 2012)

Have glass, will travel.

No, wait ...

Have glasses, will travel.

1 upvote
OnTheWeb
By OnTheWeb (Feb 15, 2012)

Will this person be able to get people to stop sending me cheesy, blurry cellphone images?

1 upvote
westozman
By westozman (Feb 15, 2012)

Could be a part-time job for Mark Zuckerberg? Now - where's my box Brownie...!!

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AV Janus
By AV Janus (Feb 15, 2012)

Thank you, but no thank you.
I need a vacation just from reading that job description. :-P

1 upvote
Lan
By Lan (Feb 15, 2012)

About time!

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TheEye
By TheEye (Feb 15, 2012)

I hope that job comes with a free monthly supply of Xanax.

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (Feb 15, 2012)

I take a two weeks off and you advertise for my replacement?

:)

3 upvotes
IcyVeins
By IcyVeins (Feb 15, 2012)

ME ME ME

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Marksphoto
By Marksphoto (Feb 15, 2012)

I can't compete with ilovemyrobot's salary expectations but I can offer to feed you if you want to work in my household

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compositor20
By compositor20 (Feb 15, 2012)

By the way I want a dpreview APP in Android:) with a good forum and good comparometer (at least with 2 cameras). Thanks.

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Marksphoto
By Marksphoto (Feb 15, 2012)

I like my nikon D70. Can we bring nostalgie back? or is it not profitable anymore

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Aero Windwalker
By Aero Windwalker (Feb 15, 2012)

XD Damn I want to work for dpreview and play with all the new cameras.

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Marksphoto
By Marksphoto (Feb 15, 2012)

what fun is it to play with cameras. They are not toys, nobody will pay you to play and if this is all you can think of then you have a really boring hobby my friend.

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Marksphoto
By Marksphoto (Feb 15, 2012)

Ok, I'll take the job if nobody wants it. But one condition, dpreview should base their location out of where I live.

My name is Mark Konkolski and I live in Beautiful British Columbia

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Total comments: 35