Scott Everett

Scott Everett

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a General Manager, dpreview.com
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Aug 10, 2004
About me:

Despite growing up in Rochester, NY, the birthplace of the Brownie and Kodak, Scott didn’t discover photography and cinematography until High School, after which he became hooked on visual arts. After spending most of his 20s paying the bills working in the financial industry as a project manager, Scott moved to Seattle in search of mountains, bodies of water, and greener pastures, eventually joining DPReview in 2011 as a Product Manager, and most recently taking over as General Manager. In his free time, he DJs, is a wannabe chef, and works on a variety of photo and video projects, most recently collaborating with the City of Seattle on a photography installation, and winning an Emmy award for producing a short documentary film. The best place to see his photography is instagram.com/scotteverett and scotteverett.tumblr.com.

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On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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MShot: Sponsored content = fake news. Advertising. Would a sponsor pay for a negative review? Do they approve the content in advance? Cold it be unbiased?

Just ignore it.

Hi Mshot and RFSIII, we appreciate the feedback. I respectfully disagree that sponsored content has anything to do "fake news", or "standards of American journalism", because ultimately, it is neither news or journalism, it is instead, marketing. The crux of the issue, however, is how marketing is placed in front of the public, and that is where we likely agree. Our goal at DPR is twofold in this regard, we want to make it absolutely clear when any content is sponsored, and we want to try our best to influence manufacturers to create interesting content. The latter, in our opinion, is the light at the end of the advertising tunnel, because ultimately, if marketers are focused on creating great content, and consumers are able to clearly understand the difference between editorial content and sponsored content, this becomes the only potential path towards advertising being in any way beneficial to the consumer.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:50 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: I'd vivisit DPR if you had a followers feature. I'd inspire great contributors to write more contents. The more followers a member has the better.

Hi Miki, love this idea. We've tossed around ideas for better showcasing forum posts, photo posts, and in general highlighting some of the great contributions our community make. The challenge is primarily one of web design, finding the right way for the community to engage with each-other. Thanks for the feedback!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:42 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Smitty1: Please test multiple copies of a lens in your lens reviews. There is enough difference between copies that seeing results for multiple copies would have significant value in a lens review to get an idea of what is a 'good' copy versus what is a 'bad' copy.

Hey Smitty, we'll share more when we can, but all I can say for now is we agree with you. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:40 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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davesurrey: ....continued
And lastly please please don’t ever give up the forums. They offer a fantastic collection of Worldwide knowledge and opinion that would be hard to find elsewhere, despite the trolls (you know who you are.)

Good luck in 2018.

Thanks Dave, we couldn't agree more. Our forums, the debates, the helpful advice offered, the culture of learning techniques to get the most out of cameras and photos, it's all the reason we come to work every day, and in the majority of cases, why each of us knew about DPReview in the first place.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:39 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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moimoi: It would be nice to stop reviewing cell phones. It actually devalues the whole website rather than stepping up. Cell phones are irrelevant for photographers and there are plenty of sites that offer reviews of cell phones. No need to waste time on those.

Bringing back the lens reviews might be a good idea but then again there are tons of those on the internet so not sure.

I think the big step up would be to bring very good photographers within dpreview so that they can truly test new cameras and greatly improve the quality of the sample photos. This would bring more traffic.

Good luck

I think you have to look at the wider world of photography and photo technology when talking about "what should DPReview review". Ultimately, we are obviously a site that caters more to our frequent visitors, camera and photography enthusiasts, than we do to the larger portion of our traffic (organic search). But we also cannot ignore the latter, and ultimately our goal is to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about cameras of all kinds, of which smartphones are a huge category. We understand many users are not interested in smartphone content, but trust me, there are is more than enough demand for them to warrant their creation (even if the comments are less active). So your feedback is noted, but my advice for now is simply to not click on the articles you aren't interested in.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:37 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Ergo607: I hope preview plans a extensive test of Lightroom alternatives. Now that would get me interested! And please more lens tests. You date the body of today, but you marry your lenses...

This is a good idea, albeit just a very difficult type of review to create, but definitely noted.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:31 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: Can you guys randomly pick a vintage lens and review it, maybe once a week or once a month?

If you are volunteering, I'll have Rishi schedule his 2-month training course for lens reviews with you, sound good? :)

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:27 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: Is Phil Askey totally out of the picture now?

Phil left the company in 2010.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:26 UTC
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skanter: The obnoxious, inappropriately loud music was such a turnoff that I turned it off within 1 second, and had no desire to go back with sound muted.

Who vets this stuff?

We didn't vet the music. But I think if we had Brian Eno in there, you likely would have loved it.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV sample gallery updated (174 comments in total)
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Murphster: What is going on in photo #7? I can't quite figure out what I am looking at.

That would be a water fountain. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
On article Live coverage of the Google Pixel 2 launch on DPReview (37 comments in total)
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MrImprovement: Google has lost all trust from me, after their un-personing (deletion of all Google accounts including Gmail and Google photos) of people they don't politically agree with and their cooperation with other countries' security agencies.

Basically we are now going to go out into the world and give Google access to a huge machine learning corpus for free (our photos and the tags we use), that they will then figure out how to use to train their AI system.

Consider this as a not-very-hypothetical: in China, some new political movement creates their own flag/banner and starts protesting using this.

Google can now tag every time that flag is pictured or shows up in video, and uses facial recognition to figure out who is present at the protest - turning this info over to the Chinese government.

Sorry - unless I can firewall the Pixel2 away from Google's embrace ... simply not interested.

But, 98!

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
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KyleSlamchez: What is the point of this "article?"

Using the official news feed to take a cheap shot at a competing website is not only bad form, it also provides no meaningful content to readers.

I'm not sure what you mean by "take a cheap shot at a competing website". The article is satire, on another site, that we found to be funny, so we shared it with our readers.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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Prairie Pal: SNORE! I looked for a nanosecond. This is nothing more than product placement in a lame post. If this picture went viral it was by some manipulation rather than substance. Not even worthy of the least sophisticated Depreview member. Maybe if an ape had taken the selfie there might be something to discuss.

Prairie Pal, we got you covered: https://www.dpreview.com/news/7323283771/photographer-behind-famous-monkey-selfie-broke-after-years-long-copyright-battle

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
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FranzKafka: You mean heck? And what the h*ck is heckin'? You guys pr*ofreading these days?

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
-Kafka

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 21:07 UTC
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flektogon: Was the video taken with the same camera? If yes, then it is an amazing photo-video tool.

Yep, entire video shot on the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
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Paul Auclair: should a photograph/photographer really be the principle focus of what transpires at these tragic events.
do we need to see these images in order to believe what takes place?

Obviously there are broader issues to discuss with regards to the situation at hand, as well as countless other situations that photography helps shed a light on. However, we do not think it is our role, at DPR, to provide political analysis or commentary other than as it pertains to the role/craft/purpose of photography.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
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Paul Auclair: should a photograph/photographer really be the principle focus of what transpires at these tragic events.
do we need to see these images in order to believe what takes place?

This is the whole point. In an age of fake news and short attention spans, a photo is sometimes one of the only ways to properly convey the truth.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)
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Roger Monroe: In a hurry, I clicked and watched the video. I did not notice that it was "sponsored content" until afterwards. However, the lack of any criticism in the film became quickly conspicuous. I like Fuji, and my next system may well be Fuji. However, what purpose does sponsored content serve? Precious little.

Contrary to the intent of these pieces, the lack of any criticism or negative feedback about this or (any piece of gear) does not do Fuji or DPreview any favors IMO. I want to know the "warts and all" version, not just a white wash.

Hey Alex, we actually follow FCC guidelines on the disclosure, so the sponsorship is the first thing on the video, and also it is called out on this (article) page, as well as in the Youtube description.

Roger, we actually try to make them as information packed as we can whilst not attempting to provide a product review. I'm sure we nail it on some videos a bit more than others though, so we are definitely listening to your feedback, and appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 02:00 UTC
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)
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Roger Monroe: In a hurry, I clicked and watched the video. I did not notice that it was "sponsored content" until afterwards. However, the lack of any criticism in the film became quickly conspicuous. I like Fuji, and my next system may well be Fuji. However, what purpose does sponsored content serve? Precious little.

Contrary to the intent of these pieces, the lack of any criticism or negative feedback about this or (any piece of gear) does not do Fuji or DPreview any favors IMO. I want to know the "warts and all" version, not just a white wash.

(...cont'd) It was a concept that we thought interesting, editorially, and thus a good fit for a sponsored video. If you simply want to know the results of our tests and need to make a purchasing decision, I recommend checking out our review. But for some entertainment and curiosity about the results of the XT2 in an unlikely scenario, we think this video is a great fit.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 23:09 UTC
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)
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Roger Monroe: In a hurry, I clicked and watched the video. I did not notice that it was "sponsored content" until afterwards. However, the lack of any criticism in the film became quickly conspicuous. I like Fuji, and my next system may well be Fuji. However, what purpose does sponsored content serve? Precious little.

Contrary to the intent of these pieces, the lack of any criticism or negative feedback about this or (any piece of gear) does not do Fuji or DPreview any favors IMO. I want to know the "warts and all" version, not just a white wash.

Hey Roger, I think your critique makes total sense. However, since we are the most exhaustive review site on the web, constantly evolving our scientific tests to ensure we are providing the most detailed assessment of cameras to our visitors, we decided to tackle a different goal with these sponsored videos. Sponsorship inherently makes this content the wrong place to provide a product review, and legally FCC standards do not allow us to do so anyways, so we focus instead providing real world examples of the product in use. At the end of the day, a lot of the cameras being made in 2016 are very capable, and these videos allow us to show to our readers what happens when you, for example, shoot a wedding with a non "wedding camera".

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
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