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Digital Photography Review's mission is to provide the most authoritative content around and reviews of digital photography gear in the world. We have built the most comprehensive database of consumer digital cameras in the world, and we provide an open, active forum and useful tools for our community.
Digital Photography Review was founded in December 1998 and over the years has grown to include a vast digital camera database, timeline, forum, image sample galleries, an articles section, lens, printer and software reviews, user galleries, photo challenges and much more.
Today DPReview is the world's most popular dedicated enthusiast digital photography site. We believe in fact-based and unbiased content with as much detail as we can provide, gained through our testing and real-world analysis of gear, technology and techniques. In 2007 Digital Photography Review was acquired by Amazon.com.
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Barney Britton joined DPReview when it was based in London in November 2009, after several years as a print journalist in the UK specialist photographic press. He moved from London to Seattle, USA, a year later and these days, Barney spends his days marvelling at how much sunshine there actually is in Seattle when you work in an office with large windows. After hours Barney can be found walking the streets of the Emerald City with a camera, or inside one of Seattle's many music venues. As well as having a hilarious name (apparently), Barney sees nothing wrong with cute pictures of cats.
Although trained in the sciences from a young age, Rishi has held a deep passion for photography ever since his father got him a film SLR to take with him on family trips. His studies eventually brought him to Seattle, where the natural beauty inspired him to pursue photography professionally. After getting his Ph.D in biophysics, Rishi realized he wished to bridge his two biggest loves - science and photography - to create content and tools that help photographers like himself understand and make optimal choices in camera equipment. He's thrilled to now be doing just that, appreciating the rarity of combining one's hobby and training to make a career. Rishi doesn't mind the grey PNW - he finds it perfect for testing lenses and shooting waterfalls. You'll find his personal work at rishi.photography.
Allison has her father to thank for introducing her to photography at a young age. She's written professionally about cameras and consumer technology since 2008, including several years as Editor of DigitalCameraReview.com. She comes to DPReview from North Carolina where she wrote about smartphones, ate more biscuits than she'd care to admit to and spent several months accumulating bruises while training to become a roller girl. She's excited to be writing about photography again full-time and eager to explore Seattle with a camera at her side. Her Instagram account is shamelessly flooded with photos of her cat.
Richard Butler was trained as a scientist but instead chose a career in communication. He has been a journalist and technical writer on a series of scientific and engineering magazines and has had articles published across a broad range of trade and technical publications. A long-term enthusiasm for design and graphics flourished with the purchase of his first digital camera. This interest in photography ran parallel with his work until he joined DPReview in 2007, allowing him to get paid to do what he most enjoys.
Jeff's interest in digital photography began in the mid-1990s while a student at UC San Diego, when he began tinkering with early Apple and Casio cameras. In late 1997 he founded the Digital Camera Resource Page (dcresource.com), which was the first website dedicated to the subject. After fifteen years, over four hundred camera reviews, and thousands of news items, Jeff suspended work on dcresource.com and moved to Seattle to join the DPReview team in 2013. In addition to photography, Jeff enjoys traveling the world, gadgetry and volunteering.
Dale got hooked on photography when he borrowed an old Kodak Retina IIc for a summer trip as a teenager. An interest in science and technology led to his ‘first career’ in molecular biology, but determined to find his true calling he spent two years exploring the backroads of South America in search of his future self. Returning with a mission to be a full-time photographer – and freshly vaccinated against rabies – he shot professionally and led workshops for a few years before landing at DPReview. His short films have appeared in international film festivals and world tours, reaching audiences in over 40 countries. Currently, he’s determined to master the art of drone photography. Dale still enjoys adventure travel, and asks that anyone who finds a Canon camera at the bottom of the Amazon river return it to him so he can get his memory card back.
Dan’s spent more of his life obsessed with photography than not. He graduated Rutgers University in 2010 with a degree in photojournalism and spent the first four years of his career as an editor at Popular Photography and American Photo magazines. In 2014 he joined the team of DPReview and relocated from his home in New York City to Seattle, WA. In his spare time Dan runs Northwest Sound Exchange, a publication dedicated to visual documentation of Seattle’s underground music scene. He also keeps an up-to-date working portfolio: TheLondonBroil.com. As well as an analog blog: PopularAmerican.club.
As the son of a photographer who is also the son of a photographer, Carey's been surrounded by cameras since before he could walk. He graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in visual journalism and worked in public relations as a full-time photographer and videographer. He's thrilled that his career has led him to DPReview, and he looks forward to endlessly geeking out over the latest camera gear. On his off days, Carey can be found playing guitar, attempting to cook, or trying his best to keep an old Jeep roadworthy.
DL is a writer, tech nerd, and science geek who discovered his love for photography when he was transferred into the 'DI' department while working at BestBuy in college. After a brief stint in medical school, he committed to photography writing full time: working first for PetaPixel, then 500px, then another go at PetaPixel before landing at DPReview in June of 2017. When he's not writing about, talking about, or thinking about photography, you can usually find him reading a book on neuroscience, wasting hours on tech blogs, or exploring New York City in search of the best soup dumplings. For the record, he is not ashamed that his Instagram consists mostly of iPhone photos of his dogs.
Vladimir started his photographic journey with a digital point-and-shoot, using the DPReview forums for guidance and inspiration. These days, he likes to carry around a full frame DSLR with a fast prime lens to capture his adventures in parenting, rock climbing, and exploring the world. Although he initially taught himself to code by making websites in the early days of the web, he wanted to prove to himself that he could also make 'real' software, and spent over 12 years at Microsoft, working on projects ranging from obscure network protocols to Skype-enabled meeting rooms. He is excited to join DPReview, where he can combine geeking out over cameras with geeking out over code.
Johnny is a software engineer who's in love with technology, video games, and sci-fi. Ever since he was 10 and trying to decide whether to buy an Xbox 360 or a PS3 (he ended up buying both of course), he has been keeping up with all the latest tech and video game news and reviews out there. He spent his early days in the mountains of Lebanon before moving to Montreal, where he obtained a degree in Software Engineering from McGill University. He then moved to Seattle to work at DPReview. Outside of work, he is probably playing video games, or doing something computer-related. He really loves computers. He also loves hanging out with friends (his human friends, not his computer friends).
Min-Zhong fostered his love for photography during his high school years, when he also transformed into an addict to computers. For years, he carried his digital point-and-shoots wherever he went --- even though it might just be a ten-minute supermarket walk or a badminton practice session. Having received his degree in computer science and working at a Taiwanese social networking service, Min-Zhong is excited to join DPReview, the website that taught him photography techniques and that guided his purchases of all his cameras and lenses. In addition to photography, Min-Zhong loves to play the piano, and he regards music and photography as two essential spices to his software engineering-focused career and life.
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>.
Wenmei finds photography to be the perfect way to combine her creative drive with her geeky side. With a background in architecture and engineering, she forged a circuitous route through photography, design, IT consulting and business management before landing at DPReview. She continues to shoot professionally, and as the co-founder of Mamas with Cameras she shares her love and knowledge of photography through workshops and community meet-ups. She is also passionate about her work as a photographer and board member for Soulumination, a non-profit organization offering free professional portraiture to children and families facing life-threatening conditions. When she is not working, she is busy chasing her children and dogs around with a camera, escaping to the mountains, or searching for the perfect bowl of Taiwanese beef noodle soup.
Eugene believes that photos can help us remember the best moments of our lives, and most of his images are of his friends and great meals. He earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business. While Eugene has had a broad career spanning industries as diverse as enterprise computing, data analytics, video games, and internet humor, his lifetime passion for photography is being satsified at DPReview. In his spare time Eugene promotes global diversity leading the Amazon Asian Employee Resource Group and volunteering for local non-profits. You can find his LinkedIn Profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenehsu/
Phil founded DPReview in 1998 and left in 2010. Although no longer involved in the day-to-day running of the site, his influence still looms large and he remains a friend to the site and to the team.
Simon joined DPReview in 2004 and took over running the site as Editor-in-Chief in 2010. After a lifetime of working in or around the photography world, including 13 years at DPReview, he left in 2017 to work in the digital imaging hardware development space. He continues to be a valuable contributor and friend to the site and our team and we refuse to remove him from the masthead.
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