Like many people on Tuesday, I was shocked to learn that DPReview is being shut down by its parent company Amazon. I’ve had the honor of working with DPReview (Digital Photography Review) since 2017, and count some of the people who’ve worked there as friends. As of April 10, the site will no longer be updated, and the press release about the closure states that it will be available only “for a limited period afterwards.”
I wrote about the news at TidBITS: Amazon Shutters Photo Resource Website DPReview.
DPReview’s demise also means DPReview TV will also end in April. Fortunately, hosts Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake have already found a new home for their show, PetaPixel (go and subscribe on YouTube!). We’ve had Chris and Jordan (and Chris again) as guests on the PhotoActive podcast, and I wish them both the best.
Also be sure to read former editor Barney Britton’s great piece about the earlier days of DPReview.
I can honestly say that writing for DPReview has made me a better writer. Part of that is due to the excellent editing I’ve received on my articles, but it was also the audience. DPReview readers are not shy about commenting, so I always put extra work into making sure I’d gotten the details right. (And when I got things wrong, I corrected my errors and acknowledged them in the comments.)
I had a few article pitches in the DPReview pipeline that now, unfortunately, won’t be published there. That prompted me go back to see which pieces I have published, so here they are in reverse-chronological order. I’ve also highlighted a few that I particularly enjoyed.
- Pete Souza: In the West Wing and Beyond, published Oct 9, 2022
- First impressions: ON1 360 is a cloud-based alternative to Lightroom’s ecosystem, published Jul 12, 2020
- Gift ideas for photographers with too much photo junk, co-written with Mason Marsh, published Dec 20, 2019
- Alien Skin Exposure X4 software review, published Jun 24, 2019
- Secrets of a professional photographer’s workflow: Brian Ach, published Apr 20, 2019
- First look: Skylum Luminar 3 adds support for photo libraries, Digital Asset Manager to follow, published Dec 6, 2018
- Adobe unveils all-new cloud-based Lightroom CC, rebrands old application ‘Lightroom Classic’, published Oct. 18, 2018
- Lightroom CC 2.0: What’s new, and where is it headed?, published Oct 15, 2018
- App-based camera triggers: Alpine Labs Spark vs Miops Mobile Dongle, published Aug 16, 2018
- The iPhone XS is a leap forward in computational photography, published Oct 5, 2018
- Review: Palette modular photo editing system, published Jul 21, 2018
- Alien Skin Exposure X3 review, published Mar 20, 2018
- Hands-on: RAW Power for iOS, published Dec 9, 2017
- Affinity Photo for iPad Review, published Nov 13, 2017
- Adobe unveils all-new cloud-based Lightroom CC, rebrands old application ‘Lightroom Classic’, published Oct 18, 2017
- HDR is enabled by default on the iPhone 8 Plus, and that’s a really good thing, published Oct 15, 2017
- iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery, published Oct 13, 2017
- Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop, published Sep 20, 2017
- Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review, published Apr 27, 2017
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