Welcome to DPReview

DPReview is a site run by and for photography enthusiasts. Our mission is to provide our readers with the most accurate and valuable information about the photography industry on the Internet, and we want you to be a part of the conversation. Below are some simple guidelines for how you can participate in our community:

How to contribute

If you enjoy what we do at DPReview, we encourage you to become a member of the site. There are a number of ways for DPReview members to get involved:

Engage with our community *

We host a large number of forums, divided up by topic. We hope that you’ll use them as a resource for information and advice, as well as a venue to contribute your own knowledge and expertise. You’re also welcome to review your favorite gear, and create polls, to survey other site users.

Vote and give feedback

You’ll find ‘like’ and ‘recommend’ buttons in various places on DPReview. We use this feedback to expose popular and useful content, both on DPReview’s homepage and in our forums. Help us to surface content you enjoy by letting us know how you feel about it. And please don’t hesitate to provide us with direct feedback — We use your feedback to create a better DPReview.

Comment on our stories

We publish several articles to our homepage every day, and you’ll find a comments thread underneath almost all of them. Comments are a great place to keep the conversation going.

Share your photos

If you want to illustrate a point, or you’re just looking for feedback on an image, we provide the option for you to embed images in forum posts, and upload your photos to your own personal gallery.

Enter our themed photo challenges

We host regular, community-led, themed photo challenges, and we encourage all members to enter their images and engage with other photographers within our community.

Community guidelines

Rule #1: Be nice. That’s it — there is no rule #2.

We’re committed to fostering a welcoming, valuable environment for our readers, in which photography-related stories and ideas can be discussed. While we welcome robust debate, we do require that you keep your contributions civil and constructive.

DPReview’s community is looked after by our in-house staff and a team of community moderators. We operate a multi-tiered moderation system, depending on the forum and type of content that we make available for discussion. If you see a post which you think breaks the rules outlined below, flag it.

How do I get banned from DPReview?

Hopefully you’ve read Rule #1 and you won’t. But just in case, here are some examples of behavior that we do not tolerate on DPReview. This is not an exhaustive list.

Note that the guidelines above refer to all user interactions on DPReview, which include not only the written content of comments and forum posts, but also private messages and the content (visual and/or textual) of uploaded or linked images. We aim to be as transparent as possible about our moderation practices and the reasons behind them, but it is not DPReview’s policy to discuss individual moderation decisions.

Image contribution guidelines

We have options for you — if you want to illustrate a point, or you’re just looking for feedback on an image, we provide the option for you to embed images in forum posts, and upload your photos to your own personal gallery.

* A note on your content

When you post or upload content to DPReview you are voluntarily making that content public, as described in our terms and conditions. Neither dpreview.com nor its owners or webmaster are responsible for anything posted on these forums. Account closure requests will be honored, and if requested, we will delete your username and disassociate it from any historical content posted to DPReview. Please note that we cannot guarantee this process will remove your username entirely from historical forum posts, particularly in cases where your posts have been quoted by other users in the same thread. Requests to remove personal data contained within that content will be dealt with by our site administrators on a case by case basis.