Daven Mathies

Daven Mathies

Daven joined Digital Trends in 2016 and is a contributing editor to the photography section. He began writing at a young age for no other reason than to teach himself how to type, later taking up photography to learn how cameras worked. His love for the tech eventually turned into a passion for the crafts facilitated by it, leading him to pursue a degree in film and video production. He now moonlights as a wedding and portrait photographer and has spent the better part of the last decade writing about cameras and photography -- and still yearns to be a better typist.

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What is depth of field? The secret to perfect backgrounds

Depth of field is a key aspect of image quality in DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, and mastering it is essential to getting the look you want in your images. Here's what you need to know to achieve tack sharp photos, or beautiful blur.
Photography

How to choose a camera: The ultimate guide to buying the right gear

Point-and-shoot, mirrorless, or DSLR? With more choices than ever, the world of cameras can be difficult to navigate. If you're looking for your first "real" camera, this guide will start you off in the right direction.
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Zoom, prime, wide, or telephoto? Here’s how to pick your next camera lens

Want to upgrade your camera lens, but not sure where to start? Our camera lens buying guide takes you through the world of interchangeable lenses and helps remove a little of the intimidation that comes with buying camera lenses.
Product Review

GoPro Hero8 Black review: The best gets better

The Hero8 Black is a solid step forward for GoPro thanks to a new design with an integrated mount, improved user interface, and even better image stabilization.
Photography

The best vlogging cameras of 2019 for beginners to pros

Any camera that shoots video can be used to vlog, but a few models stand out from the crowd thanks to superior image quality, ergonomics, and usability. When it comes to putting your life on YouTube, here are the best cameras for the job.
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The best camera bags for 2019

A camera is an investment worth protecting. A good camera bag will keep your photo gear safe as you move it from location to location, but the best camera bags will do it in style. Here are our favorites in both form and function.