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Gary Pageau is principal of InfoCircle LLC, a marketing communications company. For nearly 25 years, he was with PMA International, serving most recently as Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the Association’s editorial department, marketing research unit, education and corporate relations department. The PMA editorial department activities include the Association’s monthly flagship magazine, PMA Magazine – Connecting the Imaging Communities; the daily PMA Newsline news site and numerous monthly newsletters. The PMA marketing research unit conducts both industry and consumer research in the field of photo/imaging, which is cited widely in the business and the trade press.

Panasonic debuts Lumix GX9 New Products Press releases 

Panasonic debuts Lumix GX9

The Ultimate Compact Single Lens Mirrorless Digital Camera Capture High-Quality Images in Your Own Creative Way Panasonic is proud to introduce the LUMIX GX9, a sleek, compact new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera for everyone who wants to shoot vibrant, true-to-life, high quality images in their own creative way with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive color reproduction. The LUMIX GX9’s 20.3-megapixel Digital... Read More
Panasonic debuts Lumix DMC-ZS-200 travel camera New Products Press releases 

Panasonic debuts Lumix DMC-ZS-200 travel camera

LUMIX DMC-ZS200 Travel Zoom Camera Powerful 15x Optical Zoom with 1-in. 20.1-MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for 4K Video/ 4K PHOTO Capability Panasonic is proud to introduce the LUMIX DMCZS200, the new flagship camera of the popular Travel Zoom series. The compact LUMIX ZS200 comes with a 24mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens and enhanced 15x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-360mm).... Read More
DPS Magazine article features automated photobook finishing News 

DPS Magazine article features automated photobook finishing

DPS Magazine had a does a nice job reviewing the production process – primarily in automated finishing – for photobooks.  The article by Melissa Donovan describes how the photobook production process is intricate and requires a series of automated tools. “There is a strong demand for photobooks,” she writes. “To keep up, print providers consider print quality, finishing power, and... Read More
Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2018 announces program Events News 

Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2018 announces program

On February 28 and March 1, 2018, manufacturers, imaging service providers and photo retailers will meet at the Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2018 in the Congress Centre East of Koelnmesse. Under the theme ”Creating new realities“, the photokina Innovation Congress will focus on new technologies as well as on digital retailing strategies and new opportunities for the print business. All lectures... Read More
CaptureLife announces exciting new digital features at Imaging USA and SPAC 2018 New Products Press releases 

CaptureLife announces exciting new digital features at Imaging USA and SPAC 2018

Three new digital offerings, available exclusively through the CaptureLife platform, will allow professional photography businesses to easily build new revenue streams with dynamic, new digital products for their customers. Minneapolis, MN – February 7, 2018 – CaptureLife Inc., provider of the CaptureLife digital fulfillment and mobile commerce platform for imaging professionals, has unveiled all-new digital features that give professional photography businesses dynamic new ways to grow revenue leveraging their digital imagery.The company unveiled... Read More
InfoTrends: Video services offer opportunities for pro photographers News 

InfoTrends: Video services offer opportunities for pro photographers

Ed Lee from InfoTrends writes professional photographers should add video services more aggressively to boost their business. “In InfoTrends’ Professional Photography and Videography studies, we have discovered a number of things about pro photographers and their relationship with video through the years. In 2010, only 16% of pros said that they offered to shoot video for clients,” he writes. “In subsequent... Read More
H&H Color Lab targets increased market share with Taopix Press releases 

H&H Color Lab targets increased market share with Taopix

Missouri pro photo lab, H&H Color Lab, has announced the imminent launch of its new album design and job submission tool for photographers. The software, H&H Velocity, is built on the Taopix white-label platform and is designed to simplify the entire album design and ordering process for H&H Color Lab’s customers. The decision to launch with Taopix came about after... Read More
Hasselblad adds experience studio in New York City Press releases 

Hasselblad adds experience studio in New York City

Hasselblad is proud to announce the latest addition to its growing brand stores and experience studios. Joining branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Tokyo, the New York Studio offers the photography community a chance to interact with Hasselblad directly. In partnership with DJI’s New York office, the space allows for appointment-based hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and community events, conveniently located in Manhattan.... Read More
Sigma announces brand new 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens New Products Press releases 

Sigma announces brand new 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens

February 9, 2018 – Sigma Corporation today announced the brand new 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art wide aperture zoom lens. In addition to the new Global Vision full-frame lens model, Sigma also announced a new front conversion service for the 14-24mm F2.8. Outstanding Art Lens Performance Designed for 50-megapixel plus cameras, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art achieves the legendary Art... Read More
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. signs first area representative agreement to grow footprint in New York City Press releases 

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. signs first area representative agreement to grow footprint in New York City

Franchising Industry Veteran Greg Carafello of Executive Franchise Group, LLC Joins Leading Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor CARROLLTON, Texas, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it has signed the first Area Representative Agreement in the company’s North American history to expand its footprint in New... Read More
Google Photos adds create-your-own themed movies News Updates 

Google Photos adds create-your-own themed movies

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Google Photos has introduced a “create-your-own” themed movie feature. Users have had the capability to see Google’s automatically created movies, but now they can initiate the process, while choosing from different themes. According to Google, the process is “open the Google Photos app, go to the Assistant tab, and tap Movie to get started.... Read More
Getty Images and Google announce a new partnership Press releases 

Getty Images and Google announce a new partnership

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, and Google today announced an agreement that includes a multi-year global licensing partnership, enabling Google to use Getty Images’ content within its various products and services. “This agreement between Getty Images and Google sets the stage for a very productive, collaborative relationship between our companies,”... Read More
Photomore offering new photo book and photo gift combination bundles for photographers, retailers and labs Events Press releases 

Photomore offering new photo book and photo gift combination bundles for photographers, retailers and labs

Expanded line of the most popular, professional-quality photo products offers greater choices for easy in-studio/on-site production Designed for simple assembly, Photomore premium-level photo books, décor and gifts can be finished in minutes February 7, 2018 — Photomore, the world’s largest photo book supplier, is introducing bundles including its most popular photo books, premium gifts and photo décor at WPPI Expo, February... Read More
NRF forecasts retail sales will increase between 3.8 and 4.4 percent in 2018 News 

NRF forecasts retail sales will increase between 3.8 and 4.4 percent in 2018

WASHINGTON, February 8, 2018 – The National Retail Federation today released its 2018 economic forecast, projecting that retail industry sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent over 2017. Online and other non-store sales, which are included in the overall number, are expected to increase between 10 and 12 percent. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. Retail sales... Read More
CEWE acquires a shareholding in Stardust Media And Communication S.A.S. News Press releases 

CEWE acquires a shareholding in Stardust Media And Communication S.A.S.

Oldenburg, 8 February 2018. CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA (SDAX, ISIN: DE 0005403901, “CEWE”) acquires a shareholding in Stardust Media And Communication S.A.S., Paris. A subsidiary of CEWE concluded a purchase contract with the owners of Stardust Media And Communication S.A.S. today for around 80 % of the shares in the company, with the option of acquiring the remaining 20%... Read More