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AlleyWatch features photo concierge service, Tweed Wolf News 

AlleyWatch features photo concierge service, Tweed Wolf

AlleyWatch, the self-described “largest organization focused on the New York technology, startup, and entrepreneurial ecosystem,” recently featured Tweed Wolf, a photo concierge service for turning digital photo libraries into albums. In an interview, CEO and founder Julie Fajgenbaum describes how the bootstrapped company uses machine-learning to peruse a user’s photographs to select the best ones for inclusion in a physical photo album.... Read More
PhotoLynx user conference Mastering Volume Photography is next week Events News 

PhotoLynx user conference Mastering Volume Photography is next week

One of the most well-reviewed user group events, Mastering Volume Photography 2018, is taking place next week at the Bahia Hotel in San Diego, Calif. Sponsored by PhotoLynx, the June 18-21 user group annually brings together photographers, studios, and labs to learn ways to take their businesses to new heights and to improve workflow. The event kicks off June 18 with... Read More
WENN Digital partners with OVG to bring KODAKOne image rights platform to six pro arenas News Press releases 

WENN Digital partners with OVG to bring KODAKOne image rights platform to six pro arenas

WENN Digital and OVG Partner To Bring the Rights Registration and Protection Experience of the KODAKOne Image Rights Management Platform and KODAKCoin Cryptocurrency to Six Major NBA and NHL Arenas in the U.S. The partnership will provide more than 10 million fans each year access to the innovative KODAKOne blockchain platform, allowing for in-venue photo & video registration and protection,... Read More
Fenway Partners purchases Iconic Group, a leader in graduation, sports and event photography News Press releases 

Fenway Partners purchases Iconic Group, a leader in graduation, sports and event photography

Editor’s Note: The long-rumored sale of the Iconic Group was announced quietly last week, with Fenway Partners as the winning bidder. Terms weren’t disclosed, but considering how many photography firms are being sold at fire-sale prices or just plain liquidating, a purchase where presumably cash exchanged hands is a positive sign.  Iconic Group, based in Atlanta, Ga., is a multi-faceted event-photography... Read More
CaptureLife high-volume photography webinar features Disney, Lifetouch execs News 

CaptureLife high-volume photography webinar features Disney, Lifetouch execs

CaptureLife, the mobile digital marketplace vendors, is offering a free webinar/video, embedded below, describing how Disney Parks transformed their digital photography business. The video should be of interest, featuring former Disney and Lifetouch executives, is of interest to anyone in the high-volume photography market. What Volume Photographers Can Learn from Disney’s Digital Photography Transformation Featuring: Rob Mauldin Former Director of Imaging, Disney Parks... Read More
Apple updates iOS 12 Photo search, yields photo innovation leadership to Google News Opinion 

Apple updates iOS 12 Photo search, yields photo innovation leadership to Google

Buried under the announcements of the recent Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) hosted by Apple Inc. were several enhancements to the iOS Photos app. Overall, the WWDC coverage mentioned how mild the announcements were – and we will leave you to delve into the live-blogging and extensive articles by others – they were especially true for photography. Compared to some of... Read More
Axon, DJI announce drone partnership to strengthen law enforcement tools for public safety News 

Axon, DJI announce drone partnership to strengthen law enforcement tools for public safety

New Axon Air Program links DJI’s drone technology to Evidence.com SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today announced an exclusive partnership, within the digital evidence management industry, to sell DJI drones directly to public safety and law... Read More
May retail jobs increase 28,800 from April and 100,200 from May 2017 News Press releases 

May retail jobs increase 28,800 from April and 100,200 from May 2017

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – The retail industry employment increased by 28,800 jobs seasonally adjusted in May over April and 100,200 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 223,000 jobs, the Labor Department said. “May’s rebound in jobs together with yesterday’s report of solid income growth... Read More
Getty Images and 500px announce exclusive global distribution partnership News 

Getty Images and 500px announce exclusive global distribution partnership

New relationship unlocks tens of millions of new photos for licensing from the 500px network NEW YORK, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and 500px, the world’s leading social network for photographers, today announced an exclusive distribution partnership that will enable Getty Images customers to access the unique premium royalty-free content from 500px. As... Read More
Belcolor to outsource production to CEWE News 

Belcolor to outsource production to CEWE

FotoIntern reports Belcolor, the Toggenburg mail-order photo lab, will outsource production to CEWE AG, Europe’s largest printing lab. The photo orders of www.belcolorfoto.ch and www.fotopick.ch will be produced by CEWE begining Aug. 1. According tgo the report, four permanent employees, two part-time employees and seasonal workers will be depart. The report said Belcolor AG continues the advertising technology business for corporate... Read More
DJI officially launches Ronin-S Gimbal Stabilizer, available only at B&H Photo New Products News Press releases 

DJI officially launches Ronin-S Gimbal Stabilizer, available only at B&H Photo

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–B&H Photo would like to share the official announcement of the DJI Ronin-S 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer, a lithe, single-handed tool used to smooth movement when shooting video with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. DJI is daring us to move, and the Ronin-S makes that dare easy to accomplish with its clean and high performance, for camera systems weighing... Read More
Sony releases 0.5-type OLED Microdisplay with UXGA Resolution News 

Sony releases 0.5-type OLED Microdisplay with UXGA Resolution

Tokyo, Japan—Sony Corporation today announced the upcoming release of the ECX339A OLED Microdisplay featuring UXGA (1600 x 1200 resolution), the highest in class for a 0.5-type. This product achieves the world’s smallest pixel pitch of 6.3μm by leveraging Sony’s OLED display technology and miniaturization technology, enabling a resolution 1.6x higher than the previous model1. By employing a new drive circuit... Read More
A look inside the new Chicago-area Print Refinery Feature News 

A look inside the new Chicago-area Print Refinery

The first Chicago-area Print Refinery opened this past weekend. The Print Refinery @ Click Incorporated, operated by Nick Gillenwater, located at 1000 Butterfield Road, Ste 1025, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Here’s a selection of images from the new location. The Print Refinery is the flagship offering from the IPI Member Network. The group describes The Print Refinery as community connecting families, friends, and... Read More
Neomodern brings a new twist to the pro gallery Feature News 

Neomodern brings a new twist to the pro gallery

(Editor’s Note: We get a lot of requests to write about new business models and success stories. While we have featured Neomodern in the past, there were several follow-up questions about the fine-art side of the business.) New style retail store embraces fine-art photography There’s a new retail concept on Union St. in San Francisco that tries to meld digital... Read More
Skylum Software creates Skylum AI Lab, join forces with AI-based image editor, Photolemur News Press releases 

Skylum Software creates Skylum AI Lab, join forces with AI-based image editor, Photolemur

Skylum also hires Alex Savsunenko, former CEO of Let’s Enhance, to lead AI-based photo technologies to the next level. Skylum Software announced the formation of a new research and development division dedicated to the advancement of artificial intelligence technologies in image processing. The Skylum AI Lab leverages the company’s prior work developing smart filters in its award-winning Luminar software, as... Read More
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