Dead Pixels Society podcast: Growing the volume photography market, with Benedikt Greifenhofer, CEO, GotPhoto Marketing Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Growing the volume photography market, with Benedikt Greifenhofer, CEO, GotPhoto

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Benedikt Greifenhofer, recently appointed global CEO of volume photography tech company, GotPhoto. In this interview, Greifenhofer talks about how the new company structure will drive growth, how GotPhoto was well-positioned to manage business changes wrought by the pandemic, and future profit opportunities for clients of the fast-growing business. GotPhoto Inc. is an award-winning workflow platform provider... Read More
Famous partners with Printbox, Gooten News Partnerships 

Famous partners with Printbox, Gooten

eCommerce design company Famous announced a partnership with Printbox sp. z. o.o., the photo products software company, and Gooten Inc, the personalized products fulfillment company. The integration of these products will allow users to efficiently and easily manage their business in one central place within the Famous platform and provide a seamless customer experience – from launch to product personalization and... Read More
PRINTING United Alliance launches the Apparelist Events 

PRINTING United Alliance launches the Apparelist

PRINTING United Alliance launched a new brand dedicated to the decorated apparel community — the Apparelist. The Apparelist is a channel created by PRINTING United Alliance and NAPCO Media as a voice to connect the apparel decorator community through membership, editorial, custom content, e-learning, video services, research, and customized experiences, both online and in person. “As the apparel decorating industry... Read More
RRD gets update on unsolicited proposal from Strategic Party Acquisitions 

RRD gets update on unsolicited proposal from Strategic Party

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) announced the receipt of an update to the unsolicited non-binding “Alternative Acquisition Proposal”  from the unnamed “Strategic Party.” On Jan. 3, the Strategic Party said it would deliver a “binding proposal” by Jan. 22. In lieu of submitting a binding proposal, the Strategic Party delivered the non-binding Updated Strategic Party Proposal, which provides for... Read More
Ricoh moves to direct camera sales in Japan News 

Ricoh moves to direct camera sales in Japan

Ricoh Imaging Co., Ltd. released a statement where Ricoh Imaging’s President and CEO, Noboru Akabane, addressed the market challenges faced by the camera company and how outlined the restructuring of its business operations, including incorporating a more direct-to-consumer approach in the home market: “We will shift from a sales method centered on the distribution network via retail stores to sales via the... Read More
PhotoShelter acquires UK-based Third Light to accelerate leadership in digital asset management Acquisitions 

PhotoShelter acquires UK-based Third Light to accelerate leadership in digital asset management

  Digital asset management software maker PhotoShelter announced it has acquired Third Light, a U.K.-based DAM software provider. Terms weren’t disclosed. The acquisition was made in partnership with PhotoShelter’s investor Clearhaven Partners, a Boston-based software and technology focused private equity firm, which invested in PhotoShelter four months ago. PhotoShelter serves more than 1,300 enterprises, brands, sports leagues, universities, and other... Read More
SPOA announces International Conference on School Photography & Yearbooks Events News 

SPOA announces International Conference on School Photography & Yearbooks

The School Photographers of America (SPOA) announced the inaugural International Conference on School Photography & Yearbooks, will be held June 9-11, 2022, at the Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas. This conference and trade show will bring together all segments of the school portrait and yearbook industries in the broadest education and networking opportunity in the volume photography industry. “First and foremost,... Read More
Claudia Dencer named first female chairman in industry history named by SPOA People on the Move 

Claudia Dencer named first female chairman in industry history named by SPOA

School Photographers of America (SPOA) has elected a woman to chair its board for the first time in the industry’s 99-year history. Claudia L. Dencer, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Leonard’s Photography, St. Augustine, FL, was named chair of the governing board of SPOA. Dencer, the first woman to serve in the top leadership role of the new association,... Read More
Canon debuts Canon EOS R5 C hybrid mirrorless full-frame camera New Products 

Canon debuts Canon EOS R5 C hybrid mirrorless full-frame camera

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the EOS R5 C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, a hybrid, RF-mount 8K camera. The camera will be available in March 2022 for an estimated retail price of $4,499.00. The EOS R5 C camera can record non-stop, uninterrupted 8K/60P thanks to an active cooling system. The EOS R5 C camera can record High Frame Rate (HFR) video up... Read More
3 Legged Thing announces new Punks Trent 2.0 monopods and kits New Products 

3 Legged Thing announces new Punks Trent 2.0 monopods and kits

Following the recent refresh and upgrade of their Punks tripods to Punks 2.0, 3 Legged Thing announced Punks Trent 2.0, an ultra-tall magnesium alloy monopod available as a standalone monopod or in a kit with 3LT’s Docz monopod foot stabilizer. Trent 2.0 is one of the tallest tripods available, reaching more than 2 meters / 6.5 ft tall at full... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Managing personal and professional challenges, with Gillian Stein, CEO, Henry’s Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Managing personal and professional challenges, with Gillian Stein, CEO, Henry’s

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Gillian Stein, CEO of Henry’s, Canada’s largest photo specialty retailer. In this wide-ranging interview, Stein talks about the company’s recent restructuring, the response to COVID-19, how to serve content creators, plus her personal mental health challenges, as well as the establishment of The Henry’s Foundation to provide support for Canadians living with mental illness. Proudly Canadian,... Read More
Claranova to redeem minority interest in PlanetArt subsidiary Acquisitions News 

Claranova to redeem minority interest in PlanetArt subsidiary

Paris, France-based Claranova announced the signing of a binding agreement between its subsidiary PlanetArt LLC and Société Commune Européenne de Participation (“SCEP”), for the redemption of between 25% and 65% of the 7.7% minority interest SCEP holds in PlanetArt. With this transaction, Claranova will have a greater share of PlanetArt’s future performance. Total cash consideration paid out to SCEP from PlanetArt’s... Read More
H&Y Filters launches magnetic cap for filter system New Products 

H&Y Filters launches magnetic cap for filter system

Hong Kong-based filter manufacturer H&Y Filters announced a Magnetic Holder Cap for their signature Magnetic Filter System. Bound by strong magnetic force, the $24.99 cap provides strong protection of the lens when the holder is up. Aligned with K-series Magnetic filter system, the cap is made of light-weight and tough CNC Machined Aircraft-grade Aluminium. Magnets are embedded on the sides... Read More