Sigma announces #SigmaShotatHome photography, cinematography contest Promotions 

Sigma announces #SigmaShotatHome photography, cinematography contest

Sigma Corporation of America has launched #sigmashotathome, a photography and cinematography contest inviting anyone to capture and to share their personal depictions of life in quarantine during this period of social distancing and self-isolation. Completely open to the public, #sigmashotathome is now running now through June 26, 2020. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented moment in history that... Read More
Tamron adds series of fast 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD zoom lenses for Sony bodies New Products 

Tamron adds series of fast 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD zoom lenses for Sony bodies

Tamron announced the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056), a large aperture telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras will be available in the U.S. on May 14 at $1199. Due to the spread of COVID-19, however, the release date or the product supply schedule could be delayed. The 70-180mm F/2.8 features a compact and lightweight design... Read More
GotPhoto announces two U.S. executives News People on the Move 

GotPhoto announces two U.S. executives

GotPhoto Inc., the leader in workflow platforms for volume school photographers, announced the hiring of two executives – Karen D. Sweet and Christoph Ebhart – to lead efforts to expand its growing North American presence. “GotPhoto experienced huge growth in the last year,” says Benedikt Greifenhofer, CEO, GotPhoto. “We are investing in our team to sustain and to increase this... Read More
Peak Design to donate 100% of profits from its 4-day Travel Tripod launch New Products Promotions 

Peak Design to donate 100% of profits from its 4-day Travel Tripod launch

Peak Design, the worldwide leader in crowdfunding and everyday carry solutions, has announced it will donate 100% of profits from all Travel Tripods sold during the product’s April 7 launch through April 10, 2020. Profits will include both sales of tripods through PeakDesign.com and through retailers worldwide. Funds generated by the launch will be donated to the CDC Foundation to... Read More
Jostens introduces free “Virtual Commencement” programs Marketing News 

Jostens introduces free “Virtual Commencement” programs

Jostens has introduced free online “Virtual Commencement Centers” to help all high schools and colleges celebrate Class of 2020 graduates and preserve their schools’ graduation traditions despite the COVID-19 crisis. Jostens Virtual Commencement Centers have been designed for the high school and college markets, and deliver exclusive digital tools to help school leaders plan and execute a graduation ceremony on-line,... Read More
Industry notes for the week of April 4 Events Updates 

Industry notes for the week of April 4

Apps and updates Halide app adds image recovery features Halide, the popular camera app for iOS from Lux Optics LLC, has been updated to version 1.16, including improved Raw image handling a new image Rescue feature. The app’s machine-learning-based Smart RAW adjustment was introduced last year and improved with better RAW output with more editing headroom and lower noise. Pixelmator... Read More
GoPro launches #HomePro challenge celebrating the great indoors Promotions 

GoPro launches #HomePro challenge celebrating the great indoors

Now through April 30, GoPro is hosting the #HomePro Challenge, inviting anyone around the world to submit their most creative videos and photos, shot on any device, for a chance to win a HERO8 Black or MAX camera and five years of GoPro PLUS subscription service. GoPro will choose five winners each day from all submissions tagged #HomePro on Instagram, TikTok, Youtube or Facebook. “The GoPro... Read More
APTech releases online disaster recovery toolkit  News 

APTech releases online disaster recovery toolkit 

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) released its free online Disaster Recovery Toolkit to help businesses manage the COVID-19 disruption. The toolkit provides tips and best practices along with a downloadable disaster recovery plan that can be adapted for businesses that want to develop a plan for future-forward planning. The four-part series is designed to assist businesses impacted directly and... Read More
Vivid-Pix announces free online education Events Promotions 

Vivid-Pix announces free online education

  Vivid-Pix announced the Vivid-Pix “Round Tuit!” (Get Around to It!) Online Education Program, helping people during quarantine with classes priced for free or $1.99 to organize family photos and learn about their family history with the help of the world’s most respected historians, genealogists, and educators. The series is hosted by Daniel Earl and will be broadcast live each... Read More
Sony establishes $100 million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund News 

Sony establishes $100 million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund

Sony Corp. announced the establishment of the “Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19,” a $100 million fund to support those around the world affected by the COVID-19 virus. Sony will provide support in three areas: assistance for those individuals engaged in frontline medical and first responder efforts to fight the virus, support for children and educators who must now work... Read More
Likepro releases 7ideo 1.0 for iOS New Products Updates 

Likepro releases 7ideo 1.0 for iOS

Likepro LC announced the release and immediate availability of 7ideo 1.0, the company’s new camera app developed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch. 7ideo (pronounced seven-ideo) allows anyone to smoothly control color, focus, zoom, speed, and profile switching during video recording. Instantly create and share uniquely looking videos. Targeted consumers are social media creators, major focus towards TikTok,... Read More
Hasselblad updates Phocus desktop and mobile apps Updates 

Hasselblad updates Phocus desktop and mobile apps

Hasselblad updated Phocus image-processing software for the desktop. Phocus 3.5 introduces a new Defringe Tool for purple or green fringe removal in high contrast transitions, improved contrast and brightness adjustments, plus the addition of Luma Mode to the Curves Tool for better control of luminosity, as well as upgraded processing performance. Luma Mode was added to the Curves Tool, providing... Read More
Adorama selected as finalist in six categories of the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Events Promotions 

Adorama selected as finalist in six categories of the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Adorama  was selected as a Shorty Award Finalist in six categories for its AdoramaTV YouTube channel and various Instagram campaigns. The Shorty Awards, now in its 12th year, were the first award show to honor social media influencers and campaigns. Adorama is a finalist in the following categories: Best Overall YouTube Presence: AdoramaTV Best in Influencer & Celebrity Instagram Campaign: Top Photographer Challenge with Nigel... Read More
Tamron USA preparing educational, inspirational content  for stay-at-home photographer Events News Promotions 

Tamron USA preparing educational, inspirational content for stay-at-home photographer

Tamron USA will launch a wealth of video content over the next four weeks to help photo enthusiasts continue to hone their craft even while staying at home during the Coronavirus pandemic. Tamron is working with local retailers to present online seminars as well as a slew of new educational and inspirational content from the at-home studios of the Tamron... Read More
Fujifilm launches “Students of Storytelling” contest Events Photo contests 

Fujifilm launches “Students of Storytelling” contest

FUJIFILM North America Corp. launched the Fujifilm “Students of Storytelling” contest, allowing full or part-time US college students who are interested in photography to enter to win up to $3,000 worth of FUJIFILM gear. “Everyone has a story to tell and we want to help tell it,” said Victor Ha, director of marketing, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging Division.... Read More
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