PI CONNECT Imaging conference updates speakers, sessions News 

PI CONNECT Imaging conference updates speakers, sessions

Pro Imaging CONNECT, the executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, has announced additional speakers for its free Worldwide Photo Imaging Market Trends virtual conference starting tomorrow. Entrepreneur Matt Sweetwood will lead off the event at 11 a.m. EST with a motivational address, “Successful Business is All About You.” Sweetwood, currently the CEO and co-Founder of Insurious, has more than 30... Read More
Professional Photographers of America unveils improved equipment insurance News 

Professional Photographers of America unveils improved equipment insurance

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) announced improvements to their PhotoCare equipment insurance, giving member photographers robust protection against costly repair and replacement fees. The improved insurance now includes: Full replacement value of stolen or damaged equipment Flat deductibles for repairs and replacements of photography gear like cameras, lenses, lighting set-ups, and computer hardware With up to $15,000 in total coverage,... Read More
CIPA: Cameras bouncing back after 2020 disaster Market research News 

CIPA: Cameras bouncing back after 2020 disaster

After an abysmal 2020, the Japanese camera manufacturers are reporting the first quarter of 2021 is showing signs of life. According to CIPA, the Japanese camera manufacturer association, interchangeable lens cameras almost doubled shipments in March shipments, compare to last year. For the quarter, ILCs are up 18 percent in volume and 48 percent in value compared to the same... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Serving independent school photographers with Mike Limbach, Studio Source Yearbooks Opinion Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Serving independent school photographers with Mike Limbach, Studio Source Yearbooks

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with  Mike Limbach, the founder of Studio Source Yearbooks. In this podcast, Limbach talks about how the business was started 10 years ago, what market niche it serves, and how its services are prioritized for independent school photographers who are competing with much bigger competitors. Studio Source Yearbooks helps independent school photographers stay independent with a five-day turnaround time, competitive prices,... Read More
Emotion Photography graduates from Founder Institute Silicon Valley News 

Emotion Photography graduates from Founder Institute Silicon Valley

Emotion Wedding Photography, the new wedding photo startup co-founded by Australian serial entrepreneur Michael Warshall, has recently graduated from the Founders Institute Silicon Valley, completing a grueling 32-week program. Warshall co-founded the venture with Vittorio Natoli Emotion is part of FI’s Select Portfolio, a designation given to the top 2% of graduates from the pre-seed startup accelerator. These graduates have... Read More
OPPO introduces microscopic magnification in its latest camera smartphones News 

OPPO introduces microscopic magnification in its latest camera smartphones

Global smartphone company OPPO announce a microscopic lens on a smartphone called “Microlens.” The lens, which magnifies subjects 30 times optically, and 60 times with hybrid magnification, makes its debut on the OPPO Find X3 Pro. “OPPO has always broken barriers when it comes to smartphone cameras, with several ‘firsts’ to our name. Microscopic imaging was a natural step in smartphone... Read More
IDC: Smartphone recovery continues with shipments up 25.5% in the first quarter of 2021 News 

IDC: Smartphone recovery continues with shipments up 25.5% in the first quarter of 2021

The pace of recovery for the smartphone market accelerated in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21) with 25.5% year-over-year shipment growth. According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped nearly 346 million devices during the quarter. The strong growth came from all regions with the greatest gains coming from China and... Read More
USPS announces infrastructure enhancements News 

USPS announces infrastructure enhancements

As part of its 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability while maintaining service, the USPS announced network infrastructure investments ahead of the 2021 holiday season. These initiatives and investments include: An accelerated investment and procurement of 138 package processing sorters that will be operational ahead of the 2021 peak holiday season, with plans to purchase additional processing machines over the... Read More
Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announces Judges for 2021 Grants in Humanistic Photography News 

Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announces Judges for 2021 Grants in Humanistic Photography

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced the judges for its 2021 annual grants including the Eugene Smith Grant, Howard Chapnick Grant, and Eugene Smith Student Grant. Nicole Frugé, Director of Visuals for the San Francisco Chronicle, Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Michael Hamtil, Assistant Director of Multimedia at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Darcy... Read More
Enhanced version of Printbox Pro editor now available Updates 

Enhanced version of Printbox Pro editor now available

Enterprise photo product software company Printbox has updated its Printbox Pro Editor to include global settings, where photographers can set up rules, including bleeds, font type and size, spacing between pictures, and frame width, for a whole project at once. Additionally, the new version has even more efficient photo management, drag-and-drop functionality for entire spreadsheets, and project verification and sharing.... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of April 24 News People on the Move SDKs and APIs 

Industry Notes for the week of April 24

Pixster Photo Booths launches Chicago office Photo booth rental company Pixster Photo Booths announced the opening of their fifth location in Chicago, Ill. Founded in San Diego in 2012, Pixster has locations in Orange County, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Austin. People on the Move Canon U.S.A announces executive appointments Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced executive appointments and promotions, effective April 1, 2021: Brian... Read More
Polaroid announces compact instant camera, Polaroid Go New Products 

Polaroid announces compact instant camera, Polaroid Go

Polaroid launched e a new, compact instant camera today, the Polaroid Go. The $99.99 Polaroid Go measures 2.4 by 3.3 by 4.1 inches (HWD) and charges via USB. The camera resembles last year’s Polaroid Now, including an optical viewfinder, but it is smaller and uses a Go-format square-image film. The camera includes a selfie mirror and supports double exposures. Read More