Dead Pixels Society podcast: 10,000 Headshots to offer free portraits to unemployed workers nationwide News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: 10,000 Headshots to offer free portraits to unemployed workers nationwide

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with the team behind 10,000 Headshots, the largest, single-day photo initiative to provide 10,000 unemployed Americans nationwide with a complimentary, professional headshot to include with their resumes and post to job sites. The event will be Wednesday, July 22. 10,000 Headshots is the brainchild of Tony Taafe, who co-founded Headshot Booker with renowned portrait photographer, Peter Hurley, national event photographer, Lauren... Read More
PI CONNECT imaging conference, Pro Imaging Golf move to 2021 Events 

PI CONNECT imaging conference, Pro Imaging Golf move to 2021

Pro Imaging CONNECT, the executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, has postponed its 2020 conference to April/May, 2021, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin, Texas. “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we were forced to postpone Pro Imaging CONNECT and Pro Imaging Golf until spring of 2021,” says Toren Prawdzik, conference organizer, and president, Photo EVO.  “Following discussions with the... Read More
Headshot Booker, SpotMyPhotos launch 10,000 Headshots project News 

Headshot Booker, SpotMyPhotos launch 10,000 Headshots project

On July 22, more than 200 photographers will create 10,000 professional headshots for unemployed Americans as part of a multi-company campaign billed as “the largest, single-day initiative of its kind to help put America back to work.” Headshot Booker has teamed-up with retail real estate giant Brookfield Properties to create pop-up photo studios at 165 locations in all 50 states.... Read More
Japan’s Plaza Create launches photobook app News 

Japan’s Plaza Create launches photobook app

Tokyo-based Plaza Create Co. Ltd. has launched a photobook app under its “Digipri” online printing service brand for about 100 yen per 24-page book. “Digipri Photobook” offers two types of books: “Raku-Raku Course”, which is photo-based, and “Yokubari Course”, which is template-driven. Users can choose from more than 40 templates. “Beauty Correction,” shown in the picture here, is included as... Read More
NRF chief economist says pandemic recession could be easing but ‘no one has a crystal ball’ Market research News 

NRF chief economist says pandemic recession could be easing but ‘no one has a crystal ball’

The economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic was officially declared a recession, but National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said the key question is how long it will last. “Will this recession be briefer than earlier recessions?” Kleinhenz said. “No one has a crystal ball. And just as it can take months to be certain a recession... Read More
Nikon adds Audrey Woulard and Jide Alakija to Ambassador program News 

Nikon adds Audrey Woulard and Jide Alakija to Ambassador program

Nikon Inc. announced the additions of Jide Alakija and Audrey Woulard to its Ambassador Program. The Nikon Ambassador Program unites some of the most versatile and influential voices in the photography community, joined by a commitment to educate and inspire, while making significant contributions to modern photography and filmmaking, the company said. Audrey Woulard is a Chicago-based photographer and educator,... Read More
Ricoh launches RICOH360 Tours virtual platform News 

Ricoh launches RICOH360 Tours virtual platform

Ricoh launched “RICOH360 Tours” worldwide, which allows visitors to show off homes and schools remotely using virtual reality tours. Ricoh is expanding its 360-degree image data services business outside of Japan and the United States, where it has been offering these services for the past several years via www.ricohtours.com. Ricoh aims to achieve 300,000 users globally by the end of... Read More
Adorama debuts Summer Nights Photography Challenge News 

Adorama debuts Summer Nights Photography Challenge

Adorama announced its fourth Create No Matter What Challenge: Summer Nights, a nighttime photography contest. Revealed by photographer Pye Jirsa, the Summer Nights challenge asks entrants to explore astrophotography, nighttime cityscapes, or even nighttime portraits and submit their best images for a chance to win. One grand prize winner will receive a Nikon Z6 camera package worth more than $3,000, and three runners-up will... Read More
Fujifilm announces big firmware update for GFX System Updates 

Fujifilm announces big firmware update for GFX System

FUJIFILM North America Corp. announced the availability of an important firmware update for the GFX System, providing additional capabilities to each GFX System digital camera for photography and for videography, including 4K RAW video support for the FUJIFILM GFX100. For Video: Firmware Update Supports GFX 100 4K 16:9 RAW video output via HDMI This new firmware update will allow the... Read More
Nikon announces the 38th Nikon Photo Contest News 

Nikon announces the 38th Nikon Photo Contest

Nikon announces the 38th international Nikon Photo Contest; for instructions for how to apply, as well as to view the 2018-2019 Nikon Photo Contest winning submissions please visit https://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/. Since the Nikon Photo Contest was first held in 1969, more than 440,000 photographers have submitted more than 1.71 million images. Last year, approximately 33,000 photographers from 170 countries and regions... Read More
Venus Optics unveiled the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens New Products 

Venus Optics unveiled the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens

Venus Opticsunveiled the new Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens, the world’s widest rectilinear lens for full-frame cameras. Venus Optics have been designing ultra-wide angle lenses with outstanding optical performance and their 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is currently the world’s widest zoom lens for full-frame cameras. The Laowa 9mm lens can also focus as close as 4.72” (12cm) measuring from subject... Read More
Apple Design Awards honors Darkroom app from Bergen Co. News 

Apple Design Awards honors Darkroom app from Bergen Co.

Darkroom, from Bergen Co., was one of eight apps recognized by Apple Inc. with an Apple Design Award. The announcement said: “Darkroom is a powerful photo and video editor whose interface is as beautiful as it is easy to use. It delivers great performance with super-intuitive controls and a layout that both casual and pro photographers can truly appreciate. With... Read More
AKASO releases Brave 7 LE Action Camera New Products 

AKASO releases Brave 7 LE Action Camera

AKASO released the Brave 7 LE action camera featuring an IPX7 water-resistant design, designed specifically for vloggers. The $139.99 Brave 7 LE features dual screens for easy selfie-shooting, 4K30FPS video, 20MP photos, gimbal-like 6-axis stabilization. The camera also includes WiFi and HDMI and integrates with the free AKASO GO iPhone and Android app. The AKASO Brave 7 LE also comes with... Read More
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