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
UPGRD adds personalization tool for photo labs New Products 

UPGRD adds personalization tool for photo labs

UPGRD, the Finnish technology company serving the school photography market with background-replacement tech, has launched a new service for photo labs looking to expand services. The UPGRD Art Store lets labs set up dedicated sites where customers can upload a photo and UPGRD’s automated background removal tool isolates the subject. Seasonal artwork can be added quickly, and then the file... Read More
Printful expands in Barcelona, expands in Australia News 

Printful expands in Barcelona, expands in Australia

  Throughout the next 18 months, Printful plans to invest 1 million euros into its Barcelona fulfillment center, which opened in May. The 19,350 square-foot facility is Printful’s sixth global fulfillment center and serves the Western European market. Europe is Printful’s second-largest market, and the company’s sales in Spain have tripled in the past year, the company says. Printful anticipates... Read More
Canon announces the full-frame Canon EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, lenses, printer New Products 

Canon announces the full-frame Canon EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, lenses, printer

Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced a bevy of new full-frame mirrorless products, including the next-generation bodies, the EOS R5 and EOS R6.  The EOS R5 is a camera designed for professional applications featuring a 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and uncropped 8K video recording up to 29.97 fps. The EOS R6 is geared towards advanced amateurs featuring a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K... Read More
GoPro HERO8 Black now works as an HD webcam Updates 

GoPro HERO8 Black now works as an HD webcam

GoPro, Inc. announced its flagship HERO8 Black camera now functions as a 1080p high-definition, wide-angle webcam with a beta-release firmware update. Users must also install the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility to use their camera as a webcam. The GoPro Webcam desktop utility is currently available for Mac OS users with support for Windows is in development. “GoPro is bringing... Read More
Adventure Photos founder joins Capturelife to drive Latin American growth People on the Move 

Adventure Photos founder joins Capturelife to drive Latin American growth

Capturelife Inc. appointed Vincent van den Berg, former founder of Adventure Photos, joins Capturelife as Head of Business Development for Latin America. van den Berg’s professional photography career spans 20 years working with major brands in the cruise, resort, and attractions industries. After moving to Mexico in 2007, Vincent joined The Adventures Group, a leader in adventure tours and services. At... Read More
ShootProof moves its staff to a work from anywhere model News 

ShootProof moves its staff to a work from anywhere model

Gallery software provider ShootProof announced a distributed, flexible work model. The work-from-anywhere model removes traditional workplace requirements, empowering team members to work wherever they are most effective. “Our employees have inspired me as we have adapted tremendously since becoming a distributed, virtual team,” said Steve Marshall, CEO. “We are gaining momentum, and team members are finding creative ways to prioritize... Read More
Hohem debuts iSteady Pro 3, action camera gimbal stabilizer for GoPro 8 New Products 

Hohem debuts iSteady Pro 3, action camera gimbal stabilizer for GoPro 8

Hohem released a third-generation action-camera gimbal iSteady Pro 3, designed specifically for action cameras. The $89 iSteady Pro 3 is designed for most action cameras in the market, such as GoPro Hero 8/7/6/5/4/3, DJI OSMO Action, Insta360 one R, SONY RX0, YI cam, Xiaomi Mijia, SJCAM and other action cameras with similar size and weight, the company said. The device... Read More
Sony adds 12-24mm G Master lens with constant f/2.8 aperture New Products 

Sony adds 12-24mm G Master lens with constant f/2.8 aperture

Sony Electronics Inc. announced the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM (model SEL1224GM) large-aperture ultra-wide zoom lens. The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens extends the F2.8 range of Sony’s G Master series zoom lenses all the way from 12mm to 200mm and at 12mm, offers the world’s widest range of zoom at F2.8. At this focal length, it is possible to emphasize distance and... Read More
Excire Foto AI-based photo management software released in the United States New Products News 

Excire Foto AI-based photo management software released in the United States

  Excire Inc. has released Excire Foto, an AI-based photo management tool. According to a company announcement, “Excire Foto automatically analyzes and tags the photos in a user’s collection, with keywords. Whether the photos are from a beach vacation or a family celebration, Excire Foto AI finds the photos in a flash and brings the otherwise hidden photo-treasures to light.” “This... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of July 4 Earnings reports News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of July 4

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. App news and... 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
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