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Gary Pageau is principal of InfoCircle LLC, continuing his marketing communications career. InfoCircle LLC is a marketing and communications consulting firm, specializing in business-to-business markets. For nearly 25 years, he was with PMA International, serving most recently as Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the Association’s editorial department, marketing research unit, education and corporate relations department.

Fujifilm doubles number of X-Photographers News 

Fujifilm doubles number of X-Photographers

The Electronic Imaging Division of FUJIFILM North America Corp. introduced 16 new members join the current group of 16 X-Photographers, beginning their four-year terms on effectively on Nov. 1, 2020. In July, FUJIFILM North America Corporation rolled out several progressive updates to the program, creating more opportunities for photographers to get involved. “Over the past several months, we have made... Read More
Kodak Alaris takes out $50 million loan from UK pension fund News 

Kodak Alaris takes out $50 million loan from UK pension fund

Kodak Alaris, the marketer of Kodak film, kiosks, and Kodak Moments apps, has secured a three-year $50 million credit facility from the U.K. Pension Protection Fund (PPF), according to Australia’s Inside Imaging. The move was made just weeks before PPF becomes a part-owner of the business through the acquisition of the failing Kodak Pension Plan (KPP2). The $50 million is... Read More
Insta360 launches Insta360 ONE X2 with 5.7K 360 video New Products 

Insta360 launches Insta360 ONE X2 with 5.7K 360 video

Insta360 launched the Insta360 ONE X2, a pocket-sized camera offering improved stabilization, 5.7K 360 video, IPX8 waterproofing, a 360-touch display, and a range of AI-powered editing features. Insta360 ONE X2 is available to order today via Insta360.com and select retailers worldwide. The Insta360 ONE X2 offers four ways to shoot: 360, Steady Cam, InstaPano and MultiView. With 5.7K 360-degree capture, the... Read More
Nikon launches $49.95 week-long Nikon Z 5 test-drive program New Products Promotions 

Nikon launches $49.95 week-long Nikon Z 5 test-drive program

Nikon USA is trying to put its full-frame Nikon Z 5 mirrorless camera in the hands of more people with a new weeklong trial/rental program. The Z 5 Test Drive rental program is available at approximately 140 retail locations. Through the program, customers can rent a Nikon Z 5 and NIKKOR Z 24-50mm lens kit from a participating retailer for... Read More
Epson debuts first roll-to-roll resin signage printers News 

Epson debuts first roll-to-roll resin signage printers

Epson America expanded its presence in the signage market with the introduction of the SureColor R-Series. The 64-inch SureColor R5070 and SureColor R5070L  have six-color resin ink to deliver prints on a variety of substrates with consistent, repeatable color, the company says. The new printers deliver output ready for immediate lamination at speeds up to 290 square feet per hour. Both printers feature... Read More
Google Photos adds monthly subscription, retail pick up at Walgreens News 

Google Photos adds monthly subscription, retail pick up at Walgreens

Google Photos is adding two more ways for consumers to print their photos, including a revival of its monthly print subscription service. Google Photos tested a $7.99 monthly 10-unit 4×6 cardstock photo subscription service earlier this year but discontinued in June. Google uses AI to choose the photos. In the newest service, the photos are still chosen by AI but... Read More
SANDMARC launches 1.55x anamorphic lens for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro New Products 

SANDMARC launches 1.55x anamorphic lens for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro

SANDMARC launched its second anamorphic lens with an even wider aspect ratio, expanding versatility for iPhone filmmakers. The SANDMARC 1.55x Anamorphic lens features a multi-element, multi-coated and anti-reflective glass, housed in an aluminum exterior material for keeping it lightweight for shooting yet durable. SANDMARC’s 1.55x Anamorphic Lens provides 2.75:1 wide aspect ratio enabling cinema-like videos for iPhone filmmakers, the company... Read More
Photobox launches “Invites, not presents” campaign News Promotions 

Photobox launches “Invites, not presents” campaign

UK photo site Photobox is launching a Christmas shopping campaign to encourage people to create printed gifts, according to the Campaign website. With references to calendars, canvases, and photobooks, the TV ad – which will run across Europe – describes photographs as “invites to more together time” and “the stories we’ve yet to make”. “We’ve seen the potency of our... Read More
Picanova announces Magnofix hanging system, will give away 1 million photo tiles New Products Promotions 

Picanova announces Magnofix hanging system, will give away 1 million photo tiles

Picanova has launched a giveaway of 1 million MIIXPIX photo tiles to promote its new Magnofix hanging system. The Magnofix is hanging system for MIXPIX 20x20cm photo tiles combining magnetic and adhesive strips. The Magnofix system – composed of two magnetic strips with adhesive backs – allows the user to move tiles easily. One strip adheres to a tile and... Read More
Ricoh launches Ricoh GR II Street Edition, provides update on PENTAX K-3 Mark III flagship News 

Ricoh launches Ricoh GR II Street Edition, provides update on PENTAX K-3 Mark III flagship

Ricoh announced the RICOH GR III Street Edition, a stand-alone model of the limited edition “RICOH GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit” with a dedicated genuine leather strap and external mini finder. The camera body has been treated with a metallic gray finish and accentuated with an orange-yellow ring encircling the lens barrel. The exterior finish features an elegantly... Read More
DxO unveils PhotoLab 4 New Products 

DxO unveils PhotoLab 4

DxO unveiled DxO PhotoLab 4, an update of its award-winning photo-editing software. This latest version features DxO DeepPRIME, a demosaicing and denoising technology based on artificial intelligence and trained with deep learning. DxO PhotoLab 4 also adds a new dynamic interface system called DxO Smart Workspace, adds a batch renaming feature, and creates a simpler workflow by adding a new... Read More
Zenfolio adds CMO News 

Zenfolio adds CMO

Zenfolio announced Jason Egnal joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Egnal will focus on expanding brand recognition, bringing new products to market, and driving revenue growth. An executive with experience at startups and global corporations, Egnal has guided companies from concept to market, launched multiple innovative products, and expanded businesses internationally. “The photography industry has evolved rapidly in the last... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Photo personalization trends with Ilze Folkmane, Printful Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Photo personalization trends with Ilze Folkmane, Printful

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Ilze Folkmane. communications manager, Printful,  about trends in consumer purchasing, how COVID-18 is affecting holiday shopping and product shipping and the keys to Printful’s growth. Printful is an on-demand order-fulfillment and warehousing service that fulfills and ships products including clothing, accessories, and home & living items for online businesses. The privately-held company has 1,100 employees in six... Read More
Manfrotto launches pro rechargeable batteries and chargers New Products 

Manfrotto launches pro rechargeable batteries and chargers

Vitec Imaging Distribution announced the first range of batteries and chargers under the Manfrotto brand in United States. The company says the li-ion batteries are built to withstand tough environments and extreme field conditions; each battery is injected with silicone giving them a shock-absorbing construction, superior circuit protection, and additional electrical insulation. They are drop-proof up to 9 feet. The... Read More
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