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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.

Nikon releases the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 New Products 

Nikon releases the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2

Nikon Corp. released the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, a compact and lightweight prime lens compatible with full-frame FX-format mirrorless cameras. The new NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 compact prime lens will be available starting later this fall for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $299.95. The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 is a compact and lightweight, standard prime lens with a f/2... Read More
Free photo sharing platform Folio.ink is announced New Products 

Free photo sharing platform Folio.ink is announced

Folio.ink is a new startup allowing users to upload images and automatically create a polished photo gallery housed in a shareable URL—all without a login. There is no sign-in or membership required to use the free platform. “Folio.ink is a straightforward, elegant, design-based solution to a common problem, with tremendous potential,” says Michael Connors, founder of Folio.ink. “Think of it... Read More
Analysis: A stark future for photo trade shows Events Feature Opinion 

Analysis: A stark future for photo trade shows

The announcement this week of the cancellation of PhotoPlus Expo – coupled with last week’s cancellation of PRINTING United – brings to a head the ongoing concern of the future of the trade show format. After missing two consecutive years, it will be interesting to see in what form PhotoPlus returns in 2022. Up until cancellation, the show was still... Read More
Skylum announces Luminar Neo New Products 

Skylum announces Luminar Neo

Skylum revealed Luminar Neo, a new creative image editor driven by AI editing technologies to ship this winter. The company says the software will feature new relighting options, automatic removal of blemishes and distractions, background replacement, and mobile app image management. Early-bird pricing is available here and it will also be carried in both the Microsoft Store and macOS App Store.... Read More
Profoto debuts Profoto B10X and B10X Plus lights New Products 

Profoto debuts Profoto B10X and B10X Plus lights

Profoto introduced Profoto B10X and B10X Plus portable battery-powered strobe lights for photo and video. The lights are updates to the two-year-old B10 and B10 Plus lights, adding more power and new features. The continuous light output was increased 30% from 2500 lumen to 3250 lumens and the recycling speed is faster than the predecessors, the company said. The Profoto B10X... Read More
Photo Finale adds Collagewall display system News 

Photo Finale adds Collagewall display system

Photo Finale launched a new fulfilled product line: Collagewall. Collagewall is a hardboard or metal print display system allowing users to create and order their whole wall arrangement at once. The consumers choose the layout and add photos; after the order is placed, the mounted prints – complete with easy-to-use mounting hardware –  are shipped to the consumer. The product... Read More
PhotoPlus 2021 canceled Events 

PhotoPlus 2021 canceled

PHOTOPLUS Expo, billed as the “largest photo show in America,” has canceled its 2021 edition, which was scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Javitz Convention in New York City. Organizers cited COVID-19 concerns and company-imposed travel restrictions: “The cancellation of the live event is due to developments regarding the ongoing progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and related company-imposed travel... Read More
Facebook, Ray-Ban team up for camera-embedded glasses New Products 

Facebook, Ray-Ban team up for camera-embedded glasses

Despite the lack of success of Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles, Facebook has teamed up with Ray-Ban to launch Ray-Ban Stories, a $299 pair of “smart glasses” designed to capture photos and video. Ray-Ban Stories will be available for purchase in 20 style combinations online and in select retail stores in the US, as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy,... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Building a better photo-sharing service. with Tom Oswald, CEO of ClickASnap Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Building a better photo-sharing service. with Tom Oswald, CEO of ClickASnap

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Tom Oswald, CEO of U.K.-based photography site ClickASnap about the potential for monetizing photos with advertising, about building marketing tools within the platform, and how to compete with established players like Instagram. Clickasnap is a still-image hosting site that pays users for every view of their pictures. The site was launched in 2016 and today has more than ... Read More
Ricoh announces RICOH GR IIIx high-end compact camera New Products 

Ricoh announces RICOH GR IIIx high-end compact camera

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. announced the RICOH GR IIIx high-end digital compact camera featuring a newly developed 40mm-equivalent GR lens. The RICOH GR IIIx will be available in early October 2021 at the Ricoh website and select Ricoh Imaging-authorized retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $999.95. Unlike past GR-series models which featured a 28mm wide-angle, the... Read More
Google Photos expands print options, expands canvas offerings News 

Google Photos expands print options, expands canvas offerings

Google Photos is expanding printing options, bringing it in line with more traditional printing services. Previously, Google Photos would use its AI select 10 photos for its premium photo service or users could pick up 4×6, 5×7 and 8×10 prints at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart. New to Google Photos is a ship-to-home option in the United States, starting at $0.18... Read More
Xencelabs expands tablet product with Pen Tablet Small New Products 

Xencelabs expands tablet product with Pen Tablet Small

Xencelabs Technologies Ltd. announced Pen Tablet Small, a compact opaque tablet designed for a range of professional creative applications. The new device joins the recently launched Pen Tablet Medium as part of the new company’s rapidly expanding product line. The Pen Tablet Small is nearly 2/3 the size of the Medium. The Xencelabs Pen Tablet Small standard version is available... Read More