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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.

Sue Bryce Education/Portrait Masters acquired by Emerald’s Photo Group Acquisitions 

Sue Bryce Education/Portrait Masters acquired by Emerald’s Photo Group

Sue Bryce Education and The Portrait Masters have joined Rangefinder + WPPI and PHOTOPLUS as part of Emerald’s Photo Group. The acquisition adds two successful online education platforms and an intimate annual conference and tradeshow to Emerald’s photography brands, the company said. Photographer and educator Sue Bryce co-founded Sue Bryce Education (SBE) in 2015 with partners Aaron Andersen, Craig Swanson and... Read More
In Memoriam: Bill Strain News 

In Memoriam: Bill Strain

William Edward “Bill” Strain, age 60, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Olive Branch, Mississippi, passed away unexpectedly at home April 3, 2021. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on July 9, 1960, son of Claude Edward and Billie Jeanne (Treado) Strain. He graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, with the class of 1978, then continued... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Camera hardware technology and trends, with Drew Cicala, co-owner, Lensrentals Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Camera hardware technology and trends, with Drew Cicala, co-owner, Lensrentals

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with  Drew Cicala, co-owner of Lensrentals, one of North America’s largest photography rental companies. Cicala talks about what is driving the rental market, the challenge of keeping up with the latest technology, and what keeps customers coming back. Founded in 2006 by Roger Cicala, Lensrentals is the largest online rental provider for photography, videography, and lighting equipment and... Read More
Photo industry association PIV supports partnership of IFA and Berlin Photo Week Events 

Photo industry association PIV supports partnership of IFA and Berlin Photo Week

IFA Berlin, the industry event for consumer electronics and home appliances, is adding the Imaging category to its product portfolio this year, thanks to its new and exclusive partnership with Berlin Photo Week. The collaboration has now been joined by Photo Industry Association PIV, which represents leading global brands from across the imaging industry. The partnership will be a showcase... Read More
Rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith prevails against Warhol Estate in copyright flap News 

Rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith prevails against Warhol Estate in copyright flap

Two pop-culture giants battled over the copyright of a 1981 portrait of Prince… and the photographer won. A New York-based federal appeals court ruled last week pop artist Andy Warhol‘s 1984 paintings of Prince based on photographs by Lynn Goldsmith didn’t go far enough to transform the original portrait. The 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals sided with Goldsmith in her much-publicized lawsuit,... Read More
Suite 48a releases do-it-yourself video creation app report Market research 

Suite 48a releases do-it-yourself video creation app report

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) video creation apps – apps used by non-video professionals – are a powerful driver behind the current surge in sharing and in viewing of user-generated videos, according to a new study by Suite 48 Analytics. Under the hood, AI-based innovations are enabling this new generation of apps to overcome the traditional dilemma of creative power versus ease of... Read More
Shigetaka Komori, Fujifilm chairman, to step down in June People on the Move 

Shigetaka Komori, Fujifilm chairman, to step down in June

Fujifilm Holdings Corp. announced Shigetaka Komori, the visionary leader who successfully managed the transition of the company’s business from primarily photographic film to healthcare and graphic arts, announced he will step down as chairman and chief executive in June. Komori, 81, will take a new role as the chief adviser while Teiichi Goto becomes CEO and Kenji Sukeno is the... Read More
CG Pro Prints launches national pro photographer promotion campaign Marketing News Promotions 

CG Pro Prints launches national pro photographer promotion campaign

CG Pro Prints, the professional output business of Circle Graphics, is campaigning to raise the value of professional photography to consumers. The company has launched an expansive Professional Photographer Billboard Project, fueled by a nationwide talent search, which will result in more than 100 billboards touting the reasons why a consumer should hire a professional photographer. The billboards go live... Read More
FamilyAlbum surpasses 10 million users worldwide Promotions 

FamilyAlbum surpasses 10 million users worldwide

mixi, Inc. announced its private six-year-old free photo-sharing app FamilyAlbum has surpassed 10 million users worldwide. FamilyAlbum is holding a special User Appreciation Campaign through April 18 featuring discounts on many of the original photo products. The company describes FamilyAlbum as an all-in-one resource for parents to share photos and videos of their children in a secure, invite-only album. With... Read More
Photo Prints+ now available in Canada  New Products 

Photo Prints+ now available in Canada 

Autopilot Print announced the Canadian release of its photo printing app Photo Prints+, called Photo Prints+ in Canada. The Photo Prints+ brand has primarily been known for convenient one-hour photo printing, but this initial Canadian release is focused on home delivery of photo prints, canvas prints, framed prints, photo posters and photo magnets. Photo Prints+ is available in Canada for iPhone and... Read More
Mimeo Photos launches iOS, iPadOS app News 

Mimeo Photos launches iOS, iPadOS app

Mimeo Photos launched its app for iOS and iPadOS. Mimeo Photos’ users can now create their photo projects directly from a iPhone or iPad device.  “The ease of taking photos and then printing directly from your iPhone or iPad is a gamechanger for our customers,” said Sean Doherty, General Manager of Mimeo Photos. “The phone is such an integral part... Read More
CyberLink updates PhotoDirector 365 for macOS, includes Shutterstock integration New Products 

CyberLink updates PhotoDirector 365 for macOS, includes Shutterstock integration

CyberLink Corp. announced the first macOS release of PhotoDirector 365, CyberLink’s flagship subscription-based photo-editing software for content creators, enthusiasts, and professional users. With the addition of PhotoDirector 365 Mac, CyberLink now have access to both PowerDirector and PhotoDirector subscription versions on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Chromebook. The new PhotoDirector 365 Mac comes with free and unlimited access to an... Read More
Ricoh announces PENTAX K-3 Mark III flagship DSLR camera New Products 

Ricoh announces PENTAX K-3 Mark III flagship DSLR camera

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. announced the PENTAX K-3 Mark III, the flagship model in its APS-C format digital SLR camera series. The PENTAX K-3 Mark III incorporates a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 25.73 effective megapixels. A newly developed, high-performance PRIME V imaging engine and new-generation accelerator unit delivers well-defined images with minimal noise, while retaining high-resolution reproduction at all... Read More