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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.

Think Tank Photo debuts the Retrospective Backpack 15L for adventurers New Products 

Think Tank Photo debuts the Retrospective Backpack 15L for adventurers

Think Tank Photo debuted the Retrospective Backpack 15L designed for adventure travel photography. This classic-styled rucksack features rugged yet form-fitting canvas treated with DWR to repel the elements. A zippered security flap under the lid tucks away to provide rapid top access, while the back panel offers full access to your gear – including a 15-inch laptop. “The combination of photo... Read More
EFI’s debuts mid-volume roll-to-roll LED 3m and 5m printer line New Products 

EFI’s debuts mid-volume roll-to-roll LED 3m and 5m printer line

Electronics For Imaging is launching a new mid-range roll-to-roll printer line. The new EFI VUTEk D3r and D5r LED inkjet printers leverage many of the advanced capabilities from EFI’s highly successful VUTEk 3r+ and 5r+ printers, offering a mid-range solution for an even wider variety of high-value applications thanks to its combination of white and clear inks, as well as... Read More
Sony introduces GP-VPT2BT wireless shooting grip New Products 

Sony introduces GP-VPT2BT wireless shooting grip

Sony Electronics announced the GP-VPT2BT shooting grip with wireless remote commander, for different types of content creation ranging from vlogs to travel photography/videography. The $140 grip offers stability combined with cable-free connectivity and a reliable dust and moisture resistant design. The grip is compatible with a variety of Sony’s latest digital cameras, connecting via Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing creators to... Read More
Industry notes for the week of Jan. 18 News 

Industry notes for the week of Jan. 18

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet Photobox focuses on analytics to get full picture on customer experience, via diginomica The David’s Disposable app ‘develops’ your digital photos like throwback pics, via Daily Dot. Here’s how much some Kodak Alaris films have increased in price, via KosmoFoto People on the Move Emerald Expositions, parent of WPPI, names David Doft incoming Chief Financial Officer In Memoriam Gary Starkweather, the inventor of... Read More
Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends’ Alan Bullock to kick off Pro Imaging CONNECT program Events News 

Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends’ Alan Bullock to kick off Pro Imaging CONNECT program

Pro Imaging CONNECT, the new executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, announces Alan Bullock, associate director, Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends, will kick off the educational program with the informative session, “A Snapshot of the US Photo Printing & Imaging Market “, at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin Texas. The session is sponsored by Mediaclip. The session... Read More
photobook.ai launches Visual Intelligence for Sports at SPAC 2020 New Products Press releases SDKs and APIs 

photobook.ai launches Visual Intelligence for Sports at SPAC 2020

Visual Intelligence pioneer showcases SDK to sort through athlete galleries using Computer Vision AI Las Vegas, NV and Singapore: photobook.ai, developer of Visual Intelligence technologies, will be showcasing new Computer Vision AI toolkits developed specifically for the volume photography market at SPAC 2020 Jan. 22-25, 2020 in booth #308. SPAC is the annual School Photographers Association Convention held in Las... Read More
Leica Camera debuts the new Leica M10 Monochrom black-and-white camera New Products 

Leica Camera debuts the new Leica M10 Monochrom black-and-white camera

Leica Camera AG debuts the Leica M10 Monochrom, with a 40-megapixel black-and-white sensor. The ultra-high-resolution black-and-white sensor of the M10 Monochrom delivers images with natural sharpness and previously unrivaled resolution of details in all lighting conditions, the company says. At the same time, the new M10 Monochrom is the first black-and-white camera of the rangefinder system to offer a sensitivity... Read More
Kenko Tokina releases atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens New Products 

Kenko Tokina releases atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens

Kenko Tokina is releasing the $499 Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The lens is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats. The atx-m 85mm f1.8 FE lens features a clean design with high-quality optics housed in a beautifully anodized, semi-satin black metal lens barrel,... Read More
NRF says 2019 holiday sales were up 4.1 percent Market research News Press releases 

NRF says 2019 holiday sales were up 4.1 percent

Holiday retail sales during 2019 grew 4.1 percent over the same period in 2018 to $730.2 billion, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Online and other non-store sales were up 14.6 percent over the year before at $167.8 billion and are included in the total. “Having spent the last week with... Read More
Epson debuts industrial direct-to-garment printer New Products 

Epson debuts industrial direct-to-garment printer

Epson announced its first industrial direct-to-garment printer – the SureColor- F3070. Designed to provide low total cost of ownership (TCO) and reliability for exceptional performance and savings in high-production print shop environments, the SureColor F3070 is Epson’s first direct-to-garment printer to leverage dual printhead technology and a bulk ink pack system, providing remarkably low ink cost and minimized waste compared to... Read More
Shutterstock announces Top Creative Trends for 2020 Market research 

Shutterstock announces Top Creative Trends for 2020

Shutterstock Inc., a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today launched its ninth annual Creative Trends Report, identifying global and local trends that will influence design aesthetics and visual culture in 2020. According to eMarketer, growth in average daily time spent with video increased by 11% among users in 2018, making it the fastest-growing... Read More
PicMonkey announces “Shero” contest winners News People on the Move Photo contests 

PicMonkey announces “Shero” contest winners

PicMonkey, a leading image editing and design platform, announced the top ten and grand prize winners of its “Who’s Your Shero?” contest, which celebrates women entrepreneurs for their accomplishments and positive contributions to their communities. Out of hundreds of nominations, the grand prize was awarded to Hannah Kay Herdlinger, founder of Thread Talk, an online shop offering high-end blankets. A portion... Read More
Hasselblad launches XCD 4/45P lightweight medium-format lens New Products 

Hasselblad launches XCD 4/45P lightweight medium-format lens

Hasselblad launched the XCD 4/45P, the most lightweight and compact member of the XCD lens family, weighing only 320g (0.7 lbs) and measuring 47mm (1.85 in) deep.  “We’re extremely proud we could produce a lens with as high optical performance as the rest of our XCD lenses in such a compact form,” said Per Nordlund, Hasselblad Lead Optical Designer. The... Read More
NRF: Growing emphasis on convenience for today’s consumers Marketing Press releases 

NRF: Growing emphasis on convenience for today’s consumers

Today’s consumers increasingly prioritize convenience when it comes to purchases, and expect retailers to continue to offer innovative ways to save them time and effort, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation. “Time is a precious commodity for today’s consumers,” NRF Vice President for Research Development and Industry Analysis Mark Mathews said.... Read More
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