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PPA announces Grand Imaging Award Winner, World Photographic Cup finalists Events 

PPA announces Grand Imaging Award Winner, World Photographic Cup finalists

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) held the Grand Imaging Awards ceremony earlier this week at Imaging USA 2021. The overall Grand Imaging Award went to Shannon Squires-Toews, M.Photog, for her image “Perfectly Perched” in the Animal Portrait category. Her photograph was selected from more than 5,000 entries by a jury of 36 professional photographers. The Grand Imaging Awards encourage photographers... Read More
PRINTING UNITED Alliance, Idealliance intend to merge Events News 

PRINTING UNITED Alliance, Idealliance intend to merge

Printing industry organizations PRINTING United Alliance and Idealliance announced the intent to merge. The board of directors at each company have unanimously voted in favor of the merger. Last year, SGIA and PIA officially merged to become PRINTING United Alliance. This new venture with Idealliance will further support the association’s investment into the long-term success and fortitude of the industry.... Read More
CP+ 2021 announces online exhibition for 2021 Events News 

CP+ 2021 announces online exhibition for 2021

The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) announced it will hold CP+2021 ONLINE, a comprehensive camera and imaging exhibition, from Feb. 25 to Feb. 28, 2021. The archives will be on public view until Wednesday, March 31. CP+2021 was shifted to an online-only event but features organizer events, exhibitor events, and various seminars. CP⁺2021 organizer events include the live streaming... Read More
Printful announces free online conference for Jan. 21 Events 

Printful announces free online conference for Jan. 21

On-demand printing and warehousing company Printful is hosting its third Printful Threads online conference Jan. 21., 6–8 p.m. (PST). The theme of the conference is “How to Start Your Print-On-Demand Business.” The event is open to new eCommerce store owners as well as those with experience who want to brush up on​ the basics. Attendees will hear from successful business... Read More
SkyPixel, DJI call for entries for SkyPixel 6th anniversary aerial photo and video contest Events Photo contests 

SkyPixel, DJI call for entries for SkyPixel 6th anniversary aerial photo and video contest

DJI and SkyPixel announced details to its yearly SkyPixel Aerial Photo & Video Contest. Running from Dec. 18, 2020 to Feb. 18, 2021, this year’s contest introduces five new categories including Vlog, FPV, Showreel, Hometown, and Environment. Award will be announced March 18, 2021. This SkyPixel 6th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest consists of 11 categories in two formats, one in photography... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Dec. 12 Events News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Dec. 12

  Pro Photography Lifetouch reducing staff by 100 at Ontario, Ohio church directory plant  Lifetouch notified the State of Ohio the company will reduce permanently reduce staff by 100 persons by February 2021, at its Ontario, Ohio facility. The Shutterfly Lifetouch Church Business operations were severely impacted by COVID-19, the company said in a letter to the Ohio Department of Jobs... Read More
WPPI moves to August Events 

WPPI moves to August

WPPI 2021 dates have been rescheduled to Aug. 15-19, 2021, the Mirage Convention Center in Las Vegas, citing “on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the associated government restrictions and limitations on large gatherings and travel restrictions.” Last held in February 2020 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, WPPI was scheduled for March 7-11, 2021 at the Mirage. The statement is reproduced below:... Read More
Tamron USA free webinar series starting Jan. 7 Events 

Tamron USA free webinar series starting Jan. 7

Tamron USA, Inc. announces a new series of free weekly Tamron Pro Photographer Tech Webinars covering a variety of subject matter starting Jan. 7th. All the one-hour Thursday sessions include a Q&A chat with the photographer. January 7th, 7pm – 8pm ET Freezing Action: Sports Photography with Armando Flores Join Pro Photographer and Tamron Technical Representative Armando Flores for a... Read More
Entourage Yearbooks announces winners of 11th annual national yearbook contest Events 

Entourage Yearbooks announces winners of 11th annual national yearbook contest

Entourage Yearbooks announces winners of 11th annual national yearbook contest. Participants of the contest have told Entourage Yearbooks that the student designers have been motivated and inspired after seeing the end results, and have even included their participation on resumes. Grand Prize Overall Winner: NYOS Charter 2020 Yearbook Overall Yearbook High School Winners: 1st Place — NYOS Charter School 2020... Read More
In-person drupa postponed until 2024, virtual event to be held in 2021 Events 

In-person drupa postponed until 2024, virtual event to be held in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic claimed its second event this week, with the cancelation of the 2021 edition of drupa, the leading trade fair for the print industry. The next in-person event will be May 28 – June 7, 2024 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Prior to that, the organizers will offer “virtual.drupa”, a four-day digital event from April 20 – 23, 2021 during... Read More
Eugene Smith Fund hosting first-ever print sale Events 

Eugene Smith Fund hosting first-ever print sale

For the first time in its 41-year history, the W. Eugene SmithMemorial Fund will host an online print sale now through Dec. 14, 2020. The collection of prints was donated by past recipients, fellows, and finalists of the annual Smith Grant over the past 10 years. Prints from 58 internationally renowned photographers including Stephanie Sinclair, Ami Vitale, Nanna Heitman, Bharat... Read More
Koelnmesse cancels photokina “for the time being” Events News Opinion 

Koelnmesse cancels photokina “for the time being”

Koelnmesse, the organizer of the leading worldwide photo/imaging exhibition, photokina, has canceled the Cologne event “for the time being” after 70 years. The 2020 edition had already been canceled but dates for May 2022 were announced. It’s an ignoble end to the largest and, arguably, the most influential photo/imaging trade event. For most of its existence, photokina was held every... Read More
Popsa wins third overall at Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Awards Events News 

Popsa wins third overall at Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Awards

U.K.-based photo brand Popsa was ranked third in the 2020 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 – a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK – and achieved first in the software category. Popsa is a portfolio company of Pembroke VCT, the “venture capital trust focused on building the consumer brands of tomorrow.” Pembroke VCT first invested in... Read More
ViewSonic announces winners of the ColorPro Award 2020 global photography contest Events News 

ViewSonic announces winners of the ColorPro Award 2020 global photography contest

ViewSonic Corp., a provider of visual and educational solutions, organized the ColorPro Award 2020 Global Photography Contest in cooperation with four leaders in the creative industry – Blurb, Shoot the Frame (STF), Tinyspace, and TourBox – centered on the theme of kindness, so as to promote compassion and beauty through creativity. ViewSonic received more than 2,100 extraordinary photo entries from 18... Read More