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The problem with privacy in photography Events Feature News Opinion 

The problem with privacy in photography

Why school photography has to look at cyber-security as a risk to the business When most photo-industry executives think about privacy, they think in terms of security breaches like Equifax, Wannacry, Google or Facebook (or, in our own industry, 500px, Animoto and more). The Dead Pixels Society recently spoke with Ken Taylor, a longtime security expert about the challenges facing... Read More
PicMonkey fetches new users with PicPuppy Feature Press releases 

PicMonkey fetches new users with PicPuppy

SEATTLE, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PicMonkey, the photo editing and graphic design platform, is set to expand its audience by launching pet-specific versions of its award-winning software. “Once we learned that over 60% of Instagram photos feature a puppy asleep in a food dish or a cat glaring at a baby, we began to think about expanding our total addressable market,” says... Read More
Glossy Finish launches GF Crew to provide profitable sports photo business model Feature News Opinion 

Glossy Finish launches GF Crew to provide profitable sports photo business model

The minds behind Glossy Finish are ready to share the secrets to their success. The Florida-based company, long considered one of the leaders in how to run a profitable sports photo business, has launched GFcrew, a community built around the sharing of the Glossy Finish business process. The Dead Pixels Society talked with Haim Ariav, CEO and founder, and Matt... Read More
Behind the product: New ProMaster XC-M tripods Feature New Products News 

Behind the product: New ProMaster XC-M tripods

The PRO Convention in Lincolnshire, IL, is one of the highlights of the spring conference season, as hundreds of dealers from around North America gather to learn, to network and to buy. One of the maxims of PRO is “What happens at PRO stays at PRO,” which enhances the value of the conference for members and affiliates. In recent years,... Read More
Is LED lighting ready for high-volume photography? Feature Opinion 

Is LED lighting ready for high-volume photography?

Is it time for the professional school and kids sports photographer to consider replacing their strobes with LED lighting? I was surprised to see the number of interested photographers at the recent SPAC 2019 conference seminar on “LED Lighting” for the school and kids sports photo industry.  Most of the photographers in attendance were interested in an alternative to the... Read More
Interview: Lisa McCabe, president of YesVideo Feature News 

Interview: Lisa McCabe, president of YesVideo

Since 1999, YesVideo has provided a wide array of media conversion services for consumers, beginning with transferring of videotapes and home movies to CD. Lisa McCabe, a 20-year veteran of the company who was named president last year, shared some insights into what has kept the company at the forefront of the market.  “Our mission, our guiding principle, over the... Read More
Here’s why Photobox is transitioning its marketing practices Feature News 

Here’s why Photobox is transitioning its marketing practices

UK online retailer Photobox Group has seen 10 consecutive years of sales growth, made several acquisitions and moved into a  new £20 million London headquarters, as reported in the Drum. Despite the growth, however, the company isn’t resting, especially when it comes marketing. According the article: “The personalized gifting company … recently underwent a “hard reset” of its marketing plans,... Read More
Instasize makes subscriptions a success, announce $14 million in revenue and 500,000 paid subs Feature News Opinion Press releases 

Instasize makes subscriptions a success, announce $14 million in revenue and 500,000 paid subs

Social photo editing app Instasize has turned a lot of heads recently, with its announcement of its burgeoning subscription revenues and user base. (See press release below). Recently, Forbes featured the company’s three founders – all with immigrant parents – who have found success in the rough and tumble world of photo apps. The Dead Pixels Society spoke with one... Read More
EMOTION Wedding Photography upends Australia business model with consumer-driven approach Feature News 

EMOTION Wedding Photography upends Australia business model with consumer-driven approach

In the transition from analog to the digital age, media-driven markets like photography experienced intense and rapid business-model changes. When the film-based business deteriorated, the barrier to entry lowered for photographers of all skill levels. What was not anticipated, however, was the change in behavior by brides, who are the primary customers of wedding photography. Brides are choosing, in greater... Read More
Analysis: Walmart acquires Art.com, adding to home palette Feature News Opinion 

Analysis: Walmart acquires Art.com, adding to home palette

Strategic win-win for Walmart acquisition of Art.com combining the strengths of art and commerce. Having worked with the Art.com team in merchandising and in product design, I have the utmost respect for their talented team, global acumen, and progressive technologies. It’s well noted that mining the proven expertise and consumer data around art commerce will prove fertile ground for product... Read More
Semi-Automated Selling Feature News 

Semi-Automated Selling

They are electronic photo products that are created by professionals and sold to customers through their phones and email which allows us to take advantage of some new selling techniques. Even though the production of the eProduct is a radical departure for some photographers, these new sales methods are very similar to the way we have sold photography for decades.  Read More
Insider Tip of the hat to The Print Refinery Feature Opinion 

Insider Tip of the hat to The Print Refinery

True confession: Even with photography being a personal passion of mine, I had not been inside of a photo retail business in years. Just like you, I wish I was more consistent with printing, archiving and sharing my photos and creating artistic projects with them. I recently made a trip to Bourbon Country (Derby hats, anyone?) in historic Louisville, Kentucky... Read More
A year of growth and success  Feature News Opinion 

A year of growth and success 

As the Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Giving Tuesday series of events cause ripples along the retail and e-commerce landscape, we’d also like to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Dead Pixels Society newsletter. What started as a way to keep in touch with friends and industry trends has grown into a respected news and opinion source. Our newsletter readership has grown to more than 400,... Read More
New Google Night Sight feature creates photos in near darkness Feature News Updates 

New Google Night Sight feature creates photos in near darkness

Google‘s Marc Levoy and Yael Pritch Knaan posted some sample images featuring the new low-light capabilities of the Pixel Camera. The results, shown above, continue the advancement of the HDR+ format to bring together multiple images to create one image. Night Sight is a new feature of the Pixel Camera app that lets you take sharp, clean photographs in very low... Read More
Edge Imaging looks to expand, to invest Feature Opinion 

Edge Imaging looks to expand, to invest

In recent months, there’s been a lot of investment and business activity in the school and events photography space. Lifetouch and Jostens have both found new owners and, north of the border, long-standing Canadian firm Edge Imaging announced in late October Walter Capital Partners made a “significant investment” in the company, with the intention of building the Burlington, Ontario, company... Read More
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