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Horn Photo sells to Teamshares, adds employee owners Acquisitions Feature News 

Horn Photo sells to Teamshares, adds employee owners

Fresno, Calif-based camera specialty store Horn Photo is 10% employee-owned after owners Stan and Shelley Grosz sold the business to Teamshares, a fintech company focusing on purchasing small businesses from retiring owners and working to keep all employees by providing equity in the business. Horn Photo is the 57th small business to use Teamshares to transition to an employee-owned business... Read More
Creating the digital inkjet printing market, with John Doe, JONDO Feature Marketing New Products Podcasts 

Creating the digital inkjet printing market, with John Doe, JONDO

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with John Doe, the owner of JONDO. In this interview, Doe talks about the early days of high-quality digital inkjet printing, inventing “giclee,” and bringing digital photography into fine-art printing. JONDO is a print-on-demand mass manufacturer of home decor and art products with standardized production facilities. The company has more than 30 years of experience making high-quality... Read More
Five ways to protect printed photos Feature News 

Five ways to protect printed photos

Digital and mobile photography may have taken the world by storm, but print photographs will never lose their appeal. Some still choose to have their electronic images physically reproduced. Besides being tactile, a physical photo can leave longer-lasting memories and a stronger sense of nostalgia—whether tucked somewhere in the attic or displayed prominently on your living room wall. There’s just... Read More
Professional photography industry statistics of 2021 and trends for 2022 Feature Market research 

Professional photography industry statistics of 2021 and trends for 2022

If you are looking to become a professional photographer or boost your career, looking at past photography trends and predictions for the industry’s future is an excellent starting point. To successfully navigate the professional photography industry in 2022, it’s crucial that you understand which types of photography have become more, and less, popular. A good indicator of what kind of... Read More
2022 could be a rough year for silver-halide materials Feature News 

2022 could be a rough year for silver-halide materials

Just as film photography is gaining in popularity among young photographers, the prospect of product shortages and price hikes is putting a damper on expectations. Recently, Fujifilm Imaging Systems Co., Ltd. announced substantial price hikes for photo film, color paper and chemicals, citing “the recent rise in raw material prices, transportation costs, etc., as well as the decline in demand... Read More
A quick guide to successful brand positioning Feature News Tips and tricks 

A quick guide to successful brand positioning

Brand positioning is critical if you want your company to stand out in a saturated market, establish a solid following, and become a leader in your field. When you want to create a brand successfully, you should know the strategic importance of brand positioning, which determines the framework that your company will follow through visual design, brand experience, and communication.... Read More
Leadership lessons in a family business and beyond, with Claudia Dencer, Leonard’s Photography Feature Podcasts 

Leadership lessons in a family business and beyond, with Claudia Dencer, Leonard’s Photography

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Claudia Dencer, executive vice president and general manager of Leonard’s Photography, St. Augustine, FL. Dencer talks about growing up in the third generation of the family photography business and how the business has changed and has adapted to massive changes. She also describes the leadership skills she has learned. Leonard’s Photography has a 36,000-square-foot production facility, with approximately 250 employees,... Read More
SPAC 2022 kicks off the year with successful convention Events Feature 

SPAC 2022 kicks off the year with successful convention

After a year absence, the SPAC volume photography conference returned to an in-person program Jan. 26-29, 2022, at the customary South Point Hotel & Casino Conference Center. Under the theme of “Family Reunion,” the event drew nearly 1,000 attendees and vendors for a new golf outing, educational sessions, hands-on training, hospitality suites and a two-day trade show. The following video... Read More
Getty Images, Stand Together announce inaugural grant recipients for HBCUs Feature News 

Getty Images, Stand Together announce inaugural grant recipients for HBCUs

Getty Images, in partnership with the Getty Family and Stand Together, a philanthropic community tackling some of the biggest challenges of our times, today announced the recipients of the inaugural Getty Images Photo Archive Grant for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The $500,000 grant will support the photo digitization of up to 200,000 archival photos from Claflin University, Jackson... Read More
10 steps to jumpstarting your holiday preparations Feature Marketing Tips and tricks 

10 steps to jumpstarting your holiday preparations

Guest post by Elizabete Smite, Content Marketing Specialist at Printful This will be a holiday season like no other. With more people shifting to online shopping, it’s predicted ecommerce will reach its first trillion-dollar year of sales. As an ecommerce store owner, this means new potential customers and the opportunity to grow your online business this holiday season. It also... 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