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Shooting products for your e-commerce website the right way  Feature News Tips and tricks 

Shooting products for your e-commerce website the right way 

About 75% of online shoppers state that pictures significantly influence their purchasing decisions, according to a recent e-commerce photography report by Weebly. It means that if your marketplace listings or e-commerce site doesn’t have properly-photographed images of your product, or doesn’t have any pictures at all; you’re putting off a lot of potential customers. So why are these photos so... Read More
Tips on taking photos of art work to highlight its beauty Feature Tips and tricks 

Tips on taking photos of art work to highlight its beauty

Taking great photos is an art. There’s so much adjusting that needs to be done when taking various types of subjects. From landscapes to print advertisements, portraits, and one of the most challenging and delicate, artworks. When you’re taking photos of artwork, you have to respect the effort that the artist put into making every detail of the piece precise... Read More
GFCrew adds media credentials to boost member access Feature News 

GFCrew adds media credentials to boost member access

A major challenge for many independent sports photographers is getting access to sidelines. Understandably, high-school athletic directors and youth sports leagues are careful who is on-field during games. At the very least, there are liability concerns. With everything else going before a sporting event, providing access passes to photographers is not a priority. That’s one reason why GFCrew, the new... Read More
Crown Camera gets new life from photo and video services Feature News Opinion 

Crown Camera gets new life from photo and video services

When a camera store goes out of business, the loss can leave a big hole in a community. That’s the case when Redding, Calif., institution Crown Camera announced its closure after more than 60 years in the business. Eighty-five-year old founder Gary Engell chose to close down the retail store but the services side of the business lives on as... Read More
Visual 1st attracts imaging industry leaders Events Feature 

Visual 1st attracts imaging industry leaders

Visual 1st, the annual Silicon-Valley imaging conference for industry leaders and upstarts, once again brought together a worldwide audience for a day-and-a-half executive conference. The event, held Oct. 2-3 at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, addresses topics as far-reaching as artificial intelligence and as every day as printing. As with most conferences, the real meat of the event... Read More
New from photobook.ai labs: progressive book builder and hope for abandoned projects Feature Sponsored post Updates 

New from photobook.ai labs: progressive book builder and hope for abandoned projects

Progressive Book Builder For those of you who have evaluated our demo mobile apps, you would have found that you often had to wait 45-60 seconds for the photos to be analyzed and your photobook to be built. This is sometimes as long as three minutes. That’s a thing of the past now. We have spent the better part of... Read More
Visual 1st brings AI, AR, computational photography and more to light in 14 days! Events Feature 

Visual 1st brings AI, AR, computational photography and more to light in 14 days!

Visual 1st, the executive conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, will bring AI, AR, computational photography, and the future of digital cameras to the center stage, Oct. 3-4, at the Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, Calif. The conference offers three key sessions for innovative entrepreneurs and strategic thinkers: 1. Developing and Leveraging Next-Gen AI... Read More
PBS launches family history TV show, “Family Pictures USA” Feature News Opinion 

PBS launches family history TV show, “Family Pictures USA”

“Family Pictures USA”, a new PBS television show, that “explores neighborhoods and cities through the lens of the family photo album.” Hosted by artist and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, and with major support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), this national series “seeks to expand the understanding of American history, diversity and shared values through family photos in the... Read More
Talking kiosks with Kodak Moments’ Michael Graham Feature News Opinion 

Talking kiosks with Kodak Moments’ Michael Graham

Kodak Moments, the consumer-focused brand from Kodak Alaris, recently introduced the smaller footprint M1 photo kiosk. In spite of the rather snarky media writeups, the photo kiosk business is still viable for retailers looking to offer a low-cost, self-service option. Despite all the changes since the 2012 bankruptcy of Eastman Kodak Co. and subsequent spin-off of Kodak Alaris as the... Read More
The elephant in the room: Data security and privacy in the photo industry Feature News Opinion 

The elephant in the room: Data security and privacy in the photo industry

There isn’t an industry today that hasn’t been affected by cybersecurity and data privacy; as recently as this week, CafePress was reportedly affected by a breach. There have even been examples of cameras being hijacked by ransomware attacks. And industry members don’t need any reminder of the havoc caused by the well-known PNI Media and Colorado Timberline breaches. Mike Watkinson,... Read More
CEWE sees sales increase for first half of 2019, lauds WhiteWall contribution Earnings reports Feature News Opinion 

CEWE sees sales increase for first half of 2019, lauds WhiteWall contribution

Leading European photo personalization service CEWE Foundation & Co. KGaA announced first-half sales increased 7.6 percent, with the core photofinishing segment growing 11.3% to 200.8 million euros and CEWE Photobook sales increasing by 8.3% to 2.57 million copies sold. The company management also added that acquisition of WhiteWall, the premium wall-art specialist, is on pace to contribute meaningfully to the company.... Read More
Guest post: How to store old photos and preserve precious memories Feature Opinion 

Guest post: How to store old photos and preserve precious memories

Guest post by Wendy Dessler Each year, over 1 trillion photos are taken around the world. Usually, these pictures are created to freeze a special moment in time. For most people, finding a way to preserve these memories is the main concern. There are a number of tools on the market designed to help photography enthusiasts with their photo storage... Read More
Photo Finale adds Rite Aid to client roster Feature News Press releases 

Photo Finale adds Rite Aid to client roster

Rite Aid Photo signals reinvigoration of photo category McLean, Va – Photo Finale, the leader in white-label photo e-commerce services, announced Rite Aid Corp., the Camp Hill, Pa-based national drugstore chain, has launched its online photo service on the Photo Finale platform. Customers can now order prints, canvas, photo books, gifts and much more at photo.riteaid.com.  Rite Aid is one... Read More
Blast from the Past: Visit the Photo/Image News Network archives Feature Market research Marketing News 

Blast from the Past: Visit the Photo/Image News Network archives

Through the generosity of Chris Lydle, the archives of the former Photo/Imaging News Network (P/INN) website is now archived on the Dead Pixels Society. Click here to relive the heyday of the early digital photography era, when HP was interested in photo specialty dealers, when digital cameras ruled and when cell phones were mostly used for phone calls. (Some links... Read More
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