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Digital camera shipments down 50% from two years ago, according to CIPA Market research Opinion 

Digital camera shipments down 50% from two years ago, according to CIPA

The trend for digital cameras isn’t optimistic, according to CIPA, but may not account for action cams and other innovations The  Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has published a new graph showing the number of cameras shipped in February 2019 and the numbers aren’t trending well. According to the association, sales were down from January 2019 and had substantially decreased... Read More
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
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
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
Guest post: Four photography brands that are nailing their digital marketing News Opinion 

Guest post: Four photography brands that are nailing their digital marketing

In a digital age where consumers focus on the instant gratification of visuals and the attractive aesthetics of social media, photography brands have a head start against the rest. With a strong emphasis on imagery, an easily marketable product, and the ability to gather and utilize user-generated content for their own promotional gains, it’s not surprising that photography brands are... Read More
Let’s find the positive in camera sales Market research News Opinion Press releases 

Let’s find the positive in camera sales

It’s time for the annual CIPA report, which numerous tech blogs and analysts comb over to deduce the trends ailing the camera market. The news can be sobering, especially when leaders like Canon predict a 50-percent drop-off in camera sales within the next two years. On the bright side, the boom in the instant camera category shows there’s life in... Read More
Opinion: Shutterfly shakeup in wake of soft sales Earnings reports News Opinion 

Opinion: Shutterfly shakeup in wake of soft sales

Shutterfly Inc.‘s announcement of its fourth-quarter earnings shook up more than its investors, who dropped the company’s stock 13 percent by this morning. The board also announced the upcoming departure of CEO Christopher North, who shepherded the company for three years and orchestrated the purchase of Lifetouch Inc., and the formation of an exploratory committee to explore options for the company,... Read More
How AI is going to shake up the volume photography market Events Opinion Sponsored post 

How AI is going to shake up the volume photography market

Recently, the photobook.ai team had the opportunity to attend the Sports and Schools Annual Conference (SPAC) in Las Vegas, Nev. It was our first time attending the show, and we were impressed by the opportunity for artificial intelligence and, in particular, for facial recognition to reinvigorate the industry. It’s no secret the buy rates in the school and events industry... Read More
NEOMODERN challenges you with “The Fifty” Marketing Opinion 

NEOMODERN challenges you with “The Fifty”

Our friends at the San Francisco concierge photo printer NEOMODERN have launched a new “Photo School” page for helping everyday photographers improve their photography by looking at 50 Classic Photos. Selected from 50 black-and-white photos from founder Michael Rubin‘s private collection, the photos were selected due to their aesthetic and natural qualities. Viewers are asked to look at the photos... Read More
Kodak Alaris looking to divest paper, photochemicals and film unit, according to Inside Imaging News Opinion 

Kodak Alaris looking to divest paper, photochemicals and film unit, according to Inside Imaging

Australia’s Inside Imaging photo industry news site reports Kodak Alaris is looking is looking to divest its $34 million paper, photochemicals and film (PPF) unit: While researching a separate – but perhaps related – story on Eastman Kodak possibly touting Australian photographers for direct film sales, Inside Imaging came across the Kodak Alaris financial report for the period January 1, 2017 to March 31... 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
Three photo/imaging trends for 2019 Marketing Opinion 

Three photo/imaging trends for 2019

As 2019 begins, it’s time to look ahead at the trends impacting photo/imaging and marketing for the coming year. The world is changing so fast, we will be updating readers continually over the next 12 months! Demographics It wasn’t too long ago where the photo industry was reeling with the introduction of the Millennials into the marketplace. Photo marketers had... Read More
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