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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
Industry notes, people on the move, for the week of Nov. 27 People on the Move Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry notes, people on the move, for the week of Nov. 27

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet In defense of Kodak and its “failure” to innovate,  via Techballard DPreview made its choice for holiday photo printing: Printique (formerly AdoramaPix) or MPix. The other contenders were Amazon Photos, Shutterfly and Snapfish. App and software updates Google Photos now prints 4×6 prints to up to more than 7,400 CVS stores and more than 3,500... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Nov. 23 People on the Move Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Nov. 23

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet The Ins and Outs of Photo Organization in the Digital Age, via Cathi Nelson at Digital Imaging Reporter Google shuts down its Cloud Print service after 10-year Beta, via ghacks.net App and software updates Mimeo Photos adds photo prints to offerings Leica FOTOS 2.0 for Android and iOS adds Adobe Lightroom CC integration, support for new iPad OS modes, and... Read More
App updates, rumors, financial news for the week of Aug. 30 News People on the Move Tips and tricks 

App updates, rumors, financial news for the week of Aug. 30

New apps and updates Shutterfly app updates adds printing to retail 64BitApps releases Image Plus v.1.3 for macOS Nikon Z Series adds dedicated 3D LUT for N-Log Google Photos adds OCR recognition to iOS and Android apps, via BGR Rumours and items from around the internet ‘Polaroid’ film: A Near Deal With Netflix Becomes a Legal Horror, via Hollywood Reporter Long-lost family photo album finds its way back... Read More
Guest post: Top editing strategies that every photo business needs to use Opinion Tips and tricks 

Guest post: Top editing strategies that every photo business needs to use

Guest post by John Sullivan If you are an old-school photographer, it is only natural to look at modern editing strategies with some disdain. After all, there are many who argue that such techniques draw attention away from the authenticity of photographs. Nevertheless, if you are running a photo business, it is important to give people what they want. And,... Read More
Rumors and financial updates for the week of Aug. 15 News People on the Move Press releases SDKs and APIs Tips and tricks Updates 

Rumors and financial updates for the week of Aug. 15

New apps and updates Skylum has updated Luminar 3.1.3 with a new Lost Edits Album, Hotkeys and faster importing from SSD to Library and more. Kwilt updated its iOS app with easier setup and more device options Adobe reports updates to photography suite: Improvements to Lightroom Classic & Adobe Camera Raw – GPU accelerated editing and PNG export support Improvements to Lightroom Classic only – Batch Merge for HDR, Panoramas,... Read More
Rumors, apps and financial news for the week of Aug. 9 News Press releases Tips and tricks Updates 

Rumors, apps and financial news for the week of Aug. 9

New apps and updates PaintShop Pro 2020 debuts new intelligent tools for photo creation Capture One launches new student initiative ImgLarger.com announces free online image enlarger convert low-resolution images to high resolution, via press release Rumours and reports from around the Internet Google is reportedly developing a “DSLR-like attachment” for its upcoming Google Pixel 4, due this fall, via 9to5Google. New privacy dangers for schools... Read More
Industry notes, app updates and people on the move for the week of July 19 People on the Move Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry notes, app updates and people on the move for the week of July 19

New apps and updates Roxio launches Roxio Toast 18 with digital art module, Roxio Akrilic 64BitApps releases Color Ray v.1.0 for Mac for adding color effects to photos Ohanaware updates HDR imaging software for macOS, HDRtist NX2 Fotomerchant HV v1.32 has been released, featuring improved reports Microsoft releases free RAW Image Viewer extension for Windows 10, via Microsoft Store Rumours... Read More
Industry notes for the week of July 5 New Products Press releases Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry notes for the week of July 5

New apps and updates Google Photos product lead confirms manual face tags, timestamp edits on Android, and other features in the works, via Android Police Panasonic announces firmware updates for LUMIX mirrorless cameras HoudahGeo 5.3: Photo geotagging solution adds Apple HEIC support, via press release Rumours and reports from around the Internet: Fujifilm to launch new software for wedding albums in Japan, via Nippon.com Post-Jet.com acquisition, Walmart is on track... Read More
Photoshop plug-in resource, courtesy of Skylum Software Tips and tricks Updates 

Photoshop plug-in resource, courtesy of Skylum Software

Before launching Luminar Flex a few weeks ago, Skylum did a little research to see what plugins for Photoshop are currently available on the market. They collected more than 100 different plugins that might be useful for photographers, designers and Photoshop users. Here is an organized and number list to refer to: For photographers Luminar Flex – This plugin offers... Read More
App updates, financial updates, industry notes and more New Products News People on the Move Press releases Tips and tricks Updates 

App updates, financial updates, industry notes and more

New apps and updates Fotomerchant HV v1.30 was released, including many updates to the Shopping Cart to further improve the user experience of ordering photos.  Phase One launches Capture One CH for Windows Phase One advances IQ4 Infinity Platform with more photographer controls Painter 2020 from Corel features new streamlined workflow, GPU-based brushing, and convenient color selection Sony introduces live streaming for HXR-NX80 and PXW-Z90 camcorders with... Read More
Apps, updates and financial news for the week of June 21 News Press releases Tips and tricks Updates 

Apps, updates and financial news for the week of June 21

New apps and updates Capture One releases new ‘Pacific’ & ‘Infinite Peaks’ Latitude Style packs Olympus announces firmware update to OM-D E-M1 series cameras Google Photos showing large ‘Photo book store’ ad in app menu, via 9to5Google Rumours and reports from around the Internet: Leica to lay off 80-100 employees, add 40 programmers, in shift to digital CEO Matthias Harsch, Leica Camera AG, has commented on the... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of April 14 News People on the Move Tips and tricks 

Industry Notes for the week of April 14

Notable apps and updates Sony Firmware version 3.0 for a7 III and a7R III brings powerful AI-driven eye detection for human and animal subjects alike. Meet the next-generation Accent AI filter from Skylum Rumours and reports Here are some interesting items from around the internet: Amazon shareholders to vote on selling facial recognition tech to government, via CNET Herff Jones Wins Confidentiality Agreement Litigation Against Biggest Competitor Jostens Fred’s... Read More
Sound sells: Seven suggestions for great audio Feature News Tips and tricks 

Sound sells: Seven suggestions for great audio

As a lifelong photographer, I would love to share that the most important part about a Talking Portrait is the portrait part but it’s not. Having great lighting and clean editing, of course, is important but when we show a talking eProduct to a potential customer, the decision to buy is triggered when they hear what the subject has to say. In... Read More
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