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Industry Notes for the week of July 25

Pro Photography

Bay Photo Lab announces “Epic Prints”

Bay Photo Lab has launched “Epic Prints”,  made from Fujiflex silver-halide photographic paper with up to 610dpi resolution. They are mounted to aluminum for a sleek, thin profile from sizes from 4×4″ to 45×93″.

10,000 Headshots featured on “Today Show”

The 10,000 Headshots project, featured on the Dead Pixels Society podcast, was featured on NBC’s “The Today Show” on July 22. Click here to check it out. 10,000 Headshots is the brainchild of Tony Taafe, who co-founded Headshot Booker with renowned portrait photographer, Peter Hurley, national event photographer, Lauren Lieberman, and developer, Joseph Pelosi. The event was the largest, single-day photo initiative to provide 10,000 unemployed Americans nationwide with a complimentary, professional headshot to include with their resumes and post to job sites.

Financial news

Snap announces second-quarter sales increase 17%

Snap Inc. reported revenue increased 17% to $454 million in Q2 2020, compared to the prior year, financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. The net loss increased to $(326) million in Q2 2020, compared to $(255) million in the prior year.

Interesting items from around the web

Gizmodo: Instagram promises it’s not snooping on iOS users’ Cameras

A version of Instagram for iOS14 beta users shows the green “camera on” indicator would pop up when they used the app even when they weren’t taking photos or recording videos, according to a report at Gizmodo. Instagram said it was working on the bug, which was just putting the light on and not recording.

Excessive competition could sink the Japan camera industry, says Nikkei Report

DPReview reports an editor at the Nikkei Times is painting a grim future for Japan’s camera industry. Nikkei Asian Review Deputy Editor, Masamichi Hoshi, has written an article outlining a stark future of the Japanese camera business in the aftermath of Olympus’ recent sale to private equity firm JIP. Excessive competition and shortened product lifecycles, coupled with a drastically shrinking market, are to blame.

Open Positions

AAA Imaging

AAA Imaging is looking for a Product Development Manager, involved in creating new products that will be sold to photo retailers around the country.

Albelli

Albelli, the Netherlands based operator of European brands – Albelli, Bonusprint, Fotoknudsen, Onskefoto, MonAlbumPhoto, and Resnap – is looking for a Head of Performance Marketing at its Amsterdam headquarters.Popsa

Popsa is looking for a CRM Executive and a Customer Acquisition Specialist in its Soho HQ.

People on the Move

Computational photography expert Marc Levoy moves to Adobe

Marc Levoy, the Stanford researcher who helped drive the Google Pixel camera development, the Lytro camera, as well as the entire computational photography sector, has landed at Adobe. He left Google in March. According to The Verge, Adobe said Levoy will also be working with the Photoshop Camera, Adobe Research, and Sensei AI teams, reporting to Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis.

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