Lightricks beings Videoleap to Android platform News 

Lightricks beings Videoleap to Android platform

Lightricks, the creator of Facetune2, Facetune Video, and Beatleap, announced the Android launch of its video editing app, Videoleap. Geared for both social media users and professional content creators alike, Videoleap offers professional-level, easy-to-use tools to create, edit, customize and share snippets or full length videos. Given the recent rise of the creator economy, Lightricks conducted a survey to its... Read More
June retail sales increase as recovery continues, says NRF News 

June retail sales increase as recovery continues, says NRF

Retail sales saw solid growth during June, increasing in most categories on a monthly basis and across the board on a yearly basis as the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic continued, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Continued growth in June retail sales shows enduring strength in the American consumer,” said Matthew Shay, NRF President and CEO. “Heading into... Read More
Venus Optics releases Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D DSLR New Products 

Venus Optics releases Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D DSLR

Venus Optics released the Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D DSLR, a well-rounded every-purpose DSLR lens for full-frame cameras. The “Zero-D” feature enables photographers to create high-quality close-to-zero-distortion images without editing, the company claims. The extremely short 14.5cm minimum focusing distance makes macro-like images possible, the company said.The small and compact design makes itself more friendly to photographers of any kind. Adding... Read More
Ten winners of CEWE Photo Award selected News 

Ten winners of CEWE Photo Award selected

The winners of 10 competition categories in the CEWE Photo Award 2021 were announced, selected from amateur and professional photographers who submitted more than 600,000 photos from 170 countries. The jury, chaired by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, will select this year’s overall winner from these finalists. The SOS Children’s Villages around the world also benefit from the lively participation: CEWE... Read More
Motif launches photo canvas prints News 

Motif launches photo canvas prints

Motif, the Apple-focused personalized photo project app from RR Donnelly, announced the launch of photo canvas prints on its iOS and Mac apps. Users can choose images from the Apple Photos library and preview the image on  sample wall. Other key features include: Variety of Canvas Sizes: The photo canvas prints are available in four sizes, in both horizontal or vertical... Read More
Australia’s Emotion Photography to become EMOT News 

Australia’s Emotion Photography to become EMOT

Australian wedding photo service Emotion Wedding Photography will rebrand as Emot Wedding Photography,  according to Michael Warshall, co-founder and executive chairman, in a letter to prospective investors and supporters. The startup recently graduated from the Founders Institute and is preparing for international expansion. The company’s initial funding round has closed, with an investor portfolio groipu comprised of “a number of... Read More
Epson debuts two dry lab photo printers New Products 

Epson debuts two dry lab photo printers

Epson America Inc. announced the SureLab® D1070 and SureLab D1070DE drylab printers built for high-volume photo and graphic production. Designed for retail, event and e-commerce applications, the SureLab D1070DE adds a duplex feeder to provide automatic double-sided printing on sheet media to use for photobooks, greeting cards, invitations, postcards, and more. The SureLab D1070 Minilab printer will be available in fall 2021 for... Read More
Ricoh debuts HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW lens New Products 

Ricoh debuts HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW lens

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. announced the HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm F2.8ED PLM AW lens, the latest addition to the new generation PENTAX Star (★) lens series. Designed for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras, this large-aperture standard zoom lens features an open aperture of F2.8 over the entire zoom range to deliver exceptional optical performance and is an ideal regular-use... Read More
Photo-Me reports six-month revenue up 3.4%, new branding campaign Earnings reports News 

Photo-Me reports six-month revenue up 3.4%, new branding campaign

Instant service equipment company Photo-Me International plc reported six-month revenue was up 3.4% to £94.6 million (2020: £91.5m) brought on by the greater movement of customers. EBITDA increased to £28.7 million from £16.7 million in the prior year period; pre-tax profit increased to £12.0 million. The company also announced restructuring plans, including a rebranding scheme. “The group has had a... Read More
Carson Infinity debuts Matt baryta digital darkroom paper New Products 

Carson Infinity debuts Matt baryta digital darkroom paper

Canson Infiniity launched its first Matt baryta digital darkroom paper, Baryta Photographique II Matt, 310gsm. The company says the new Baryta Photographique II Matt paper has an ultra-smooth surface with a totally matt finish which, due to the lack of grain interference, accentuates the detail in the printed image. The matt surface also has no light reflection from any viewing... Read More
Circle Graphics acquires Canvaspop Acquisitions 

Circle Graphics acquires Canvaspop

  Circle Graphics continues to expand its portfolio with its fifth acquisition – this time of Ottawa-based Canvaspop – since being acquired by investment firm H.I.G. Capital in 2019. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Circle acquired Graphik Dimensions in November 2020 and Bay Photo in August 2020, as well as billboard companies MetroMetromedia and Anthem Displays. Founded in 2009, Canvaspop serves... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Driving a sales-oriented photography business, with Lynn Cartia Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Driving a sales-oriented photography business, with Lynn Cartia

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Lynn Cartia, a New Mexico-based professional photographer for more than 30 years. Cartia gained notoriety a few years ago with her humorous alter-ego, Missy MWAC, but soon discovered there was a need for straight-to-the-point advice for photographers. In this interview, Cartia talks about sales strategies, the need for photographers to sell prints, and how classic business practices,... Read More
GotPhoto adds integration with Darkroom Software New Products News 

GotPhoto adds integration with Darkroom Software

Volume photography platform GotPhoto Inc. has added a new vertical integration element to its business model by introducing seamless integration with Darkroom Software. The software, used by approximately 1 in 3 U.S. professional photographers, will be available to use via GotPhoto and provide direct integration with full order production automation, according to the company. Set up as plug-and-play in GotPhoto, there... Read More