Nikon adds Audrey Woulard and Jide Alakija to Ambassador program News 

Nikon adds Audrey Woulard and Jide Alakija to Ambassador program

Nikon Inc. announced the additions of Jide Alakija and Audrey Woulard to its Ambassador Program. The Nikon Ambassador Program unites some of the most versatile and influential voices in the photography community, joined by a commitment to educate and inspire, while making significant contributions to modern photography and filmmaking, the company said. Audrey Woulard is a Chicago-based photographer and educator,... Read More
Ricoh launches RICOH360 Tours virtual platform News 

Ricoh launches RICOH360 Tours virtual platform

Ricoh launched “RICOH360 Tours” worldwide, which allows visitors to show off homes and schools remotely using virtual reality tours. Ricoh is expanding its 360-degree image data services business outside of Japan and the United States, where it has been offering these services for the past several years via www.ricohtours.com. Ricoh aims to achieve 300,000 users globally by the end of... Read More
Adorama debuts Summer Nights Photography Challenge News 

Adorama debuts Summer Nights Photography Challenge

Adorama announced its fourth Create No Matter What Challenge: Summer Nights, a nighttime photography contest. Revealed by photographer Pye Jirsa, the Summer Nights challenge asks entrants to explore astrophotography, nighttime cityscapes, or even nighttime portraits and submit their best images for a chance to win. One grand prize winner will receive a Nikon Z6 camera package worth more than $3,000, and three runners-up will... Read More
Fujifilm announces big firmware update for GFX System Updates 

Fujifilm announces big firmware update for GFX System

FUJIFILM North America Corp. announced the availability of an important firmware update for the GFX System, providing additional capabilities to each GFX System digital camera for photography and for videography, including 4K RAW video support for the FUJIFILM GFX100. For Video: Firmware Update Supports GFX 100 4K 16:9 RAW video output via HDMI This new firmware update will allow the... Read More
Nikon announces the 38th Nikon Photo Contest News 

Nikon announces the 38th Nikon Photo Contest

Nikon announces the 38th international Nikon Photo Contest; for instructions for how to apply, as well as to view the 2018-2019 Nikon Photo Contest winning submissions please visit https://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/. Since the Nikon Photo Contest was first held in 1969, more than 440,000 photographers have submitted more than 1.71 million images. Last year, approximately 33,000 photographers from 170 countries and regions... Read More
Venus Optics unveiled the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens New Products 

Venus Optics unveiled the Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens

Venus Opticsunveiled the new Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL lens, the world’s widest rectilinear lens for full-frame cameras. Venus Optics have been designing ultra-wide angle lenses with outstanding optical performance and their 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is currently the world’s widest zoom lens for full-frame cameras. The Laowa 9mm lens can also focus as close as 4.72” (12cm) measuring from subject... Read More
Apple Design Awards honors Darkroom app from Bergen Co. News 

Apple Design Awards honors Darkroom app from Bergen Co.

Darkroom, from Bergen Co., was one of eight apps recognized by Apple Inc. with an Apple Design Award. The announcement said: “Darkroom is a powerful photo and video editor whose interface is as beautiful as it is easy to use. It delivers great performance with super-intuitive controls and a layout that both casual and pro photographers can truly appreciate. With... Read More
AKASO releases Brave 7 LE Action Camera New Products 

AKASO releases Brave 7 LE Action Camera

AKASO released the Brave 7 LE action camera featuring an IPX7 water-resistant design, designed specifically for vloggers. The $139.99 Brave 7 LE features dual screens for easy selfie-shooting, 4K30FPS video, 20MP photos, gimbal-like 6-axis stabilization. The camera also includes WiFi and HDMI and integrates with the free AKASO GO iPhone and Android app. The AKASO Brave 7 LE also comes with... Read More
Dana Claxton wins 10th annual Scotiabank Photography Award Events 

Dana Claxton wins 10th annual Scotiabank Photography Award

Dana Claxton of Vancouver, BC, is the winner of the 10th annual Scotiabank Photography Award. As winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award, Claxton will receive a $50,000 cash prize, a solo Primary Exhibition during the 2021 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and a book of her work will be published and distributed worldwide by art book publisher, Steidl. “Congratulations to Dana Claxton, whose work shows the powerful... Read More
Hasselblad, AquaTech team up for new housing for X1D II platform New Products 

Hasselblad, AquaTech team up for new housing for X1D II platform

Hasselblad and AquaTech have launched the REFLEX Water Housing, the first in a series of housings culminating from 20 years of design and of field testing. Weighing 1.6kg (3.52 lbs) and waterproof down to 10 meters (33ft), the REFLEX X1D II 50C is the first official underwater solution for the Hasselblad X System. “This exciting collaboration with AquaTech takes our... Read More
NRF: May retail sales improve dramatically over April but still lag from 2019 Market research 

NRF: May retail sales improve dramatically over April but still lag from 2019

Retail sales rose dramatically in May as retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic began to reopen, but remained well below spending levels seen during the same period a year ago, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Today’s sales report is very encouraging news at a time when we need to focus on what will happen as... Read More
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