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A positive trend in recent industry meetings Events News 

A positive trend in recent industry meetings

Despite the spate of cancellations of industry events, some events were held showing the resilience of the industry and the value of in-person meetings. Recently, the Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) and Photographic Research Organization (PRO) successfully convened their annual conferences. Also, last week, the inaugural Imaging Executives @ Photopia conference was held. Industry executives agree the need for networking events... Read More
PRO to distribute Vitec brands and Olympus products in the United States News 

PRO to distribute Vitec brands and Olympus products in the United States

Photographic Research Organization (PRO), the leading buying group for the North American camera specialty channel, announced two major distribution deals this week. The Fairfield, CT, based buying group has been appointed the independent U.S. photo specialty distributor of Vitec  imaging products, including brands like Manfrotto, Avenger, Joby, Lowepro, Gitzo, Lastolite, and more, as well as a distributor of Olympus camera, lenses,... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: The future of retail with Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: The future of retail with Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks about retail in the age of COVID-19 and civil unrest with Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor. A frequent speaker at PRO events, Phibbs has worked with some of the top retail brands. He and his work have appeared on ABC, Fox, MSNBC, and PBS, and featured in articles in Entrepreneur, the New... Read More
Dominion Photo commemorates 50 years as DC-area camera destination Feature News Opinion 

Dominion Photo commemorates 50 years as DC-area camera destination

In a time when camera-store closings are commonplace, we’re happy to report on the 50th anniversary of Falls Church, Va- based brick-and-mortar camera store Dominion Camera. To commemorate the event, Dominion Camera is having a sale July 20, 2019, with reps from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, and Sony, and more. The camera store, Clarendon Photo Studio and Camera was founded in... Read More
Behind the product: New ProMaster XC-M tripods Feature New Products News 

Behind the product: New ProMaster XC-M tripods

The PRO Convention in Lincolnshire, IL, is one of the highlights of the spring conference season, as hundreds of dealers from around North America gather to learn, to network and to buy. One of the maxims of PRO is “What happens at PRO stays at PRO,” which enhances the value of the conference for members and affiliates. In recent years,... Read More
There’s no business like show business News Opinion 

There’s no business like show business

In the photo/imaging industry, trade shows have been the defining events for decades. Industry veterans can tell you which PMA convention the Advanced Photo System or Photo CD debuted or which photokina the Four-Thirds system was introduced. CES, Photo Plus, WPPI, Imaging USA have all had their place in the introduction of hardware and devices, and are now facing competition... Read More
PRO convention continues as planned after Scottsdale flood Events News Opinion 

PRO convention continues as planned after Scottsdale flood

Despite the unavailability of the primary hotel, The Photographic Research Organization (PRO) buying group 60th annual convention continues as planned Oct. 1-4 in Scottsdale, Ariz. A record flood on Aug. 11 damaged the original venue, the Talking Stick Resort, causing the PRO management to seek alternatives. Meeting space was secured at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, with three nearby hotels secured... Read More
ProMaster releases unplugged wireless lighting New Products Press releases 

ProMaster releases unplugged wireless lighting

ProMaster Unplugged monolights are remote-triggered and battery-powered; unburdening photographers from a tangle of cords FAIRFIELD, CT – APRIL 19, 2018: ProMaster, a leading brand in high-quality accessories for still photography and videography, announces a new product family that brings wireless, portable lighting to photographers packed with an array of exciting features. ProMaster Unplugged is made up of five monolights that... Read More
Iowa’s University Camera closing after 40 years News 

Iowa’s University Camera closing after 40 years

University Camera, a fixture in downtown Iowa City, Iowa, will close by April 15, 2017. Longtime industry figure Roger Christian announced retirement plans for him and his wife, Chris, after particularly slow sales in October reinforced his belief the time had come to close the longstanding business (established in 1970). Christian, who had worked in camera stores since 1968, bought the... Read More
Is there a place for photo at CES? Events Opinion 

Is there a place for photo at CES?

Another Consumer Electronic Show (CES) has come and gone, heralding the beginning of the year for the tech industry and the beginning of trade-show season for the photo industry. Of course, the former Photo Marketing Association (PMA) show was the traditional kick-off for the photo year for decades, but with the 2016 merger of that august group with Photo Imaging... Read More