Articles tagged "business"

Canon ranked in top five for US patent awards for 33 consecutive years

Canon has proudly announced that it ranked third in the world for the number of patents awarded to it by the US Patents Office during 2018.

AgfaPhoto brand makes a comeback with budget cameras and digital albums

French company GT Company has licensed the AgfaPhoto brand and launched a range of new budget products.

GoPro moving production of U.S.-bound action cameras out of China, cites concerns over tariffs

GoPro announced Monday morning that it plans to move production of United States-bound cameras out of China, citing tariffs concerns.

Video: Diving into the demise of Kodak

YouTube channel Company Man has shared a 12-minute video explaining the history of Kodak and the factors that led to it going from industry leader to bankrupt business.

Instagram rolling out ability to link a credit card and buy things inside the app

Parent company Facebook continues Instagram's transformation from a mobile image sharing platform into a do-it-all application by adding a way to pay for things right within the photo sharing app. This could be very interesting for photographers.

Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr

Verizon is planning to combine AOL, Yahoo and a few of its other subsidiaries into a new ad platform called Oath.

Canon boosts 2017 profit forecast following strong Q1 financial results

Canon has increased its estimated 2017 operating profit, due mainly to its acquisition of Toshiba's medical equipment unit. Camera-wise, the 5D Mark IV has helped to drive sales, with mirrorless products doing well in Europe and Asia. As expected, point-and-shoot sales continue to drop. Read more

Drone sales doubled in 2016, premium features help push sales

According to a report by analyst firm The NPD Group, U.S. dollar sales of drones more than doubled in the 12 months ending February 2017 and premium features are in high demand. Read more

Apple captures 79 percent of global smartphone profits with 14.5 percent market share

Despite a smaller market share than some of its rivals, Apple is reaping the highest profits in the smartphone business. Read more

KitSplit acquires CameraLends, becomes largest peer-to-peer camera rental platform

KitSplit has bought rival camera gear rental marketplace CameraLends and integrated the latter's user base and gear information into its own systems. Read more

KitSplit is a peer-to-peer rental service for camera equipment

KitSplit is a peer-to-peer rental network for camera gear. It aims to bring together people in need of equipment and those who are willing to rent their gear out, taking care of vetting, insurance and the logistics. The company has expanded its area of coverage in the US. Read more

Dual-cam Duel: Sony and LG Innotek rumored to be competing for Apple orders

Rumors say that all 'Plus' variants of the upcoming iPhone 7 will feature a dual-camera design which could be made by either Sony or LG Innotek. Read more 

Photo business: the rise and impending fall of social media 'influencers'

An interview with a social media executive paints a pretty bleak picture of the fading 'influencer' phenomenon in which individuals are paid handsomly to promote products to their large social media followings. Read more

Processor designer ARM acquires Apical

Processor designer ARM is hoping to strengthen its position in new markets by acquiring imaging technology company Apical. Read more

Leica and Huawei announce partnership to 'reinvent smartphone photography'

Leica and Huawei will work together in research and development, design, co-engineering, user experience, marketing and retail distribution.

Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business

Back in October, Sony announced its intention to buy out Toshiba's sensor business, and today they've sealed the deal. Sony is spending ¥19 billion ($154 million) on the acquisition, which includes technology and a factory in Oita, Japan. Toshiba's 1,100 workers will be offered positions at Sony Semiconductor after the merger closes by the end of the first quarter 2016. Read more

Sony owns an estimated 40.2 percent share of image sensor market

Sony's image sensor business is going extremely well, leading a push to make consumer electronics less of a priority within the company.

Marketing a Commercial photography business

Commercial photography is like any other business in that there are many day-to-day functions for the business to succeed. This blog explores the typical demands and tasks I exert to run my photography business. I include some business strategies todifferentiate your business to increase profits.

As a retired business manager and consultant for many known successful photographers, I am always asked how I can advise young talented photographers to start and grow their photography business to a full-time profession. The photography industry has changed drastically over the past 20 years, and

Going Professional, Where to Begin?
With a decade of experience in the business, here are some tips on what it takes to get started in professional photography. It might not be what you think...
Stock or assignment - what's right for me?
Whether to shoot stock, assignments or a mixture of both is a decision that every professional photographer has to make at some point. Read this article to get an understanding of the effective differences between stock and assignment photography and find out what works best for you.