Articles tagged "covid-19"

2020 CIPA data highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the camera industry

CIPA’s 2020 full-year data shows just how brutal the COVID-19 pandemic was for the photography industry.

Texas report details the harsh realities, risks of being a wedding photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Texas Monthly has shared an article detailing how one high-risk photographer was exposed and eventually tested positive for COVID-19 after the party hid that the groom had tested positive ahead of the event.

Tamron is extending the closure of two factories through the end of 2020 due to 'decreased demand'

Tamron has announced it is extending the closures of its Hirosaki and Namioka factories due to 'decrease in global demand due to the worldwide spread of the [novel] coronavirus.'

Gallery: 100 best lockdown portraits revealed from Duchess of Cambridge’s Hold Still project

Digital exhibition to document life in lockdown across Great Britain with 100 of the best entries to the Duchess's competition. The images show 'the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the nation' as the coronavirus outbreak took hold of the country.

Library of Congress asks Flickr users in US to submit their pandemic-related images

Library curators will review the photos and decide which ones will be preserved in permanent LOC collections.

10,000 Headshots initiative saw 200 photographers give free headshots to unemployed workers

The event was organized by agency Headshot Booker, which arranged for photo sessions in pop-up studios across the United States.

Interview: Celebrity photoshoots in the era of COVID-19 – Jesse Dittmar shares his experience

Jesse Dittmar hadn't had an assignment in nearly two months, then The Washington Post came calling. Here, he talks about his first portrait shoot in the era of COVID-19.

Fujifilm donates Instax cameras, film to hospitals in Europe to help staff connect with patients amid COVID-19

By taking instant portraits and attaching them to their hospital gowns, hospital staff can add a personal touch to their caretaking, even while wearing extraordinary amounts of PPE.

The Photography Show is going virtual (and free) for 2020, after initially being pushed back

After originally being delayed, the organizers have decided to take the event virtual due to 'the continued uncertainty around hosting large events.'

IBC 2020 latest show to be cancelled, go virtual as organizers fear ‘many unknowns’

Uncertainty over the conditions in which the show will have to be run in September have led organizers to cancel this years IBC in Amsterdam, but they promise a virtual event in its place

Sony PRO Support is being extended 6 months for members, free of charge

Due to the 'current global conditions,' Sony has announced it is automatically and immediately extending the benefits of its Sony Imaging PRO Support platform to all members, free of charge.

Adobe's MAX 2020 'Creativity Conference' will be a free, online-only event this year

The news comes just a week after Adobe announced its 99U conference will also be an online-only event due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photography Life is releasing all of its courses, for free, on YouTube

The courses from Photography Life normally retail for $150 each. The first course is already live on YouTube with the next two due out within the next two weeks.

Duchess of Cambridge launches photo competition to document lockdown life in the UK

Princess Kate challenges the UK to document human stories and everyday life during the coronavirus pandemic, with the best 100 making up an exhibition with the National Portrait Gallery.

Report: B&H furloughs 20% of its staff amidst COVID-19 pandemic

According to the New York Post, B&H has furloughed roughly 400 of its 2,000 employees due to troubles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adobe tweaks Creative Residency program to launch $1M support fund for visual creatives

The program will help fund both personal projects and work directly commissioned by Adobe.

CIPA's latest numbers show camera production, sales slashed by half in March

The global lockdown has been disastrous for the camera trade with sales cut in half across the world, according to figures released by CIPA. DSLRs are doing worse than mirrorless models, and lenses are holding up a little better overall.

GoPro and VSCO lay off employees, change business models over COVID-19 pandemic

Instagram-competitor VSCO and action camera company GoPro both plan to release new features and products in 2020 despite the restructuring.

Japan offers $2.2B to help domestic companies move production from China, but will it help the imaging industry?

Last week, it was reported that $2.2 billion of Japan's COVID-19 emergency stimulus package will be allocated to companies willing to move production out of China. We asked two executives of Japanese imaging companies whether or not this incentive could help their operations.

Lensrentals wants to know if the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your professional photography work

The results of the short survey will be shared in the coming weeks in an effort to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the professional photography community.

LensCoat diverts its US production facilities to make masks for local hospital

Lens accessories company Lenscoat responded to an appeal for PPE for healthcare workers, using its skills to manufacturer some very cool camo face masks

5 stay-at-home challenges for photographers and videographers in quarantine

Who says you can't be creative while confined to your home? Top camera companies and creatives are challenging photographers and videographers to submit their best work while in quarantine.

Brooklyn photographer captures neighborhood portraits of hope, unity amidst ‘unprecedented’ isolation

Brooklyn photographer Stephen Lovekin implored his Ditmas Park neighbors to share inspirational messages with the world through their windows.

DPReview TV: How to look good and sound great on videos (and video conferences) from home

Lots of people are suddenly working from home. For many, that means creating online videos for others to watch or logging time on video calls. We review some simple techniques to make your videos look and sound great, so you'll look more professional.

Canon USA closes its service centers in California, Illinois and New Jersey

Canon USA has announced that due to 'stay at home' directives by authorities in various states, it will be shutting down repair facilities in California, Illinois and New Jersey.

Nikon temporarily suspends repairs to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19

In addition to an announcement on its service page, Nikon Inc. President and CEO Bo Kajiwara also shared a letter with Nikon customers and partners.

Roger Cicala breaks down the do's (and don'ts) of cleaning your camera gear and workspace

Lensrentals founder and owner, Roger Cicala, has shared a post explaining what you should (and shouldn't) be doing to keep yourself and your gear as clean as possible amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photokina 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19, but is set for a May 2022 return

The organizers of the international trade show cite ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19 and other factors as the reason for cancelling the event.

Editorial: 'The world is ending, why are you still writing about cameras?'

Because it isn't. And quite frankly, we need to do something to keep our minds (and yours) off the news.

Adobe announces free at-home Creative Cloud service for students and educators impacted by COVID-19 outbreak

Students and educators who typically only have access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications at school will now be able to access the CC applications at home, free of charge, through May 31, 2020.

World Press Photo cancels 2020 Photo Contest award show, festival due to COVID-19 concerns

The winners will still be announced on April 16, 2020, but the in-person awards show and festival have been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.

NAB Show cancelled due to COVID-19, but alternative options are being considered

Another day, another conference down. NAB president Gordon Smith shared an update confirming the NAB Show, due to take place in Las Vegas in April, has been canceled.

UPDATE: UK's 'The Photography Show' has been postponed due to COVID-19, is still on course for a 2020 show

The organizers are still working on coming up with new dates, but for the time being, the show has been postponed.

Adobe joins Nikon in withdrawing from this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas due to COVID-19

Adobe has announced that it is withdrawing from this April's NAB show due to COVID-19.

Nikon delays its D6 DSLR until May 2020, due to supplier issues caused by COVID-19

Nikon says the delay is being caused by issues with acquiring various components used to make its flagship DSLR.

Update (3/4/20): Canon is temporarily shutting down three of its factories due to supply shortages caused by COVID-19

The five camera-producing factories are set to close from March 2 to March 13, with the missed days set to be rescheduled later this year when supplies are no longer scarce.

Coronavirus: Whatever happens next, COVID-19 is already having an effect on the photo industry

Manufacturing capacity in China is reduced, economic output is down, and some factories have closed in Japan due to a shortage of parts. But the photo industry is resilient.

Organizers say Photokina 2020 is still set to go according to schedule, despite growing COVID-19 concerns

At a press conference in Cologne, Germany, Koelnmesse Vice President, Christoph Werner, said ‘At this time, there is no reason to halt a large-scale event like [Photokina 2020],’ according to translated text from DC Watch.