A report from the National Endowment for the Arts shows that photography and photo-finishing services contributed $10.2 billion to the US economy in 2015.
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Mar 21, 2018 at 18:52
According to unnamed sources, Google will acquire Lytro's technology and patents, with Lytro employees already having left the company.
Mar 16, 2018 at 19:34
The company posted a record quarterly revenue of $2.08 billion for the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year. That represents incredibly healthy year-over-year growth of 24 percent.
Mar 16, 2018 at 19:09
In the job posting, the Times' describes this role as "one of the most important and high-profile jobs in visual journalism." If you're looking for a high profile job in photojournalism, you could do a lot worse than being Photo Director at The Gray Lady.
Mar 16, 2018 at 17:34
According to a recent report out of South Korea, Samsung is increasing production of its ISOCELL image sensors in a bid towards market leadership for image sensors. To reach this goal, Samsung will have to dethrone current market leader Sony... no small task.
Mar 13, 2018 at 14:58
In a statement, Canon CEO Fujio Mitarai said the company will "go on the offensive" in mirrorless cameras, aiming to clinch 50% of the entire interchangeable-lens camera market.
Mar 12, 2018 at 21:21
According to Japan Camera Hunter, Agfa Vista color negative film is no longer being produced. The site says the information was confirmed by ‘reliable industry sources,’ and that supplies are drying up around the world.
mobileMar 12, 2018 at 18:12
A report that Instagram was considering bringing back the chronological feed has been squashed by Instagram itself. Despite years of complaining, it seems IG has no interest in dumping the algorithmic feed.
We've seen a spate of press releases trumpeting market share and ranking position in recent months. But, argues office curmudgeon Richard Butler, you should ignore them since they tell you very little – and less still that's useful.
Mar 5, 2018 at 16:27
In a report from last month, the president of Canon Marketing Japan, Masahiro Sakata, confirmed that Canon is willing to cannibalize its DSLR sales to invest in the "growth market" of mirrorless cameras.
Mar 2, 2018 at 21:04
KitSplit—the gear rental company that lets companies and individuals post their gear for rent when they're not using it—just raised $2.1 million in funding to help the company grow its presence in Hollywood.
Mar 2, 2018 at 16:29
CIPA stats for January have been released, and the news is not pretty. The number of cameras made and shipped in the first month of 2018 barely reached 70% of the volume for the same period last year and the year before.
Mar 2, 2018 at 16:05
On-demand photo licensing service ImageBrief is shutting down after six years of trying to compete in the same industry as giants like Getty and Shutterstock. The news was announced in an email to users sent out earlier this week.
Feb 26, 2018 at 20:06
Visual China Group (VCG)—the world's third largest image licensing company and the so-called 'Getty Images of China'—has acquired photo sharing community and licensing marketplace 500px.
Feb 21, 2018 at 15:55
Camera accessory manufacturer Really Right Stuff is relocating. The company is moving its headquarters from California to Utah, citing rising costs and promising 'expansion on every level' as a result of this move.
Feb 16, 2018 at 16:15
As a result of its licensing deal with Getty, Google Images will no longer link directly to an image file from the search results. Instead, users will have to actually visit the site that hosts it.
Feb 15, 2018 at 19:45
Thomas Escher, Panono's new CEO, wants to steer the company strategy towards customized software development for the real-estate and construction sectors.
mobileFeb 14, 2018 at 19:15
Directors from six US intelligence agencies—including the CIA, FBI, and NSA—have told the Senate Intelligence Committee that it does not recommend Americans purchase Huawei devices, citing multiple security concerns.
Feb 13, 2018 at 20:48
Fujifilm's Imaging Solutions division recorded a revenue of $2.77 billion and operating income of $465 million in the first three quarters of 2017. That's a 15.6% increase in year-on-year revenue and a whopping 76.1% jump in operating income over the same period last year.
Feb 12, 2018 at 22:55
The US Navy has officially eliminated its two remaining combat camera units "as an overall cost savings measure." The services these so-called COMCAM units provided will be taken over by the Navy Public Affairs Support Element command.
videoFeb 12, 2018 at 22:44
Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said over the weekend that the company is working with RED Digital Cinema to build top-quality video cameras at a third of the current prices.
Feb 12, 2018 at 21:02
The deal was struck in response to a 2016 lawsuit by Getty, which accused Google of "promoting piracy" by linking high-resolution images in its Image Search. This development should help cut down on what Getty calls "accidental pirates."
Feb 7, 2018 at 16:44
Kodak is reportedly warning potential KODAKCoin investors that scammers are listing the cryptocurrency for sale online, despite its lack of official availability.
Feb 6, 2018 at 18:41
In 2016, over 150 professional photojournalists penned an open letter to camera manufacturers begging them to add encryption technology. In 2018, that request doesn't look any closer to reality than it did two years ago.
Feb 1, 2018 at 17:40
The acquisition should benefit both companies. Lifetouch will get access to Shutterfly's products and cloud-based management system, while Shutterfly will try to entice some of Lifetouch's 10 million or so users to purchase photo products though Shutterfly.
Feb 1, 2018 at 15:39
GoPro has 'enhanced' its GoPro Plus subscription service to allow for two broken camera replacements per year (for an 'exchange fee') and automatic mobile cloud backup for your photos and videos.
Jan 31, 2018 at 23:03
If you thought the KODAKCoin cryptocurrency was just a marketing stunt or a bit of temporary cryto-insanity, it doesn't look that way. In a statement released today, Kodak says over 40,000 potential investors are interested in the company's Initial Coin Offering.
Jan 31, 2018 at 18:50
Earlier this month, Zion National Park released new Commercial Use Authorization rules that seemed to ban tripods altogether, sparking outrage from photography workshop operators. In response, the park has reassessed its position and issued a clarification.
Jan 30, 2018 at 18:55
The entire agency has been banned from attending the Opening Ceremony on February 9th, and the photographer who took the leaked photos has been banned from covering the games altogether.
Jan 26, 2018 at 19:01
Photographers in the US who want to register groups of images for copyright protection will find the process much simpler and easier starting at the end of February.
Jan 24, 2018 at 23:04
The faulty AC-5VF power adapter wall plugs were sold with a variety of Fujifilm digital cameras, including the popular Fuji X-A3 and X-A10 models.
Jan 24, 2018 at 19:33
Photolemur's "Market Map of the Digital Photo Industry" includes all sorts of brands, manufacturers, publications and other organizations that are involved in the industry in some shape or form.
Jan 23, 2018 at 19:28
Nikon announced the news earlier today, revealing that it "attained the #1 position for both market share and revenue for December 2017" in the full-frame interchangeable lens camera category. Yes, that includes full-frame mirrorless.
Jan 17, 2018 at 20:02
The 2018 Japan BCN camera rankings are in, and the most surprising bit of news is that Canon is still outpacing Sony in the mirrorless segment, taking the #2 spot in that segment while still dominating in DSLRs.
Jan 15, 2018 at 21:52
CVS is banning digitally altered beauty imagery on its store-brand beauty products, and plans to mark other brands' images as "Digitally Altered" if they're not up to snuff by the end of 2020.
Jan 15, 2018 at 19:48
Following a series of allegations of sexual misconduct against Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, magazine publisher Conde Nast has severed ties with both of the famed fashion photographers, and released a code of conduct for future photo shoots.
Jan 8, 2018 at 17:48
The major structural change was quietly announced in an email to subscribers and press last month, and neither company has said anything more about the impact of the split since.
Jan 8, 2018 at 17:15
The market for digital cameras continues to shrink, with the shipment numbers for November 2017 approximately 17 percent lower than the same month in 2016.
Jan 8, 2018 at 16:36
GoPro is making some really tough decisions as part of its commitment to "[turn] our business around in 2018," according to CEO Nick Woodman. That includes exiting the drone market entirely, cutting over 250 jobs, and dropping the price of the Hero6 Black from $500 to $400.
Jan 5, 2018 at 19:11
According to a new report, GoPro has laid off between 200 and 300 staff from its drone division, citing a need to "better align our resources with business requirements" as the reason for the layoffs.
Jan 4, 2018 at 21:42
Stockland Martel represented some of the biggest names in the photo industry, including: Walter Iooss, Art Streiber, Lauren Greenfield, Nadav Kander and many more.
Dec 27, 2017 at 16:16
In 2018, Tamron is debuting a 'VIP Club' for owners of at least four registered Tamron lenses. There are Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels, each offering progressively nicer perks for loyal Tamron users.
Dec 15, 2017 at 21:30
Disney is attempting to buy most of 21st Century Fox in a deal worth a reported $52.4 billion. In the process, Disney will take over Fox's controlling 73% stake in National Geographic.
Dec 11, 2017 at 20:11
Customer feedback has convinced the makers of the light-field camera to consider open-sourcing the pictures.lytro.com platform it discontinued last week.
Dec 5, 2017 at 15:23
Lensrentals and LensProToGo have joined forces, forming a strategic partnership "to create the strongest photo and video equipment rental company in United States."
Dec 4, 2017 at 19:13
According to the latest CIPA figures, in October, overall digital camera shipments stayed disappointingly flat, while mirrorless camera shipments increased by 12 percent year-over-year.
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