Articles tagged "industry-news"

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NEA report reveals photography industry's contribution to US economy

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.

Google reportedly to acquire Lytro for $40 million

According to unnamed sources, Google will acquire Lytro's technology and patents, with Lytro employees already having left the company.

Adobe posts record revenue yet again, earning $2.08 billion in Q1 of 2018

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.

The New York Times is looking to hire a Photo Director

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.

Samsung wants to dethrone Sony, reach #1 in the global image sensor market

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.

Canon CEO: 'we will go on the offensive... in the mirrorless camera market'

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.

Report: Agfa Vista film is no more, stock drying up world-wide

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.

UPDATED: Instagram is NOT bringing back the chronological feed

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.

Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you

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.

Canon got it right on International Women's Day

Forget upside-down logos. The best move a brand can make to recognize women is to amplify their causes.

Manager says Canon is willing to cannibalize DSLR sales with mirrorless cameras

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.

KitSplit gear rental company raises $2.1m in seed funding

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.

Slow start to year as camera production and shipping plunge

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.

ImageBrief is shutting down, users have one week to save their images

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.

500px acquired by Chinese licensing giant Visual China Group

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.

Really Right Stuff is moving from California to Utah to escape rising costs

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.

Google has removed the 'View Image' button from Image Search

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.

Panono has new CEO, puts focus on software solutions

Thomas Escher, Panono's new CEO, wants to steer the company strategy towards customized software development for the real-estate and construction sectors.

US intelligence agencies warn against purchasing Huawei smartphones

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.

Fujifilm Imaging Solutions posts excellent financial results

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.

US Navy confirms: Combat camera units will be eliminated over budget issues

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.

RED and Foxconn want to produce affordable 8K cameras for the general public

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.

Google strikes deal with Getty, will remove direct image links from search

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."

Scammers are peddling fake 'KODAKCoin' to unsuspecting victims

Kodak is reportedly warning potential KODAKCoin investors that scammers are listing the cryptocurrency for sale online, despite its lack of official availability.

Camera makers continue to ignore photojournalist pleas for encryption

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.

Shutterfly reveals plans to buy Lifetouch for $825 million

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.

GoPro's updated Plus subscription will now replace two broken cameras per year

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.

Kodak says over 40,000 investors are interested in its cryptocurrency

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.

Zion National Park clarifies controversial tripod restrictions

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.

Reuters photographers banned from Olympic opening ceremony over leaked photos

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.

Verizon follows AT&T, drops Huawei smartphones

Verizon is following in AT&T's footsteps, becoming the second US mobile carrier to drop Huawei devices from its catalogue due to security concerns voiced by Congress.

The US Copyright Office is 'modernizing' group registration of photos

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.

Fujifilm recalls nearly 300,000 camera power adapters due to 'shock hazard'

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.

This 2018 'ecosystem map' captures the whole photo industry in one massive infographic

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.

Nikon claimed the #1 spot in the full-frame camera market for December 2017

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.

2018 Japan BCN camera rankings: Canon dominates DSLRs, tops Sony in mirrorless

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.

CVS bans photo manipulation on its beauty images, will hold other brands to same standard

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.

Condé Nast has cut ties with Mario Testino and Bruce Weber amid sexual misconduct allegations

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.

Report: GoPro is looking for a buyer

On the same day that GoPro reported plans to cut over 250 jobs, drop the price of its Hero6 Black action cam, and pull out of the drone market entirely, CNBC is reporting that the company has put itself up for sale.

DxOMark splits from DxO Labs, is now an independent privately-owned company

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.

CIPA's November numbers show the digital camera market's continuing decline

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.

GoPro exits drone market, cuts over 250 jobs, and drops price of Hero6 Black by $100

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.

Report: GoPro has laid off 200-300 more staff from its drone division

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.

Famed agency Stockland Martel shut down on December 31st

Stockland Martel represented some of the biggest names in the photo industry, including: Walter Iooss, Art Streiber, Lauren Greenfield, Nadav Kander and many more.

Tamron sets up 'VIP Club' for users with four or more registered lenses

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.

Disney's 21st Century Fox acquisition means it will now own National Geographic

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.

Lytro might open source its light-field photo sharing platform

Customer feedback has convinced the makers of the light-field camera to consider open-sourcing the platform it discontinued last week.

Lumoid gear rental service has been shut down

Hot on the heels of the Lensrentals and LensProToGo merger, gadget rental service Lumoid has announced that it is shutting down for good.

Lensrentals merges with LensProToGo to create photo and video rental powerhouse

Lensrentals and LensProToGo have joined forces, forming a strategic partnership "to create the strongest photo and video equipment rental company in United States."

CIPA figures show disappointing October sales, but mirrorless continues to rise

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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