Columns By Bob McKay

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June 2018 Editor’s Note: Summertime

Happy summertime to all! We’re excited about our June issue this year for a number of reasons. First and foremost, we’re thrilled by the enthusiasm shown...
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Printing Press: Preserving Travel Memories in Print

After spending two weeks in Thailand with my son in 2003, I searched for a creative way to share with our family and friends...
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Printing Press: Kiosks, Printers & Minilabs Meet the Challenges of the Digital Photo Revolution

Technavio, a market research company focused on new and emerging technologies, predicts continued growth in the photo kiosks market. The company estimates the market will...
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Strategy Session: Your People Are Your Greatest Assets

This month we’ve decided to present a new feature in our magazine. We are honoring eight Superstars Behind the Counter, the true not-so-silent warriors...
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Selective Focus: Transition & Tradition in the Digital Camera Marketplace

Way back when, I interviewed Eastman Kodak CEO George Fisher in the hallowed halls of State Street for the progenitor of this publication, Photo...
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Giving Back: Beverly Hills Wedding & Portrait Shooter Now Living a “Pro Bono” Life

Since bidding farewell to her high-pressure life as a Beverly Hills wedding and portrait photographer to explore the country in a Sprinter van, Keren...
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DIR May 2018 Editor’s Note: What Are We Really Selling?

One of the coolest things about the photo business is that the products and services we sell are changing all the time. But what...
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Printing Press: Partnering with a Powerhouse B2B Franchise

Since opening Fullerton Photographics, Inc., in 1999, I have experienced firsthand the extraordinary effort it takes to build a customer base and drive strong...
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Social Networking for Success: Video Marketing Is at Your Fingertips with Animoto

Video is just about everywhere these days. It’s a good thing we’re in the imaging industry: we could, and should, be leaders in video...
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Strategy Session: When Is a Camera a “Real” Camera?

There’s been a lot of healthy debate recently among members of the Imaging Alliance as to what constitutes a “real” camera. The discussions began as...
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Retail Intelligence: The Dos and Don’ts for Opening & Operating a Successful Camera Store

So, you want to open a new camera store? Or maybe you are considering taking over an existing business? However, you’ve been told that...
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DIR April 2018 Editor’s Note: Chuck Westfall

Long before I met Chuck Westfall, I knew his name. In the early days of the Internet, camera enthusiasts would dial into Prodigy or CompuServe...
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Profit Prospects: NAB—Just Another Convention, or Is It More?

Since the decline of PMA, our industry has been looking for a trade show or convention to embrace. Thought-leading retailers have been looking for...
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Strategy Session: Finding What’s Next—the 2018 NAB Show

So, what does the editor of Digital Imaging Reporter expect to accomplish at the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) show? Quite simply, I’m always on...
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Selective Focus: When Consumers & Companies Vote with Their Feet

The catchphrase “voting with one’s feet” might well define the battle the photo industry is engaged in today. This is a two-way street, with...
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The Last Word: The Empowering and Inspiring APPO

It almost takes my breath away: 5,728 photos and 696 videos saved on my phone. Some of them have been uploaded to the cloud,...
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DIR’s February 2018 Editor’s Note: Our WPPI Issue & Printing Press

We’re pleased to be devoting this issue of Digital Imaging Reporter to the WPPI Conference & Expo. We are also excited to introduce a...
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The Favorite Lenses of Five Wedding Photographers

Bokeh rules! That’s the consensus of five professional wedding photographers we quizzed separately in search of their favorite lenses. While each has strong feelings...
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Photo Booths Are the New Event Entertainment

Since the first coin-operated machine delivered ferrotype prints to attendees of the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris, consumers have been drawn to the novelty...
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Strategy Session: Maximizing the WPPI Experience

Theresa Raffetto is the director of Conferences for the Photo+ Group of Emerald Expositions, including the WPPI conference program. I recently had the chance...

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