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DIR June 2017 Editor’s Note: Disruptive Technologies

With so much talk about the decline of the photo industry, I often think about how we can seize opportunities for our future. I had...
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Awesome Imaging Gear for Grads & Dads

Expanding the opportunity to promote photography to your current customers, and even new ones, the spring and summer gift-giving season continues. High school and...
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Creative Printing for . . . Family Reunions

Warm summer weekends are a universal call to families everywhere to celebrate with their loved ones, to share traditions and history—and to create new...
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Outdoor Lifestyle Cameras for Summertime

Rugged, waterproof, outdoor lifestyle cameras have evolved into a dependable, successful market segment. That’s because they’re high-style, high-performance compacts perfect to take surfing, skiing,...
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At the Movies: The Photo Industry Goes Hollywood

At first I thought photo industry camera and lens manufacturers had to venture beyond their comfort zones in order to make significant inroads into...
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Incomparable Compact DSLRs

It’s no secret that mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras are seriously challenging the once unassailable dominance of the DSLR. Since they don’t have a mirror box...
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12 Great Gadgets for Summer Picture Taking

Summer is the prime season for outdoor activities: traveling, hiking, water sports, beach parties and more. And going hand in hand with these warm-weather...
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Giving Back: Pro Bono Work

British commercial, portrait and editorial photographer Neil Tandy has called Long Island, New York, home since September 2011, following 24 years in Johannesburg, South...
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Today’s Lesson Plan: Building Your Blog & Your Network

While I’ve shared some thoughts on the importance of a blog in the past , I’m surprised at the number of retailers and manufacturers...
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Retail Intelligence: Living Streaming Video

Having been in the photographic business for almost 30 years, I witnessed the dramatic evolution in imaging technology. I have seen it all, right...
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Strategy Session: Let’s Take On Teen Bullying

As everyone knows, teen bullying has become a sometimes-lethal epidemic in middle and high schools across the country.  Teen bullying is not a new...
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The Last Word: Camera Stores Can Use Their Voice to Grow an Industry

In an IBISWorld report (a leading publisher of business intelligence), camera stores were shown to be among the top five distressed industries in the...
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DIR June 2017 Instagram Photographer: Daniel Guzmics

This month’s featured photographer is Daniel Guzmics. “This picture was taken in June 2016. I was at Samdach Sothearos Blvd, next to the Royal Palace...
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DIR June 2017 Tech Trends: Camera Drones

Port Washington, NY—The topic of this month’s Tech Trends is drones equipped with cameras. This category accounted for 91 percent of total drone sales...
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3rd Lucie Technical Awards Nominations Open

Los Angeles, CA—The Lucie Technical Awards nominations are now open. They honor companies and also individuals who advance the photographic industry in a given...
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Sigma Cine Lenses at Cine Gear Expo

Ronkonkoma, NY—At Cine Gear Expo 2017, Sigma Corporation of America will showcase its new line of Cine lenses for the first time. The Cine...
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Ricoh Intros WG-50 Adventure Camera

West Caldwell, NJ—Ricoh Imaging announced a new addition to its WG series of rugged, compact cameras—the WG-50. The Ricoh WG series is known for...
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photokina to Be Held as Annual Show

Cologne, Germany—The co-organizers of photokina announced “the world’s leading trade fair for photo, video and imaging is repositioning itself.” The imaging show, which has been...
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Olympus Debuts Tough TG-5 Compact P&S

Center Valley, PA—Olympus is building on the outdoor shooting and tracking capabilities of the Tough point-and-shoot family with the new Stylus Tough TG-5 compact...
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JVC Everio R Rugged, Floating Camcorders

Wayne, NJ—JVC added two rugged, weatherproof camcorders that can endure foul weather, get bounced around and still be ready to shoot. The Everio R...
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Fujifilm Updates GetPix Kiosk Software & App

Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America Corporation launched an improved GetPix kiosk software solution. The software now offers seamless wireless transfer with the Fujifilm GetPix transfer...
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Lomo’s Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

San Francisco, CA—Lomography’s new Neptune Convertible Art lens system is made up of three premium prime lenses as well as two aperture mechanisms. Introducing...
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Sony Wide-Angle, Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses

San Diego, CA—Sony Electronics added two lenses to its lineup of full-frame E-mount lenses. The new lenses are the FE 16–35mm f/2.8 GM large-aperture,...
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Manfrotto Manhattan Camera Bags: City Chic

Upper Saddle River, NJ—The Manfrotto Manhattan camera bag collection launched, designed for today’s busy city dwellers with a passion for photography. Manfrotto is a...
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miggo’s Pictar iPhone Camera Grip Launches

Jerusalem, Israel—miggo, a young brand that develops products designed for today’s advanced digital cameras, announced that Pictar, its camera grip for the iPhone, is...
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Early Bird VIP Networking at Mobile Photo Connect

Oakland, CA—Mobile Photo Connect, an annual conference for the mobile imaging industry, announced three key innovations for its 2017 edition. New to the conference...
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Rugged Delkin Black USB 3.0 Card Reader

Poway, CA—Delkin Devices announced the newest addition to its lineup of Black products: the Delkin Black USB 3.0 rugged memory card reader. The new...
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Adorama & Sony Capture the Mystique of Cuba

New York, NY—Adorama debuted Through the Lens: Cuba, the newest installment of its online docu-series. Premiering on the AdoramaTV YouTube channel on May 12,...
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Canon Little League Contest Winners to Meet Mark Teixeira

Melville, NY—Former Major League All-Star and New York Yankee, Mark Teixeira, swings back into action with Canon USA in support of the Canon Little...
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Datacolor PhotograpHER Celebrates Women Photogs

Lawrenceville, NJ—Datacolor, a provider of color management solutions, launched PhotograpHER. The campaign celebrates women in photography. Throughout May, Datacolor invited women in photography to...

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