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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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DIR Salutes Superstars Behind the Counter

The editorial group at Digital Imaging Reporter thought it was time to recognize the incredible contributions made by those “unsung heroes” that retailers depend...
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Rugged Point & Shoot Outdoor Cameras for Summer Adventures

In the face of momentous changes in the imaging field, active lifestyle cameras have maintained their position as a highly successful market segment. This...
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Smartphone Apps for Summer Picture Taking

Summer is upon us. Whether your customers are off to exotic destinations or simply enjoying a staycation near home, there will be plenty of...
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Summertime Imaging Accessories for 2018

The season for vacations, travel, outdoor fun, water sports, beach parties and taking lots of pictures is finally here! Published stats on picture taking...
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Enthusiast’s Choice: Eight Great DSLRs for Serious Shooters

In the face of stiff competition from today’s top-tier mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, DSLRs are not merely holding their own. In fact, they’re still the...
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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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#RealCamerasRock: Lester Platt

June 2018 Instagram Featured Photographer This installment of #RealCamerasRock features 34-year-old Lester Platt. Platt is a film storyteller, graphic designer and photographer based in New...
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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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June 2018 Tech Trends: Camcorder Sales on the Rise

Sales Bolstered by Canon & Panasonic Devices Port Washington, NY—There are pockets of stability in the camcorder category, even though overall camcorder sales continue to...
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2018 Visual 1st Conference Update: Initial Program, Speakers & Sponsors

San Francisco, CA—This theme for the 2018 Visual 1st conference is Strategies for Success in Today’s Photo/Video Ecosystem: Creating, Leveraging and Monetizing the Building...
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Fujifilm Forges Global Partnership with Taylor Swift for Instax Promos

Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm Corporation announced a global partnership and a global tour sponsorship with world-renowned singer, songwriter, musician, producer and 10-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift....
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GoPro App Sharing Feature Moves Content Straight to Instagram

San Mateo, CA—For consumers unhappy that it takes just too many steps to post GoPro videos and photos to their Instagram Stories, GoPro released...
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Imaging Industry Icon David R. Metz Retires

Woodbury, NY—Dave Metz has been a singular figure in the imaging industry for more than 40 years. He has been widely acclaimed for his...
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Sekonic Flashmate L-308X-U Light Meter

Tokyo, Japan—Sekonic Corporation, a provider of photographic light meters, is spotlighting the latest addition to the L-308 series of light meters—the Flashmate L-308X-U. Sekonic...
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Phase One’s Capture One 11.1 RAW Conversion Software

Melville, NY—Phase One, a manufacturer of high-end digital camera systems, announced Capture One 11.1 RAW conversion and image-editing software. The release is designed to...
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ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5 Released

Portland, OR—ON1, Inc., announced ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5, a significant update to Photo RAW 2018. Version 2018.5 includes a boost in overall performance, fixes...
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Zeiss Supreme Prime Cine Lens Line Debuts

Thornwood, NY—Zeiss debuted a family of high-speed lenses for high-end film production. The Zeiss Supreme Prime family consists of 13 lenses with fixed focal...
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Canon Expands CarePAK Programs for Imaging Pros

Melville, NY—Canon USA expanded its CarePAK Pro and CarePAK Plus service and support offerings for imaging professionals. The current CarePAK Pro program, which now...
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HP Inc. Appoints Chief Financial Officer, Names Interim COO

Palo Alto, CA—HP Inc. named Steve Fieler chief financial officer, an appointment that becomes effective July 1. Fieler will succeed Cathie Lesjak, who will...
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Adobe Systems Expands Board of Directors

San Jose, CA—Adobe Systems announced the appointment of David A. Ricks to its board of directors. The position was made effective April 12, 2018....
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Fujifilm Adds Instax Square SQ6 Square-Format Analog Camera

Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America Corporation unveiled its first square-format analog Instax camera. The new Instax Square SQ6 is a sleek instant film camera that...
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Best Buy Reveals Modernized Logo and Branding

Richfield, MN—Best Buy announced a campaign to revitalize its branding. As part of the efforts, for the first time in 30 years, the company...
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photokina 2018 Update: Expanding with Futuristic Themes

Cologne, Germany—Five months prior to photokina 2018, the redesign of the international photo-imaging show is taking on a concrete shape, expanding with futuristic themes....
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CTA Names Vice President of Market Research

Arlington, VA—The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced the promotion of Steve Koenig to vice president of Market Research. A 14-year veteran of CTA, he...
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Kodak Alaris Information Management Changes Name to Alaris

Rochester, NY—The Information Management division of Kodak Alaris will now operate under the name “Alaris, a Kodak Alaris business.” In addition, partners and customers...
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LensPen Promotes OutdoorPro Optics Cleaning Kit

Vancouver, Canada—LensPen is promoting its OutdoorPro optics cleaning kit for spring and summer picture taking. “Whether you’re hiking a trail, on the lake or...

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