Columns By Bob McKay

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Editor’s Note: The State of the Industry: Resilience

Each year Digital Imaging Reporter reaches out to the leaders of the imaging industry to ask them for their perspective on how the industry...
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Printing Press: Genealogy Stirs a Growing Market in Photo Preservation

As the world’s population becomes more homogeneous, its citizens are developing a renewed interest in their ancestral roots. Genealogy websites like ancestry.com and WikiTree,...
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Printing Press: Minilabs Adapt to Printing Needs

When I started writing for the photo industry back in 1980, the concept of one-hour film processing and printing was just emerging. Chemical-based minilabs...
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Giving Back: How Pro Bono Work Opens Doors to Pro Assignments

New Jersey commercial photographer Ron Wyatt is wise and strategic. Wyatt has had an illustrious 30+-year career covering the NBA, NFL, MLB and Beijing...
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Profit Prospects: CSR, Social Responsibility for Good Business

Younger employees are accused of not being respectful of authority, lacking initiative and generally ignoring the criteria senior employees demand. However, many don’t fit...
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The Imaging Industry Joins Forces with Memories Matter Campaign

Memories Matter: At a time when the imaging industry is feeling the sting of change, there is a new way to work around some...
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Editor’s Note: Camera Retailers Are Prime for E-tailing

We’re pleased to name YM camera as our 2019 E-tailer of the Year. We congratulate the Yankush family on their strong performance in online...
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YM camera: Digital Imaging Reporter’s 2019 E-tailer of the Year

If you were running the third-generation family business founded as Youngstown Microfilm in 1951, would you locate it in Boardman, Ohio? Consider that the...
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Printing Press: Turn Hot Summer Days into Cool Photo Displays

How will your customers share their photographic memories from this year’s summer vacation? Will they order a photo calendar, collage poster or photo book...
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Strategy Session: YM camera—A New Focus with Each Generation

When Pete Yankush started Youngstown Microfilm in 1951, microfilming medical records for local hospitals, it’s hard to imagine he envisioned today’s YM camera continuing...
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Selective Focus: The Test of Time—Prints from Digital Files

The industry offers many “venues” for customers to turn binary code (read digital files) into real live photos they can have and hold. They...
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Giving Back: NYC Headshot Photographer Honors Veterans & Caregivers

New York-based headshot photographer Barry Morgenstein is sought after by musicians, actors, news and TV anchors, politicians, doctors, models and executives. His work for...
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June 2019 Editor’s Note: Saluting the Influencers on the Front Line

June is one of my favorite issues of the year now that we’re  featuring our Superstars behind the Counter honorees. We came upon the...
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Printing Press: Memorable, Funny & Cool Photo Gifts for Tweens

Are your customers ever faced with the dilemma of selecting a gift for someone who’s grown beyond toys but isn’t quite ready for adult...
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Printing Press Spotlight: Southpoint Photo

Southpoint Photo Imaging Supplies, Inc., has been a leader in the imaging marketplace since 1990, providing an ever-expanding product portfolio for its traditional and...
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Selective Focus: RIP DSLR?

With the flurry of mirrorless and the dearth of DSLR introductions in the past few months, one might rush to judgment and deem the...
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The Last Word: A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for the Future of the...

The future of the photo industry has arrived; we’ve never been better equipped to evolve alongside the technology that’s radically reinventing photography. There are...
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Strategy Session: The Portrait Masters Conference

Whenever we hear about a trade show, there are all sorts of emotions that come to mind. On the negative side, there’s the travel...
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Social Networking for Success: Growing Your Business with YouTube

With the proliferation of video built into imaging devices these days, it’s hard to imagine a business in this industry that’s not using YouTube...
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Profit Prospects: Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes. Once upon a time they were the only things that never changed. This past year has provided significant changes in taxes,...

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