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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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2019 DIR Salutes Superstars behind the Counter

Last year our editorial staff thought it was appropriate to recognize the “unsung heroes” in our industry—those retail associates who spend their time and...
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Rugged Point & Shoot Cameras for Outdoor Photography

To say the entire imaging field continues to go through a tumultuous transition is an understatement. Nevertheless, active lifestyle cameras have maintained their position...
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12 Travel Accessories for Summer Picture Takers on the Go

Summertime is the prime season for outdoor activities, vacations, hiking, biking, water sports, beach parties and, of course, taking lots of great pictures. When...
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Full-Featured DSLRs for Enthusiasts & Serious Shooters

Serious photo enthusiasts favor high-performance interchangeable-lens cameras (ILCs) that deliver superlative imaging performance, impressive speed and comprehensive feature sets enabling exceptional image control. Here...
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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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Printing Press What’s Happening June 2019

The What’s Happening June 2019 installment looks at new software that enhances the offerings of Mitsubishi’s Selfone Wireless Print Station. We also cover a...
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Arnar Freyr Tómasson: #RealCamerasRock

The June featured photographer is Iceland-based Arnar Freyr Tómasson. “I’m a filmmaker and I graduated from the Icelandic Film School,” says Tómasson. “Moreover, I currently...
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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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Mirrorless Full Frame ILCs: Tech Trends

Port Washington, NY—Notably, mirrorless full frame interchangeable-lens camera models have now embarked upon a significant growth path. As a result, it is clear the...
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Sony Enhances Line of Circular Polarizing Filters

San Diego, CA—When Sony introduced its premium FE 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens for full-frame E-mount cameras, the company also announced a new lineup...
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Lucie Foundation Appoints Program Director

Los Angeles, CA—The Lucie Foundation, a nonprofit charitable foundation, named Alice Dison as its new program director. Working from the Lucie Foundation’s West Coast...
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Keypoint Intelligence Launches the Key Point Podcast

Weymouth, MA—Keypoint Intelligence launched the Key Point podcast, which offers unbiased insights based on Keypoint Intelligence research. Focused on imaging, printing as well as...
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Black Eye Pro Kit G4 for Pro-Level Mobile Photography & Filmmaking

Helsinki, Finland—The Black Eye Pro Kit G4 is a one-kit solution to enable pro-level mobile photography and filmmaking. Photographers, videographers, adventurers and storytellers can...
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Lomography Petzval 55mm f/1.7 Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

New York, NY—Lomography launched the Petzval 55mm f/1.7 Mark II. The company’s first Petzval Art lens works exclusively with full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new...
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Pursuit Aviation and XM2 Team on Whiskey Wheels Aerial System

Van Nuys, CA—Pursuit Aviation, a global aerial cinematography company for movies, television and commercials, announced it has created Whiskey Wheels. The first-of-its-kind setup inside...
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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-6 Rugged P&S

Center Valley, PA—Olympus expanded its line of rugged, adventure point-and-shoot cameras with the Stylus Tough TG-6. For go-anywhere shooting, the everything-proof camera employs a...
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Domke Camouflage Limited Edition Camera Bags Honor U.S. Military

Hauppauge, NY—A division of the Tiffen Company, Domke introduced Domke camouflage limited edition camera bags in honor of the U.S. military. The camo bags...
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17th Lucie Awards Kick Off Photo Week at Carnegie Hall

Los Angeles, CA—The 17th Lucie Awards gala returns to New York City this fall to kick off Photo Week. In addition, it will celebrate...
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Lensvid: What Happened in the Photography Industry in 2018

Lensvid recently released the results of its sixth year monitoring the photo-imaging industry. “After a year of big changes in 2018, where two of...
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Photo Merchandise to Surpass Photo Printing

Valley Cottage, NY—According to a recent study by Future Market Insights (FMI), the $16.9 Bn photo printing and photo merchandise market is expected to...
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Toshiba Memory & WD Finalize K1 Flash Manufacturing Facility Investment

San Jose, CA—Toshiba Memory Corporation and Western Digital Corp. finalized a formal agreement to jointly invest in the K1 flash manufacturing facility Toshiba Memory...
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DJI Osmo Action Camera Debuts with 4K Video Capability

Los Angeles, CA—DJI, a leader in civilian drones, took a new direction with the launch of the DJI Osmo Action camera. Employing DJI’s video...
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Nikon Follow Your Passion Video Contest

Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. launched the Follow Your Passion video contest. The competition encourages content creators across the United States to capture their passion using...
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Sharp Joins Micro Four Thirds System Group

Center Valley, PA—Olympus Corporation and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds system standard in 2008 and have since been working together to...

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