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Nikon’s Profits Are Up, But its Market Share is Still Worryingly Low

Nikon recently released its annual results which are a key metric in determining how well the manufacturer is doing both in terms of short-term finances as well as implementing its medium-term strategy. The quick takeaway is that it's making more money, but that camera market share is worryingly low. What does this mean for it going forward?

Canon AMLOS

Canon’s New AMLOS Webcam System Aims to Transform Remote Work

Last week, Canon and The Hollywood Reporter hosted a premiere of the animated short film The Forest Haunt whicih was created thanks to a partnership between Canon and actor Joseph Gorgon-Levitt's production company HitRecord. The team leveraged Canon's in-development AMLOS remote working system to collaborate with hundreds of people around the world as if they were all in one place.

Sony Pulls Out of WPPI Amid COVID Resurgence Concerns

Just one week after Sony joined WPPI's list of exhibitors for this year's 2021 show, the company has announced that it will not be attending this year. The move caps widespread concern from would-be attendees and reports of multiple speakers and instructors canceling plans to attend.

Portraits of Post-Lockdown Haircuts

UK photographer and mature university student David Baker has shot a series of before-and-after portraits of people who finally got haircuts as COVID restrictions were eased to allow barbershops to open again.

How to Achieve a Narrative Series (and How COVID Reframed One of Mine)

The COVID pandemic has stricken all the layers of our societies, from culture to economy, family life to social events. Nevertheless, this unique situation has also offered unique pictures of places usually crowded and suddenly totally empty, taken by photo reporters.

How to Do Remote Photo Shoots Using Zoom

As a photographer, I work from my home base in Istanbul, completing assignments for places like The New York Times. But, just like everywhere else, COVID-19 has put a damper on normal human interactions in Turkey. So, when a photo editor at The New York Times gave me the option of shooting an assignment remotely, I was intrigued.

Largest US Art Museum May Sell Off Art to Pay Bills

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the economy, and one niche hit particularly hard has been the world of museums, which has seen ticket sales plummet due to lockdowns and people staying away from indoor spaces. Now the largest art museum in the US is facing a massive budget shortfall, and it's looking into selling art to pay bills.

Are Weddings with COVID Restrictions Worth It?

It almost sounds like a cliché at this point to say it, but 2020 wasn't easy for anyone and the wedding industry was hit particularly hard depending on where in the world you were.

2020 Helped Us Rediscover the True Value of Photography

When I look back on 2020 in 5 or 10 years, I don't think I'll remember it as the year when a pandemic brought the photo industry to an economic standstill. I don't think I'll remember the CIPA numbers, or the R5 overheating debacle, or any of the virtual product launches. I'll remember 2020 as a year that helped us rediscovered the importance of photography.