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Amazon Will Soon Deliver Camera Gear Directly Into Your House

Photographers who buy camera gear online these days often have to deal with the inconvenience of being home to sign for a package or the riskiness of having packages left in front of the home. Amazon has an idea for solving these issues: why not have packages delivered directly into your home?

PSA: Buy a Gray Market Sigma Lens, Pay an Extra $250 for Servicing

So-called "gray market" products are popular in the world of photography, but buying your Sigma gear through an unauthorized reseller will cost you in the long run. Not only will Sigma not honor the warranty on gray market products, they'll actually charge you extra to fix them.

Vine is Stayin’ Alive as an App Called Vine Camera

Twitter announced back in October 2016 that it would be shuttering Vine, its 6-second video sharing service. If you're a faithful Vine user who wants Vine to live on, there's good news for you now: some parts of Vine will live on as an app called Vine Camera.

Relonch: A One-Click Camera with ‘Perfect’ Photos for $99 per Month

Relonch is unlike any other service we've heard of. Camera companies sell you cameras, and companies like Adobe sell you tools that can make the photos you take with those cameras better; Relonch skips all that by bundling a camera and automated image editing into a single $99/month service.

Photographers Upset About Zenfolio’s Default Opt-In Album Service

Update on 12/28/17: This default opt-in was changed a while ago and is no longer the case.

If you use Zenfolio to host your photography portfolio, make sure you're aware of the company's Easy Photo Album Design Service, which launched in May 2016 to make it easier for photographers to sell albums. If you make and sell your own albums to customers, you'll want to turn the feature off. And it seems that many photographers aren't happy that the service is on by default.

Google Photos Turns One, Now Hosts 24 Billion Selfies

This past weekend marked the first birthday of Google Photos, the long-awaited standalone photo hosting and sharing service that was announced back on May 28, 2015. To celebrate the occasion, Google has some interesting facts and helpful tips for you.

In 30 Years of Photography, I’ve Never Had a Service Experience This Bad

The history of the Leica camera is one of revolution. Appropriately enough, the Leica M design has been with us for over 60 years and has documented revolutions in both times of peace and war throughout history as the idea of a simple, easy to carry camera enabling it to be carried anywhere.

Fileship.io Forces Your Clients to Pay Before They Get Their Images

You've probably heard the horror stories... they go something like this: photographer gets job, photographer does job, photographer delivers images to client, client disappears without paying photographer. It's a tale as old as time, and it's exactly what a new service called Fileship.io intends to stop.

CameraLends Launches iPhone App for Mobile Peer-to-Peer Gear Lending

After launching its peer-to-peer camera gear rental network back in 2013, CameraLends is now pushing into new territory: mobile.

The startup just launched an iPhone app that allows photographers to lend and borrow gear to/from other photographers. It's "the first ever mobile app for renting," says CameraLends.