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Lytro Shuts Down Its Light Field Photo Sharing Website

It started full of hope and possibilities: In 2011, Lytro promised a camera that could change photography forever with its light-field technology, which allowed photographers to refocus after the shot. But having already announced a change in the company's direction towards video rather than consumer still cameras, Lytro has now shut down its online sharing platform for light-field still images. pictures.lytro.com is no more.

Nikon to Shutter Its Sales in Brazil

A week after announcing the closure of its camera factory in China due to the rise of smartphone cameras, Nikon has just announced that it's shuttering its sales operations in Brazil.

RIP: Bowens to Be Liquidated, Report Says

Bowens, the 94-year-old photography brand best known for its lighting equipment, may soon be shuttered. According to a new report, Bowens has reached the end of its road and has gone into liquidation.

Samsung’s Camera Business Was Killed by Smartphones: Report

Since late 2015, rumors and reports have claimed that Samsung was killing off its digital camera business, and the company subsequently pulled out of camera markets around the world while announcing zero new products. Now a new report is confirming that Samsung has indeed ditched the business, and largely due to the rise of smartphone cameras.

Popular Photography is Dead After 80 Years as a Top Photo Magazine

Popular Photography, the largest circulated imaging magazine that launched its first issue in May 1937 in New York City, has ceased publication after being continuously in production for 80 years. The March/April 2017 issue will be the last in print.

VSCO Shutters New York Office and Lays Off Whole NYC Staff

Film emulation and photo sharing company VSCO confirmed today that they are shutting down their New York City office and laying off the staff there in order to "centralize" their workforce at the company’s headquarters in Oakland, CA.

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.

Dropbox to Shutter Its Carousel Photo App

Back in April 2014, Dropbox announced Carousel, a photo app for archiving and sharing personal memories via a Dropbox account. Now, less than two years later, Dropbox is announcing that Carousel will soon be no more.

Newspaper Chain in Georgia Shutters Its Photo Department, Lays Off Photogs

Less than two months after the Chicago Sun-Times closed up its photo department and disbanded its staff photography team, a newspaper chain in Georgia has done the same.

Southern Community Newspapers Inc. (SCNI), a chain of seven Georgian newspapers (five dailies and two weeklies), is completely shutting down its photo department and putting photo-making responsibilities in the hands of its reporters.