Archives for February 13, 2012

Free magazine for event photography launched, Denver, Colo., announced the publication of Event Photographer Magazine.

This magazine is produced by Jim Roshan and Warren Baum, long-term and well-known event photographers. The magazine is scheduled to launch on March 1st, 2012. The free online magazine will feature numerous topics including youth sports, events, schools, churches, old time, amusement, and other volume photography scenarios. It will be published six times per year.

“For years event photographers have been left behind when it comes to being included as an integral part of the photography industry.” says Baum. “We decided to create a way for event photographers to finally get industry specific updates, education shared by peers, and a format to connect with those who have the products they can benefit from using in their businesses?”

“Event Photographers are business people first.” said Roshan. “That is why we are publishing this new photography business magazine.”

The magazine will be tied into the site, which includes, educational blogs, from various vendors and industry leaders; the Forum; EP Market Place, for purchasing/selling used equipment; template sharing site; marketing/PR consultants; vendor updates; and networking opportunities.

Gallery Giclees of Ohio expands staff

Gallery One founders Alan Brown, CPF, and Norah Lynne Brown, CPF,

Gallery Giclees, sister company of Gallery One, Mentor, Ohio, named Diana Weber Gardner as creative director. Weber Gardner has served in management with a non-profit organization for the arts and in media relations. At Dun & Bradstreet she managed communications and marketing, and she served as both marketing manager and manag- ing editor for Penton Media. She has a long history with Gallery One founders, Norah Lynne and Alan Brown, having first worked at the gallery in the 1970s.

Linda D’Agostino Clingeris the company’s International Sales Manager, marketing Gallery Giclees to a select group of art galleries and interior designers. The former editor of limited edition art publisher Mill Pond Press, Venice, Fla., she has 18 years of art publishing and promotion experience in addition to a retail background.

Gallery One's 18,000 square foot store in Mentor, Ohio

The Cleveland area native recently relocated back to Lake County after more than 20 years in Southwest Florida.

Gallery Giclees has seen its business increase in recent months due to demand for the fine-art giclee canvases it publishes.

Olympus Projects $410 million loss

Olympus forecast a $410 million full-year loss due largely to its ailing camera operations, Reuters reports.

The company wrote down 14.05 billion yen to reflect a drop in the value of its inventories after the Thailand floods. Operating profit will decline 6.2 percent.

The Japanese camera maker is facing a 13-year accounting fraud covering $1.7 billion in losses.
The company was founded in 1919 as a microscope and thermometer business; Olympus produced its first camera in 1936, Bloomberg notes. And as shown in the graph from Olympus, imaging is still less than 16 percent of overall revenue.

The company’s full report is here.

Great speakers lined up for 2012 PSPA/SPAA conference

The 2012 PSPA/SPAA Conference is coming up this week; here’s a look at some of the session highlights:

Tony Corbell

Digital Lighting with Tony Corbell

In this session, accomplished and decorated photographer, Tony Corbell discusses all types of lighting and its tools (portable flash, studio strobes, sunlight and ambient light) in depth. Lighting applications include additive, subtractive, reflective and transmission. Corbell will discuss light quality as well as light quantity and how light direction plays a significant role in the resulting mood of an image.



Robert Ste-Marie

Opening New Revenue Streams Through Green Screen Photography with Robert Ste-Marie

Robert Ste-Marie, president and co-founder of 36Pix, will show photographers how they can use the flexibility of green screen to offer high-impact, personalized products that customers can order online and share with family and friends. He will cover the use of the online store as a portal to link social media and direct customers to photography products other than school photos. Attendees will get a glimpse of the future direction of portrait photography as it relates to consumers’ growing use of the Internet.

Steve Craighead

Keeping the Door Closed with Steve Craighead

Steve Craighead, training, development and HR expert, will present an important session for business owners. Your days are busy; from employee selection to getting those picture day packages out the door, make sure you are taking the appropriate steps to keep the door closed on human resource issues such as negligent hiring and retention claims to general compliance while creating that productive work atmosphere.



The $299 Member Registration ($479 for non-members) includes access to all educational sessions on Saturday and Sunday; keynote luncheon on Saturday; Official Business Luncheon on Sunday; Welcome Reception; Vendor Reception; Coffee Breaks; and complimentary Trade Show badge to WPPI trade show (Monday-Wednesday). For more information, visit the PSPA/SPAA conference site.

PSPA/SPAA conference to feature vendor panel

The upcoming 2012 PSPA-SPAA Conference at the Renaissance Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev., will feature a vendor panel, Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3:15 p.m., moderated by Mark  Schoenrock, of Lifetouch Inc. Panelists will include Bing Liem, Fujifilm; Mike Gurley, Canon; Chris Van Zandt, Eastman Kodak; and Ron Wrenholt, Lifetouch.

Topics will include video and motion capture in the school picture business; social media impact on the industry; effect of ecommerce on parental purchasing; and more.