Rangefinder Tech Editor John Rettie took a last look around the WPPI trade show floor and has posted a wrap-up of new products that debuted there this week. He was able to preview the new lighting kit from Lowell, the Medusa lighting system developed by photographer Peter Hurley, the Fotodiox RhinoCam, which adapts a compact camera to work with a medium-format lens, a new bag from LowePro, and more. He also checked out how Animoto Pro has changed its slide show software to expand the length of presentations and, thanks to a deal with Triple Scoop Music, make licensing music much easier.
Gear is fun to play with and fun to buy, but it diverts money from more important things (marketing, for instance) and it can lead you to financial trouble. Accountants and veteran photographers will tell you: Avoid buying more than the minimum amount of gear, unless you can rent it to clients and recover your... More ›
LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, the photo festival in Charlottesville, Virginia, announced today that is ceasing operations due to lack of funding. A statement from the festival’s board, posted on the LOOK3 website, says, “While our event was beloved by many in Charlottesville and in the international photography community, we unfortunately do not have the... More ›
Stockland Martel, the photography agency founded 30 years ago by Bill Stockland and Maureen Martel, closed on December 31, 2017. In a statement published on the Stockland Martel website, the founders said they were retiring from the photography business, and said they “are looking forward to enjoying life at a slower pace, exploring new interests,... More ›