Miscellaneous

The Winning Photos of the Prestigious 2019 Nikon Photo Contest – Photography Article

Nikon has announced the winning photos of its prestigious Nikon Photo Contest for 2018-2019. This is the 50th year of the contest, which has become one of the world’s largest photography competitions. The Grand Prize award was given to Spanish photographer Sara De Antonio Feu for her photo “Ayimpoka” (shown above). Here’s the story that accompanied the image: Ayimpoka lives with her family in a little town in Bolgatanga (Ghana). Albinism has been a cause of discrimination and persecution during…

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KitSplit and ShareGrid Unveil $20K Owner Guarantees – Photography Article

Peer-to-peer camera gear rental services KitSplit and ShareGrid have launched new Owner Guarantee policies that cover voluntary parting, which is when someone rents your equipment but doesn’t return it. “Voluntary parting” is something that has historically not been covered by peer-to-peer services and theft insurance, and several thefts of this nature have made headlines in recent days. Photographers reported having gear worth thousands of dollars stolen by renters who paid less than $100 in fees. Although the two programs were…

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This is Why Guests Should Put Phones Away – Photography Article

A Texas-based wedding photographer is making waves online after speaking out against a wedding guest who ruined an important photo by sticking her iPhone into the aisle at the ceremony. Fort Worth-based photographer Hannah Mbalenhle Stanley of Hannah Way Photography was shooting a wedding recently when a guest blocked her view during the bride’s entrance with her father. After the wedding, Stanley shared the two photos above on Facebook along with the following message to the guest: To the girl…

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Shutterfly and Snapfish Acquired by Private Equity Firm, to Merge – Photography Article

The private equity firm Apollo Global Management has stuck deals to acquire both Shutterfly and Snapfish. It plans to merge the two photo product retailers to form an even larger combined business. Reuters reports that Apollo has agreed to pay $2.7 billion for Shutterfly, including $900 million in debt held by the public company, which will be taken private in the deal. The Wall Street Journal reports that the deal for Snapfish, which is owned by the privately-held District Photo,…

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Here Are 7 Top Stores Made with Picfair Plus – Photography Article

Have you always wanted your own online photography store but found it to be too expensive, time-consuming, or difficult to set up and maintain? Picfair Plus could be the solution. Priced at around 2 cups of coffee a month ($6.99/€5.99/£4.99) it’s 65% cheaper than similar offerings from Zenfolio and Photoshelter – and it’s even cheaper if you pay annually. Full disclosure: This article was sponsored by Picfair. To start selling digital downloads and prints, all you have to do is…

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