Time for a Screed - Product Availability

Time for a Screed - Product Availability

Help me understand something. Retailers are complaining that retail revenue is down. This is a fact, phoney sales notwithstanding. On hand inventory in brick and mortar stores is at an all time low. Many B&M retailers are moving to, or have moved to online sales as their primary mode of transaction, and we can look at B&H Photo Video as an example of a company that has been successful in the industry, and Amazon as a general example.

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Is a Black Friday Deal Really a Deal?

Is a Black Friday Deal Really a Deal?

I awoke today to find over 100 emails in my inbox advertising Black Friday. This goes with the over 100 I have received over the course of the week preceding the day. I deleted most all of them without opening them, and had a look at a couple, which ended up being deleted. This raises the question about whether these deals really are deals?

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Canon Announces the EOS R

Canon Announces the EOS R

Building on their position as a leader in digital imaging for both photography and video, the long-rumoured Canon full frame mirrorless camera has been announced. The Canon EOS R is the first in a series of brand-new full frame mirrorless bodies to come from Canon.  It is joined on release by four brand new lenses using Canon’s new RF mount.

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25 New Year's Resolutions for Creatives - Have a More Powerful 2017

25 New Year's Resolutions for Creatives - Have a More Powerful 2017

Every New Year, folks make resolutions.  A lot of them never get started, some get accomplished, and by the 3rd of January, life has often gotten in the way.  To save you time, gentle reader, I have provided a lengthy list of resolutions for creatives to make your list building quicker.  Heck, you might even do some of them!

 

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STOP shooting for FREE or below market - you're screwing the industry

STOP shooting for FREE or below market - you're screwing the industry

What the hell were these people thinking?  At at time when things are not getting easier for professional creatives, we are increasingly inundated by people without skill or capability lowering the market price for services by charging very little for what they allege is professional grade work.    A surprising number of these idiots work for free thinking that this is actually a smart decision.

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Photo Video News Update September 18, 2016

Photo Video News Update September 18, 2016

As I finish compiling this, Photokina is opening.  I will try to keep the Photokina announcements together, but some came early and so you will see them here.  Photokina is a hugely exciting time for photographers with new offerings from a multitude of providers.  Expect the next release of the news update to be filled with new gear

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