If you have been documenting life in the USA during the current COVID-19 pandemic, you can now contribute to The Library of Congress. It doesn’t even matter if you’re a professional photographer or just snap photos for fun with your phone: The Library of Congress would like to see what you took and include your photos in its gallery.
It’s probably not much of a surprise to anybody at this point, but the organisers of the NAB Show in Las Vegas have announced that NAB 2021 has been delayed. Originally scheduled to take place in April 11-14th 2021, the date for next year’s show has now been pushed back to October 9-13th.
The timing of the announcement could’ve possibly been a little better, given that most of the video industry is already feeling a little down right now about the fact that IBC 2020 was scheduled to start two days from now. But I suppose it’s best to get it out of the way sooner rather than later.
I guess most of us have lost all hopes of attending any mass events in 2020. But the coronavirus pandemic is already affecting 2021, too. After trade shows scheduled for the current year, CES 2021 now becomes an online-only event as well.
While the usefulness of surgical masks, in general, is quite well known (surgeons have been using them for years) there is little-to-no data on many of the DIY face coverings people have been using during the coronavirus pandemic. So, researchers at the Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have done some tests of their own.
The experiment was published in the journal Physics of Fluids and demonstrates the effectiveness of wearing a face covering when you cough using some pretty cool flow visualisation using lasers. Of course, this post isn’t a debate about whether or not you should or shouldn’t wear a mask. You should. This technique just shows that even the simplest of masks helps reduce the risk of infection and it does so using a very cool technique
After Nikon shut down its repair services in the USA and Canada in March, Nikon USA has reopened its service centre, but only for mail-in customers, not walk-in customers over the counter. This is expected to change as measures are put into place to protect both their staff and customers.
As a result of COVID-19, an announcement on the Nikon USA website says that there is a longer turnaround time than usual and that delays should be expected.
It probably doesn’t come as much surprise that manufacturers were going to be pulling out of October’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York, but the first official withdrawal announcement has now been made. But according to PhotoRumors, Olympus has been emailing customers and partners saying that they will not be taking part in the upcoming show.
It appears that October isn’t far enough away to reliably hold a show, at least not in New York. We’ve been told by a source close to NAB Show New York that organisers have begun sending out emails informing people that the NAB Show New York, which was scheduled to take place on October 21st & 22nd at the Javits Convention Center in New York, has been cancelled.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, it finally became clear to us how important some jobs are. Or better to say, how important are the people who were doing it despite all risks. British Vogue wanted to recognize these key workers and thank them. So, instead of models, stars of Vogue’s July cover are three essential workers: an overground train driver, a supermarket assistant, and a midwife.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the camera sales, which, to be honest, was quite expected. However, it’s surprising just how massive the drop is. According to the latest report, the mirrorless camera sales in Japan was slashed by whopping 75% this April compared to the same period last year.