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.
On 15 May, police officers in Meqheleng, South Africa reportedly beat photographer Paul Nthoba. He was photographing them for a local newspaper while they were enforcing the coronavirus lockdown. However, they allegedly attacked him verbally at first, and later physically – multiple times.
IBC is one of the world’s largest trade shows when it comes to video production. It takes place in Amsterdam each September, coupling nicely with NAB in April. For 2020, though, neither of those shows is going ahead, as IBC announces that they have also cancelled this year’s show, originally scheduled for September 11-14th.
The news comes just days after Panasonic announced their intention to withdraw from the IBC 2020 show. The Dutch government recently announced that their ban on large scale events would stay in place until September 1st, but even if they are allowed after that point, IBC CEO, Mike Crimp says that they cannot guarantee that the IBC event will be safe for visitors.
Sharing photos of your exotic vacation on social networks can be a double-edged sword, especially during the pandemic. For a 23-year-old tourist from New York, posting photos from his trip to Hawaii had him arrested. He reportedly broke the mandatory quarantine, and it was his Instagram photos that gave him away.
A wedding photographer from New Jersey was recently charged with violating the coronavirus emergency orders. He was photographing a backyard ceremony with a family of six, and he is now facing up to $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.
When the coronavirus crisis began, people started stocking up on toilet paper. I will never understand why toilet paper, but it appears you can do some quite fun stuff with it if you’re creative enough. Jesse Watson made it a star of his latest timelapse. It’s hilarious, creative, and it proves that you don’t need to break isolation to make something fun and keep the creative juices flowing.