The largest trade show in Japan, CP+, is being canceled yet again. The event was supposed to take place in Yokohama from 24 to 27 February 2022, but just like two shows before it – the live event was canceled due to the pandemic, but you’ll be able to tune in online.
You might soon test for COVID-19 using your phone camera
There are a bunch of things you can do with your smartphone camera other than taking photos. Thanks to a group of scientists and physicians at UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, you might soon be able to take a COVID-19 test at home safely, quickly, and accurately.
Breaking: Canon pulls out of NAB 2021 over COVID-19 Delta concerns
Hot on the heels of Sony, Canon has also declared that they have withdrawn from both NAB 2021 and InfoComm 2021 trade shots happening next month. In a statement to DIYPhotography, Canon states that this is due to “the ongoing health and safety concerns presented by the COVID-19 Delta variant”.
NAB has been rescheduled from its usual date in April to October 9-13th at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, replacing the usual NAB New York shot at the Javits Center. PhotoPlus, due to take place at the Javits Center in October has also been cancelled.
Sony pulls out of NAB 2021 in Las Vegas over COVID-19 Delta variant
One of the biggest companies appearing at NAB in Las Vegas each year (well, each non-pandemic year when the event actually goes ahead) is Sony. This year, NAB has been rescheduled from its usual date in April to October 9-13th at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, replacing the usual NAB New York shot at the Javits Center.
Sony, however, has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 Delta variant, Sony has decided to pull the plug and will not be attending in person at next month’s NAB Show. They also won’t be appearing at the audiovisual trade show InfoComm 2021 in Orlando, Florida, either.
New York’s PhotoPlus 2021 expo has been cancelled over COVID-19 concerns
Perhaps not surprisingly, PhotoPlus 2021 has been cancelled. Originally scheduled for September 30th until October 2nd in the usual Javits Convention Centre in New York, it’s been pulled with just three weeks notice. Organisers state that this is “due to developments regarding the ongoing progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and related company-imposed travel restrictions”.
The news was just sent out to press, exhibitors and attendees via email, and they say that for exhibitors who have made deposits for the in-person event, options will be provided in the coming days. For attendees who might have already booked flight and accommodations, though, no mention has been made for those people who might have now lost their money.
Photo of a kitchen court hearing wins the Our Times – Pandemic Perspectives contest
The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. We’re living in probably the weirdest times in recent history, and International Photography Awards (IPA) has decided to throw a contest for photographers documenting it. Our Times – Pandemic Perspectives is a special edition of the One Shot contest, and it’s all about the life we’ve lived for almost two years now. The winning photos capture the essence of the pandemic and all the fear, sorrow, but also joy we humans can find even in the toughest times.
Photo industry is coming back to life after COVID-19, survey shows
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on everyone and photographers are no exception. In fact, our industry was severely hit last year when 75% of photographers said they’d had all their gigs canceled due to the pandemic. Thankfully, it seems that the sunshine after rain is coming this year. According to a recent survey from Zenfolio, things are going for the better, and the photography industry is coming back to life.
Stop sharing your vaccination card photos or face identity theft
When they’re super-excited about something, many people post about it on social media. So naturally, people have been sharing the news about their COVID-19 shots. They post selfies taken during the vaccination itself, but many of them also post photos of their vaccination cards to share the good news. But there’s more than good news you might be sharing with the world, experts warn. If you share photos of your vaccination card, you risk having your identity stolen.
Fujifilm is using its photo developing tech to create rapid COVID-19 tests
When the world went to digital and companies like Kodak and Polaroid bit the dust, Fujifilm managed to succeed, and still brings us film today (even if they have killed off a lot of the favourites). How? By switching things up and expanding into other areas, taking their chemical expertise to fields such as cosmetics and medicine.
Fujifilm has been working in rapid diagnostic testing equipment and reagents for infectious diseases since 2011. And now, Fuji’s announced that they’ve received CE certification for a “highly-sensitive and rapid antigen test kit for SARS-CoV-2 in Europe utilizing silver halide amplification technology”, according to a press release from the company.
Instagrammers, stop taking selfies with gorillas, you’re giving them COVID-19
The chase for likes on social media brought us many irrational and dangerous behaviors. One of them is approaching wild animals in order to take a selfie. According to a recent study, selfie-takers are getting too close to wild mountain gorillas to take selfies with them, transmitting COVID-19 and other diseases to the animals.
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