It’s probably not a surprise that camera companies have been struggling this year. Apparently, Nikon is not an exception. According to recently published articles, Nikon plans to cut more than 2,000 jobs overseas, which is around 20% of its workforce. At the same time, the company will move camera sales from its from Japan’s Miyagi prefecture plant to Thailand in order to reduce costs.
Nikon Corporation has announced that they’ve reduced the number of employees in their Imaging business by 700 at its factories in Thailand and Laos – around 10% of their workforce in each of those locations. Nikkei reports that Nikon has been laying off the staff under “early retirement” since last Autumn.
Nikon is now looking towards the future, stating that they will “optimise according to the production scale” (downsize) depending on the influence the coronavirus pandemic has on their business going forward.
I guess we already know that people will pull all sorts of ridiculous stunts to get Instagram likes. Well, locals in Thailand are aware of that too and some of them have started a pretty quirky business. They spook away pigeons near Tha Pae Gate, an ancient wall and popular tourist attraction in Chiang Mai. They scare flocks of pigeons so they fly through the frame and make tourists’ Instagram photos at least 30% likable.
This has to be one of the strangest images I’ve seen for a while. Somebody kneeling at a table littered with cameras, lenses, drones and other photography related equipment. At first it appears to be some sort of photography cult that worships camera gear. Like a form of extreme GAS. But that’s not quite what this photograph represents.
It was posted to Facebook by Witsanu Deetuam. As I understand it, in Thai culture, respect is is vitally important. This respect is regularly shown to teachers and educators who positively benefit their lives. Also the tools which have the same result. In this case, the cameras that allow them to participate in the act of photography, and earn an income from it.
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A Norwegian couple visiting Thailand’s southern city of Krabi was out birdwatching and photographing when they got stuck in the mud.
Luckily a local fisherman came to their rescue and helped them out, risking getting stuck himself, despite being able to easily make off with their expensive equipment.
The fisherman asked for nothing in return, but in the age of social media and the internet good deeds don’t always go unnoticed.
Just when you think you’ve seen every possible form of selfie comes along an elephant and shows that you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Christian LeBlanc was feeding elephants in Thailand and when he ran out of food, the gentle giant took his GoPro instead. Luckily, the elephant aimed the camera at himself and his guest rather than trying to eat it as well.
This photo awakens a copyright dispute instigated by a monkey whose selfies went viral.
Thailand’s military government recently warned local women to refrain from posting selfies revealing the lower half of their breasts.
Underboob selfies have apparently become a viral trend on social media, but the Kingdom’s authorities warn that posting such photos could violate the 2007 Computer Crimes Act and result in up to five years in prison.