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News, information and interviews about the photo/imaging business. Hosted by Gary Pageau, editor of the Dead Pixels Society news site and community.For more information and to sign up for the free weekly newsletter, visit www.thedeadpixelssociety.com.This is a weekly audio podcast. The podcast audio is also available on the Dead Pixels Society YouTube channel.The Dead Pixels Society Podcast interviews are usually 20-30 minutes long. The content is designed for a business-to-business audience of entrepreneurs and companies in the photo/imaging retail, online, wholesale, mobile, and camera hardware/accessory industries.If you are interested in being a guest on the podcast, email host Gary Pageau at gary@thedeadpixelssociety.com. The podcast is recorded using Zoom.
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Lynn Cartia, a New Mexico-based professional photographer for more than 30 years. Cartia gained notoriety a few years ago with her humorous alter-ego, Missy MWAC, but soon discovered there was a need for straight-to-the-point advice for photographers.In this interview, Cartia talks about sales strategies, the need for photographers to sell prints, and how classic business practices, while not trendy, are what build a successful long-term business.Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Bill Lindsay, Channel/Enterprise Sales Manager, at Xencelabs, a new pen tablet company.  Lindsay talks about how the product was developed, how customer feedback drove the design of the tablet, and the challenges of launching a new photo hardware company in a pandemic. Xencelabs is a new global company with a new approach to professional digital design tablets, staffed by industry veterans.Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Erin Manning of Erin Manning Media, about her start as a photo industry educator, her award-winning video projects, and her best tips for getting started using video to boost your business and connect with customers.Erin Manning is a professional photographer, author, educator, and media personality living in Los Angeles, California. She helps people understand photography and technology by translating technical jargon into everyday words and facilitating learning with a clear, friendly teaching style. Her production company, Erin Manning Media, specializes in "conception to completion" full-service production, creating inspiring educational content.Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with industry veteran Skip Cohen, of Skip Cohen University (SCU). From his start washing bottles in a Polaroid Corp. lab, Cohen has crafted a long-standing career in multiple stages in the photographic industry. In this interview, Cohen talks about his varied career, starting his own company,  business practices for photographers, and what lessons can be learned from COVID-19.Cohen is president and founder of SCU, founder of Marketing Essentials International, and past president of Rangefinder Publishing and WPPI. He's been an active participant in the professional side of photography since joining Hasselblad USA in 1987 as president.  He has co-authored six books on photography and actively supports dozens of projects each year involving photographic education.Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Annie Poissant, of Fotosko, a Quebec portrait and school photography company. Poissant talks about her company's unusual approach to environmental school portraits and how that led her to become owner and director of Photosuite Canada, a company offering a managed services solution for Canadian independent volume photographers as well as the distributor of Netlife Photosuite PRO solution in North America.Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with  Mike Limbach, the founder of Studio Source Yearbooks. In this podcast, Limbach talks about how the business was started 10 years ago, what market niche it serves, and how its services are prioritized for independent school photographers who are competing with much bigger competitors. Studio Source Yearbooks helps independent school photographers stay independent with a five-day turnaround time, competitive prices, and high-quality yearbooks.Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Fred Lerner, CEO and founder, MailPix, about the photo/imaging business. A meeting in a summer camp darkroom started Lerner on a decades-long career with leading photo industry companies like Berkey Photo and Eastman Kodak Co., as well as his own photofinishing labs, Lerner Photo and Lerner Processing Labs. He was also active in the Australian photofinishing industry at the dawn of one-hour processing. Later,  Lerner was part of the startup scene with Ritz Interactive and now MailPix. In this wide-ranging interview, Lerner talks about the consumer photography business and the enduring power of photography. Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Jeff Alexander,  president of Alexander's, the Lindon, Utah-based digital printer. Starting as a retail copy shop, Alexander's has grown into a large-scale variable data printer. The company has expanded into full-color digital printing, making photo books for high-profile clients like Chatbooks.  In this interview, Alexander talks about the challenges of keeping pace with technology and the marketplace through innovation and dedication. From its 1979 inception as a walk-in copy shop in a small Utah university town, the privately-held Alexander’s has grown to become a full-service cross-channel digital print and marketing firm with clients around the globe and a reputation for excellent customer service.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with  Drew Cicala, co-owner of Lensrentals, one of North America's largest photography rental companies. Cicala talks about what is driving the rental market, the challenge of keeping up with the latest technology, and what keeps customers coming back. Founded in 2006 by Roger Cicala, Lensrentals is the largest online rental provider for photography, videography, and lighting equipment and accessories in the United States. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, with a satellite office in Nashville, Lensrentals ships gear to customers in all 50 states and also provides in-person pickups and returns to local customers.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Glen  A. Clark, Cr. Photog., F/S-PPC, a longtime professional photography industry veteran. Clark has been on all sides of the business for more than 35 years, focusing on marketing and sales within and for professional photography, imaging, and communications industry initiatives. He has worked as a commercial and portrait/wedding photographer/illustrator, as well as a studio manager and supplier's rep. In this episode, Clark shares what has changed in professional photography over three decades, what hasn't changed, and what the enduring principles of the industry are.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Marion Duchesne, CEO and founder of Mediaclip, a Montreal, Canada, leader in the photo personalization software market. Duchesne has lead the company through numerous technological, marketing, and strategic changes over the 15-year-life of the company. Duchesne also talks about her experience as a woman founder in the photo technology industry and her efforts to expand opportunities for young women in tech.Mediaclip is the leading developer of white-label product personalization software that allows organizations to create and sell an endless variety of products on their online store, including photobooks, calendars, cards, photo gifts, home décor, promotional products, and much more. We offer the most flexible solution that addresses the specific needs of our customers’ market strategy, allowing them to control their processes and shopping experience while offering end-users a best-in-class user experience.A privately-held company with headquarters in Montreal, Canada, Mediaclip’s software is currently integrated with hundreds of leading websites around the world.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with industry educator, professional photographer and author, Scott Kelby, about the impact of COVID-19 on photographic education and workshops, how the iPhone is putting pressure on the traditional camera makers and what his favorite iPhone app is.Scott Kelby is an American photographer, publisher, and author. He is the CEO of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop, and Lightroom users.  He has authored dozens of books, including his latest, "The iPhone Photography Book."Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society interviews two executives from Zenfolio: Pamela Vachon, Vice President of Customer Support and Success, and Robert Campbell, Video Content Creator and Live Broadcast Host. They discuss Zenfolio's extensive offerings that not only support photographers and help them run their business but also put them in touch with potential customers. Zenfolio Inc., a Centre Lane Partners company, offers advanced business solutions that enable photographers to easily display, share, and sell their images. For more than a decade, Zenfolio has proudly served more than 100,000 photographers around the globe. Photobooker.com by Zenfolio is a digital marketplace that enables photographers to promote their work and book new clients. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Jefferson Graham, photographer, journalist, musician, and former USA Today tech columnist, as he launches his new website, The Best Photowalk.  Graham talks about the switch from film to digital, what camera makers are doing wrong, why Google Photos is the turkey of the year and much more.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society welcomes back photographer, podcaster, teacher, and entrepreneur Michael H. Rubin. Since we last spoke with Rubin, he closed his retail printing business, Neomodern, and is moving to Santa Fe, NM.  He will be teaching the online workshop, "Photographic Haiku: A New Approach to Creative Photography", March 15-26, 2021, through the Sante Fe Workshops. He is also the co-host of the "Everyday Photography, Every Day" podcast.In this episode, Rubin talks about how the analog to digital conversion made the 1990s a unique time in technology, remastering Grateful Dead albums, and continuing to teach a new generation of photographers how to see in new ways.Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Scott Robinson, Director of Strategic Future Products at Kodak Moments. Robinson talks about the touch-free retail printing trends, consumer photo printing, retail changes in the age of COVID-19, and what channels are experiencing growth.Kodak Moments is a leading global provider of photo products and services to retailers, consumers, and entertainment properties. We inspire consumers to bring their memories to life—delivering innovative, high-quality photo products and experiences they find truly meaningful. Powered by over 100,000 consumer touchpoints across 30 countries globally, it’s our mission to be the brand consumers choose to celebrate and preserve life’s memories, from the big events to the everyday moments that matter.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Matt Sweetwood,  entrepreneur, author, CEO and co-founder of Insurious. After leaving the family camera store, Unique Photo, in 2015, Sweetwood embarked on a career as a consultant, an author ("Leader of the Pack") and startup CEO.  Now he's back with Insurious, an online insurance company for cameras, audio equipment and more.Never one to be shy about his opinions, Sweetwood talks about his new company, how photo retailers can compete in the age of COVID, and how the camera hardware vendors are contributing to the decline in the camera market.Insurious was created with the vision that access to top-rated insurance products and licensed professionals should be easy. The company's mission is to provide high-quality coverage in 7-minutes or less, 100% online.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Jeremy Wills, senior market analyst, Pro AV and Imaging, for Futuresource Consulting. Wills covers the Western Europe photo market. In this podcast, Wills talks about the photo personalization market in Europe, the role of photo printing, the booming greeting card market, the behavior of Millennials and Generation Z, and more.Wills joined Futuresource Consulting in 2001. He holds a degree in French from Kings College, University of London.  Futuresource has been tracking the consumer-ordered photo printing markets for more than 20 years in line with the evolution of digital printing technology and e-commerce innovation. If you're interested in the @futuresource Imaging portfolio please visit:https://www.futuresource-consulting.com/consumer-electronics/imaging-and-print/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Rich Scanlon, CEO of ImageQuix, and Scott DeFusco, founder and CEO of Capturelife, about the breaking news that ASG, the parent company of ImageQuix and Photolynx, has acquired Capturelife. We'll talk about what the combination means to customers for both companies, where future growth opportunities are, and the changing volume photography landscape.Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Liam Houghton, CEO, and Declan Mellett, chairman, of Popsa, the U.K.-based photo book app. Houghton and Mellett talked about the company's non-traditional beginnings, it's customer-focused design and strategy and the future role AI will play in the creation of personalized photo content.Popsa launched in March 2016. The app is now available in 50 countries around the globe and has been translated into 10 different languages.Mediaclip Mediaclip strives to continuously enhance the user experience while dramatically increasing revenue.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/DeadPixelsSociety)
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