The Dead Pixels Society podcast

The Dead Pixels Society podcast

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.

Episodes

June 17, 2021 34 min

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 techn...

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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 pr...

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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...

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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 tur...

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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 ...

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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 t...

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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 equipme...

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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 manag...

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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...

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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,...

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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 ...

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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.

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Mediaclip strives to cont...
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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 "E...

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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 consume...

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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, Swee...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 a...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Andrew Cousin, CEO, Circle Graphics, about the acquisition of Bay Photo, the growth in photo personalization market and the challenges faced by eCommerce companies in the age of COVID-19.

Circle Graphics is a leader in grand and large-format digital graphics, outdoor advertising, business signage, wall decor, art reproduction, and professional photographic output.

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Brad Malcolm, CEO, and Jeff Stephens, CTO, of EyeQ, the makers of the Perfectly Clear suite of intelligent image-correction products. Malcolm and Stephens talk about the updates to their new iAuto 2021 update, the challenges of correcting for skin tones for a worldwide customer base, and the business case of automatic image correction. 

EyeQ recently launched iAuto 2021, offering a ...

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