Passport photo guidelines simplified

November 27, 2015

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has significantly simplified its guidelines for passport photographers, condensing the previous multi-page document to an easy-to-understand ‘one-pager’, pictured below. The new guide assumes a level of photographic knowledge from passport photographers, so some … Continue reading


Canon US goes after grey marketers

November 30, 2015

Canon USA has filed US Federal Court lawsuits against several large online retailers to force them to stop selling grey market Canon cameras and other products in the United States. In one lawsuit, Canon USA named Get It Digital and All New Shop … Continue reading


Camera sales on the up

November 30, 2015

GfK has reported a year on year growth in the Australian ‘Photo’ category for July-September, the first positive quarterly result in over three years. Mirrorless interchangeables enjoyed a double digit increase compared to Q3 last year, according to GfK. Lenses … Continue reading



December 2, 2015

Manfrotto announces baby BeFree One…RIP: Holga Cameras…Panasonic out-Lytros Lytro… Manfrotto announces baby BeFree One Manfrotto has announced the BeFree One, the most compact travel tripod in the BeFree range so far. Weighing just 1.3kg, the new aluminum model uses 4-section … Continue reading


Schools photographers look to join AIPP

December 2, 2015

The Professional Schools Photographers Association (PSPA) is consulting with members following discussions with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) on a merger between the two groups. A group of around 10 schools photography businesses met in Melbourne with AIPP … Continue reading


Les Brener tradition continues

November 30, 2015

Since the early 1980s a group of industry executives have met for occasional lunches in Sydney. In recent years it became known as the Les Brener lunch, in honour of its founder, former executive director of PMA Australia, Les Brener, … Continue reading


Kikki K not staying stationery

November 19, 2015

‘Swedish design’ stationery specialist Kikki K (it actually calls itself ‘kikki.K’, breaking several rules of the English language in the name of quirkiness) has been offering offering photo books, calendars and other printed photo products since at least late 2013 … Continue reading


Another Corner for photo specialty in NZ

November 19, 2015

When a brand new shopping mall, NorthWest shopping centre, was announced for West Auckland, NZ, Neil Allan thought it might be the ideal location for his second Camera Corner store. His first Camera Corner, formerly a Camera House outlet, had … Continue reading


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