This Is the Perfect Time for the Photo Trade Show to Be Reborn

The photo trade show desperately needs to be reborn into something else, and this is the time for it to happen.

If you’re reading this, you’re wondering why there’s no interest in a photo trade show from new photographers. And you’re probably missing the times where the industry got together and hung out. Those times, at least for the moment, are gone. And the photo trade show, in general, has changed a bit over the years. But the progress has been plodding. In truth, it feels like you could age an award-winning whiskey much faster. The photo trade show, in general, tries to be incredibly avant-garde, but it instead ends up being incestuous and out of touch. The global lockdown was and still is the perfect time for the photo trade show to evolve. I’d even like to argue that the show doesn’t need to evolve; it needs to die and be reborn brand new.

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Buffer’s New Instagram Integration Makes Life Much Easier

If you’re a photographer (creator) on Instagram, then your likelihood of having your content shared just went up. Curators today are being treated to Buffer’s new integration with Instagram. Sort of like Hootsuite, it will allow you to take posts that you’ve been tagged in, copy the URL, set the app up to remind you to share a post, and then manually share the post in some way or another. It isn’t as automated as one would like and it’s quite interesting that Instagram doesn’t natively allow for sharing, but it’s a brand new feature that will make the life of social media content developers and curators a heck of a lot simpler too.

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Review: Phottix Mitros+ Flash (Canon)

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Phottix Mitros+ product photos (1 of 7)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 5.0

Earlier this year, Phottix announced their brand new Mitros+ flashes that incorporate TTL metering with their Odin transmitter. As the first affordable TTL compliant flash to work with an integrated radio system, we’re positive that many photographers were just as excited as we were. We’ve been testing the flashes for a while and were quite amazed by how well they performed for the price point.

And for what you pay, we only have one big qualm.

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