Columns By Bob McKay

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Editor’s Note: It’s Good to Be Back

I don’t have to remind anyone that it’s been a harrowing couple of months, with devastating personal tragedies and business shutdowns. Along the way,...
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Pixel Connection: Digital Imaging Reporter’s 2020 E-tailer of the Year

Pixel Connection is committed to serving its creators and community with the best possible service—in-store and online. Rahul Tuteja, founder and vice president of Pixel...
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Printing Press: Preserving the Best Moments of Summer

This summer brought together more families than arguably any other period of time in modern history. Heads of households became full-time teachers, activities directors...
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Selective Focus: Weathering the Storm: The Third Wave

Anyone who’s been in the neighborhood since the turn of the century has some perspective on the major disruptions that have rocked the photo...
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Strategy Session: What If This Pandemic Never Happened?

This has been a harrowing and unprecedented time for all of us. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives forever, much the same as...
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Insurance Upset: Covid-19 Forces a New Look at Policies

Insurance Upset: Businesses may be unable to rely on their insurance policies to reimburse costs incurred by the Covid-19 pandemic. Affected indemnities include business...
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ShootProof Galleries for Good Program Launches

Atlanta, GA—ShootProof launched a corporate giving program called ShootProof Galleries for Good. ShootProof is a global provider of online gallery software and related services...
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TIPA General Assembly Welcomes Digital Imaging Reporter as Member

Madrid, Spain—The general assembly of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) convened on June 5, 2020. Twenty-four member magazine representatives from around the world...
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Profit Prospects: We’re All in This Together, Bringing Different Perspectives

“You need to care for your customers, not wait on them, no matter where your store sits along the ‘Covid-19 Reopening Scale,’” says Bob...
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Photo Specialty Stores Respond to Harrowing Weeks with Trepidation and Confidence

This is certainly one of the most challenging times facing our industry and photo specialty stores, as well as many industries, in our nation’s...
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Editor’s Note: This May Be the Worst of Times

This may be the worst of times. With those sobering words, we’re still committed to publishing Digital Imaging Reporter, to help keep our industry...
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The Videographer’s Tools: Run-and-Gun Lighting

Advances in LED technology have made portable video lighting more convenient than ever. You can simply attach a lightweight light source to your DSLR...
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In Memoriam: Richard LoPinto, Nikon Veteran VP

Richard LoPinto, the former vice president of Marketing for Nikon Inc., passed away on March 20, 2020. He was 76 years old. Richard was...
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The Last Word: A Look Back at a Rewarding Career in the Imaging Industry

It’s moments like these we truly grasp the old adage, time flies. Along with the excitement of planning out the next phase of my...
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Selective Focus: The Industry and the Coronavirus . . . and the Cancellation of...

While the subject of this column was to be the transformation of photokina in its 2020 manifestation, those considerations are moot. According to a...
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Strategy Session: Suggestions to Help Your Business Survive the Pandemic

Everyone is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic; however, we know that many small businesses such as camera retailers are feeling particularly vulnerable right now....
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Editor’s Note: Remembering Alex

I was very sad to learn of the passing of Alex Christianian a few weeks ago. I was in touch with him and I...
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Technology Changes Wedding Photography Forever as Wedding Videography Surges

Video has been part of the wedding photography scene for decades, but it entered in a supporting role. Couples slowly began to request wedding...
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Profit Prospects: The Fine Art of Customer Negotiation

If you are an FBI hostage negotiator, someone’s life is on the line. Chris Voss negotiated for real lives in real situations. His book,...
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Strategy Session: Using Content Marketing along the Customer Journey

As we all know, one of our most prevalent challenges in the imaging industry continues to be encouraging people to buy at brick-and-mortar locations....

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