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Season 2

Dec. 31, 2021

Booststrapping for success with Joaquin Quenca Abela, Freepik Company

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Joaquin Quenca Abela , one of the founders of Europe's fast-growing graphics company, Freepik Company . Based in Spain, Freepik was founded in 2010 by brothers Alejandro and ...

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Dec. 19, 2021

Using AI to create photo books, with Kasper Rybak, Printbox

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Kasper Rybak , product owner, Printbox, about the development of Smart Creation, the company's AI-powered photobook software. Rybak discusses how continuous customer feedback...

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Dec. 5, 2021

Preserving interactive family stories with Heather Maio-Smith, CEO an…

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Heather Maio-Smith , CEO and co-founder, StoryFile , about using AI-driven video conversations to preserve family history. In 2010, Maio-Smith developed the first 3D interacti...

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Nov. 21, 2021

Building passive income for photographers with Rick Sammon

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with photographer and author, Rick Sammon, about his latest book, "How to Make Money While You are Sleeping: A Photographer’s Guide to Passive Income – And Other Savvy Business Strategies." The book, …

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Nov. 7, 2021

Expanding the pro photography business with Rachel LaCour Niesen, For…

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with professional photographer, Rachel LaCour Niesen, chief product officer of Foreground, about the company's marketing approach, acquisitions, and the recent addition of a print store to its ShootProof brand. She also talks …

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Oct. 27, 2021

Financial basics with Heather Zeitzwolfe, CPA

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Heather Zeitzwolfe, CPA, about the dos and don'ts of small business finance, especially for those in the creative fields. Heather Zeitzwolfe is a CPA certified with the State of Oregon’s Board …

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Oct. 17, 2021

The story of developing a wall decor product, with Jeff Southard, Col…

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Jeff Southard, CEO and designer, Collagewall. Southard describes how a fire in his home led him on a journey to invent a new system for hanging and displaying photos. Over the …

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Oct. 10, 2021

Competing in online retail with Jason R. Boyce

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with online retail expert Jason R. Boyce about the challenges of today's fourth-quarter holiday season, strategies for competing against Amazon, how to respond when Amazon copies your product, and the benefit of …

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Sept. 30, 2021

Photo print and media market outlook, with Ina Hilker, Felix-Schoelle…

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Ina Hilker, head of market intelligence, Felix-Schoeller Group. Hilker is the author of a new free report, "Photo Printing Market Trends," from Felix-Schoeller. In this interview, Hilker discusses the impact of …

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Sept. 17, 2021

AI Portrait Retouching with TJ Rak, Skylab

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with TJ Rak of Skylab, developers of a new AI-powered portrait retouching tool. Rak dispels myths about AI, discusses the benefit of AI in the COVID-impacted world, and shares his vision for …

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Sept. 9, 2021

Building a better photo-sharing service. with Tom Oswald, CEO of Clic…

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Tom Oswald, CEO of U.K.-based photography site ClickASnap about the potential for monetizing photos with advertising, about building marketing tools within the platform, and how to compete with established players like …

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Sept. 5, 2021

Saving Photo Memories with Cathi Nelson, The Photo Managers

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Cathi Nelson, founder of The Photo Managers, about Save Your Photos Month, the need for personal photo organizing and the important role stories and photos play in all societies around the …

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Aug. 25, 2021

Maximize SEO and marketing with Lorraine Ball

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with marketing expert Lorraine Ball. She talks about effective strategies for boosting SEO, for creating content, and how to gauge the effectiveness of marketing.

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July 23, 2021

Retail shopping and marketing trends in a post-COVID world, with Mich…

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Michael Osborne, president of Wunderkind about retail and marketing trends, how COVID-19 affected retail, and why Precision Camera is his favorite camera store. Listen here. Osborne is the President of Wunderkind. …

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July 11, 2021

Driving a sales-oriented photography business, with Lynn Cartia

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 …

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June 28, 2021

The launch of a new pen tablet company, with Bill Lindsay, Xencelabs

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 d...

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June 17, 2021

Using video to market your photo business, with Erin Manning, Erin Ma…

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 …

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May 30, 2021

The changing trends of photographer education, with Skip Cohen

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 …

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May 23, 2021

A different approach to school photography, with Annie Poissant, Foto…

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 …

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May 2, 2021

Serving independent school photographers with Mike Limbach, Studio So…

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 …

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April 24, 2021

Lessons learned from a life in the photo business, with Fred Lerner, …

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 …

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April 15, 2021

Web to print to printing photo books, with Jeff Alexander, Alexander's

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 …

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April 2, 2021

Camera hardware technology and trends, with Drew Cicala, co-owner, Le…

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, …

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March 25, 2021

Changing landscape of professional photography with Glen A. Clark

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 …

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March 22, 2021

Adapting to rapid technology change, with Marion Duchesne, CEO and fo…

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. Duschene has lead the company through numerous technological, marketing, and strategic changes over the …

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March 11, 2021

iPhone photography and the professional, with Scott Kelby, KelbyOne

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 …

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Feb. 20, 2021

The changing professional photography market with Zenfolio

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 …

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Feb. 20, 2021

Talking cameras, smartphones and photowalks with Jefferson Graham

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 …

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Feb. 6, 2021

Consumer retail photo printing with Kodak Moments

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 …

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Jan. 28, 2021

Matt Sweetwood on his new business, Insurious, on retailing, and on c…

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 …

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Jan. 21, 2021

Western European photo trends with Jeremy Wills, Futuresource

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 ph...

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Jan. 13, 2021

ImageQuix and Capturelife combine; what does it mean for school and e…

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 …

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Jan. 8, 2021

The consumer-focused approach of award-winning photo app, Popsa

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 …

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