The 1st PHOTONEXT photography trade show for professionals will be held on June 29-30, 2010 at Tokyo Big Sight. This is for portrait studios, wedding photographers, school portraits, and photo accessories. You won’t find big-name camera makers like Canon and Nikon who already showed at CP+ in Yokohama.
If you went to CP+ and wondered why you didn’t see any large-format or photo accessories, it’s because they will show at PHOTONEXT.
Again, they have split the Japanese photo expo into two: One for amateurs and one for pros. I liked it the way it was with everybody in one place. It took them years to do that, but unfortunately the coupling did not last long.
Our online photo gallery at PHOTOGUIDE.JP/pix/ has undergone a major makeover upon the major upgrade of the software that runs it. It now has a new look and feel while most things remain familiar.
And it’s not just a cosmetic upgrade. New features also make it easier to use and more friendly:
YouTube videos are now embedded right inside our photo gallery. You no longer have to leave the site and go to YouTube in order to watch our videos. When you see the YouTube Embedded Video thumbnail image above, you can click on it to see the video within our photo gallery. (I’ve waited for this feature a long, long time.)
The single-image (full-size) display page now has a filmstrip below it, showing clickable thumbnails of adjacent images. It makes navigation easier and faster to view another image.
Commenting system has been incorporated, one that uses captcha to prevent spamming robots. You can now insert comments for any picture. (All comments are subject to approval before they appear.)
Go ahead and look at PHOTOGUIDE.JP/pix/ and see the improvements for yourself.