Hanging Pixels is a podcast for professional photographers, where we discuss trends in the photo industry, focusing on the rapidly evolving world of digital photography.
Topics vary greatly, but are almost always related to the business side of professional photography. Areas of concentration include the social, mobile and economic trends.
Hosted by TW Woodward.
The Photographer's Dilemma: Driving Innovation in a Mobile World
In 1997, Clayton Christensen's book, The Innovator's Dilemma, laid the groundwork for the study of disruption and innovation and paved the way for the most successful businesses of our time. In this episode of the Hanging Pixels Podcast, host TW Woodward applies the principles of disruption and innovation to his experience in the photo industry, then uses the same principles to predict the competitive forces that might be lurking right around the corner.
The Epic Collapse of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
The record industry made boatloads of money off of digital compact discs. But in the early 2000's, as access to the internet became widespread, a software program written by a teenager brought the industry to its knees. Join host TW Woodward and guest Steve Knopper, author of "Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age," as they discuss technological disruption and look for parallels between the crash of the music industry and the photo industry today.
Digital Transformations: Lessons Learned from the Newspaper Industry
The newspaper has been one of the pillars of modern democracy, but the rise of the internet brought a 300-year-old industry to its knees, forever changing the way we consume the news. Join host TW Woodward and guest John Bodette, ex-Executive Director of the St. Cloud Daily Times as they discuss the culprits that drove the traditional newspaper to an online, digital model. Parallels to the photo industry abound.
GDPR: Government Regulation and the Photo Industry
Join host TW Woodward and guest Harri Olkinuora from Norway-based software company Netlife Suite as they discuss GDPR-the General Data Protection Regulation and how government legislation threatens the future of the photo industry. With CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) coming into effect in January 2020, consumer privacy and protection have become a critical component of how companies in the United States store and share private data. Host TW Woodward asks the tough questions surrounding government regulation and Harri provides direct experience and real-world examples from the photo industry in Europe.
Embracing the Future: Recap of the Visual 1st Conference 2019
Back from a trip to the heart of Silicon Valley, Gary Pageau (The Dead Pixels Society) joins Hanging Pixels host TW Woodward to discuss the tech trends presented at this year's Visual 1st conference. From comparisons between DSLRs and smartphones to computational photography and the gig economy, Gary and TW discuss the future of photography and take a peek at where the industry is headed.
Legal Look at the Photo Industry - Copyright in the Digital Age
Copyright law is at the heart of the transaction between a customer and a photographer, protecting the photographer's work from illegal printing and distribution. But how does this law--written in an era of film and paper printing--protect photographers in a modern, mobile, social and interconnected society? Join host TW Woodward and guest Darren Spielman Esq. from the law firm of Kain Spielman as they discuss the practicality of copyright law in the digital age.