CaptureLife Pulse

The digital magazine for the CaptureLife community

Forward-thinking PMI Photography adds CaptureLife to their state-of-the-art photography and lab business

Mar 05, 2019

Progressive and future-focused, PMI Photography embraces CaptureLife and the new DP2 integration to bring creative ideas and new digital offerings that build consumer connections, sales and revenue.

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How to win against Shutterfly and Lifetouch Webinar

Mar 01, 2019

Join us for a deeper look into the new tactics that Shutterfly/Lifetouch are rolling out today, and how you can adapt to compete.

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EMOTION Wedding Photography of Australia Embraces CaptureLife to Supercharge Their Disruptive New Model

Feb 19, 2019

Professional photography veterans and Innovative leaders develop a unique digital-first operation to meet the changing appetites of brides – leveraging CaptureLife for digital delivery, mobile marketing and commerce.

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Hanging Pixel Podcast - Episode 4 Featuring Gary Pageau

Feb 05, 2019

If you weren’t at Imaging USA or SPAC 2019, and even if you were, you’ll want to listen to this week’s Hanging Pixels Podcast. Host TW Woodward and special guest and photo industry veteran Gary Pageau recorded their impressions of the conferences on location at SPAC.

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Encore presentation from SPAC featuring Rob Mauldin, former Disney imaging executive

Feb 01, 2019

The response to Rob Mauldin's presentation at the recent SPAC Conference was so positive, we've made it available as an encore recording with some new  and exclusive content.

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CaptureLife Announces Strategic Partnership with ImageQuix

Jan 22, 2019

CaptureLife Integration with ImageQuix will Deliver a Seamless Workflow with Access to the Power of Mobile Engagement and Commerce.

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Hanging Pixel Podcast - Episode 3 Featuring Mark Schoenrock

Jan 15, 2019

Mark Shoenrock joins Hanging Pixels host TW Woodward for a deeper discussion of the decisions and business practices that lead up to Shutterfly's acquisition of the school photo colossus, Lifetouch.

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CaptureLife Announces Integration with Kodak Alaris’ Industry-Leading DP2 Software

Jan 11, 2019

The new partnership and integration with Kodak Professional Digital Print Production Software/DP2 expands opportunities for professional photography labs and photographers to enhance their operations and efficiently grow revenue with their digital content.

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Dynamic Backgrounds for Green Screen Workflow

Jan 03, 2019

If you’re currently using green screen workflow to offer different background options for school, sports or studio portrait photography, we have an exciting new way for you to multiply your sales opportunities.

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Hanging Pixel Podcast - Episode 2 with Haim Ariav

Dec 18, 2018

Millennials are the driving force behind one of the newest and fastest growing sectors in United States.  More and more, consumers are preferring to pay money for exceptional experiences over material goods. Forbes called it the “Do It for Me Economy,” and it is more formally known as the experience-based economy.

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Richmond Pro Lab: A leader looking to the future

Dec 13, 2018

Earlier this year Richmond leadership looked at the future and recognized a significant shift in consumer behavior. Read why Richmond was focused on seizing a new opportunity to profit and grow with digital content – and what their partnership with CaptureLife has meant for their business and their pro photography clients.

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Shutterfly and Lifetouch. We get it. Now what?

Dec 06, 2018

Last week, we wrote an article discussing how Shutterfly is leveraging their new ownership of Lifetouch by delivering fall school photos to customers through the Shutterfly digital and mobile platform. This week, we will explore the impact this will have on the market and ways that volume photographers can effectively compete in this new environment.

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Shutterfly - The Train has Arrived

Nov 29, 2018

Since the acquisition of Lifetouch by Shutterfly was announced on January 30th, the photography industry has been watching, listening, prognosticating and in some cases, nervously anticipating what the Silicon Valley print behemoth has planned for Lifetouch and its customers. 

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CaptureLife Signs District Photo as a Cornerstone Partner

Nov 27, 2018

District Photo, a leader in digital imaging fulfillment and owner of Snapfish, will provide the CaptureLife mobile commerce platform and private photo sharing app to its network of professional photographers and consumers.

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Hanging Pixel Podcast - Disruption in the Music Industry (and why photographers should take note)

Nov 15, 2018

We’re pleased to share the first in a periodic series of podcasts exploring the rapidly evolving world of digital photography – Hanging Pixels.  

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CaptureLife selected for prestigious “Best Business Potential Award” at Visual 1st Conference

Oct 30, 2018

At this year’s just concluded Visual 1st, the premier conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, a panel of high-powered industry experts presented the four Visual 1st Awards to the most outstanding among 30 global products competing in this year’s event. CaptureLife was honored to receive the prestigious Best Business Potential Award.

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CaptureLife Introduces an Exclusive Program to Help Volume Photographers Capture Lost Revenue

Oct 25, 2018

The new Non-Buyer program helps photography businesses drive up revenue and volume photography participation rates with a unique mobile workflow.

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Michael Christman, Former Lifetouch Executive and Industry Leader in Volume Photography, Joins the CaptureLife Team

Oct 17, 2018

CaptureLife is pleased to announce that Michael Christman, a leader in the professional photography industry, is now partnering with CaptureLife as a strategic consultant and advisor to the volume photography segment.

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Disney and the Experience Economy: A Roadmap for the Future of the Photography Industry

Oct 09, 2018

In this 2nd feature in our series on the Experience Economy we explore how Disney theme parks and resorts embraced a digital transformation to reengineer a better consumer experience, and are now reaping the rewards.

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CaptureLife + Fujifilm = a bigger, better mobile store

Sep 27, 2018

CaptureLife enhances mobile commerce through a new strategic partnership with Fujifilm

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Leading Photographers Win Over New Schools and Parents with CaptureLife

Sep 20, 2018

We’re excited to hear from photographers about how CaptureLife is positively impacting their business, even early in their use of the platform. Recently, two leading youth sport and school photographers shared their stories with us – demonstrating how digital is adding a new dimension to their business, helping them stay efficient and be more competitive.

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Welcome to the Experience Economy — and the Future of Photography

Sep 11, 2018

This is the 1st article is a series about a major new market trend, the Experience Economy, and the significant opportunity it represents for the photography industry.

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CaptureLife completes integration with PhotoReflect  Labtricity

Aug 30, 2018

Moving one step closer to complete integration with all industry-leading professional lab and photography systems.

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CaptureLife Teams with Photography Industry Tech Leaders for Big Back to School Giveaway

Aug 17, 2018

It’s the Big Back to School Photo Tools Giveaway from CaptureLife, Tether Tools, Zenfolio, PhotoLynx ,and Richmond Professional Lab

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CLIX MN and CaptureLife Create an Exciting Experience at USA Cup

Aug 13, 2018

Up and running with CaptureLife in 14 days, CLIX MN makes a great experience an indelible memory for competitive youth soccer teams from around the world.

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More Pro Photography Labs Embrace CaptureLife

Jul 25, 2018

Professional labs stay ahead of the curve to help their business and their photographers win with today’s consumer.

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Kaboom! The forces and events reshaping the professional photography landscape

Jul 19, 2018

We know that the professional photography industry continues to undergo profound change. From the shifting landscape of recent acquisitions, the advent of new technologies, and millennial consumers digital and social preferences, it can be a challenge to keep up.

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Legends New York – Scoring a Revenue Boost with Action Sports Photography

Jul 12, 2018

We often like to think of summer as a time to slow down and of lazy days spent in the sun. Not so for Legends Photography New York. With 30-years of experience in volume team and individual sports, they’re busy year-round and even expanding their business into school portraits. 

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Photolynx MVP: The times they are a changin’

Jun 28, 2018

Our CaptureLife team is back from PhotoLynx MVP 2018 in San Diego. We were thrilled to meet with old friends and new in the school photography industry and share the latest developments to our CaptureLife platform.

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Glossy Finish Leverages New CaptureLife Video Stories to Transform and Grow Business

Jun 19, 2018

Glossy Finish began their partnership with CaptureLife last year with the express intent to grow its sports action photography business with digital images and mobile delivery. Specializing in on-site delivery of high-quality posters and prints with their Mobile Photo Labs and Photo stores at premier youth sports events, they took note of parents increased social sharing and their requests for the high-resolution digital images of their athletes.

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Rob Mauldin, former Disney Exec, joins CaptureLife Team

Jun 14, 2018

CaptureLife Inc., the leading provider of enterprise mobile marketing and commerce solutions for professional photography businesses, announced the appointment of Rob Mauldin, former Director of Imaging, Disney Parks and Resorts, as a board advisor and strategic consultant, effective immediately.

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The State of Your Consumer - New Data and Insights from CaptureLife

Jun 05, 2018

We hear about that massive shift in consumer behavior continuously. When you hear the statistic that younger parents, our millennial customers, spend on average 5 hours a day on their smartphones and check their phone 65 times a day, it sounds shocking until you go through some self-reflection. As a business serving this market, it’s essential to get more context around these trends to ensure that you align with consumer’s behavior.

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What Volume Photographers Can Learn from Disney’s Photo Business Transformation

May 31, 2018

Disney’s transformation of its photography business is legendary. It crosses all aspects of Disney’s business, including theme parks, resorts, and souvenir photography services. As the professional photography industry continues to evolve, we invite you to learn more about how this leader in consumer experience harnessed the power of digital capture and delivery to transform their business, and win.

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CaptureLife Signs PortraitEFX as a New High-Volume Photography Partner

May 17, 2018

PortraitEFX is one of the fastest growing volume photography franchises in North America and ranked among the Top 500 Franchise Systems in America by Entrepreneur Magazine. The PortraitEFX franchise offers consumers a national brand photography network with local touch and care, and their management team brings decades of high-volume photography and marketing experience to 35 states nationwide as well as Canada’s British Columbia.

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Are you ready to build new business and maximize your fall photo day revenue?

May 09, 2018

It may be spring, but now is when you make some the most important decisions for your business. Whether you are pitching to schools or sports leagues, it’s important to stand out from the crowd and deliver greater value to each organization and parent.

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Tap Into Your Customer's Lifestyle, It Will Pay Off

Apr 25, 2018

Today's consumers are smart and strategic shoppers. They demand quality, utility, value and efficiency, and they aren't shy about exploring new and better ways of doing things.

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CaptureLife Signs Technicare Imaging, a Premier Photo Lab, as a Cornerstone Partner in Canada

Apr 10, 2018

CaptureLife Inc., the leading provider of enterprise mobile marketing and commerce solutions for professional photography businesses, as well as the developer of the CaptureLife consumer-based private photo-sharing app used by consumers worldwide, is announcing its new partnership with Technicare Imaging Ltd., and the further expansion of their offering into Canada.

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CaptureLife + ROES = A Dynamic New Partnership to Fuel Industry Growth

Mar 22, 2018


Leading photography print labs like Miller’s Professional Imaging, GPA, White House Custom Color, Richmond Pro Lab and Technicare have all embraced CaptureLife as a new way to generate revenue from both digital and print products. They recognize that delivering a social, mobile and digital experienced aligned with the expectations of today’s consumers is essential to driving more success for their business and the professional photography industry as a whole.

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Boldly Addressing Industry Trends and Focusing on the Future

Mar 15, 2018

It’s no secret that Miller’s Professional Imaging is a leader in the professional photography industry. Founded by Bill Miller in 1939, a master photographer and videographer known for his meticulous processing, that love of the craft remains the foundation of their business. And Miller’s has grown by consistently delivering the highest quality products, customer service, and technologies in the industry.

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Shutterfly and Lifetouch - This is a Big Deal

Mar 01, 2018

It’s been about a month since the announcement that Shutterfly acquired professional photography leader Lifetouch.

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Imaging USA and SPAC: Change is in the Air. Can you feel it?

Feb 14, 2018

CaptureLife exhibited at two premier photography industry events in January, Imaging USA and SPAC 2018.  We met hundreds of people, demonstrated the latest advancements in our CaptureLife platform, and did a lot of listening. We’d like to share some of our key takeaways from these events.

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CaptureLife® Announces Exciting New Digital Features at Imaging USA and SPAC 2018

Feb 06, 2018

CaptureLife Inc., provider of the CaptureLife digital fulfillment and mobile commerce platform for imaging professionals, has unveiled all new digital features that give professional photography businesses dynamic new ways to grow revenue leveraging their digital imagery.

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Richmond Professional Lab, an Industry Leader Serving the School and Youth Sports Volume Market, Joins CaptureLife as a Key Account

Jan 22, 2018

Serving professional and volume photographers across the U.S. and Canada, Richmond will expand their customers' ability to profit and grow with digital fulfillment and mobile commerce.

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Zahler Photography Leverages CaptureLife, Dramatically Simplifying Digital Image Delivery and Fulfillment

Jan 08, 2018

Dan Zahler, owner of Zahler Photography in Annandale, Minnesota, first heard about CaptureLife during a PhotoLynx webinar in late 2016. At that time, he didn't think about it as an option for his business.

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CaptureLife Named a Best New Product of 2017

Dec 31, 2017

What a way to end the year!

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The 3 Cs of Success for Photography Companies

Dec 12, 2017

At CaptureLife, we are in the unique position of being able to analyze how tens of thousands of consumers interact with, purchase, and share professional photography delivered through our growing network of over 300 photography businesses and labs. This wealth of data provides some very interesting insights as to why some photographers drive better engagement and purchasing trends than others.

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A Fast Start with CaptureLife Helps Legends Event Photo Build a Strong Business and Bright Future

Dec 05, 2017

Kevin Cook is staying ahead of the curve. As a veteran in the volume photography game and a successful businessman, he understands that technology is constantly reshaping the industry and creating new revenue opportunities for those who are quick to adapt to change.

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It’s Time to Rethink Pricing for Your Digital Content

Nov 28, 2017

If you're a professional photographer you're probably used to making your living taking photos and selling prints. In today's market, the reality is that you are selling content, not just print, and it's time to begin shifting your mindset to capitalize on the next wave of offerings. Instead of relying solely on print revenue, you could be selling an entirely new experience and monetizing so much more. And by doing this, you could give your customers more reasons to choose you.

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Glossy Finish, a Leader in Youth Sports Action Photography, Selects CaptureLife, Inc. as Their Exclusive Partner for Digital Image Delivery and Fulfillment

Nov 16, 2017

Now independent from Lifetouch again, Glossy Finish looks to grow its unique sports action photography offering by leveraging the CaptureLife platform as its mobile backbone for digital image delivery, new digital products, and purchasing of print products from smartphones.

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Delighting Customers and Increasing Revenue – Christine Kronz Photographer’s Story

Nov 15, 2017

A few weeks ago, we spoke with Christine Kronz about her business and her use of CaptureLife. Here is her story.

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