The precautions taken to reduce the spread of the novel corona virus have hit the photography business hard. While the impact on us photographers has been immediate and painful, what about the companies who make the products and services we love and rely on? How has the virus affected them? What are they doing to survive, to continue to service customers and, eventually, thrive?
It’s tough for them, too. Even the companies with quality products, great customer service and smart business operations are being tested. Supply chains are disrupted. Sales are down. Some have had to temporarily close stores, offices or repair facilities and attempt to work from home. But they’re not just hanging tough, they’re also adapting. They’re adding education, training, support features and more. Still providing value to customers and taking care of employees.
We started by speaking to three of the companies (Tamron, Hunt’s & Fotopro) that have been supporters of NANPA. Over the next few days, you’ll hear what they said.
Nature photographers are used to being outside—hiking, leading tours, teaching classes, seeking new vistas. Now that the restrictions related to the novel corona virus have most of us stuck at home and confined to the neighborhood, what can we do to scratch our nature photography itch? One enjoyable and productive way to spend your time is in learning new skills or refining your existing prowess through NANPA webinars, sponsored by Tamron.
Exhibit hall at NANPA’s 2019 Nature Photography Summit. Photo by Frank Gallagher
Putting on a great conference, like NANPA’s recent Nature Photography Summit, isn’t easy and the full costs aren’t covered by your registration fees, alone. Keeping the conference affordable to attendees, while providing excellent speakers, technology, facilities and food, requires more. Some of that extra support comes from our exhibitors and sponsors.