It's Friday, which means it's time for an update on some of the great photography content we've found around the web! We hope these blog posts will help inspire you and help you sharpen your photography techniques and business practices.
Here are ten posts from the week of December 15, 2013:
Photographer Has Blower Confiscated by TSA Because it 'Could Fly Like a Missile'
Here's a post from PetaPixel that will make you laugh, but it's also worth paying attention to for flying with your gear. Check it out.
How Photography Gels Are Made
This video from DIY Photography gives a behind the scenes look at how photographic gels are created. It's an interesting new perspective on a piece of photography equipment you may use regularly. Watch the video.
Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: Studio Lighting
A great post for the portrait photographers out there! Fstoppers provides lighting advice for creating great portraits. Read the advice.
Tips to Protect your Gear in Harsh Weather Conditions
If you shoot outdoors during the winter, this post is for you. Digital Photography School provides tips for keeping your equipment in good working condition in harsh elements. Check out the tips.
How to Email Photographs in Lightroom
Here's some good advice for Lightroom users to help improve your workflow. Photography Life shows you how you can email images from within Lightroom, instead of exporting them first. Read the post.
Without Reservation: A Recommended Gear List
If you're new to the photography business, you may want to check out this list from Strobist. From Cameras to Lighting Systems, Strobist shares their recommendations for professional photography gear. Read the list.
Shooting From a Moving Car -- A First Look
This post from PhotoFocus looks at a type of photography you may never have considered: hyperlapse, the shooting of a timelapse from a moving vehicle. Photographer Richard Harrington shares how he built a unique hands-free system for capturing this type of photography. Check it out.
7 Things Yousuf Karsh Can Teach You About Photography
Photography Concentrate spoke to famed portrait artist Yousuf Karsh about his 67 year long career and what he's learned. The lessons he shares can inspire those stuck in a rut. Read the interview.
2013 Year In Pictures
This post from the Boston Globe's photography blog will be fascinating to photojournalists and those looking for inspiration alike. They share some of the top news images of the year. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.
Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made
Fast Company's Timeline of the 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made is an awesome look at photography history that all photographers should find interesting. Do you agree with their choices? Check out the timeline.
There you have it! Happy reading and we hope that you find some inspiration. Don't forget that members can access PPA's social network theLoop to share photography ideas as well.