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By Sarah Ackerman

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PhotoVision's latest release has a wide range of photography topics to help you become a better photographer! In addition to the hundreds of videos already available to PPA photographers, we're adding the following in the next few weeks:

Parker Pfister gives a tour of his beautiful studio in downtown Asheville, NC. Parker talks about his progression as a photographer and why he has been focusing on large format imagery. He shows off his antique lenses, including one that is technically radioactive, and tells why he enjoys the look he's able to achieve with the use of these older lenses. Parker talks about his inspirational sources and how taking on a collaborator has enhanced his work after years of going solo.

John Pyle shares his exposure tips for broad daylight when using off camera flash that will ensure balanced lighting between your subject and the sky.  At a sports track photographing a high school senior with a javelin for kinetic sports images or in a quaint downtown area capturing gorgeously lit fall portraits, John explains how to manage your camera settings to enable clear, blur-free imagery when photographing moving subjects.

Melanie Anderson shares her techniques on how to pose newborns in a way that's natural and comfortable for them. Melanie discusses the newborn portion of her business with PhotoVision correspondent, Janine Killian, then takes us inside her studio to photograph two of these sweet new arrivals She talks about why she sometimes prefers photographing two different newborns at once and where she finds some of her specialty items that help ease the process. Melanie demonstrates how to light babies using only natural light and reflectors to achieve a soft and sweet look.

Amy Doerring explains why she loves photographing hands and what inspires her to pick the objects she does.  She then photographs a young girl holding various sentimental items. Most importantly she explains how she markets her hand art photographs and how they can make for great seasonal gifts. Amy is always inspiring photographers to give a personal touch to every image.

As a PPA photographer, you have immediate access to 24/7 streaming of PhotoVision and PPAedu content! Not a member? Join today! Check out the latest from PhotoVision on the newly redesigned website at photovisionvideo.com. Be More Educated!

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Sarah Ackerman manages all things social media for PPA and Imaging USA. When she's not living on the internet, she loves improv comedy, going on wilderness adventures, gallivanting around the globe, knitting, wood working and yoga. 

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By Sarah Ackerman

As 2016 kicks off, PhotoVision is excited to share their travels and experiences with you. They've visited some of the greatest photographers around the country, filmed them in their personal spaces and created all new episodes featuring in-depth studio tours, creative inspiration, technical knowledge and great business advice. 

Check out some of our favorites that are coming down the line!

In this already released video, Beth shows how to make a cinemagraph! What's a cinemagraph? It's a combination of still images with video that creates a fascinating visual. Beth talks about how they can be used as incentives for clients at a higher investment. Plus, they work great as social media marketing material.

Downtown Girl with Amy Doerring
Watch as Amy photographs a young ballerina in a gorgeous downtown environment! Amy demonstrates how to make a shy child feel at home in order to capture the best expressions, and how to utilize interesting architecture to create leading lines and a visually appealing backdrop.  Amy shows you how to capture the spirit and emotions of her subject with every shot, through authentic engagement and captivating framing. 

Living the Dream with Dan McClanahan, M.Photog. and Alex McClanahan
Alex and Dan McClanahan sat down with PhotoVision correspondent, Lori Nordstrom to discuss their recent studio developments and how they balance commercial and portraiture work. They talk about how buying out a building complex and renting space to tenants allows them more freedom in their photography business.  They also share how creating sports posters for Iowa State basketball has affected their portraiture inquiries, as it draws in a more diverse clientele. Join in as the three also discuss the importance of taking on fun, personal projects to satiate your creative side and keep your passion for photography strong.

Foundational Lighting with Beth Forester, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Join in as Beth photographs a high school senior in her spacious studio. She breaks down her in-studio lighting setup and shows the difference each light makes in an image. Learn how to use a softball as a background to achieve an ethereal and editorial look and get some tips on how to avoid having your model squint when using a fan and directly hitting them with light. 

Children's Portrait Garden with Jamie Hayes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API
Watch as Jamie Hayes photographs a young boy in his gorgeous outdoor studio garden. Jamie shares tricks for easily posing children's hands in a way that looks natural and demonstrates why using a remote control camera trigger is very beneficial when photographing young children. He also explains the consequence and reward system he uses with kids to give them incentives to behave and enjoy themselves. 

Fashion Magic with Parker Pfister,  Cr.Photog.
Join Parker and his model as they use a digital camera to experiment with light, motion, and angle to create stunningly artistic portraits. Parker shares his philosophy of always challenging himself and going the hard way in order to keep growing as a photographer and explains the benefits of using a mirrorless camera and why it's his camera type of choice for digital cameras.

$20,000 Holiday Promotion with Beth Forester, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Beth sits down with PhotoVision correspondent, Angela Kurkian, to discuss her holiday photography specials. See how offering discounts to current clients on holiday items gives them an incentive to book during the year and rewards those who already have. Beth reveals how she books on average 24 sessions a day, for three days, and how she capitalizes on the increased interest.   Finally Beth shares how these holiday sales lead to her business being 50% pre-booked for the following year. 

Creative Journey with Jen Hillenga, ,M.Photog.Cr.
Watch as Jen demonstrates makeup application that works great for photography and  constructs a dress out of garbage bags for this fun fashion shoot. She talks about all the various inspirations that go into her work and how she plans days where she simply goes out looking for things that inspire her.  Her background as a painter helps her when applying makeup and she shares ways to  enhance your lighting by accentuating contours of the face. 

This is just a small sampling of what you'll receive as a PhotoVision subscriber! Remember, PhotoVision is free as a PPA photographer - dive in and Be More Educated! Not a PPA member? Join today! 

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Sarah Ackerman manages all things social media for PPA and Imaging USA. When she's not living on the internet, she loves improv comedy, going on wilderness adventures, gallivanting around the globe, knitting, wood working and yoga. 



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By Sarah Ackerman

PhotoVision's February release has a wide range of photography topics to help you become a better photographer! In addition to the over 800 videos already available to PPA photographers, we're adding the following in the next few weeks:

Creating Cinemagraphs: Beth Forester, M.Photog., Cr, CPP
Beth Forester shows how to make a cinemagraph, which is a combination of still images with video that creates a fascinating visual. Beth talks about how they can be used as incentives for clients to order packages by including them free of charge. They also work great as social media marketing material.

Couples Posing Part 1: Jen Hillenga, M.Photog. Cr. 
Jen Hillenga photographs a young couple in their hip, open Brooklyn apartment. Jen challenges herself by using no equipment besides her camera to capture gorgeous, slice-of-life couple photos. She talks about how she started her photography business by exclusively shooting in people's homes and how she spun that as a benefit to her clients. She also discusses clothing choices and how she chooses the right coordinating outfits for the right shots.

The Fred Marcus Story: Andy Marcus, M.Photog., Cr. 
Photographer Andy Marcus sits down with PhotoVision correspondent Melanie Anderson to discuss the history of Fred Marcus Studio and what led them to their place of current prestige. Andy talks about the transition from film to digital and how he maintains a film sensibility in the age of digital. He shares how he runs a studio with numerous full time employees and freelancers in a way that maintains a high caliber of consistency.

Portraits of the Groom: Gary Hughes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Gary Hughes photographs a groom in a billiards room. Gary composes masculine, film-noir type images that would be worthy of the Rat Pack's portraits. He utilizes unconventional lighting methods, such as a powerful hand light diffused by an umbrella, that work perfectly for the run-and-gun nature of wedding photography. Gary teaches how to get stylized detail shots that look like they're straight out of a fashion magazine. Gary's thematic groom preparation shots will be sure to inspire creativity in your next wedding shoot.

As a PPA photographer, you have immediate access to 24/7 streaming of PhotoVision and PPAedu content (combined, it's over 1,300 tutorials and videos)! Not a member, join today! Check out the latest from PhotoVision on the newly redesigned website at photovisionvideo.com. Be More Educated!

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Sarah Ackerman manages all things social media for PPA and Imaging USA. When she's not living on the internet, she loves improv comedy, going on wilderness adventures, gallivanting around the globe, knitting, wood working and yoga. 



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PPAedu strives to give photographers the best educational courses on photography techniques and business practices. Many members have already started exploring PPA's online education platform, watching videos and building a personalized program of business and photography courses. And that's just the tip of the iceberg: in addition to the on-demand programming, PPAedu offers live webinars and workshops! PP''s got several live webinars coming up in December and January, read on for all the details:

Live Webinars:

In December and January, we'll be covering a wide-range of topics including marketing, SEO and health insurance reform. You can watch these webinars from your own computer (or tablet!) and have an opportunity to ask questions. Better yet, if you're not a PPA member, you can get a taste of PPAedu by attending any live webinar for free. PPA members can access all recordings of the classes, but if you aren't a member, this is a great opportunity to learn a thing or two, on us (and maybe down the road you'll finally see why 26,500 photographers chose to operate with PPA)! So here's the upcoming schedule of live and (free!) webinars, open to all:

December 12, 2013 - 2 pm ET
With Angela Pointon

Do you have a great studio but need a little help marketing yourself? Pennsylvania photographer and marketing expert, Angela Pointon, will walk you through how to set up a marketing plan for your business. She'll discuss the elements of a killer marketing plan, how to build a plan and how to stick to the plan.
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We've been talking a lot about social media lately with our "Be More...Social" blog series. So far, we've provided some social media tips for photographers on why you should get involved with social media (and the lingo you should know), the top six social platforms to consider using and how to develop a social media strategy. 

We hope these blog posts have gotten you pumped up to be involved with social media (or if you're already involved, we hope you got some great ideas), but if you're looking for even more social media advice, consider watching the PPAedu online course "Best Practices for Social Networking." 

In this course, instructor Lindsay Adler, who authored the book "Social Networking Essentials for Photographers," will share her 10 best ways to be efficient and effective with your social networking efforts. Topics she'll cover include Search Engine Optimization (for more SEO advice, watch the "Pitfalls of SEO" course with Brett Snyder, Director of SEO at Nebo) and how to become a resource for your target audience. 

So what's PPAedu? It's the latest member benefit from PPA - a personalized, online education platform with over 150 HD videos available 24/7 and more being added every month! If you're a PPA member the video of the class is available to watch at your convenience 24/7... at no extra cost. For those who aren't PPA members, you can always subscribe to PPAedu and enjoy this big educational buffet. 

On the PPAedu dashboard, once you answer a series of questions that focus on your business, you'll get your personalized recommendations for courses in four technical and four business categories of online courses. You'll then be able to watch any of these courses, tutorials, classes, coaching sessions, etc. on-demand for free, as long as your PPA membership or PPAedu subscription is valid.

If you're still wondering if this is the right educational platform for you, check out how some PPAedu users feel about it:

"I am so excited about the educational videos being a part of our membership. I have purchased them in the past and they were getting costly to keep up. I really feel this value added benefit will make me a stronger photographer!" - Angela Singleton 

"It only took watching one video to get me hooked! I got a lot of what I have been wanting to learn. Very excited!" - Andrea Taylor, CPP

"The whole PPAedu experience is a lot of fun. It is hard to believe this is included as a member benefit. Wow!" - Stewart Powers, M.Photog.Cr., API

"I took the PPAedu self-assessment and I have to tell you that this is a fantastic idea. Thank you PPA and PPAedu instructors for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. If you haven't seen this yet I highly suggest you take a look." - Paul Robinson


Ready to get started with PPAedu? Join PPA or subscribe to PPAedu to take the self-assessment now and access the courses. 


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