By Chris Homer
While we know you're busy finishing up holiday projects for your clients, take a minute to
relax and enjoy this week's top photography blog posts!
COPYRIGHT ALERT: Copyright Reform Is (finally!) Coming!
PUSHING FOR CHANGE: PPA has been back in Washington D.C. this week, meeting with lawmakers to advocate copyright reform and the creating of a copyright small claims system. There's some exciting news on this front, so check out part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4 updates from PPA's recent visit! You can also read the press release about the proposed copyright reforms. Remember, it is now more important than ever for you to sign up and join the Grassroots Action Team and make a change!
PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS: Sports Illustrated's recent cover featuring Dwayne Johnson was shot with a smartphone (you won't believe it from seeing the cover). In this article from PetaPixel, get a behind-the-scenes look of how photographer Michael J. LeBrecht created such a stunning image via smartphone.
DEBATE: This post from Fstoppers brings up an interesting point: if you struggle with post-processing in Photoshop, does that make you a less capable photographer? If you've felt this way before, you'll want to check out this post - you aren't alone!
IMAGING USA: You may think there's little value in attending the Grand Imaging Awards and Award & Degree Ceremony at Imaging USA if you're not getting an award yourself. In reality, attending these ceremonies is a great idea for generating some inspiration to take home with you! Read all about these Imaging USA ceremonies in this post. And if you haven't registered for Imaging USA, do it today!
LIGHTING TECHNIQUE: Find out how to create a photo that looks like it was created at night, even if it was created during the middle of the day! This post from Fstoppers will show you the steps to take to perform this neat photography trick.