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Some great things were happening on theLoop as temperatures soared. Check out the hottest discussions that happened in July.
What are you using to back up your files? PPA members discuss their methods for protecting their images and the pros and cons of offline and online storage. Even if you've got a system in place, it's worth checking out what others are doing!
Just as photo editing software updates, so does bookkeeping software too! Members share their favorite programs for balancing the books.
Doing executive portraiture for the first time? Get some firsthand accounts from photographers who've done it before and are sharing their tips for doing the job right.
A PPA member's image is printed on the front page of the newspaper - but they refuse to give him credit. Now what? Weigh in on the discussions for and against getting a credit line in publication.
If you're thinking about moving your business from home to a retail studio, or vice versa, read this discussion! Members talk about their experiences working in different locations and how it affected their business.
Hello July! Holy smokes--where has this year gone? It's already half over! How is your business shaping up? Check out these top discussions on theLoop to see how you can always improve your skills, your business and your bottom line.
Take a trip down memory lane with this thread. What was your first digital camera? How far have you come since? Ah...memories.
Do you love your speedlight system? Help this PPA member see what might work best for a beginner.
We get this question ALL the time! What are your area's policies for having sessions in public? Do you like them? What would you like to see changed?
If you have a wedding story that'll make you cringe, this thread is for you! Crazy (unsolicited) 2nd shooters and how to handle them appropriately are covered here!
Learn the laws, ins and outs of the blossoming field of RC aerial photography! There are laws on the books, but can be difficult to decipher. Get the details and join the discussion here!
No time machines allowed- but if you could photograph any current event, what would you do? There are some interesting and inspiring responses on this bad boy!
Where do you stand on the slippery slope of offering discounts? Does everyone get one? Are you 100% against them? Join the conversation and help this photographer get out of a sticky situation!
Don't forget, theLoop is YOUR safe and secure online community where PPA members can discuss various photography topics... away from the public eye!
You don't belong to PPA? Don't be left out! It's so easy to join, do it today!
Whoa, it's already November? How did that happen?
While you nurse the candy hangovers, here are some of October's top conversations going on in theLoop.
Nikon announced the D5300 this month, its first DSLR with built-in WiFi and GPS. Do you want one?
PPA Members: Print sales for large event
When you're shooting a large scale event, do you offer prints a la carte or do you make packages available?
PPA Members: Is it the camera or the artist that makes art?
Does a better camera make a better photographer? Discuss!
Post-Capture: Photoshop vs. Lightroom (and actions)
Which do you prefer and why?
Lighting: Studio lighting recommendations
Lighting can be everything for an image, what brands of lights do you trust the most?
Starting today, you'll find a new communication tool on theLoop through the new "My World" feature.
What's the deal with My World? It's theLoop's answer to personal blogs, walls or boards, and will be archived on your member profile. You'll be able to fill it with news and updates about what's going on with you and keep those updates visible on your My World section. If you love keeping an online journal or sharing the excitement, joys and stress of your daily life in snippets, this just may be the feature for you!
And next time you want to see what your friends and other photographers are doing, check out their profile on theLoop and glance at their My World. You'll be able to read their posts, comment, even rate and recommend whatever's been added. Neat, huh?
In the meantime...Happy Looping!