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How to Get Published, Business and Studio Building Advice and Competition Inspiration: Our 10 Favorite Blog Posts from June 22-26 - PPA Today

How to Get Published, Business and Studio Building Advice and Competition Inspiration: Our 10 Favorite Blog Posts from June 22-26

By John Owens

Greetings photography community! Hope you've all had a wonderful start to summer. To cap things off, here are our favorite 10 blog posts from the week. Dig in!

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1. Have or Want To Open Your Own Studio? Read This

STUDIO ADVICE: This post from Million Dollar Photographer shares common pitfalls that you'll want to avoid if you have or are considering opening your own studio. Author Bradford Rowley offers 9 things to keep out of your studio space. Take a look around and see if they apply to you!

2. Why Compete? Photographers Weigh In

BE MORE INVOLVED: First, some good news: The deadline for submissions to the International Photographic Competition (IPC) has been extended to July 10! Why should you enter? We asked photographers just that on theLoop. Check out their responses in this post. Hopefully they inspire you to compete too!

3. People Skills? Yeah, You Need Those Too

NEGLECTED NECESSITIES: Here's a trick of the trade that's not often talked about but generally assumed we all have: people skills. The word 'skill' is there for a reason--it's a talent! This post discusses their importance and asks three insightful questions for you to consider. Take a look!

4. Skin Retouching: What To Do (And What Not To Do)

POST-PRODUCTION: Here's a post from Lindsay Adler, all about skin retouching. (did you know she's speaking at Imaging USA in 2016?!). I this post, she discusses five things that ruin skin in your photos. Are you guilt of any of these photography sins? Lindsay tells you how to fix them.

5. Want To Publish Your Work? Here's How

GET PUBLISHED: It's the ultimate dream isn't it? A coffee table book filled with your imagery. But it takes more than just a bunch of good images to make up a book. This post dives into the process behind creating a photography book publishers will want. Think you have what it takes to get published? Check it out!

6. Make Your Marketing Hum!

MARKETING ADVICE: To get noticed as a photographer, you have to put yourself out there, which means you need to be a marketing wiz. This interview with commercial photographer Emilio Granado has practical advice that can be applied to any specialty. Take a look.

7. 5 Ways to Build Your Business With Little Money

BE MORE PROFITABLE: It's hard to grow your business without any cash to invest isn't it? This post from The LawTog discusses how you can build your business without any capital to stand upon. It even comes with a handy infographic! 

8. How to Make the Most of Natural Light

LIGHTING HELP: A post for the "purists!" Using natural light is a popular topic for instruction at Imaging USA, but this post is a good start. This post discusses the many elements of light to consider, like quality and direction. Are you using it correctly?

9. How to Get the Right Model

MODEL SEARCH: We talk a lot about making sure clients want to hire a true professional photographer. But what when a photographer needs a model? How do you get the right one? This post looks into just that, and gives seven handy tips for your next model search.

10. 100 Things I've Learned About Photography in 10 Years

INSPIRATION: It doesn't have to take a lifetime to figure out a whole bunch about your profession. In fact, it shouldn't! In this first post (of three) from Austin photographer Eric Doggett gives you the first 30 on his list. Have you had similar findings so far in your career?

And that's that photo folks! Another week of great material from around the web for you to learn from. What photography blogs or podcasts do you follow? Post your favorites on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommittee (at) PPA (dot) com.


John Owens is PPA's resident wordsmith. Know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? That's where he comes in. The Connecticut transplant and (still) avid Hartford Whalers fan is an aspiring adventurist/novelist/racer on a lifelong quest to find the best trails, brews and burger.

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