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Photography Blog Round Up: Week of December 8, 2013 - PPA Today

Photography Blog Round Up: Week of December 8, 2013

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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 9, 2013:

Anna Hill's Photoshop Project Pokes Fun at Overly Manipulated Beauty Advertisements
If you're active on social media, you probably caught this. Anna Hill, an East Carolina University student, poked fun at the over-manipulation of images, especially in the world of advertising. Her witty sense of humor is good for a laugh!

Photo Gallery: Photographing the Night Sky
The folks over at National Geographic figured we might as well take advantage of the shorter days and longer nights of the winter season. How can we do that? By capturing some stellar images of the stars! 

Kit lens: Why your 18-55mm standard lens is better than you think for landscapes
Just getting into landscape photography? You don't need to blow your budget on a fancy pants lens just yet. See why the folks at Digital Camera World think your standard kit lens is better than you think. 

This Guy Traveled The Country In A Pink Tutu Just To Make His Wife Laugh During Chemo
Brought to you by the folks at BuzzFeed, this heartwarming story shows how the power of laughter (and great photography) can lift the spirits. 

How to Take Beautiful Bokeh Christmas Images
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree! Leverage the holiday décor for some beautiful Bokeh shots. Digital Photography School walks you through how to make it happen

Anatomy of a Christmas Stock Photography Shoot
Stock photography is a great way to make some extra cash! Follow JP Danko on how she sets up a Christmas Stock Photography Shoot from DIY Photography. 

Tamron Announces Launch Date for 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Lens
This was huge news this week! Tamron announced that its new 150-600mm F/4-5-6.3 lens will be hitting store shelves (and online retailers) January 17th (the same week as Imaging USA)!  Check out how it performs from FStoppers. 

What To Do When No One Believes In Your Dream
Lauren Lim of Photography Concentrate touches on the reality of what to do when you make the leap to go pro and your inner circle is less than impressed.

50 Quick Photography Tips
If you have 15 minutes, this video is worth a watch (and a chuckle). The guys over at DigitalRev put together their top 50 tips every photographer should remember

Tips for Learning to Love Photoshop Actions
Digital Photography School let guest blogger Meghan Aileen Schirmer take the reins for this simple to understand explanation on Photoshop Actions. You'll be swooning by the time you're done!

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. 
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