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Our 10 Favorite Blogs of the Week: 3/10-3/14 - PPA Today

Our 10 Favorite Blogs of the Week: 3/10-3/14


Before you imbibe some food-colored beverages and get your Irish up over the weekend, take a look at our 10 favorite blogs from this week. Who knows, maybe you'll find that inspiration you've been looking for. Be More!

1) Blogger Fights Fair Use Over Stolen Bikini Pic
Stealing an image is one thing, but taking a photo from a blog about body acceptance and using it for your diet product ad is quite another entirely. Read on to see if blogger Rachele Cateyes has a case! (via Yahoo!)

2) Check Out How Google Mapped the Colorado River
Talk about a cool gig! The adventure-seekers at The Clymb bring you the story of Google Street View's mission to map out America's most endangered river. Do you have a 15-lens camera in your bag? (You don't, it totally wouldn't fit.) (via The Clymb)

3) We Can't Get Enough of These Wild Horses on the Beach
While you're checking that 10-day forecast to see when you can get your butt outside and (finally) enjoy some sun, the savvy folks at The Weather Channel have links to several galleries of beautiful pictures along the sidebar. This one in particular caught our eye, of the wild horses that inhabit a tiny island of the coast of Maryland. It's probably because we have not one, but two Super Monday classes coming up on photographing these majestic animals! (via The Weather Channel)

4) Need Some Help Finding Your Niche?
You've heard it before right? "You just need to find your niche." Although you might not want to feel pigeonholed into one thing or another, it actually will help your clients if you can specialize in particular areas! The folks at Photography Talk came up with five easy ways to help you figure it out. (via PhotographyTalk)

5) Model's $450,000 Lawsuit Against Getty Goes to Trial
Oh boy... We've talked about how badly you need to use a model release, right? Heck, we even provide samples for free. Well, here's an extreme example why.  (via PetaPixel)

6) Calumet Photography Declares Bankruptcy and Closes All U.S. Stores
Well, this is a weird one. Just this morning via their now-taken-down Facebook page, Calumet Photography declared bankruptcy and announced that it was closing all of its U.S. stores immediately. There are even reports that the company did not notify many of its employees. Weird! (via SLR Lounge)

7) Need a Photography Quote? Here are 50!
There's nothing quite like a good inspirational or motivational quote to add to a compelling image. It's even better if the words come out of the mount of a legend in the photographic industry. PetaPixel put together this list--see if you find any you like! (via PetaPixel)

8) A New Take on Stealing Photographs on the Web
This might be a good one to re-post on your social media. The Chicago Tribune came up with this clever, totally bogus list on reasons to steal photographs. You've probably heard them all before, but have your clients? (via Chicago Tribune)

9) Target Makes a Big Photoshop BooBoo
Now... that's not exactly the place you want to make a Photoshop goof. Target has since apologize, but it's... interesting to say the least. (via Jezebel)

10) First Kiss Viral Video Actually An Ad for Clothing Line
We wanted to believe in this one. We really did. It was compelling and beautiful and emotive and... an ad for WREN Studio's Fall 2014 line. Wait, what? Viral marketing at its finest folks! Slate has the info. (via Slate)



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