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Our 10 Favorite Photography Posts from the Week of 5/18 - PPA Today

Our 10 Favorite Photography Posts from the Week of 5/18

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Here are the 10 photography blogs from May 17 - May 23, 2014 that we hope will inspire you and professional photographers around the web to be more!

This is arguably the top story circulating the world of photography--Walmart is filing a suit against a widow of a photographer for the rights to the early images of the Walton Family. Get the industry's side and Walmart's comments here

National Geographic brings you a quick-pick-me-up inspirational piece to get you motivated to push some boundaries this weekend. Warning: stock up on the coffee and have a full tank of gas, you're going to want to go exploring. 

It can be (extremely) difficult to balance what your client wants, while maintaining your artistic integrity. Alexis Cuarezma shows PetaPixel (down to the lighting set up) how she managed to balance the two while doing a spread for SI.

We're always big fans of getting it right in the camera first, but sometimes "meh" shots happen. This is a great article from Digital Photography School on how to crop those so-so images into something fantastic. 

At some point, most photographers have an epiphany as to why they do what they do. For Brandon Thibodeauxt that ended up happening when he cured his heartache and discovered a beautiful way of life on the Mississippi Delta. 

We love images of places you don't normally get to visit--Epic Dash has provided 24 interesting shots of abandoned places from around the globe. Check them out (and get ready to want to go explore)!

File this under "holy smokes that's an expensive bag" (how many lenses could you get for that?!), but photographer Tyler Shields waited 7 months and shelled out $100,000 for a croc Birkin bag. Then let an alligator use it as a chew toy.

Let your inner nerd rejoice! This one minute video will make you a Jedi master at lightsabers in Photoshop. 

This post from American Aljazeera opens your eyes to the floating slum of Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria. The powerful images provide a rare look into the way of life for thousands in this village. 

Ending on a light note, BuzzFeed released the 11 ways your clients can look ridiculously good in photos (complete with a shout out to Peter Hurley and his squinching abilities). Good for a giggle heading into Memorial Day weekend!

There you have it, the favorite blog posts of the week from your PPA team! Don't forget that you can share your own posts, or other stories you have enjoyed, on theLoop

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