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By Bethany Clark

Take a look at PPmag's inspiring photo gallery featuring images taken by the 2017 Diamond Photographers!

Diamond photographers are professionals whose four images submitted to PPA's International Photographic Competition went four-for-four in the same year. That means that not only did all four images merit, those four merited images also were then chosen to be part of the prestigious Loan Collection and will be published in a special edition book by Marathon Press

The 2017 Diamond Photographers were honored at Imaging USA 2017, at the Grand Imaging Awards! 

For even more inspiration, check out Professional Photographer magazine where you will find a gallery of selected images, as well as an accompanying lighting diagram.

Go ahead, start browsing! The images will wow you!


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By Tristin Vaccaro

You may lock your car doors, look twice before crossing the street, and keep your valuables in a lockbox, but have you thought about keeping your digital files safe? As a photographer, your images are valuable and should be protected as such. 

Read "4 Image Backup Strategies" to find out how to effectively save your files from permanently disappearing, only at PPmag.com.


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By Tristin Vaccaro

Photographer Jerry Uelsmann has accomplished a lot in his 82 years. He began creating surreal photomontages beginning in the 1960s, blending together photographs in the darkroom long before Photoshop existed. His work is included in permanent museum collections in cities like Paris, New York, and Boston. He's published multiple books and taught photography at the University of Florida for almost four decades.  

To find out more about this accomplished photographer, read "His Story Is Untitled" on PPmag.com

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By Tristin Vaccaro

While finding your niche is more important than ever, it's differentiating yourself in the sea of sameness that really matters. Start by asking yourself questions from your clients' point of view, questions like, "Why should I choose you?" and, "Why should I come back to you?" Once you can effectively answer those questions, you can effectively deliver your message of what makes YOU different!

Read "You Can't Compete Without Being Unique" by Jeffrey Shaw, Cr.Photog., on PPmag.com to gain some sound advice on capitalizing on your distinct perspective.

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By Autumn Rice

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If you want to do a nice business selling tween portraits, focus your marketing on the kids but your sales on the parents. This advice comes from Audrey Woulard, who's been in the photography industry for 15 years and enjoys a booming business in photographing young teens. Originally a newborn photographer, Audrey challenged the status quo by strategically targeting tweens, a segment many photographers avoid. Now she has an impressive clientele of 98% tweens in her business. 

Read "Audrey Woulard: Striking Gold in the Tween Market" on PPmag.com to see how Audrey found success in an underserved niche.

Audrey will be teaching "Tweens and Teens, The New Genre. How to Capture Images That Sell!" at Imaging USA 2017 in San Antonio. Registration for her class is still open!

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By Autumn Rice
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With the arrival of streamlined FAA regulations for commercial UAS users, drones have become the latest tool in photographic technology. But while many photographers want to incorporate aerial images into their business, they simply don't know how. With 22 years of experience in aerial photography, Parker Gyokers is an expert in capturing drone photographs the right way. 

Read how Parker captures amazing aerial images in "How to Do Drone Photography" on PPmag.com.

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By Autumn Rice
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A serious photographer will knows and understands the importance of proper lighting in any session. For photographer Mark Bryant, M.Photog.M.Artist.CR., lighting has always caught his eye, and he's forever exploring new methods and techniques to bring to his portraits.

Read the tips and tricks given by Mark in "To Be A Better Photographer, Get to Know Light" on PPmag.com

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By Chris Homer

Who doesn't love the opportunity to win some free photography gear? That's exactly what Professional Photographer magazine is giving you with a monthly giveaway*! 

Enter the giveaway by November 30 for your chance to win a Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens. It's the world's first full-frame f/2 zoom lens, designed for prime performance with the versatility of a zoom lens and outstanding image quality throughout the focal range. A $999 value - this lens is Professional Photographer magazine's biggest giveaway of the year, so you won't want to miss your chance to enter! 

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Be sure to enter by November 30, and come back every month for a chance at a NEW giveaway thanks to Professional Photographer magazine! 

*(Due to international regulations on prize giveaways, this contest is open to U.S. residents only.)




ch_headshot_100x100.jpgAbout the author:
Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.


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By Autumn Rice

The list of high-profile celebrities that photographer Jeremy Cowart has photographed is long, but it's the launch of a humanitarian hotel brand that's got us talking. Cowart hopes that The Purpose Hotel will acquire its necessities from non-profits whose mission is to help others.

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Read about Jeremy's plans for The Purpose Hotel in "Jeremy Cowart's Humanitarian Hotel" on PPmag.com.

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By Autumn Rice

Photographer Dani Miller was struggling with her business that catered to a very diverse clientele, so she set out to change it. By narrowing her focus to baby, child, and maternity portraits, she was able to make her studio thrive.

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Read about Dani's journey to niche photography in "Should You Niche? Dani Miller Did And Her Studio Thrived" on PPmag.com!

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