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Tips for Portrait Photography, Making New Connections for Your Business, and Learning About Photography Taxes: Our Top Ten Blog Post of August 31- September 4 - PPA Today

Tips for Portrait Photography, Making New Connections for Your Business, and Learning About Photography Taxes: Our Top Ten Blog Post of August 31- September 4

By Aleighia Rouse

September is here! You can feel the crisp bite of cold weather in the air. As the weather changes so should the new things you learn for your photography and photography businesses. This will help with the research process. Check out our top ten blog posts of the week! 

COMPARISON: Are you still not convinced that a PPA photographer can't make the difference? This article will change your opinion completely. Check out this article to find out why See The Difference actually makes a difference. 

THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Finally, we have a notification that the selfie is not going to take over the world, but you will. Well, at least in the area of vacations and travels abroad. Check this article out as it explains the need for professional photographers in the El Camino Travel Instagram page. 

PORTRAITS: Portrait photography is a stepping stone for a lot of photographers starting their new businesses. It is important to remember that things can happen and to always be prepared for the unexpected. Read this Phoblographer article to explore some cool tips so that you are fully prepared for your next session. 

FINANCIAL: Are you a new photography business with a lot of financial questions that need answers as far as tax season goes? PPA photographer Rachel Brenke has some suggestions that may ease your anxiety in this upcoming season.

NETWORKING: It is very important when running a photography business to come from behind the lens and make connections with the people you are working with and the people you want to work with. Take a look at this article to learn how to not only build those relationships but build your business in the process. 

LIGHTS: Sometimes it can be difficult lugging all those light cases around. PPA photographer Jeff Rojas has the solution for you, he suggests experimenting with a speedlight case in different ways. Check this article out to find more and also check him out at the 2016 Imaging USA conference. 

ECONOMICS: It is always awkward talking about money with your customers, but when it comes to your business don't be afraid. This article gives a good perspective on the economics of the photography industry and staying afloat in your photography business. 

IMPACTFUL: Anne Geddes, the most well-known child and new born photographers in the land of photography, sits down and tells of her experience with PPA. A must read article and informal into the benefits of PPA in shaping a new photographer's career.   

EVENTS: Sometimes in your photography business there will be gaps, where you have very little or no clients coming in, especially if your business is just starting out. What do you do? Try event photography. Learn more from this article about this great opportunity to get some different clients and expand your brand name. 

RIGHTS: Being a photographer you want to have as much creative space to work as you want, and don't want to be penalized for not knowing that some places are illegal. Be informed and know your rights as a professional photographer. Read this article to find out more! 

There you have it, our favorite posts of the week! What photography blogs or podcasts do you follow? Post your favorite on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommitee @

Aleighia Rouse is known by her happy personality and bubbly voice. With over 6 years of the film and photography experience, Aleighia can relate to most of the issues that come along with being a photographer. A graduating senior at Spelman College and our Marketing and Communications intern, Aleighia aspires to hold a position just like the amazing people she works around. 


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