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7 Ways to Boost Your Marketing, Getting Models to Work With You, and Using Off-Camera Flash: Our Top Blog Posts for November 27 - December 1, 2017 - PPA Today

7 Ways to Boost Your Marketing, Getting Models to Work With You, and Using Off-Camera Flash: Our Top Blog Posts for November 27 - December 1, 2017

By Chris Homer

It's Friday, so that means it's time for our favorite photography blog posts from around the
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 web! As you head into the weekend, take some time to enjoy these stories: 

TUTORIAL: Multiple exposure can be a great technique to create memorable wedding photos. Learn some tips for how to create multiple exposure wedding images in this tutorial from PetaPixel.

WORKING WITH MODELS: If you need a model for an upcoming photography shoot, but aren't sure how to approach them with your request, check out this post from FStoppers. You'll learn 3 quick tips to help you along in the process of finding and hiring a model.

SALES/MARKETING: If you need some marketing tips to bring in more business and boost your photography sales, check out this post from the PPA Today blog! You'll learn 7 ways you can make your business more visible and hopefully bring in new clients.

LIGHTING/INSPIRATION: This post from FStoppers is a good reminder that it's the skill of a photographer that makes a great image, not the equipment. Read about how one photographer created unique images of British pop group Clean Bandit for use in publication, using only cheap lighting found on eBay!

POSING: Do you use pyramid posing for group portraits? If you've never heard of it, or need a refresher, this post from PhotoFocus provides a quick overview and discusses the advantages of using this posing style.
OFF-CAMERA FLASH: Off-Camera flash can be a great tool to create dramatic portraits, but it can be tricky! If you're intimidated by off-camera flash, this post from Digital Photography School will walk you through some of the basics.

PHOTOSHOP: Photoshop is a great tool for photographers, but there are some things you need to avoid while editing an image. This post from Improve Photography is a good reminder of what to avoid in Photoshop!

INSPIRATION: If you're interested in aerial photography, check this post from DIYPhotography out for some inspiration! It's a collection of coastline aerial photos from photographer Peter Adams-Shawn.

JUST FOR FUN: Wouldn't it be nice to have a keyboard designed specifically for use with Photoshop? Check out these concept designs on PetaPixel. Now we just need to get Adobe on board...

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRACTS: If you're looking for a way to reduce paperwork and make your contracts digital, check out this list on Virtual Photography Studio. It shares some apps you can use for contracts to reduce that paper clutter!

There you have 'em, our weekly blog post roundup! What photography blogs or podcasts do YOU follow? Post your favorites on theLoop or email them to us at

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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