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Automated Colorization, How to Cut Anything out of Photoshop and How Expensive Instagram Would Be on Film: Our Top 10 Blog Post Picks from April 18-22, 2016 - PPA Today

Automated Colorization, How to Cut Anything out of Photoshop and How Expensive Instagram Would Be on Film: Our Top 10 Blog Post Picks from April 18-22, 2016

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April is winding down but spring is still in full-bloom, whether it's rainy, sunny, or still snowing outside. Take your allergy meds, curl up on the couch and stay informed with our top blog post shares this week.
Exposed: The Risks of Photographing on Railroad Tracks
Be Safe: From TheLawTog, Operation Lifesaver is providing shocking data and links to articles on the dangers of shooting on railroad tracks. Not only is it illegal, but deadly! Keep your clients safe with this informative read.

Three Important Ways to Edit Color in Lightroom
Lightroom Tutorial: Want to learn how to edit color in Lightroom? This article has nice insights from SLR Lounge on just the subject!

April 23 is World Copyright Day! Celebrate with PPA
Celebration: The construct that protects your business has a day all to itself and it's Saturday, April 23! Celebrate with this quick read on how PPA is protecting photographers' rights on Capitol Hill and beyond!

This Automated Method for Colorizing Black and White Photos is Very Impressive
Cool Technique: Popular Photography provides a tutorial on how to colorize black and white photos using automated processes with surprisingly natural results.

Reducing Our Emotional Attachment to Images Part 2
Sharpen Your Eye: Taking a critical view of your work can range from difficult to impossible at times. Apogee Photo continues its series on emotionally detaching yourself from your images to become a better editor.

What if Instagram Pictures were on Film?
Speculation Calculations: Think photography is expensive? Atlas Obscura asks us to imagine if Instagram were on film. The math might be a little crazy, but it's interesting to see we'd be spending $15.63 billion per year!

How to Cut Anything Out in Photoshop
Snip-Snip: If you've ever been faced with what seems like an impossible task of cutting something out of your images, this video is for you! Photoshop Road Map offers a video tutorial on how to cut anything (and we mean anything) out in Photoshop.

The Double Exposures of Brandon Kidwell
Must-See Images: This is a great read for some weekend inspiration! The Phoblographer profiles some very cool double exposure portraits by Brandon Kidwell.

Create a Storybook Image
Spotlight On: PhotoFocus presents the images of Australian photographer Kira Likhterova in this step-by-step on her process in capturing beauty. 

Am I Making Art?
Art for Art's Sake: Do you struggle calling yourself an "artist"? PhotoFocus offers inspiration for those photographers that struggle with labeling their works as art.

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

Thumbnail image for James.JPGJames Yates is an Atlanta-based writer/actor and the Communications Specialist at Professional Photographers of America (PPA). A graduate of Georgia State University, James has worked in the non-profit sector his whole life and is proud to be able to help artists achieve their goals. In his spare time he can be found walking his dogs on the Beltline or partaking in the nightly theater and comedy scene in the ATL.


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