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Building Your Brand, New PhotoVision Video Releases and Promoting Your Value as a Professional Photographer: Our Top 10 Blog Posts for November 2-6 - PPA Today

Building Your Brand, New PhotoVision Video Releases and Promoting Your Value as a Professional Photographer: Our Top 10 Blog Posts for November 2-6

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By Aleighia Rouse 

Happy Friday! October is over and November has opened its arms wide with new holidays and innovative happenings in the photography industry.  But before you get those turkeys, dressings and Imaging USA passes, here are our top ten blogs of the week!

RULES & REGULATIONS: PPA's Copyright and Government Affairs Coordinator Lindsey Forson talks about her experience this past week along with PPA's Copyright and Government affairs committee, meeting at the nation's capital. She addresses how they spoke out for the rights of professional photographers. Over 100 people were in attendance and most of who were staffs of key members of Congress, this is an informative and good read.  

IMAGING USA: Imaging USA is one of the largest photography conventions in the nation, and also allows new PPA members to participate in social opportunities,  connect and build relationships with seasoned photographers, and expand your professional network with peers, mentors and vendors alike. . 

FROM THE HEART: This article will pull on your heart strings. Through the beautiful and captivating work of PPA member Brandy Angel, a mother was able to take a picture with her son one last time. 

DYNAMIC LEARNING: It can be overwhelming to think on your feet for creative ideas. Here is a fresh wave of PhotoVision episodes to give you inspiration. All of your favorite pros are back for a new season! Enjoy innovative ways to think of photography and learn from the best in the business (bonus: it's free with your PPA membership!)

BUSINESS HELP: In this article, PPAedu instructor Jen Basford, Cr.Photog., helps anyone having trouble coming up with prices for their business. She discusses important factors to consider when charging for your specialty, target projections with easy goals to set for your business and cost-based versus value-based pricing. 

TO EACH ITS OWN: "A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what is in front of it." Every photographer has their own perception of their subject before they begin to compose their image. In this video, 6 photographers show how vastly different stories of one man's life shapes how they see him and create his portrait with that perception lens. 

FOR STARTERS: With the photography business being such a hot commodity in today's society, the competition can make it difficult to remain relevant in the industry. MediaNovak provides some helpful tricks to maintaining a prosperous and successful photography business. 

MARKETING PERSPECTIVE: Maintaining a successful and marketable business is more than your equipment and editing software. In this article, PPA member Rachel Brenke is helping photographers "mow their lawn" with helpful information on timing and all aspects of social media from target audiences to analytics. 

BUSINESS EXPERTISE: Sprout Studio sat down with Sarah Petty, M.Photog.Cr. CPP., in a Podcast to discuss marketing tools every professional photographer needs to consider in their business. She narrows in on the topics of defining expenses, positioning your value, and pricing. You can also catch Sarah at Imaging USA 2016, in Atlanta, January 10-12! 

BRANDING: When you are just starting any business, especially a photography business, it is important to find your individuality among your competitors. This ShutterShock article breaks down some key factors to consider when creating your brand for your business. 

There you have it, our Weekly Roundup of our top 10 blog post! What photography blogs or podcasts do you follow? Post your favorite on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommitee @ PPA.com.

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 one of PPA's Marketing and Communications interns, Aleighia aspires to hold a position just like the amazing people she works around. 

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