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Canadian Copyrights, the PRINT. Movement and Being a Great Assistant: Our Top 10 Blogs from 2/5-12 - PPA Today

Canadian Copyrights, the PRINT. Movement and Being a Great Assistant: Our Top 10 Blogs from 2/5-12

By Sarah Ackerman

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Happy Valentine's Weekend! We hope you spend the weekend with your loves, but if you find a few moments, here are our top ten blogs on photography from around the internet!

PRINT: Are you a print artist? Watch as Tim Walden talks about the importance of printing in photography and, more importantly, how it plays in positions you in a unique position of raising the value of your imagery. 

COPYRIGHT: Hip, hip, hooray! Our friendly neighbors to the North are finally getting some recognition! They were just awarded the rights to their images, regardless if it was commissioned. Whether you live in Canada, travel there or just want to support your fellow photographers, this is a great quick read. 

BUSINESS BASICS: As a photographer on the move, you know that tracking your mileage can help you get a bigger refund on your taxes (or at the very least, not owe as much). But how do you keep track of all of those trips? PhotoFocus has you covered! Check out their quick and easy way to make sure you don't miss a mile!

TALKING BUSINESS: Perfecting your elevator speech is important in any company, but making it memorable can be difficult! Take some direction from Inc. and switch up how you talk about your work with their easy formula. It's worth the read!

HELP IN TRAINING: Have or training a new assistant? Have them read this! Fstoppers breaks down the five key things they can do to be the best assistant they can be! Take a look  and see if you agree!

HANDY CHEAT SHEET: Whether you're just starting out, or want to show a new mentee the ropes about ISO, shutter speed and aperture, this is a perfect infographic that visually represents what's going on in your camera. 

HISTORY REFRESHER: Know where your industry came from - complete with plenty of puns. Watch this quick 5 minute video to see how you ended up in the field you're in today! 

FOUR LEGGED PHOTOGRAPHY: Whether you just use your pets as the occasional model or if you're seriously pursuing pet photography as a business line, this is a great article from Jason Checkla. Get some tips and tricks to not only photographing your furry friends, but maybe some with human's that pay! 

WORKFLOW: Imaging USA speaker Jeff Rojas breaks down proper color management so you know your colors match from the time you shoot to when you deliver final images. It's an information-packed 6 minutes! 

SPORTSBALL: Did you get inspired by the hard hitting action of the Super Bowl to want to start expanding into sports photography? Here are 11 easy (we mean e-a-s-y) tips from Fstoppers that can get you started in the right direction!

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

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Sarah Ackerman manages all things social media for PPA and Imaging USA. When she's not living on the internet, she loves improv comedy, going on wilderness adventures, gallivanting around the globe, knitting, wood working and yoga. 

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