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Cinemagraphs, Darker Darks and the Best of Underwater Photography: Our Top Blog Posts From March 5-11! - PPA Today

Cinemagraphs, Darker Darks and the Best of Underwater Photography: Our Top Blog Posts From March 5-11!

By James Yates
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We're all getting ready to "spring" our clocks forward this weekend (unless you're one of the lucky folks who lives in a Daylight Savings Time-less zone!) but don't let that make you miss a single hour of great photography reading. Here are our top blog posts we've found for you from the week of March 5-11.

Thumbtack Study Predicts 2016's Biggest Wedding Trends
BUSINESS TRENDS: Thumbtack, an online service that connects consumers with skilled professionals, released their first annual Thumbtack 2016 Wedding Trends Report. Wedding photographers should definitely check out the stats...turns out the average couple will spend 20% more on weddings this year!

Why Your Professional Business Headshot is Important
PEP TALK: "Your Headshot is Your Face to the World" is just one of the several key points Imaging USA speaker Booray Perry, Cr.Photog., CPP makes in this post. Learn why YOU need a business headshot and share the information with your clients.

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PRO TIP: Great piece by Tony Corbell, Cr.Photog., API on the importance of image and file backup and a how-to with Time Machine if you use a Mac.

Photography Tip: How To Restore Pictures Deleted From a Memory Card
DON'T PANIC: Ever accidentally deleted or erased files on your camera's memory card? Here's a refresher by Photography Talk on how to restore images deleted from SD cards using both free or purchased software.

5 Legal Mistakes Photographers Make and How To Avoid Them
STAY LEGAL: Digital Camera World wants to make sure you're operating above board and has published this article to help. We see photographers asking questions about these common issues every single day on social media!

5 Ways to Use Cinemagraphs in Digital Marketing Campaigns
TRENDS: Cinemagraphs are becoming a tool for marketing purposes at studios around the country. Here's a cool list of ways to use them effectively.

Six Photography Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making
HELPFUL REMINDERS: Fstoppers helps out this week with a great article on common mistakes photographers make and how to fix them. Check it out because some of these might not be that obvious to you!

The Darkest Material on Earth is Now Even Darker
SCIENCE OF LIGHT: PetaPixel on the amazing darker dark being developed. It's really exciting stuff on light reflection and how it applies to modern photographic principles.

2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Winners
UNDER THE SEA: We know you underwater photographers out there are gearing up for the warmer weather to arrive! Here's a recap of award-winning underwater photographs and how they were captured.

The Photography Industry Today
REAL TALK: PPA photographer Christie Kline, M.Photog.Cr., CPP has a Facebook Live video on the importance of live education and challenging yourself with photographic competitions.

BONUS ARTICLES: There was so much great content this week, we couldn't help but share not one, but two bonus articles for your reading pleasure!

Google Trains an AI to Geotag a Photo Just by Looking at the Pixels
ROBOT OVERLORDS: Overview of Google's use of Artificial Intelligence to Geo-Locate where photos are taken using pixel info. Really interesting since this is what will be integrated into more and more social media sites in the coming years.

Americana Photographer Captures the Laid-Back Cool of California and Its People
INSPIRATION: Sometimes it takes an outsider to really see the beauty in the mundane. Creative Boom has this piece up about a UK photographer, Garrod Kirkwood, who traveled to America recently and took the opportunity to document his experience and the people he met. "The resulting series, aptly named Americana, follows his quintessential style - all soft muted colors, simplicity and laid-back cool - capturing the heart of America's Golden State."


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 @PPA.com.

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