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Compose More Extraordinary Images, Advice from Ansel Adams and the Best Wildlife Photographs of the Year: Our Top Blog Posts from October 24 - 28 - PPA Today

Compose More Extraordinary Images, Advice from Ansel Adams and the Best Wildlife Photographs of the Year: Our Top Blog Posts from October 24 - 28

By Chris Homer

As you gear up for Halloween fun, take a minute to check out this week's top blog posts!
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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY/INSPIRATION: The 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards were recently presented by the British Natural History Museum and the award-winning photographs are impressive to say the least! Take a look at them all over at Business Insider, especially if you're a wildlife photographer looking for inspiration for your next shoot!

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY: If you're a travel photographer, one of your goals is to capture the culture of a place through your photographs. If you're in a rut, check out photographer Mihaela Noroc's collection of portraits from around India and Nepal on Vogue. These striking photographs are a great way to get your creativity flowing again!

FOR LAUGHS: Here's one to lead you into the weekend on a laugh! Check out the results when a Dad used Photoshop to turn his 6 year-old son's drawings of animals into reality. You'll want to share this one with your photographer friends!

PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS: If your photography business is struggling, have you ever considered that you may have too diverse of a clientele? Read about how photographer Dani Miller narrowed the focus of her business to just babies, children and maternity portraits and was able to thrive on Professional Photographer.

PRIVACY/TECHNOLOGY: Business Insider breaks the news about the development of a badge that, when worn in a photo, would signal to social media software to blur the face of the person that has the badge on. The 'Do Not Snap Badge' may come into play for photographers in the future. Check it out and see what you think!
COMPOSITION: When taking a photo, composition is key to creating a memorable image! This post from Digital Photography School reviews some key composition tips for getting the most out of your photography. Whether you're a new pro or have been in the game for a while, these are important tips to keep in mind.

A LOOK AT THE PROCESS OF A GREAT: Ansel Adams is considered one of the greatest landscape photographers of all time. In this video on Advancing Your Photography, Adams' son Michael is interviewed about his father's life, photography, and his work process! Take a look and see what advice you can take from Ansel Adams.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep at Imaging USA: If you're looking for an opportunity to give back with your photography, read all about the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep events happening at Imaging USA 2017. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization centered around training and educating professional photographers to produce high quality remembrance portraits for families facing the untimely death of an infant. During Imaging USA, they'll host 2 programs that will show you how you can get involved!

HALLOWEEN FUN: Want to have some fun for Halloween and create ghostly images? Photojojo shows you how you can easily do it in Photoshop in this post!

NEWS THAT IMPACTS PHOTOGRAPHERS: As a photographer, you probably take assignments on a freelance basis quite often. Have you ever run into a situation where the client refuses to pay you for your work? A new law recently passed in New York City that gives freelancers greater protection and legal recourses when clients don't pay. Other cities are pushing for similar laws! Check it out on DIY Photography

That's all for this week! Don't forget to check back next week for a new round of amazing posts. 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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