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Content Upgrades, Copyright Information and Loving Your Crappy Images: Our Top 10 Posts from September 11-18 - PPA Today

Content Upgrades, Copyright Information and Loving Your Crappy Images: Our Top 10 Posts from September 11-18

By Sarah Ackerman

Happy Friday! We're back with our top 10 favorite blogs from around the internet. We hope they inspire, educate and entertain you! 

MARKETING: If you're struggling with your online content getting picked up, this is a handy read from Forbes on how to refresh your way of thinking. Many are quick fixes that can help you see immediate impact!

COPYRIGHT: PPA went to Washington, DC this week to lobby on Capitol Hill. The team had great meetings with key decision makers on upcoming legislation! Get the full update here. 

OPERATION LIFE SAVER: No image is worth dying over. One photographer didn't get the memo that shooting on railroad tracks is not only extremely dangerous, but illegal. Remind your clients and fellow photographers that there is never any reason to photograph on railroad tracks.

STAYING PRESENT: It's a balancing act to enjoy your travels while still capturing all of the fun and adventure. This great post from Cultural Vistas explains how to keep your passion for photography alive on vacation, while not letting it run the show.

CONTRACTS: You've got a swell client, but they breach your written contract. What are the next steps? The LawTog walks you through the steps necessary to get you back on track.

SQUARE ONE: We all start somewhere, and rarely is that a place of greatness. Take time in the near future to go down memory lane and see how far you've come. Remember not to be too critical of yourself, those images helped you become the amazing image maker you are today!

COPYRIGHT: This is an interesting take on DMCAs and what constitutes fair use. In this case it focuses on musical copyrights, but it gives some perspectives that could trickle over into the photographic world. Remember, as a PPA photographer, you have access to our Copyright & Government Affairs department should you ever have questions concerning your rights as an image maker. 

REALITY CHECK: It's amazing in this day and age to be surrounded by work from so many talented artists, but don't let that empower the little voice inside that starts to scoff at your own process. Take a moment and remind yourself that the first draft of anything is always far from polished. 

MALPRACTICE PROTECTION: No one goes to an assignment hoping Murphy's Law will take effect, but at some time it inevitably does. See how the PPA's Indemnification Trust was there for one this particular PPA photographer and saved her business. 

MANAGING EXPECTATIONS: This is an excellent article from PhotoFocus on the value of educating your client as early as the initial consultation on  theon the value of your services. It'll go a long way in the end!

There you have it, our favorite posts of the week! What photography blogs or podcasts do you follow? Post your favorite on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommitee (at) PPA (dot) com.

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Sarah Ackerman is known around PPA as #Sarah in part because she handles all things social media and in order to differentiate herself from the other Sarahs in the office. Sarah loves improv comedy (think "Whose Line") and routinely performs around Atlanta. When she's not tweeting/facebooking/instagramming all of the action at PPA, she can be found gallivanting around the world or wandering around the woods with her pup, but more than likely she's on stage making people giggle.

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