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Copyright Reform Is Coming, The Year In Photos and Imaging USA Ceremonies: Top 10 Blog Posts for December 5 - 9 - PPA Today

Copyright Reform Is Coming, The Year In Photos and Imaging USA Ceremonies: Top 10 Blog Posts for December 5 - 9

By Chris Homer

While we know you're busy finishing up holiday projects for your clients, take a minute to
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 relax and enjoy this week's top photography blog posts! 

COPYRIGHT ALERT: Copyright Reform Is (finally!) Coming! 
PUSHING FOR CHANGE:  PPA has been back in Washington D.C. this week, meeting with lawmakers to advocate copyright reform and the creating of a copyright small claims system. There's some exciting news on this front, so check out part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4  updates from PPA's recent visit!  You can also read the press release about the proposed copyright reforms. Remember, it is now more important than ever for you to sign up and join the Grassroots Action Team and make a change!

PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS:  Sports Illustrated's recent cover featuring Dwayne Johnson was shot with a smartphone (you won't believe it from seeing the cover). In this article from PetaPixel, get a behind-the-scenes look of how photographer Michael J. LeBrecht created such a stunning image via smartphone. 

DEBATE: This post from Fstoppers brings up an interesting point: if you struggle with post-processing in Photoshop, does that make you a less capable photographer? If you've felt this way before, you'll want to check out this post - you aren't alone!

IMAGING USA:  You may think there's little value in attending the Grand Imaging Awards and Award & Degree Ceremony at Imaging USA if you're not getting an award yourself. In reality, attending these ceremonies is a great idea for generating some inspiration to take home with you! Read all about these Imaging USA ceremonies in this post. And if you haven't registered for Imaging USA, do it today!

LIGHTING TECHNIQUE:  Find out how to create a photo that looks like it was created at night, even if it was created during the middle of the day! This post from Fstoppers will show you the steps to take to perform this neat photography trick. 
MEMORY CARDS:  Chances are high that you use memory cards to store your digital images, but are you properly taking care of these cards to avoid data corruption and losing images? Read this post from PetaPixel for some tips on how to keep your memory cards working well!

PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS:  One photographer shares important lessons he's learned after being in the photography business for 15 years. Check out the post on PetaPixel and see if you agree! And if you're a newbie, there's some good advice for you to pick up in these lessons. 

WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS:  Winter is nearly upon us and chances are you'll be headed out to photograph some of the great snowy winter landscapes. Read this post from Digital Photography School before you do! It reviews some important considerations when photographing in the winter - a good reminder for any photographer!

INSPIRATION:  As we wind down 2016, take a minute to enjoy the year in photos from The Atlantic! There's some impressive images included that just may inspire your own photography project.

TUTORIAL:  If you've ever struggled with post-processing for your long-exposure photographs, check out this tutorial from PhotographyTalk. You'll learn how to easily handle this step in the workflow when dealing with long exposures.

There you have 'em, our weekly blog post roundup! 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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