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Creating Powerful Portraits, Giving Back and Getting Inspired: Here are the top 10 blogs from October 17-23 - PPA Today

Creating Powerful Portraits, Giving Back and Getting Inspired: Here are the top 10 blogs from October 17-23

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By Sarah Ackerman

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Happy Friday! We made it! Here are the top ten blogs you need to know about before heading into your weekend:

PRO TIPS: Want to improve your portrait photography? Jerry Ghionis, M.Photog.Cr. gives you his five steps to creating a beautiful work of art! Bonus: catch Jerry live with his presentation "The Art of Evoking Emotion" on Tuesday, January 12 at Imaging USA! 

GIVING BACK: Want to incorporate charitable giving into your 2016 plan? Join PPA Charities at Imaging USA! Check out how to make 2016 your most generous yet. 

WORK SMARTER: PPA photographer, April Wright gives you the top ten pro tips for female photographers in the wedding industry. Your brides will appreciate it!

INSPIRATION: PPA photographer Wayne Miller, M.Photog.Cr., CPP shares ten little words that might inspire you to look at your work in a new way! 

PROFITABILITY: The Million Dollar Photographer shares very valuable lesson for portrait photographers.  This top ten ways to not leave sales on the table is a useful and quick read. If you master these get ready to watch your profitability soar!

FAVORS: We've all been there. A friend loves your work and wants it for free. What do you do? Follow in the footsteps of your fellow pros! Read on in this great article from PetaPixel.

EMOTIONS: Read up on this great chat with Anders Petersen and utilizing weakness in photography. Explore the secrets and the magic of life in this great post from the PhoBlographer.

TAX TIME: As a photographer, you're constantly on the run. Get these handy tips on how to better record your business mileage and how to use this on your tax returns. 

IMPROVISING ON THE JOB: Ever get stuck in an impossible situation, but you can't let your clients see you sweat? Listen to Gary's story from the PhotoBomb Podcast and working in stressful situations that make your noggin spin. 

SHOOTING STARS:  How do you create beautiful star trails that you see in the nature magazines? Check out these two simply methods from Digital Photography School. Then grab your coffee and get outside!

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