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Creating Value, PPA Copyright Efforts and Handling Difficult Family Members During Wedding Shoots: Our Top Blog Posts of February 22 - 26 - PPA Today

Creating Value, PPA Copyright Efforts and Handling Difficult Family Members During Wedding Shoots: Our Top Blog Posts of February 22 - 26

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By Chris Homer

Happy Friday! Take some time to end your week with a little advice and inspiration from our top
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 ten blog posts of the week.

COPYRIGHT ADVOCACY: This week, PPA was in Washington D.C. meeting with lawmakers to help strengthen photography copyright. Read all about PPA's goals for this visit, as well as the day one and day two recaps of meetings with members of Congress!

BUSINESS: This post from the Story of Telling provides some questions to ask yourself about your photography business to help you focus on creating value for your clients! After all, the more valuable clients find your work, the more likely they are to make big purchases or become a repeat customer.

CONTRACTS: Are you including Terms & Conditions in your photography contracts and estimates? Read this post from Photoshelter to find out why you should be, and to see a few examples from professional photography contracts. Don't forget that PPA has a whole host of sample contracts you can use to help build your own contract! Members can access the sample contracts here.

PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS: Here's a piece of news that all photographers will be interested in, especially those that photograph police at work as part of their job. A recent court ruling states that photographing police officers is not always protected by the First Amendment. Read PetaPixel's breakdown to see what this means for you.

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: Are you interested in creating portraits of strangers you meet on the street? This interview with photographer Iwona Pinkowicz on The Phoblographer is for you! Read all about Pinkowicz's process for capturing compelling portraits of complete strangers and see some of her work!
PHOTOGRAPHERS TO WATCH: PDN has published their annual list of 30 photographers to watch. You can read all about each photographer and view images from them in the galleries in this post. Take a look and be inspired!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: It's happened to all wedding photographers - that one family member who makes your wedding shoot a nightmare. Find out how to handle these family members in this post from PhotoFocus.

BUILDING CONFIDENCE: Do you feel like your images aren't good, despite positive feedback from clients? In this episode of the Improve Photography podcast, you'll hear how you can remove this negative thought and be more confident in your own work!

BUSINESS TIPS: If you're thinking about taking your photography business full-time, read this post from Huffington Post first! It provides tips from PPA member and past Imaging USA instructor Gary Hughes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, on important things to take into considerations to be successful.

TUTORIAL: If you've ever ran into the problem of Lightroom not being able to find your lens profile,  check out this post from Killer Lightroom Tips. You'll learn how to tackle this problem so that your workflow keeps moving!

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.


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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