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Dell Member Benefit, Making the Most of Simple Shoots and Mimicking Natural Light : Our Top Blog Posts from June 5-9 - PPA Today

Dell Member Benefit, Making the Most of Simple Shoots and Mimicking Natural Light : Our Top Blog Posts from June 5-9

By Chris Homer

As you wind down for the weekend, take a minute to browse our favorite photography posts
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 from around the web. We cover everything from a new PPA member benefit with Dell to inspiring portraits, so chances are good there's something you can learn from!

LIGHTING TUTORIAL: In this video, photographer Bob Davis demonstrates how you can mimic natural light using just a few pieces of equipment. Check it out on PetaPixel.

TIPS: In this post from Fstoppers, learn how one photographer took a simple graduation photography session and made it something unique. These are good lessons to apply to any type of assignment you might get!

PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORY:  Here's a cool post that any photographer will find interesting. Check out the world's first underwater portrait - and see how it was made on Vintage Everyday. 

PPA MEMBER BENEFITS: Big news for PPA Members this week! Your membership now gets you access to up to 20% savings on computer equipment from Dell. Read all about this new benefit on the PPA Today blog. 

GEAR: If you're looking for a new camera bag, check out this post from Photography Talk before you buy anything. It shares some good advice on what to look for in a high-quality camera bag. 
IPC: At the 2017 International Photographic Competition (IPC), photographers will now be able to compete for the Fujifilm Masterpiece Award. Check it out on the PPA Today Blog. And don't forget to enter your images by June 20 to avoid the late fee!

PHOTO EDITING: Do you ever outsource your photo editing work? If you're considering it, take a look at this post from Improve Photography. It covers the pros and cons of outsourcing your editing. 

INSPIRATION: From time to time, we can all use a little inspiration to keep going. Get your creativity going with this gallery of stunning portraits from The Phoblographer. 

HUMOR: You probably get some strange requests from clients, but have you ever gotten anything like this?! Read the story on DIY Photography of a photographer asked to give a refund for wedding photography if the couple got divorced. It'll start your weekend off with a laugh!

POST-PRODUCTION: All photographers would like to reduce the amount of time they spend editing, but where to start? This post from Light Stalking shares some easy tips you can implement to reduce your editing time in Lightroom.

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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