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Developing Black and White Photos on Film, Improving Retouching and Focus Peaking: Our Top Blog Posts from February 20 - 24 - PPA Today

Developing Black and White Photos on Film, Improving Retouching and Focus Peaking: Our Top Blog Posts from February 20 - 24

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Happy Friday! It's time to enjoy our weekly roundup of photography blogs from around the
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 web. Take a look - you never know what you might find that could help your photography and business!

FILM TUTORIAL: Are you interested in shooting and developing photos using black and white film? This post from PetaPixel has some great tips for how to get the best results!

GEAR: Many photographers use a ball head mount on their tripod, but have you ever considered using a fluid head? This video from photographer Hudson Henry explains the advantages a fluid head can have for your photography. 

TUTORIAL: Educator Jimmy McIntyre demonstrates a nifty trick for photographers looking to get a greater dynamic range in a photo: blend 3 bracketed exposures of the same scene using Photoshop. 

RETOUCHING: Whether you've been in the photography game for a while, or are just starting out, this post from Fstoppers shares some good topics you should have a firm grasp of to improve your retouching of photos. 

INSPIRATION: If you're looking for some inspiration, this post from Fstoppers is a great read. You'll see how photographer Nicky Hamilton built his own sets, by hand, for a cinematic photography project. 
HIGH-SPEED SYNC: If you're looking to take your portrait photography to the next level, consider using the High-Speed Sync technique. This post from Fstoppers provides a good breakdown of how it works! 

FOCUS PEAKING: With the new generation of mirrorless cameras, there's a new feature called Focus Peaking that can have a big impact on your photography. Learn all about this feature and how to use it in this post from Gear Patrol. 

TECHNIQUE: Do you want to create awesome street photos featuring motion blur? Learn some tricks for how to do it with this post from Iso 500. 

JUST FOR FUN: CNN has a fun collection of selfies from February, including Super Bowl players, celebrities and more. Unwind and enjoy!

HOW TO BACKLIGHT: Using backlighting can be a great way to add impact to your images. Find out how you can use Photoshop to create a backlighting effect in this post from Photography Talk.

That's all for our roundup! Do you know of any photography blogs or websites with amazing articles like the ones you've seen above? Post them on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommittee@PPA.com.


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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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