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How to Create Bokeh Images, When Photographers Become Pitchmen, and Things to Know When Using Drones in Wedding Photography: Our Top Blog Posts for December 11-15 - PPA Today

How to Create Bokeh Images, When Photographers Become Pitchmen, and Things to Know When Using Drones in Wedding Photography: Our Top Blog Posts for December 11-15

By Chris Homer

Here's an early Christmas present for you - our top photography stories from around the web!
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Take a minute to look these over; you never know what you might learn!

COPYRIGHT SMALL CLAIMS: PPA has long campaigned for a change in photography copyright law. Check out this photographer's copyright infringement story on the PPA Today Blog to see why a change in copyright law is needed! And if you're ready to join in the copyright fight, visit to learn how you can contact your congressperson about new legislation that would improve copyright protection for photographers. 

BUSINESS: Have you noticed the trend of advertisements using well known photographers to sell a product, both photography related and not? This post on PetaPixel examines some of these ads and products. Take a look! It's an interesting read about a trend you might want to pay attention to!

CREATIVITY: Do you feel stuck in a rut with your photography? If so, check out this video! Australian wedding photographer Joshua Mikhaeil shares his tips for creativity and building your own style. It's an inspiring video for any photographer!

DRONE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Do you want to start incorporating drone photography into your wedding shoots? If so, take a look at this post from Fstoppers. It shares good tips to get you started using a drone as part of your wedding photography. And don't forget to check out for more info on using a drone!

PHOTOGRAPHY PODCASTS: If you're looking for an easy way to continue your photography education and gain new insights, consider checking out some photography podcasts! This post from Fstoppers shares some of their favorite photography podcasts and why you should be listening to them.
INSPIRATION: Every now and then, photographers can benefit from examining the work of others. If you're in need of some inspiration, check out this news from the New York Times about famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz's new book. 

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: National Geographic has shared the winning photos from their Nature Photographer of the Year contest! If you do nature photography, you'll definitely want to check these out.

TUTORIAL:  Bokeh has become a popular technique in photography, but it can be tricky to execute! Check out this video on The Phoblographer for a primer on how it works. Whether this technique is new to you, or you just need a refresher, the video provides good advice to keep in mind. 

SPORTS PORTRAITS: Do you want to bring greater intensity to your sports portraits? Learn techniques for how you can do so in this video on PhotoFocus. 

USING A SOFTBOX: If you're looking for advice on how to light a portrait using a softbox, check out this post from Virtual Photography Studio. It shares 7 tips to keep in mind when lighting with a softbox.

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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