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Bryan Cox Q&A Your Client for Emotional Expression, How to Shoot Expressive Black-and-White Portrait Photos and the Top Social Media Trends That'll Change Your Business in 2016: Top 10 Blog Post Picks for March 28- April 1 - PPA Today

Bryan Cox Q&A Your Client for Emotional Expression, How to Shoot Expressive Black-and-White Portrait Photos and the Top Social Media Trends That'll Change Your Business in 2016: Top 10 Blog Post Picks for March 28- April 1

By Aleighia Rouse
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As March comes to its close, April is opening its hands with 'lucky charms' of innovation and business help for the photography industry. This is no April Fool's joke, just our top 10 blog posts of the week!

Bry Cox Q&A Engage Your Client for Emotional Expression
CLIENT FUN: Are you looking for new techniques to use to connect with your clients a little more during a session? Check out this short video to learn how to better engage your clients and get images with emotion, feel and real expressions. Bry Cox, M.Photog.Cr., CPP teaches you how to ignore your gear and connect with your client to increase the quality of your shots and customer service experience.

What the New Instagram Algorithm Means For Small Businesses
TECHNOGRAPHER: PPA member Jasmine Star has brought solutions to the new changes in Instagram's viewer updates. She discusses how you can improve the way you use Instagram for your business and how some photos have more interactions than a less personal promo for your business.

How-To: Shoot Expressive Black-and-White Portrait Photos
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: Although black-and-white portraiture has been used for many years, it is often a very difficult thing to master correctly. This article discusses three photographers, including PPA member Ima Mfon and fellow photographers Sandro Baebler and Melanie Dunnea, as they express the power and intricacies behind creating and mastering the art of black-and-white portraits.

Google Photos Will Now Automatically Create Albums From Your "Best" Photos and Videos
CLOUD STORAGE: Not only has Google added facial recognition and GPS logging, but now Google Photos system has included an upgrade to their Albums feature. In this article by Popular Photography, discover how Google Photos has helped its consumer by selecting the "best" photos from a specific trip, event, or collection of images and making a sharable album from them.  

12 Films Worth Shooting With Before They're Gone
CREATIVITY: Many people consider film photography to be a lost art, but there are plenty of films out there worth loading into a camera. This article provides a collection of 12 captivating film images showing the rewarding photographic experience one can have with using a film camera.

Top Social Media Trends That'll Change Your Business in 2016
SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS: Social media has swarmed the world and allowed a place for fellow photographers and other businesses to market themselves through a completely different lens. Check out this article to see the top trends in social media that are going to help advance your businesses this year.
63 Photoshop Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Workflow
PRO TIPS: Think you know all there is to know about Photoshop? Here are a few more things to add to that list by checking out these shortcuts to use in your next editing session. This can help with those simple tasks that seem to hinder your workflow and also help you find out quick tips from viewing an image to actually handling the image.

Why Some Great Depression Photos Were Punched Full of Holes
HISTORICAL PROOFS: Historically, images captured during Depression-era America tend to have a mysterious black hole in their center. This once mysterious imprint has now been answered. In this article, discover the reason why Roy Stryker, the FSA's documentary photography program director responsible for photographers such as Dorothea Lang and Gordon Parks punctured a hole in the images. 

The International Space Station Experiments with Long Exposure Photography
PHOTO EXPOSURE: Photography has the power to change science, technology, and now space-research. The International Space Station has recently used their crew to experiment with long exposure photography and the results will blow your mind!

Professional Photographers Are the .1%
STAY INFORMED: Everyday more and more professional photographers are being overshadowed by amateur photographers and the numbers speak for themselves. Check out this article to learn why so many pro photographers are having to reform their business to get their clients.

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

JOY_7309-1.JPGAleighia Rouse is a graduating senior at Spelman College and PPA's Marketing and Communications intern. She aspires to hold a position just like the amazing people she works around. Aleighia is known by her happy personality and bubbly voice, and with over 6 years of film and photography experience, she can relate to and understand most of the issues faced by PPA photographers.


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