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Imaging USA School, Sports and Events Track, No Compete Contracts and Operation Lifesaver: Here are the top 10 blogs from October 26-30 - PPA Today

Imaging USA School, Sports and Events Track, No Compete Contracts and Operation Lifesaver: Here are the top 10 blogs from October 26-30

By Nicole McIntosh

Happy Friday! Not only is it the end of October but it's also Halloween Eve! Here are our top ten blogs of the week to end your month on a high note:

SUPPORTING A GREAT CAUSE:  This week PPA would like to feature an amazing video from the Kioo Project. This video shows a very special workshop in which they taught young girls photography skills and techniques, and then a week later the boys joined and learned photography from the girls. After learning how to snap a picture for the first time, what they captured was beautiful.

IMAGING USA: Now that Imaging USA is nearing closer and closer, I'm sure you are excited to see what's in store. This blog featured on PPA Today  gives you a brief overview of the different classes that are offered under the School, Sports and Events track for Imaging USA 2016.

AWARENESS: It has become a booming trend for people to take selfies, professional portraits and videos on train tracks and trestles. PPA Today featured a blog discussing the dangers of this habit and how Operation Lifesaver has been working to discourage this photography practice.

INSPIRATION: Past PPA President Susan Michal joins the guys from PhotoBomb Photography Podcast to discuss being a woman in male dominated professions, personal projects and giving back.

BE MORE PROTECTED: One of the toughest positions to be in as a photographer is one in which you feel your contract has been broken. This blog from PetaPixel dives into the issues that lead to one photographer accusing another of breaching their no compete contract.

BE MORE PREPARED: Being prepared to handle any issues that come about with photography equipment is just one of the talents a photographer must possess. In this podcast posted by Improve Photography, three photographers sit down to discuss how to handle equipment malfunctions in a timely manner. 

SUCCESS: Everyday someone chooses to follow their dreams, and for some that may be becoming a photographer. Starting off on your own can be very difficult and some people just need advice to get the ball rolling. This blog posted by a PhotoEditor is your cheat sheet to making it big in the industry.

TIPS: Controlling Lightroom's interface is a skill that is somewhat difficult to master. In this blog by Lightroom Killer Tips they share three quick ways to limit how much of the interface you see while you're editing your photographs. 

COPYRIGHT: PPA puts copyright issues at the top of our list of advocacy efforts. This blog posted on PPA Today highlights a panel discussion coming up called Visual Artists in America: the Untold Story of Copyright which will provide the opportunity to present to key lawmakers copyright challenges unique to visual artists.

ADVICE: Facebook can be a very hard pill to swallow when it comes to marketing your business if you're not quite sure how to use it. On this blog posted by Tiffinbox, they feature an interview with Jared Bauman  and his webinar about how to accommodate your clients the best through Facebook. 

There you have it, our favorite posts of the week! What photography blogs or podcasts do you follow? Post your favorite on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommitee @

Nicole McIntosh is one of PPA's Marketing and Communications Interns, yay! Nicole is known for her vibrant smile and the one to laugh even if the sky is falling. A sophomore at Spelman College, she hopes that working with PPA will give her the tools she needs to start her own non-profit organization one day.

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