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Male Perspective on Boudoir Photography, Learning from Failed Images and Photographer Sues Getty for $1 Billion: Our Top Blog Posts from July 25 - 29 - PPA Today

Male Perspective on Boudoir Photography, Learning from Failed Images and Photographer Sues Getty for $1 Billion: Our Top Blog Posts from July 25 - 29

By Chris Homer

It's Friday - so you guessed it - time for a blog roundup! Take a look at this week's stories
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 below. From portrait photography to some photography history, there's something for every photographer! 

BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY: The majority of boudoir photographers tend to be women, but there are many men in the field as well! Find out how this industry operates differently if you're a male photographer, as well as some advice for how you can break into it as a man, in this post from Fstoppers.

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS/REFRESHER: All photographers want to take better photographs, and this post from WizardNote provides some good tips to keep in mind. These may seem kind of simple, but it's always useful to get a refresher on the basics of what make a good photograph!

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: If you do street photography or enjoy capturing candid photos of people, check out this article from Digital Photography School. You'll get some advice for how you can get great candid photos of people that tell a story as well.

INSPIRATION: Check out the unique Photoshop work of artist Matt Barnes, a pioneer in the 'dark art movement', as well as an interview with him on DIY Photography. You may get some ideas for your next Photoshop project from this post, especially if you're looking to make something creepy!

PHOTOSHOP: Do you use Photoshop plug-ins? If so, you'll want to check out this post from Fstoppers. In it, one photographer discusses if plug-ins are still relevant, as well as what some of the top plug-ins are. Do you agree? Start a discussion about it on theLoop!
LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES: It's tempting just to delete an image that didn't turn out the way you wanted, but this post from Digital Photography School make a good argument for why you shouldn't! Read how you can use these failed images to learn and become a better photographer.

SHOOTING ON LOCATION: If you shoot on location, you know how difficult it can be to transport all your batteries and power sources. Find out how you can build your own portable case from DIY Photography!

PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORY: Have you ever heard of Eadweard Muybridge? As a professional photographer, you'll find his story fascinating. Check out a profile of Muybridge from The Atlantic and learn more about his contributions to photography!

COPYRIGHT NEWS: Renowned stock photographer Carol M. Highsmith is suing Getty Images for $1 billion, claiming the company misused more than 18,755 of her images! Read the full story at Photoxels, and don't forget to visit PPA's advocacy section to learn about the proposed Copyright Small Claims system and what you can do to help get one created!

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: Here's a good reminder for portrait photographers from Photography Talk. Get a review of the various angles you can use to get great results for your portrait photography! 

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 OnlineContentCommittee

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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