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Modern Copyrights, Health Exchange and Selfies on the Tracks: Our Top 10 Blog Posts from November 7-13 - PPA Today

Modern Copyrights, Health Exchange and Selfies on the Tracks: Our Top 10 Blog Posts from November 7-13

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Friday is here! Celebrate by reading the top ten posts you need to know about as a photographer.

"What does published even mean?" Modernizing the Copyright Office to Simplify the Process for Independent Creators

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION: Copyright is still a hot topic in the news this week! The Copyright Alliance has a great post featuring PPA photographer Mark Fisk-Taylor, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API and what it's like to be an independent creator with the current rules and regulations.

New Member Benefit: Finally a Healthcare Exchange for PPA Members

HEALTH INSURANCE: If you're with PPA, your membership just got a whole lot more valuable! PPA has contracted with Lighthouse Benefit Resources to offer you a private healthcare insurance exchange! After years in the making, you can now get the details and a quote today!

Copyright Listening Tour Update

COPYRIGHT ADVOCACY: PPA CEO David Trust was back on the road this week to testify to members of the House Judiciary Committee in Los Angeles, California. Read what's on the horizon for the modernization of the Copyright Act here!

Taking Selfies On Train Tracks: Dangerous New Trend Is Ending Lives

RAILROAD SAFETY: The Today Show did an informative piece educating consumers why they shouldn't use train tracks as the backdrop to their next portrait or selfie session. Share with your clients and keep them safe.

Six Business Mistakes Most Photographers Make

BUSINESS BASICS: The Million Dollar Photographer is back with six mistakes many photographers, both new and seasoned, make that leave money on the table during a sale. See if any apply to you! 

Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work

STAND YOUR GROUNDS: We've all heard it before - "You can use this in your portfolio!" but they won't pay you. You'll be able to easily relate to this post from AdWeek when advertisers are asked to do the same thing.

Wedding photographer rants on Facebook about guests trying to do his job and ruining everything

UNPLUGGED WEDDINGS: If you've ever photographed a wedding, you've been there. Thomas Stewart, Australian based wedding photographer took to Facebook to rant about cell phones, iPads, and tablets and it hits home. What are your thoughts on unplugged weddings? 

Six Photographers Photograph One Man Six Different Ways

WE ARE THE DIFFERENCE: As a photographer, you try to tell someone's story through the lens. See how Canon Australia challenged six photographers to capture the same man - but each photographer was given a different backstory. The results are extremely interesting.

How Photographer Can Deal with Unprofessional Models

MODEL BEHAVIOR: What do you do when a model becomes unprofessional? From lack of payment to unapproved nudity, FStoppers has the best ways to deal with your models when they go wild.

What Skills Do You Need to Be a Travel Photographer?

WANDERLUST: A career as a travel photographer is extremely different than a photographer that captures images on vacation. Read up on the skills that Digital Photography School thinks you should have before pursuing it as a career path.

There you have it, our Weekly Roundup of our top 10 blog posts! What photography blogs or podcasts do you follow? Post your favorite on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommitee @

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Sarah Ackerman manages all things social media for PPA and Imaging USA. When she's not living on the internet, she loves improv comedy, going on wilderness adventures, gallivanting around the globe, knitting, wood working and yoga.  

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