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New TSA Rules Impact Photographers, The Importance of Branding, and Shaking 'Photographer's Block': Our Top Blog Posts for July 24 - 28 - PPA Today

New TSA Rules Impact Photographers, The Importance of Branding, and Shaking 'Photographer's Block': Our Top Blog Posts for July 24 - 28

By Chris Homer

It's Friday, which means it's time for our favorite photography blogs from around the web! Take
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 a minute to relax and look over these articles. 

COPYRIGHT: Facebook appears to be beefing up their efforts to keep copyrighted videos from being uploaded to the site without permission. This post from Musically covers Facebook's acquisition of Source3, a company that specializes in keeping copyrighted material from being used on the web without the creators' permission. Check it out and let's hope this means better copyright protection on Facebook!

FLYING WITH A CAMERA: The TSA has released a new rule that requires all carry-on electronics larger than a cell phone to be placed into a separate bin for security screening. Yes, that includes your camera! The plan has already been rolled out at 10 airports across the country, and will soon be at every airport. Read all the details on PetaPixel.

INSPIRATION: If you feel like your photography is stuck in a rut, take a look at these 10 tips from Digital Photography Review. You'll likely gain some new inspiration for your next project!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram's Stories feature is a great way to share content with potential clients. This post from Fstoppers dives into why you should consider using the feature, and also provides a handy tutorial for posting Stories that fall outside of Instagram's 24 hour time limit restriction. If you're already using Instagram Stories, or are thinking about implementing it, this is great info to have. 

TUTORIAL: Learn how you can create dramatic portraits by using a beauty dish and a minimal amount of gear in this tutorial from PPAedu and Imaging USA instructor Joel Grimes. Check it out on PetaPixel.
TECHNOLOGY: Adobe has announced that Flash will be completely killed off by 2020. Many web browsers already block Flash sites, but if you use it on your photography site, this is your warning to go ahead and move your site over to a new format! Read all about the end of Flash on The Verge. 

BUSINESS: Here's a thoughtful post from Fstoppers to share with anyone you meet who is thinking about starting a photography business. As the article points out, having a passion for photography isn't enough to run a successful business!

TRAVEL TIPS: If you've got any vacations planned with the remainder of your summer and want to capture great photographs of your journey, check out this post from Corbell Photographic Workshops. It shares some good tips to keep in mind when planning a trip to get the best photography experience!

TUTORIAL: Do you struggle with eye-glass glare? Find out how to easily remove it in this video from Hughes Fioretti Photography. 

MARKETING 101/BRANDING: This post from the PPA blog covers the importance of having a brand for your photography business. Check it out and learn how having a consistent brand can help bring in the clients you are looking for. 

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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