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People are Drawn to Meaning in Photos, Turn Website Visitors into Paying Clients, and Creating Custom White Balance: Our Top Blog Posts for September 25 - 29 - PPA Today

People are Drawn to Meaning in Photos, Turn Website Visitors into Paying Clients, and Creating Custom White Balance: Our Top Blog Posts for September 25 - 29

By Chris Homer

As you wind down another busy week, take a break and enjoy our top photography posts from
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 around the web!

SOCIAL MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Many photographers feel that social media has had a negative impact on professional photography. Before you get too worked up, take a look at this post from Photography Talk. It shares how several social media sites can be a benefit to your photography business. 

COMPOSITION: A recent study has revealed that people's eyes are more drawn to areas of a photograph that have meaning - rather than those that just stick out. What does that mean for how you compose a photograph? Read all about the study on PetaPixel.

MARKETING: If you're struggling to convert your website visitors into paying clients, read this post from FStoppers. It shares some common pitfalls that you'll want to avoid to make sure your site actually brings you business!

WHITE BALANCE: If you're relying on the auto white balance setting of your camera, you may be missing out on an opportunity to create better photos. This post from PhotoFocus explains several methods for how to create a custom white balance to get the most from your photography.

TUTORIAL: You're shooting on location, and you want a dark background, but none are available for you! If this has happened to you, check out this video on FStoppers. It shows how you can turn a white wall into a dark background through proper lighting and set up.
PPAEDU: PPAedu has a new series of videos from Tony Corbell! The theme of these videos is how to "take control" of your photography and career. Read all about the new series on the PPA blog.

MONITOR CALIBRATION: If your computer monitor isn't properly calibrated, your photos may appear very different than you intend them to. Read this post from Digital Photography School to ensure that you've calibrated your monitor correctly.

FINE ART: In this post from Martin Bailey Photography, photographers discuss what makes a photograph fine art. Take a look and see if you agree!

MARKETING: If you're thinking about using Facebook ads for your photography business, check out this post from Current Photographer. It covers the basics you'll need to know before you start using Facebook ads.

BUSINESS: Taking on too much debt can kill a photography business, so how do you grow without going into debt? Read these 10 tips from Professional Photographer to find out how you can run a successful photography business without debt!

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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