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Photo Restoration, Tips for Beginners, and The Future of Photographs: Top 10 Blog Posts from 7/12 - 7/17 - PPA Today

Photo Restoration, Tips for Beginners, and The Future of Photographs: Top 10 Blog Posts from 7/12 - 7/17

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By Rachel Noto
Happy Friday, everyone! Take a minute to kick back and relax with our favorite blog posts of the week!

BE MORE IN DEMAND: Be prepared to both laugh and learn while listening to Megan DiPiero, a professional photographer who has lately gained a large following. Join PPA photographers Booray Perry and Gary Hughes to talk about how she runs her business. With a focus on individuality and client satisfaction, her business has been booming and she is more than willing to share tips on what has worked for her and caused her business to become as successful as it has! 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: In a world where the pervasiveness of print media has begun to decline, Bill Curtis, CEO of the Robb Report, reflects on the relevance of print in today's digitally-focused society.

TOUGH CHOICES: Opinions on color versus black and white. Both choices have their own advantages and drawbacks, and it can be difficult to decide what brings out the most in your image. This article gives four useful tips that you can use when you're struggling to decide.

PORTRAITURE: Capturing the essence of a person in one still image is quite a tall order, and it's one of the things that makes portrait photography both very challenging and very rewarding. Here are some tips for improving your portraits and a few exercises to get better, more genuine images of the people you're photographing. 

IMAGE THEFT: Losing your images is a photographer's worst nightmare, and that became a reality for Jacques Nadeau, a successful photographer in Montreal whose home had been broken into and five hard drives stolen. A tragic lesson in the value of data backup.

RESTORATION: Watch as Argentinian photo-restorer Hernan Folmer pieces together a ripped, creased, damaged old photo into a photograph that looks seamless and whole, all in Photoshop!

MODELING ADVICE: This article is directed toward models, but its message is an important one for photographers to carry in mind as well. It's not uncommon for models to end up in shoots that they aren't comfortable with, so be sure to warn models about the kinds of undesirable situations they can end up in, and also make sure that your own work with models ensures their comfort and respects their boundaries.  

ONLINE PRESENCE: Digital marketing is crucial for most professional photographers these days, and knowing how to give your photographs a better reach online can mean everything. Figure out the best way to tag your images and join different online communities that can help to make your work more visible! 

PRO TIPS: Lauren Lim is the co-founder of Photography Concentrate and has been the co-owner of a successful wedding photography business for nine years. She is well-versed in the industry, so her tips for beginners on what she thinks are the most important things for photographers to learn early on comes from plenty of experience. This piece isn't new, but it's still so valid today that we thought it was worth re-sharing!

INTERVIEW: On his podcast Here & Now, Jeremy Hobson sits down with Mark Osterman, a photographic process historian, and discusses the pros and cons of the pervasiveness of digital imaging in the field of photography.

There you have it - our favorite posts of the week! What photography blogs or podcasts do you follow? Post your favorites on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommittee (at) PPA (dot) com.


Rachel Noto is one of the summer interns wandering around the labyrinthine offices of PPA, enthusiastically taking pictures of her cat, and occasionally getting a little writing and design done. An Atlanta native, she's learned to embrace the feeling of getting lost every now and then, though she now spends most of the year in the gridded city of Savannah, Georgia, where she attends the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has a passion for food, cute animals, and communication in all of its forms.

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