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Photographer's Night Before Christmas, Crushing the Starving Artists Attitude and Compositional Lines: Our Top 10 Blogs from December 19 - 24 - PPA Today

Photographer's Night Before Christmas, Crushing the Starving Artists Attitude and Compositional Lines: Our Top 10 Blogs from December 19 - 24

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By Sarah Ackerman

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Happy Holidays from your friends at PPA! As you're traveling to see family and friends, take a moment and check out our top 10 favorite blogs from around the internet on this short week. 

HOLIDAY FUN: T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that new photo gear soon would be there. Get the rest of this classic from Steve Gettle and enjoy your holidays!

ARTISTRY: Get to know PPA Photographer Tim Kelly, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP, in this special two-part episode from Gary Hughes and Booray Perry. Listen in as they cover just about everything photography related (it IS two parts)!

LIGHTING: Traveling might not be on your agenda for the holidays, but you can still experiment with some new lighting techniques at home! Get back to basics and pick up a few tips from FStoppers. 

COMPOSITION: As a photographer, you know that composition can make or break your photograph. Drew Hopper gives you an inside look on how he uses lines to emphasize his subjects and create brilliant works of art. 

BUSINESS: PPA Photographer Jeffrey Shaw sat down with Anna Rea and discussed why we all need to banish the phrase "starving artists". Just because you're an artist doesn't mean your bank account needs to suffer. Give it a listen and get inspired rolling into the New Year!

INSPIRATION: What's the difference between you and the pro down the street? You're you! It sounds pretty simple, but this great blog from PhotoFoucs really hits it home that you make your business unique. 

CHEAP TRICKS: If you want to start exploring macro photography, but don't want to shell out the cash for a ring flash, here are three inexpensive alternatives to get you started from the Phoblographer. 

LEGAL: Ever wonder if it's worth it to have clients initial every single page of every single contract? Rachel Brenke, the Law Tog, discusses why it adds a layer of protection and helps maintain a happy client/photographer relationship. 

IMAGING USA: Wedding photographer extraordinaire, Carrie Wildes, is coming back to Imaging USA for a fantastic pre-convention course entitled "The Art of the Wedding Photography Business: How to Create a Plan to Succeed." Check in with Carrie before January here!

TRICKS OF THE TRADE: It's not one of the more glamorous parts of the job, but editing unwanted stubble come with the territory. Check out these quick and easy tips from PetaPixel on making that process easier!

There you have it, our weekly roundup of the top photography blog posts we found! What photography blogs or podcasts do you follow? Post your favorite on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommitee @ PPA.com 

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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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