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Photography Hall of Fame, Flying Drones with a Gameboy, and Imaging USA Hotels: Our Top Blog Posts from August 22-26 - PPA Today

Photography Hall of Fame, Flying Drones with a Gameboy, and Imaging USA Hotels: Our Top Blog Posts from August 22-26

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Summer is winding down and school is back in session. That's no fun, but we have just the thing to cheer you up. Settle down from the workday with our top blog posts from the week of August 22! 

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By Autumn Rice 

STYLE: When it comes to fashion, having a sense of style is mandatory, and the same applies to fashion photography. It behooves photographers to develop a signature style that makes their work stand out from the rest. Take a look at the advice in this article about finding your own distinct style.

HOW TO: There is more to photography than just taking pictures; it's somewhat of a science. Follow along in this article as photographer Ty Poland walks through his process of creating a few of his favorite photos, and how he translates a thought into a great image. 

EDUCATION: Owning a for-profit photography business is difficult, but running a for-profit business that teaches photography is even harder. With the extreme innovation in technology, among other factors, many institutions that aim to formally educate photographers are struggling, if not shutting down all-together. Read this article about the photography educator's journey. 

HALL OF FAME: The National Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and in honor of the special occasion they're inducting Steve Jobs into the museum's Hall of Fame. No, Mr. Jobs was not a photographer, but his products have changed photography forever. See what the museum has to say about the induction, and who else is on the inductees list.

PORTRAITURE: Jay L. Clendenin decided to shoot Olympic athlete portraits with a large-format camera directly onto photo paper. While this process is fascinating and beautiful, it's also very expensive. Check out the results of some of the photos in this article.

CONCEPTS: The New York Institute of Photography recently received an e-mail from a student who did not understand the difference between in-camera and handheld light metering. This article explains the difference between the two concepts from A to Z! 

IMAGING USA: Imaging USA 2017 in San Antonio, Texas is quickly approaching and PPA has exclusive deals on hotels that are within walking distance of the convention center. Staying at an Imaging USA hotel will save you hundreds, so check out this blog and use our platform to book your room in an official Imaging USA hotel!

CAMERA LENS: Portrait lenses can be found in a variety of styles and prices. They're an important aspect of business for many photographers, so it's important to get the most out of your purchase. Read this article that gives some basic tips to maximize the use of your portrait lens!

LIGHTING: There's no one way to create perfect light for a portrait shoot, but learning from other photographers is always a helpful way to get ideas for your own portrait session. Check out this video showing how this photographer chose the lighting for his portrait shoot.

DRONES: The old Nintendo Gameboy continues to reinvent itself in the world of technology. This time, it's drone related! Watch how this drone user was able to manipulate his computer and Gameboy to control his drone.  

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