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Photoshop's Content-Aware Crop Feature, Dealing with Internet Criticism, and Help PPA Advance Copyright Small Claims: Our Top Blog Posts May 30 - June 3 - PPA Today

Photoshop's Content-Aware Crop Feature, Dealing with Internet Criticism, and Help PPA Advance Copyright Small Claims: Our Top Blog Posts May 30 - June 3

By Chris Homer

As you prepare for your summer photo shoots, take a minute to enjoy our top blog posts of the
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 week! You never know what you might be able to incorporate into your business. 

TAKE YOU BLOG TO THE NEXT LEVEL: Do you ever post video blogs (vlogs)? If so, take a look at this post from Fstoppers. You'll get some tips for how to structure your videos to maximize how many times your video is viewed and get the most engagement with your audience! 

PHOTOSHOP NEWS: If you've ever had to straighten an image in Photoshop using the rotation feature, this news of the upcoming content-aware crop feature should make you very happy! See a sneak peek of it on Popular Photography and see how it can make your life as a photographer easier. 

TECHNIQUE: Using light painting can create some very dynamic images! If you want to start using this technique, check out these tips for getting the best results on Picture Correct. 

TECHNIQUES TO TRY:  Are you looking for some new photography challenges this summer? The PhotoShelter blog has put together a list of suggestions that are perfect to try out during the summer months. Try one out and expand your skills!

STUDIO SPACE: If you've never considered renting a studio space, take a look at this post from Fstoppers. It gives some reasons and situations where having your own studio space can come in handy, especially if you've only been shooting outdoors!
CREATING WALL ART: If you create fine art photographs to be displayed on walls, check out this post from Picture Correct out! It was published a little while ago, but the tips it gives are more relevant than ever. Check it out: It gives food for thought on what to photograph and how to mount it to make attractive wall art. 

DEALING WITH CRITICISM: When you post your photographs to the internet, sooner or later you will have to deal with harsh or unfair criticism. Photographer Sean Tucker shares some good advice for how to handle the trolls in this video! 

INSPIRATION/TUTORIAL: If you're a commercial photographer, or want to do this type of work, this post from The Phoblographer is for you! Learn how photographer Peter Barrett composed a photograph for a recent Travelocity Ad, complete with lighting diagrams! You may pick up some new ideas and techniques for your own work. 

MORALE BOOSTER: This article from Digital Photography School shares 7 common misunderstandings photographers have about creating images, and why those perceptions are misguided and hold you back. Take a look and make sure you aren't operating under an incorrect idea!

COPYRIGHT ADVOCACY: One of PPA's top priorities when it comes to copyright advocacy is the creation of a copyright small claims process that would help to better defend photographers who have their images infringed on. We need the help of all PPA members (that's you!) to advocate for this piece of legislation. PPA is hosting an introductory webinar that will show you how you can help 3 different times from June 7 - 9. Read all about it on the PPA blog and sign up to attend one of the webinars! You can make a difference, so we hope you'll consider joining in!

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 OnlineContentCommittee @PPA.com.


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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