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Prepping for Imaging USA, Back Button Focus and Getting the Best Colors in Portraits: Our Top Ten Blog Posts January 4 - 8 - PPA Today

Prepping for Imaging USA, Back Button Focus and Getting the Best Colors in Portraits: Our Top Ten Blog Posts January 4 - 8

By Chris Homer

Imaging USA starts this weekend! With that in mind, this edition of the blog roundup includes
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 several posts to help you prepare for what you'll experience in Atlanta during Imaging USA, along with the usual photography news, advice and inspiration you're used to seeing. Enjoy and we'll see you in Atlanta!

IMAGING USA: Attending Imaging USA but not sure what the value is of attending the Grand Imaging Awards or the Award and Degree Ceremony? Read up on PPA member Christine Walsh-Newton's take on these events and why they are important for professional photographers to attend!

EXPOSURE 101: If you're thinking about going pro, or if you need a refresher, one of the things you've got to understand is how the Exposure Triangle of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO work together. This post from Digital Photography School gives a nice overview of how these elements come into play when taking a photograph.

STUDIO PORTRAIT TUTORIAL: If you run your photography business from home or don't have a large studio, you can still create great looking, professional portraits. In this post from PetaPixel, a photographer shares the simple set-ups he uses to create great portraits, all without a conventional studio.

HDR 101: Capturing photos with the correct lighting can be a challenge at night. This post from PhotoFocus shows you how you can use HDR Photography to get great results in photos taken at night.

COLOR: If you want to create portraits that really stand out, check out this post from The Phoblographer. It goes over some of the key points to consider to get the best color out of your portraits.

COPYRIGHT: Do you include copyright information in the meta data of your photos? Doing so is a great way to help defend your copyright. This post from Killer Lightroom Tips goes over how you can easily update (or add) your copyright information to a photograph in Lightroom. 

TIPS: Do you struggle with shoots that require a light box? This infographic from The Photography Blog makes a good reminder for the steps to take to get the best results out of your light box.

NETWORKING TIPS: With Imaging USA coming up (you might even be reading this from your hotel room) this Podcast from Creative Warriors is a great listen to help you prepare. In it, PPAedu instructor Jeffrey Shaw talks with networking expert Thom Singer on how you can get the most out of a conference through networking with others. 

CAMERA TIPS: Do you use the back button focus feature on your camera? If not, you may be missing out on a great trick that can improve your photography. Read all about using the Back Button Focus in this post on Digital Photography School.

GETTING READY TIPS: Here's another great post from PPA member Christine Walsh Newton to help you prepare for Imaging USA! Read it and get a past attendee's perspective on what you can expect at Imaging USA!

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 @ 

About 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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