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Printing, Pricing and Landscapes: Top 11 Blog Posts from 5/31-6/5 - PPA Today

Printing, Pricing and Landscapes: Top 11 Blog Posts from 5/31-6/5

By Megan Mitchell

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It's Friday, so sit back and begin to enjoy your weekend with these 10 stories that should inspire you and help you push your business to new heights! (Plus, a bonus #11 that might even make you laugh!)

CUSTOMER SERVICE: This post addresses some ways you can prevent bad reviews in the first place, as well as solutions should you get undeserved bad reviews. The author of the blog is both a photographer and a lawyer, which provides a great, educated perspective. 

PRINTS: With the continuing rise of social media, fewer portraits are being printed. PPA hosted a summit featuring industry voices to discuss what can be done to encourage the printing of portraits. Read and start to brainstorm how you could sell more prints!

PRICING: Do you put your prices up on your website or do you ask potential clients to reach out to you over the phone? Both methods have drawbacks, but this blog post offers a third solution that gives your potential clients all the information they need!

POETRY: This is a beautiful little poem written from the perspective of a 30x40 family portrait. It made me tear up while I thought of the family portraits that hang in my home. And now I want hundreds more. This is an eloquent argument for the importance of prints.

FEEL GOOD: A dad and step-mom team up to help build their young daughter's confidence. What an inspiring way to use a camera! Read more and think about how you could build people up with the power of photography.
GENERATION GAP: So you've heard a lot about mentoring, but what about reverse mentoring? Pair up a younger, newer employee with a more seasoned worker so that the elder can learn social media etiquette and new technology. Learn the benefits of this and see if you could apply it in your business!

LANDSCAPES: Here are some suggestions you can put into practice to make your fine art photography better! The post is written with a focus on landscape fine art, but the tips can be applied to almost any kind of photography. If your landscape images improve, you should check out the next featured post... 

WHERE TO SELL: If you want to begin turning your passion for landscape photography into cash, check this post out! There are several ways you can start selling your images; learn more about them here. 

GETTING WORK: Whether you're new to editorial photography or you've been playing the game a long time, maintaining (and gaining!) client relationships is important. This Q&A is with a seasoned photographer who has been both an editorial photographer and a photo editor.

PODCAST: Connecting deeply with others can help you build lasting client relationships, which will continue using your business. Jeffery Shaw hosts author Achim Nowak as they discuss leadership and deep personal connections. Listen up and start connecting more deeply with your clients!

HUMOR: Have you ever been asked to work for free? If you have (and maybe even if you haven't), you'll get a chuckle out of this College Humor video that imagines what would happen if someone asked a hitman to work for free. Does the hitman take on the job "for exposure"? Find out!

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.

Megan Mitchell is one of two summer interns running around at PPA. Though she attends college in New York, she is originally from Georgia - most everyone she meets up north is shocked and disappointed by her lack of a southern accent. She finds great joy and comfort in copy editing and reading. She loves nothing more than words, but her family and friends take a close second. 

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