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Registering Your Photos, Freelance Tips, and an Iconic 50th Anniversary: Our Top Photography Blog Posts from January 29-February 2. - PPA Today

Registering Your Photos, Freelance Tips, and an Iconic 50th Anniversary: Our Top Photography Blog Posts from January 29-February 2.

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Whether he sees his shadow or not, the groundhog still spends most of his time inside. While you make like Punxsutawney Phil and recharge over the weekend, take a look at the best photography blogs from across the web. 

ADVOCACY: Lots of great news to share as we kick off a new year of lobbying for the creation of a small-claims copyright law! See what happened at Imaging USA and learn how you can get involved! 

COPYRIGHT: Changes are coming to group registration with the U.S. Copyright Office. Currently, photographers can register an unlimited number of images in a single registration application. Starting February 20, 2018, there will be a limit of 750 images per registration, whether it is a group of published images or unpublished images. Read the Copyright Alliance's take on the matter.

INSPIRATION: This photographer believes that the best results are achieved by spending a lot of time behind the camera, looking at other photos as a form of inspiration, and eventually adding your own touch/style to your photography. Here he walks you through his entire creative process for one particular photo. 

LIGHTROOM: Adventure and lifestyle photographer Lucy Martin put together this useful little video that goes over her favorite Lightroom shortcuts.

FREELANCE: When you're a freelance photographer, little things that might seem inconsequential at first can have a big impact on your career. Here's Stephen Ironside from FStoppers with a list of life-hacks you should know how to use! 

SOCIAL MEDIA: Melissa Spitz has recorded her mother's mental illness over the past eight years for a series she publishes on Instagram called "You Have Nothing to Worry About." The nearly 6,000 photographs form "an intimate visual diary of a disease that is often invisible, cloaked in shame, fear and stigma".

HISTORY: It's been fifty years since Associated Press photographer Eddie Adams's camera captured one of the most powerful pictures of the Vietnam War, or ever. On the anniversary, The Washington Post has this fascinating history behind the photo and the man who took it. 

SEO: If you're getting stumped for content on your blog (which you should have btw), try asking your clients to write guest pieces! Here's an article on how to use great client relationships to improve your presence online. 

CONTENT: A very important part of any marketing plan or strategy is content creation... the basis of getting information about your photography brand out into the world. It's also about creating educational, informational, or just plain fun pieces for your potential client base to read or view. Learn more in this article from PPA. 

PROFIT: Don't talk yourself out of success! Believe it or not, your online portfolio may be hurting your business. Read more about this very interesting theory of in-person reveals on  

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

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