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Scam Alerts, Drone Legislation and 44 Ways to Improve Your Photography: Top 11 Blog Posts from 5/16-5/22 - PPA Today

Scam Alerts, Drone Legislation and 44 Ways to Improve Your Photography: Top 11 Blog Posts from 5/16-5/22

By Sarah Ackerman

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This week we're embracing improvement! Check out our top eleven blogs to help you be more. And, yes! There is a bonus blog this week!

SCAM ALERT: Arm yourself with knowledge against these four scams that seem to be running rampant in the photography industry! The folks at PhotoShelter bring you the top four scams they've seen, including fake photo contests and fake photo assignments! Read on and Be More Protected!

INSPIRATION: If you've ever suffered from a lack of motivation, direction or inspiration, this awesome E-book from Eric Kim will give you the best kick in the pants! Download it in a variety of formats and feel the creativity flow!

FINANCES: If the finances of your business are keeping you up at night, check in with Krista Newbill and our PPA Studio Makeover team! Krista has been focusing on finances for the past month. See what changes she's made and what she's looking to do in the future with this update!

SCIENCE + STORYTELLING: How do you set yourself apart in a world filled with billions of advertising messages? It's not easy, but it can be done! Read up on how to marry the science of marketing with the joy of storytelling from HubSpot. 

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PODCAST MASHUP: Two of my favorite podcasts for the round up are Jeffrey Shaw's 'Creative Warriors' and Booray Perry and Gary Hughes with 'PhotoBomb Podcast'. Imagine my delight when Booray and Gary had Jeffrey on their show!  Take a listen today to laugh and be inspired at the same time!

SALES: Are you getting in the way of your bottom line? Check out this great article from the Million Dollar Photographer on 20 potential problems and how to overcome them. Your business will thank you! 

BLOGGING HELP: Print this handy infographic and look it over before you publish each and every one of your blogs. HubSpot brings you helpful insights for writing the often overlooked headline of your content marketing blog posts! 

CAPITOL HILL: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (read: drones) are still a hot issue on the Hill. Last week Senators Booker and Hoeven introduced a new Act to the Senate. What doesthis mean for you? Catch up in our blog from Copyright & Government Affairs Coordinator, Lindsey Forson. 

PUSHING YOUR CREATIVITY: If you feel like you've been stuck in a photography rut, check out these 44 tips from PetaPixel. They'll help you get out of your head by pushing yourself and your craft to even bigger and better things! 

LOOK3: National Geographic dives in to explore their LOOK3 Conference and what it means to showcase your work in a place where everybody already will know your name. Growing from a show with about 500 people to an educational festival that reaches more than 25,000, you'll see what makes it so special.

Just for fun: Here's a little bonus for you! Norm MacDonald visited the Late Show on May 15th to do a little stand up. He cracked a few jokes on the photography industry, where we've been and where we are heading.

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.

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Sarah Ackerman is known around PPA as #Sarah in part because she handles all things social media and in order to differentiate herself from the other Sarah's in the office. Sarah loves improv comedy (think "Whose Line") and routinely performs around Atlanta. When she's not tweeting/facebooking/instagramming all of the action at PPA, she can be found gallivanting around the world or wandering around the woods with her pup, but more than likely she's on stage making people giggle.

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