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SEO and Social Media, Imaging USA Recaps and Camera Sensor Size: Our Top Blog Posts from January 18 - 22, 2016 - PPA Today

SEO and Social Media, Imaging USA Recaps and Camera Sensor Size: Our Top Blog Posts from January 18 - 22, 2016

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By Chris Homer

As you get back into the swing of your business post-Imaging USA, take a few minutes to
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 check out the top blogs of this week. You'll find everything from social media advice to pricing for real estate photography. Check them out below.

IMAGING USA: Imaging USA 2016 was last week in Atlanta. If you weren't able to go, check out recaps from pre-convention, day one, day two and day three from PPA staff member James Yates. We hope to see you in 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. 

MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA: Do you know how social media can impact your Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Check out this guide for photographers from Zenfolio on how social media and SEO work together and learn how to make your business more visible on the web!

GENERALISTS CAN BE PROFITABLE!: While many photographers choose to focus their business on one specific specialty, there are photographers out there who are generalists - meaning they shoot anything and everything! In this post, Fstoppers interviews generalist photographer Viktoria Haack on how she's found success without specializing. There's some good advice here that you may be able to apply to your own business!

SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY: PPA works with Operation Lifesaver to educate photographers on the dangers of photographing on railroad tracks and why you should avoid doing this. Don't take our word for it though! This post gives one photographer's perspective on the dangers of photographing on railroad tracks after having their eyes opened to the risk at Imaging USA!

DEVELOPING STYLE: Do you struggle trying to find your own photographic style? This post from Digital Photography School is for you. It gives advice on how you can start to develop a photographic style that will, in turn, give your images more meaning!
PART-TIME VS. FULL TIME: If you're thinking about making the move into being a full-time professional photographer, read this post from The Phoblographer first! It shares some important considerations on building revenue you'll want to know before you dive in. 

DOES SIZE MATTER?: Do you understand how your camera's senor size impacts your photography? If you need advice or a refresher, this handy guide from The Online Photographer is a great place to start. It's not a sales pitch, it simply helps us understand one of the key components of our cameras. Always good to know!

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM?: Many photographers struggle with pricing their work properly. As this post from Photoshelter points out, one reason for the difficulty may be because photographers often don't discuss their pricing with one another, making it difficult to determine a 'standard' price for your work. Along with diving into why photographers don't discuss pricing, the post also shares several useful strategies you can use to help price your work and get the income you deserve!

PRICING: If you're thinking about adding Real Estate photography as one of the services your business offers, check out this post from Improve Photography. It covers some important points to consider when building your price list!

BUSINESS: Do you want to make more money from your photography? Of course you do! Check out this list of tips from the Million Dollar Photographer that can help you to increase your income.

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 @ PPA.com 


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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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