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Sharing Client Photos, FAA Announces Drone Updates, History and Science of Lenses, and more: Our Top Blog Posts from December 14-18 - PPA Today

Sharing Client Photos, FAA Announces Drone Updates, History and Science of Lenses, and more: Our Top Blog Posts from December 14-18

By Nicole McIntosh

Tis' the season to be jolly and happy holidays! As you finish up and your last minute holiday projects wind down, check out our top blog posts of the week.

CAREER PERSPECTIVE: Sometimes you may sit back and wonder "Why I am doing such a bad job at something I love?" which is being a photographer. Check out this much-needed advice posted by Fstoppers on how you may be handling your photography career all wrong. And if you like what you read, we have great news: author Jeff Rojas is a speaker at this year's Imaging USA! Check out his class, "Photographing Men", January 9, part of the Pre-Con track at

DO NOT MISS: More than 10,000 photographers are gathering a few weeks from now for three or more days of everything-photography. Don't miss out!! Even if budget is tight or you can't come for the whole time, grab a free Imaging USA Expo pass and come on down! Head over to this blog and see how you can grab this amazing deal before Imaging USA 2016. You'll miss out big time if you don't come. Don't regret it later.

PREPAREDNESS PAYS OFF: Preparing for Imaging USA 2016 can pay off big time. And while a conference of that size and scope can seem overwhelming because you don't like big crowds or you've simply never been to Imaging USA, a little preparation will take you a long way. This video will give you some tips on how you can manage your time at Imaging USA and be ready to make the best of the show! 

BOOKMARK FOR THE HOLIDAYS: In July, Resource Magazine Online posted a blog listing 40 films about photography that every photographer should watch. Now they are back, adding 20 more films to the list.

CHEER UP: This post is all about the act of creation through photography and how inherently "good" that is. Spinning out of the Japanese idea of Wabi-Sabi, Marius Vieth will inspire you to celebrate imperfection and see how necessary it is for truly great photographs. 

STRATEGY: Many photographers feel the urge to immediately share previews of pictures to their clients, but this is not always the best thing to do. This blog, posted by Digital Photography School, discusses how it can actually pay off to be patient when sharing photos with your clients to help build a promising and strong relationship with them. 

GET REGISTERED: Did you know that even hobbyists must now register their drones with the FAA? Brand new regulations dropped this month and Lindsey Forson's blog post will get you prepared with all the latest info you need to stay legal! 

KNOW YOUR STUFF:  Do you know the history and science behind the lens? Check out this blog on Shutterbug featuring a video where the filmmaker John P. Hess walks you through examples and explanations of the lens over time. 

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Now that it is the end of the year, it is time to reflect on the things that have been beneficial for you and the ones that haven't as a photographer. Check out this blog on PhotoFocus to see how you can improve your photography in 2016.

Think Outside the Box for Wedding Photography Marketing                                         
PRINT TO MAKE MORE $: Great ideas in here on giving something of value to your clients so they remember you and your work is fresh on their mind. This post offers a great holiday idea...custom Christmas ornaments! It's all about thinking outside of the box when it comes to marketing. 

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 @ 

Nicole McIntosh is one of PPA's Marketing and Communications Interns, yay! Nicole is known for her vibrant smile and the one to laugh even if the sky is falling. A sophomore at Spelman College, she hopes that working with PPA will give her the tools she needs to start her own non-profit organization one day.

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