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Six Photography Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making, Easy Photography Marketing Tricks, and Reaping the Rewards of Being an Entrepreneur: Top 10 Blog Post Picks for February 29- March 4 - PPA Today

Six Photography Mistakes You May Not Realize You're Making, Easy Photography Marketing Tricks, and Reaping the Rewards of Being an Entrepreneur: Top 10 Blog Post Picks for February 29- March 4

By Aleighia Rouse

Now that February has come to its end, March has opened up to us with wide arms and new opportunities to learn about the awesome things happening within photography. Here are our top 10 blog posts of the week!

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PRICE BREAKDOWN: Having trouble trying to price your products and different services you offer? Jen Basford, Cr.Photog. from Seniors Ignite is here to the rescue with two approaches to use when calculating value versus cost of your actual products. She suggests that photographers should assess their prices on costs alone or choose to base their prices on the value alone. 

PRO LENS: Are you having trouble lighting a subject with glasses? Trying to avoid glare just got a lot easier. Check out this article by Rogue Photographic Design and learn some tips to enhance the subject's glasses and prevent the glare from distracting the real aesthetic of the photo.  

MORE PERSPECTIVE: A photography session can go by so fast that you may forget the most important things that need to be considering during the process. Learn some new and helpful photography tactics to take in your back pocket during your next photo session. 

BUSINESS HELP: Charging your clients can be an even more complicated situation than actually justifying you pricing. This New Year not only brings in New Year's resolutions but also new price solutions. Check out this article by PPA member Rosh Sillars and learn some effective and informative approaches to use when pricing you clients in 2016. 

CREATIVITY: This question has been the topic of discussion for many professional photographers for many years. This article provides a technical, creative and informative way to understanding and learning the artistry and fundamentals that go into being a photographer.  
MARKETING PERSPECTIVE: As a professional photographer you understand that marketing your business is the key to getting potential clients and maintaining the clients you already have. In this article PPA member Jeff Rojas interviews photographer Miguel Quiles on how to market your business in an easy way that keep your clients continually invested throughout the year.

AESTHETIC: Looking for a little inspiration or a challenge to bring your photography to life? Consider trying a surrealist approach. In this article by The Phoblographer learn about the  26-year multimedia photographer Ronny Garcia who uses a mesmerizing visual aesthetic in his photographs to capture his viewer every time. 

PORTRAITS: If you are just starting out in portrait photography there are a few things to keep in mind before you start booking those sessions and making those sales. In this article learn some easy and helpful pointers on beginning to expand your photographic skills in the area of portrait photography.

OWNER TIPS: Running a photography business is an intricate process that can sometimes be very stressful. Sprouting Photography is here to rescue with a great podcast highlighting the benefits of being an entrepreneur, how to set realistic goals for your business, how to break bad habits, and how to schedule "me" time in while running a successful business.  

THE PHOTOGRAPHER: There is a fine line between a photographer and a business owner, or so you may think. In this article learn to blend the two and arrive at a prosperous and successful business. 

There you have it, our weekly blog post roundup! What photography blogs or podcasts do YOU follow? Post your favorite on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommittee @PPA.com.

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Aleighia Rouse is a graduating senior at Spelman College and PPA's Marketing and Communications intern. She aspires to hold a position just like the amazing people she works around. Aleighia is known by her happy personality and bubbly voice, and with over 6 years of film and photography experience, she can relate to and understand most of the issues faced by PPA photographers.

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