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The Future of Photography, Posing Men for Portraits, and When to Buy New Equipment: Our Top Blog Posts for the Week of August 28 - September 1 - PPA Today

The Future of Photography, Posing Men for Portraits, and When to Buy New Equipment: Our Top Blog Posts for the Week of August 28 - September 1

By Chris Homer

As we head into the long Labor Day weekend, take a minute to enjoy the top photography
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 posts from around the web! 

HURRICANE HARVEY: National Geographic photographer Erin Trieb documented her experience helping evacuate her mother from the flooding in Houston caused by Hurricane Harvey. It's a first-hand look at the devastation. PPA's thoughts are with all those affected by the flooding! You can donate now to the Hurricane Harvey Relief fund to help your fellow PPA Members that were disrupted by the storm. PPA will match all donations up to $100,000!

COLOR EDITING: Do you often wonder how to create your own style using a consistent color palette? Find out how you can do it via color editing in this video from photographer Sean Tucker. 

GEAR: If you're considering buying a new lens to achieve the type of photos you want, read this post from Digital Photography Review first! It points out that sometimes instead of a new lens, all you need is a cheap external flash. 

FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY: In this video, the future of photography is examined based on current trends. It's a fascinating watch for any photographer! Check it out on FStoppers. 

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: If you enjoy shooting landscape photography, check out this post on PetaPixel. Photographer Albert Dros shares his planning tips to get the best landscape photos possible. Take a look and see if he's doing anything you haven't thought of!
GEAR: Buying new camera equipment is a costly investment for your photography business. How do you know if you really need new equipment? This post from FStoppers shares some tips to consider before you go out and spend on equipment. 

POSING MEN: Do you struggle to get poses that look natural and comfortable when photographing men's portraits? This post from Photography Talk shares some easy tips you can use to pose men for better portraits. 

MARKETING: Do you feel that you are struggling with marketing your photography business? Digital Photography School covers 10 strategies you can use to help get your marketing going! 

TUTORIAL: Many photographers want to create shallow depth of field portraits, but the lenses capable of capturing such photos are often expensive. Find out how you can create the same effect cheaply using Photoshop in this tutorial from DIY Photography. 

PHOTOGRAPHING FLOWERS: If you'd like to create fine art portraits of flowers, but aren't sure where to start, check out this post from PhotoFocus. It shares some quick and easy ways you can set up your studio to photograph flowers.

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

ch_headshot_100x100.jpgAbout 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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