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Tips from Pros on the Changing Photography Industry, 10 Things You Need to Know About Contracts, and Shooting Portraits with a Large Format Camera: Our Top Blog Posts for October 16 - 20 - PPA Today

Tips from Pros on the Changing Photography Industry, 10 Things You Need to Know About Contracts, and Shooting Portraits with a Large Format Camera: Our Top Blog Posts for October 16 - 20

By Chris Homer

As we head into the weekend, take a minute to enjoy our favorite photography blog posts
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 from around the web!

PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS TIPS: Whether you've been in the professional photography business for a while or are brand new, this post from PetaPixel provides useful business advice. In it, several photographers are interviewed about changes in the photography industry that have impacted their business and how they have adapted!

COMPOSITE PHOTOGRAPHY: With Halloween right around the corner, you may be looking for some inspiration for photos. This video from PhotoForge demonstrates how you can create some unique Halloween composites in Photoshop. 

LARGE FORMAT CAMERAS/TUTORIAL: In this video, photographer Irene Rudnyk demonstrates how she set up a portrait shoot using large format cameras. If you're interested in using this type of camera, check it out! You'll pick up some good tips to get you ready. 

PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY: This Fstoppers post poses the question, with all the advances in camera technology, is it still you taking the picture or are you just carrying around a computer that takes the picture for you? Take a look and see what you think of the points made in the post. 

DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY: A drone recently struck a passenger plane in Canada, while the owner was flying illegally in a no-fly zone. Read the news on PetaPixel. This is just another reminder of the importance of understanding and following all regulations when using a drone for photography! Check out PPA's Drone Knowledge Center to learn more about flying your drone safely and legally. 
CONTRACTS: Contracts can be complicated to set up! That's why PPA has put together this handy guide of 10 things you need to keep in mind when creating a contract. Check it out on the PPA blog.

PHOTOGRAPHY MYTHS: This post from Digital Photography School covers some of the long-held beliefs about photography, and why they aren't always necessarily true! Take a look and see if you agree. 

IMAGING USA MOBILE APP: The Imaging USA 2018 mobile app is available now! Read all about the app features and how to download on the PPA blog. If you haven't yet, be sure to register for Imaging USA in Nashville, January 11-16, 2018. 

IN-PERSON SALES: If you know how to do in-person sales properly, it can be a huge boost to your photography business! However, there are some pitfalls you should be aware of. Check out this article on to learn the in-person sales mistakes to avoid!

HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHY CREW: If you've get a large photo shoot coming up that you'll need a crew to assist you on, take a look at this post from A Photo Editor. It covers what you need to consider when building and hiring your crew.

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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