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Why Followers Matter, Top National Parks for Photography and Need-to-Know Lightroom Shortcuts: Our Top Blog Posts from September 5 - 9 - PPA Today

Why Followers Matter, Top National Parks for Photography and Need-to-Know Lightroom Shortcuts: Our Top Blog Posts from September 5 - 9

By Chris Homer

Friday has arrived, which means it's time for our weekly roundup! Take a look at this week's top
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COPYRIGHT SMALL CLAIMS: You may have heard about upcoming legislation for a Copyright Small Claims Process. PPA is advocating for this change to copyright law as we believe it will help photographers better defend their copyrighted photos. PhotoTellers and FotoFacts interviewed PPA CEO David Trust and dived deep into the importance of this new piece of legislation! Once you've heard why it's so important, add your name to the list of supporters of the Copyright Grassroots Advocacy Team and help Copyright Small Claims become law.

BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY ADVICE: If you're a boudoir photographer, you've probably run into the issue of clients feeling self-conscious about their bodies that stress about how the photos will turn out. In this post on Fstoppers, photographers discuss what happened when they were the ones to go in front of the camera for a boudoir photo session. Read what they learned when putting themselves in the clients' position! 

EDITING: Do you find that you edit a photograph differently based on if it's for a client or a personal project? In this post from PetaPixel, read how the intended audience for a photograph can make all the difference when editing! 

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY/INSPIRATION: If you enjoy shooting landscapes, this post on Popular Photography is for you. Take a look at their favorite National Parks to shoot mountains, deserts, wildflowers and more! You may just be inspired to create your next photo project. 

ONLINE MARKETING PART 1: Do followers, likes and other social media interactions really matter to your photography business? You may not realize it, but how many followers you have does make a difference, especially when trying to get models for a project. Read all about the importance of followers on Fstoppers. 
ONLINE MARKETING PART 2: Do you use Instagram as part of your online marketing plan for your photography business? If you aren't sure you're using Instagram for the best impact, or want to start using it to market, check out this post on the Hughes Fioretti Photography blog. In it, social media guru Kevin Landers shares his top five tips for using Instagram successfully.

JUST FOR FUN: See what happened when a photo retoucher asked some of his peers to retouch a humorous photo of him! The results are hilarious and a great note to end the week on. Check it out on Retouchist.
STAYING CREATIVE: Do you find yourself in a creative rut? If so, this post on Digital Photography School provides 7 ideas from philosophers that may get that creativity flowing again! 

FEEDING YOUR PHOTO GEEK: Here's one for the geekier photographers out there! Have you ever wondered what the process is when Photoshop resizes your images? DIY Photography has a video that breaks the process down - it's more interesting than you think!

LIGHTROOM WORKFLOW: If you use Lightroom when processing your images, you'll want to be aware of all the shortcuts in this Improve Photography Article. Take a look and see how you can speed up your workflow in Lightroom!

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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