Today is not only the mid-point in the month, but also an important legislative day - the final day that the U.S. House of Representatives is in session before a six-week summer recess. This means that July 15 has been the preferred deadline to get a copyright small claims bill introduced, and luckily a bill was indeed introduced yesterday. Read all about what this means for the photography community (as well as the bill itself) in today's roundup, along with several other top blog posts from the week of July 11-15, 2016.
THE FIGHT FOR COPYRIGHTS: PPA was on Capitol Hill this week as Congressman Jeffries (D-NY) and Congressman Marino (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan small claims bill to the House.
EDUCATION: As a professional photographer, you're probably always on the lookout for photography courses that can help improve your skills as an artist and business owner. If you're a PPA member, you have unlimited access to PhotoVision and PPAedu for free!
GETTING THE SHOT: Professionals have no qualms about doing whatever it takes to get that peeerfect shot, amiright?
TECH TALK: Have you got your eye on this camera? Let's talk specs.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mel Robbins has worn many hats: criminal defense attorney, entrepreneur, life coach, CNN host... Now she's wearing her 10-gallon hat and joining us in Texas for Imaging USA 2017's Keynote Speech.
TIPS & TRICKS: Check out this handy tutorial on capturing perfect starbursts and sun flares.
IPC: Now that all the entries are in, save the date for August 1-4, 2016 and watch all the IPC action!
STORAGE WARS: Don't let the pile-up of photos and files get you down. Compress.
RIGHTS: What are the rules for taking photos in public places in the UK?
ABOUT FACE: This photo series visits famous landmarks... but doesn't include them in the shots!
TECH TALK: Learn how to use just a DSLR and a few accessories to digitize your negatives!
Bethany Clark manages all things social media for PPA. When she's not living on the internet, she loves writing, sewing, travel, yoga, and of course photography.