Did you enjoy your short week? PPA Today did, but we're gearing up for an action-packed mid-July with potential copyright legislation forthcoming, brand-new drone regulations and more...good thing the days are longer! As you prepare for your own mid-summer dreams, take a minute to look over our top blog posts from the week of July 4-8, 2016.
SUMMER TRAVEL: Building rapport with a client is crucial. Inc.com has a list of podcasts you can listen to on those summer drives that will give you the content you need to chat up anyone (including the kids!)
ADVOCACY: Professional Photographer has a fantastic article on how and why you should join the Grassroots Action Team. Get inspired and fired up to make your voice heard soon, when a small claims copyright bill is introduced in the House.
EDUCATION: PPA's Director of Education penned an open letter about the Business Challenge. A must-read for members weighing their business education options.
BONDING: One of the most important aspects of being a photographer is being comfortable and outgoing around your clients. FStoppers made our list again with 8 tips on how to do rapport-building right.
CREATIVITY: Prepare ahead of time and give your clients something truly unique! Popular Photography on how to prepare a stylized wedding shoot.
WATCH THIS: Want a tutorial on lighting? Popular Photography has a video on grids, strips, diffusers, and every other soft box mod you can imagine.
INSIDER INFO: On this episode of the Photobomb Photography Podcast, Booray and Gary discuss streaming services, managing client expectations, and the intricacies of PPA's International Photographic Competition.
PATRIOTISM: The Daily Signal spoke with PPA to get information on this article about copyright law in the U.S. Do your duty as an American artist and check it out!
IMAGING USA: PPA's Events Team was recently in San Antonio, scouting locations and preparing for January's Imaging USA convention and expo. They came back with a list of amazing destinations to add to your "I want to go to there" list.
ANTI-THEFT: The editorial board of the Star Telegram gets it: they've written this article to encourage their readers NOT to lift Facebook photos that aren't their own.
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 OnlineContentCommittee @PPA.com.