Blog Roundup 7.8.16

7/08/2016

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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. 

Going on a Road Trip? These Podcasts Will Make You (and Your Kids) Smarter

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!)

Want to Stick it to Copyright Infringers? Here's How

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. 

 

PPA's Business Challenge: A Letter From Angela Kurkian

EDUCATION: PPA's Director of Education penned an open letter about the Business Challenge.  A must-read for members weighing their business education options. 

The Importance of Building Rapport During a Shoot and How to Do It

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. 

How To Use A Styled Photo Shoot To Build Your Portfolio And Attract Wedding Clients

CREATIVITY: Prepare ahead of time and give your clients something truly unique! Popular Photography on how to prepare a stylized wedding shoot. 

Tweaking Light From Softboxes With Photographer Andrea Belluso

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.  

The IPC Draws Nigh

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. 

Americans Must Channel the Founders and Protect Artists' Property Rights

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! 

Welcome to San Antonio

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.  

Like That Photo on Facebook? Don't Steal It!

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.