November is here! After you take down those spider web decorations and replace them with turkeys and cornucopias, kick back and enjoy your weekend with these photography blog posts from around the web.
Advocacy: Last week saw the demotion of the current Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante by the Librarian of Congress. Read PPA's statement on the news here and see what it means for the fight for better copyright protection.
SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHERS MATTER!: History was made this week when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. PetaPixel has an eye-opening look at the coverage from two different newspapers: one which recently laid off their entire photography department vs. one who still employs professionals. Bet you can guess which cover looks better...in fact, the difference is astounding!
MIND-BLOWING: Okay, this is just the coolest. Bored Panda presents some of the stunning macro images from the annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition. If you've ever wondered what the fangs of a centipede look like up close, take a look!
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographer Tommy Reynolds has travelling around the world and documenting the lives of the people he meets. Read up on his recent travels to India and view some of his amazing street photography along with information on the gear he used to make it happen.
ONE OF A KIND: White House photographer Peter Souza says that getting to see President Obama up close has been an incredible opportunity. He should know: this is the second U.S. president he has been the official photographer of. Listen to his interview on NPR's All Things Considered and take a look at some of his iconic photos in the slideshow. And for more on Souza, check out his profile in Professional Photographer magazine!
SKILL: Digital Photography School has great tips to continually improve your work. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned pro, you could always learn more. Tips on lenses, memory cards, weather conditions and more for you continuing education.
ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY: This awesome list gives you the details on five bad-a** women in the world of first-class, action photography. From surfing to mountain climbing, these ladies are getting amazing shots in a typically male-dominated section of professional photography.
LANDSCAPES: You may have been taught that a landscape is not a landscape unless it is devoid of all human elements, including people and architecture. This article from F-Stoppers questions that and looks at what adding a human element, even if it's just shoes or a hat placed somewhere, does to the impact of a landscape.
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Transformation: This group of photos and how much can be done to them in Photoshop is a real eye-opener, but will be familiar to our family of professional photographers. Take a look at the gallery and See The Difference® using a professional who knows how to work in post makes to an image!
There you have them, our top blog posts for this week. Don't forget to check back next week for a new round of amazing posts. What photography blogs or podcasts do YOU follow? Post your favorites on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommittee@PPA.com.