Well, it's officially summer, so you know what that means: lots of cold drinks and A/C turned up all the way. While you're trying to stay cool, take the time to view some of our favorite blog posts from this week!
EDITING: There's a good chance you may be spending too much time editing your photo sessions, and we all know time is money. Find out how Seniors Ignite can help you cut down your editing time so you can get back to the real work and not lose money.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF: We have all experienced the dreaded creativity block. It's frustrating and, at times, can seem impossible to overcome. Check out this challenge Brandon Li has come up with to exercise your creativity and breakthrough that block. See if you're up for the challenge on Peta Pixel.
PHOTOGRAPHY: See some of National Geographic's favorite photos submitted through May. These photos take you all over the world and are truly stunning. Take the time to check them out and admire the beauty of our world.
SALES: Melanie Anderson writes for Professional Photographer about pricing and selling wall art, albums and other physical heirlooms to boost your sales. Find out how to use everything from psychology to instant gratification to establish and maintain great relationships with your clients.
DRONES: When it comes to drones, the world is your playground to explore and try new things. The drone world is getting more creative with different ways to exercise the drone's capabilities. Fstoppers has a spectacular video of a person practicing First Person View on a drone; the footage is remarkable.
TECHNIQUE REFRESHER: The great thing about photography is that there's practically no limit to style when it comes to taking pictures. The more versatility you have to your style, the more your pictures stand out and the better they are. Take a look at these 30 image composition styles and see if you can add any to your picture repertoire.
UP YOUR GAME: If portrait photography is something you're exploring or feel that you've hit a plateau in, this article is for you. Photography Pla.net gives three rookie mistakes that could be the reasons why you are not where you want to be in portrait photography.
EVENTS: With the summer concert season in full swing, Tony Corbell wants to give you tips and advice on how to be the best live event photographer you can be. Preparation, credentials, courtesy, speed, and other tools in your kit combine to make for a successful shoot.
SKILLS: Do you think you have what it takes to be a successful video editor? Check out these 5 skills that Fstoppers says every successful video editor should have and see how you match up.
BENEFITS: PPA's goal is always to help build better photographers and their businesses, which is why we're always providing benefits for our members. See what some of these money saving benefits are on PPA Today.
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.