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December 31, 2020

December Blog Roundup: Photography Trends, News, and Inspiration to Help You Start 2021 the RIGHT Way! 

Can you believe it? 2020 is finally drawing to a close. And what a year it has been! During this unprecedented time, photographers faced new and unexpected challenges but persevered despite all the uncertainty. Congratulate yourself; you made it!

As we look towards the future, there’s plenty of knowledge out there to help you grow your photography business. Keep scrolling for photography articles curated from across the world wide web just for you. Whether you’re looking for artistic inspiration or insights into the latest social media trends, you’ll find it below!

  • 2020 in Photos: A Year Like No Other
    "[The year 2020] will long be remembered and studied as a time when more than 1.5 million people globally died during a pandemic, racial unrest gripped the world, and democracy itself facted extraordinary tests," writes New York Times executive editor Dan Baquet. "The photographs in this collection capture those 12 historic months." Click here to see the photos.
  • The Best New Photography Gear of the Year
    “It was a weird year for taking photos but a good year for new cameras,” says Stan Horaczek of Popular Science. See his rundown of the coolest new photography gear from the past year.
  • 10 Social Media Trends for 2021
    Every photographer knows that social media can be a powerful tool to market their photography business. But with so many updates and changes to each platform, it’s easy to miss something that could make a big difference for your business.  Check out this article from Canva for the top 10 social media trends in 2021.
  • Where is the Instagram Aesthetic Headed in 2021?
    “The Instagram world moves fast, and when it comes to creative trends, things can change almost overnight,” Jillian Warren writes in this Later blog post. “You need to have your finger on the pulse if you want to convert visitors into followers—and followers into customers.” See Warren’s list of Instagram-friendly aesthetic trends by clicking here.
  • How to Make 10 Amazing Wedding Portraits Using Off-Camera Flash
    If you’re looking for stunning examples of OCF wedding portraits, look no further than this post by ShootProof. Off-camera flash gives you control over the direction and intensity of light in your portraits, which can yield breathtaking results. Learn more about this technique. 
  • When Does It Stop Being Photography and Start Becoming Digital Art?
    It’s easier than ever to edit and manipulate a photograph using software and smartphone apps. But how much can a photo be changed and still remain “photography”? Head to Fstoppers for a thoughtful reflection on this question, along with enlightening examples. 

Start 2021 off the RIGHT way with the insights and inspiration in these articles. From all of us here at PPA, Happy New Year!