It's the holiday season, and we've got a tip on how to make the most of it. Here's what you'll need: your most comfy couch, your favorite beverage, and the highlights of our top 10 blogs from around the web this week.
BUSINESS: One great thing about being a freelance photographer is the flexibility that comes with the job. You might be able to do a significant part of work right in your living room... but according to the author of this article, it may not be the best idea.
ADOBE: As a photographer, you're probably familiar with Adobe's family of editing software, especially Photoshop and Lightroom, but when it comes to pushing the limits, how confident are you? Check out these five Adobe-sponsored classes at Imaging USA 2018 designed for both beginners and masters.
CAMERA: Your business is expanding and while you love your camera, you know it's time for an upgrade. Before you make a decision, check out this article highlighting 10 mistakes you should probably avoid making.
COPYRIGHT: The copyright system in the United States may work well for many creators in the higher-income industries, but not so much for small-business creators. Lisa's story is a perfect illustration of the downside of the current system - a story you can probably relate to.
WEDDING: Taking group photos at a wedding can be a bit challenging, as you may not have as much creative freedom as when you're simply capturing the moments. Veteran photographer Denis Reggie has some advice on how to take really impressive wedding group pictures.
PHOTOJOURNALISM: The beautiful thing about pictures is that they tell a story in a way words can't. Check out these images capturing important moments during the Civil Rights Movement in America.
PRINT: Granted, selling print products to customers may not be the easiest thing- but it can be quite profitable. This article on Professional Photographer Magazine explains why you should consider selling prints and how to be a successful print artist.
FILM PHOTOGRAPHY: Film photography may be old-fashioned, but the uniqueness of art is still fascinating. So if you still own a film camera, you may be glad to know that you can take stunning pictures using these tips.
MARKETING: You probably know that the introduction of social media has taken marketing to a whole new level - But are you taking full advantage of these online marketing tools? Learn how you can expand your marketing strategies even further in this article.
COMPETITION: Team USA has selected the photographers representing them in the 2018 World Photographic Cup! PPA proudly announces the 2018 team members in this article.
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.