Spring hasn't quite sprung yet, but even though we haven't seen the last of winter, we've got something that's sure to give you the warm and fuzzies. Here is the weekly roundup of the HOTTEST photography-related blogs around! So melt away your stress and relax with all things photography.
EDITING: The great thing about digital is the ability to make simple edits using settings right on your camera. Whether it be boosting the clarity or vibrancy, it is very much possible to capture your final image "right out of the camera" with little to no external edits. A little in-camera polishing can go a long way, and photographer Tony Corbell explains why.
COPYRIGHT: As PPA fights for improvements on copyright law and small claims options on Capitol Hill, there is something you can do to make a difference from the comfort of your own home. Using the "Share Your Story" tool, you can share your personal account of how copyright infringement negatively impacted you and/or your business. Copyright infringement is frustrating, so use this tool to vent so we can share these stories with congress and advocate for a better small claims process.
DRONES: Drone photography provides us with fascinating images from a point of view that we would never be able to experience otherwise. When you're hundreds of feet in the air, the photo opportunities are endless. Getting started in drone photography is easier than you'd think, and these tips will help you get the most out of your investment.
GALLERY: This past Wednesday, March 8, was International Women's Day 2017, and Reuters photographers from around the world took to the streets to capture portraits of women on the job. From skydiving instructors to priests to diplomats, this gallery shows what women in the workplace looks like across the globe.
ORGANIZATION: As a photographer, you probably have files all over the place. In folders, on your desktop, in your email, and who knows where else. Photographer and IT specialist Mykii Liu will take you through his steps for arranging files on your desktop that are sure to maximize your workflow.
VIDEO: This short segment from The Today Show is a little different, in that it was completely shown using only old-fashioned still photographs. Anchor Al Roker visits photography shops in NYC completely dedicated to analog photography, and takes a few film photographs himself. Follow Al's journey from film to files then back again in this unique feature story.
PERSPECITVE: You work hard for your money, there's no doubt about it, but have you ever thought if you're worth the money you charge? Photographer Eric Brushett offers an eye opening perspective: A man with a camera is often valued more than a man in a police uniform or a women teaching your children in today's society. It's something to ponder and reflect on as the busy season rounds the corner.
INSPIRATION: If you're thinking about getting started in the unique space of drone photography, look no further than these popular snapshots for inspiration. Grab a cup of coffee and scroll past thousands of mesmerizing drone photographs and aerial photography tips on this Pinterest page. You could be here a while.
INDUSTRY: Nowadays, it seems as though anyone with a decent smartphone camera can call themselves a photographer. As a professional, you know this isn't true, but perhaps some days you feel as though the industry is in decline because of it. Fear not! The profession isn't dying, but maybe your commitment and attitude toward your job have taken a dive. Read this article for some words of encouragement and tips on how to keep your love affair with photography alive and well.
BUSINESS: You're proud to show off the photos you've been producing, but would you say the same for your business? With PPA's Business Challenge, you'll get tons of information and advice from mentors about how to improve your bottom line. This article will explain just some of the takeaways you'll receive from the Business Challenge and how to sign up. Is you business up to the challenge?
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.