It's been a long week of work, or school, and now it's time to kick your feet up and relax. But, before you sit down, grab your computer and check out our top blog posts of the week!
EDUCATION: How would you earn six figures from your photography studio? Here's a hint: You have to offer more than just digital files! Watch this month's free PPAedu video to get advice from Allison Tyler Jones, CPP about how to grow your business to increase your earnings.
CREATIVITY: Vadim Stein, a St. Petersburg, Russia based photographer, creates amazing photographs but with an interesting and intriguing twist. Originally trained in sculpture, the subjects in his images often mirror statues. Check out the results of his latest session in this post.
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY: Family photo sessions can go two ways: The children love the camera and the session is easy, or the children hate the camera and it's a complete disaster. In either situation the kid is no match for a prepared photographer. This blog gives great tips for being prepared for family photo sessions. Check it out to see what you can use in your sessions!
CLIENTS: Collaboration and communication are the basis for building a successful and fulfilling relationship with clients. However, that won't always be easy. Truth is, some people are difficult. So what do you do? Read this post about how to have a successful client-photographer relationship.
BUSINESS: Being up-to-date on the latest technology, or knowing editing tricks for a program is common for photographers. But understanding ways to make your business more efficient is less typical. Make your modern business stand out with these tips and tricks for running your studio.
CRITIQUE: Art is an expression of one's own interpretations. However, we all need advice about what to change for the sake of our work, but we're all sensitive about our creations. This post gives advice about how to effectively critique a photographer's work without offending or discouraging. If you're critiquing, or being critiqued, this article is perfect for you.
ANGLES: Many photographers reach a point when they want to create better photos, but they don't necessarily know how. This blogger suggests changing your perspective by attaching your camera to railings. Check out this post to see the safest way to try this new trick!
HOW TO: Although levitation photos can be easily achieved, creating a believable shot takes knowledge of a few tips and tricks. Photographer Christopher James recently gave a behind the scenes look at his process for creating these amazing photos. Read about his work process and see the results here!
BUSINESS PRACTICES: Aside from the art of photography, there's an element of business that many photographers struggle with. There's marketing, pricing, sales, professionalism and so much more to worry about. Read this article about the best business advice from a few creative entrepreneurs.
SAVINGS: As photographers, we all want to save money when we can without compromising the quality of our work. When it comes to the difference between filter holder sets and more standard circular filters, the biggest difference is cost. Read this article about why filter holder sets are the more cost efficient option for filters, and how they can save you hundreds!
That's all 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.