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October 03, 2017

Licensing vs. Work-for-Hire and More Hot Topics on theLoop!

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Have you visited theLoop recently? As an exclusive, PPA member-only forum, theLoop is a great place for members to connect with each other, share information/advice, get image feedback, and overall - a place to go if you need help. Become a member so you can "stay in the loop" with theLoop, and if you already are, then head over to theLoop to see what everyone's buzzing about. 

Lots of great discussions have been happening, so here are a few of the top posts from the back half of September. Check them out, provide some feedback, and perhaps even learn something new!

Licensing vs. Work for Hire Issue

A Looper shoots the photos for her friend's dog-adventures book. Now that the book is going to print and the friend's lawyer thinks it will be a success, the lawyer wants the Looper to fill out a Work-for-Hire contract instead of a Licensing Agreement. Hmmm. Read to the end because this story does have a happy (and amicable) ending!

Video Service

This photographer is entering the videographer game and wants all the advice he can get. Which video editing services do you use or are editing the work yourself? There's a lot of time and effort that goes into video production. Check out all the tips offered for those just getting started in video. 

Laminating Prints vs. Luster Coating

Sometimes members come to theLoop to ask for a straightforward comparison. This Looper is looking for information on laminating prints vs luster coating.  Is this the same thing?  Do both replace the need for glass in framed products?


One Looper who uses Photoshop CS5 wants to know if it's time to start shooting in RAW over jpeg. He's wondering if images are easier to touch up in RAW. What do you think the community said?

And there you have 'em, the top posts from theLoop! Remember to check out theLoop frequently as new discussions are posted daily. It's a great way to catch up with fellow PPA members! Not a PPA member? Join today!