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February 03, 2017

Lose Your Ego, Best Drone Practices and Lots of Imaging USA…Top Blog Posts from Jan. 30 - Feb. 3.

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It's Super Bowl Weekend! And, around the Atlanta PPA offices, it's also Falcons Friday! #RiseUp Before you head out on Sunday to celebrate the Falcons' historic win, save up your strength this weekend and relax with our top blog posts from January 30-February 3. 

Create a Marketing Plan for Your Photography Business in These 5 Easy Steps

MAKE MORE MONEY: You've learned the basics of marketing and identified your target audience, now PPA's Marketing Campaign Manager walks you through the next steps in creating and enacting a marketing plan that works. A great read with lots of tips. You'll want to take your time with this one!

The Best of Imaging USA, As Shared By YOU

FUN STORIES: This blog post from PPA Today is like a Russian nesting doll of Imaging USA moments. Uncover blog post after blog post written by Imaging USA attendees when they returned home. You can either relate or find out what you missed and get ready for next year in Nashville! 

Why You Should Drop That Year-Long Photography Project Now 

CONCENTRATE: FStoppers has a though-provoking piece on the downfalls of year-long photography projects. You don't have to take these on every year but that doesn't mean a year of slacking off. Here's the case for shorter, more concentrated projects that can be just as fulfilling. 

10 Best Practices For Drone Operations

DRONES: So you've gotten your license from the FAA to be a drone pilot, and you're ready to start offering drone photography to your clients. What should you do next? shares some steps all drone photographers should take when starting out. If you're considering offering drone photography, read this article first. You'll pick up advice that can save you some major headaches later!

How to Capture Shafts of Light in Your Photos

DRAMATICS: PictureCorrect has 4 steps on how to create those really cools beams of light that shine down in atmospheric photos. Pro tips available on this blog and in the accompanying video. 

Should You Give the Client a Wireless Video Monitor?

CONTROL: FStoppers on how to make a cheap wireless monitor for your photo shoots and on drawing the line at letting clients see images in real time.

Ego Out, Simplification In: My Two Portrait Photography Goals for 2017

GOALS: Hans Rosemond is planning to work on pulling back on stylistic flourishes and reach a simpler aesthetic as an artist. Read his inspiring ideas on ditching your ego and simplifying your images. 

Relive Imaging USA with These Videos!

JUST FOR FUN: Looking to relive the awesome party that was Imaging USA 2017 in San Antonio? Couldn't make it this year but want a taste of what you missed? All the videos from the year's best photography convention are up now on PPA Today!

Above and Beyond: The World's Best Drone Photography in Pictures

WINNERS: Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 drone photography competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of The Guardian's favorites. 

An Intrepid Photographer, An Adventurous Model, and One Mountaintop

JAW-DROPPING: Would you say that you go out on a limb for a photo shoot? If so, chances are you still aren't doing it quite to the extent that photographer Jay Philbrick is! Read all about his riskiest location to date on 

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