Making the Most of a Mediocre Image, Google to Improve Photo Copyright Protection, and Planning for the Future: Our Top Photography Blog Posts from February 12 - 16
As we head into the weekend, take some time to enjoy our favorite photography blog posts
from around the web.
BLOGGING/MARKETING: Do you have a blog? How often do you update it? Learn the value of blogging about your photography and how it can help bring in business in this article from Professional Photographer Magazine.
POST-CAPTURE: Do you need some help turning a mediocre image into something great? Check out this post from the Corbell Workshops blog. Photographer Tony Corbell demonstrates how you can improve a mediocre image using one of his own photographs as an example. If you want even more advice from Tony, check out his PPAedu classes!
COPYRIGHT: Google has announced plans to change its image search to make it harder for people to steal copyrighted photographs for their own use. Read the news over at Fstoppers. And while we're on the subject of copyright, be sure to visit PPA.com/HR3945 and help us let Congress know about the need for reform in copyright law!
FILM PHOTOGRAPHY: If you think shooting with film is dead, think again! “The Analogue Photography Series: Film is Still Alive” is a short documentary demonstrating the power of photographing with film. Check it out on The Phoblographer.
BUSINESS: Your photography business may be doing great at the moment, but do you have plans for the future if things change? This post from Fstoppers shares some good advice on planning for the future so you can maintain your success!
PHOTOGRAPHING THE OLYMPICS/JUST FOR FUN: Here's a cool behind-the-scenes look at photographing the Olympics. PetaPixel has posted a collection of photos of Canon and Nikon's gear storage rooms at the Olympics. The amount of equipment may shock you!
TUTORIAL/SPLIT-TONING: Split toning is an overlooked feature in Lightroom and other image editing programs, but it can do a lot to help you save an image you aren't happy with! Learn how to use it in this tutorial from Digital Photography School.
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: This video from photographer Manny Ortiz shares portrait photography mistakes to avoid. Whether you're new to the photography business or a seasoned pro, these are good reminders to keep in mind when creating a portrait!
TRAVELING WITH GEAR: Traveling with your gear is a pain for any photographer, but this post from Improve Photography is here to help! Check out their 10 tips for making traveling with gear as painless as possible.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: There can be many pitfalls for a wedding photographer, and this video from This Week in Photo shares 3 of the worst you'll want to avoid. There's valuable advice here for any wedding photographer!
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
About the author:
Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.