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September 12, 2023

New on theLoop: A Roundup of Top Posts & the Chance to Win!

Are you taking advantage of TheLoop, the go-to hub for photography enthusiasts and professionals? We're excited to present a roundup of some of the most engaging discussions happening in our online photography community. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out on your photography journey, TheLoop has something to offer everyone. Make sure to mark your calendar for our monthly giveaway, scheduled conveniently in the middle of each month, offering you a chance to win a $50 AMEX Gift Card as our way of saying thanks for being part of this fantastic community.


Enter TheLoop Monthly Giveaway
Each month on theLoop, we pose a question to our community of PPA members, giving them the chance to win a $50 AMEX Gift Card for participation. In the previous month's Loop Giveaway, members were asked, "What's the most valuable photography advice you've given or received?" This question sparked lively discussions, as members shared their top advice and engaged in meaningful conversations in the comment section.


How to Charge for School Photos
A member is inquiring about guidance on establishing pricing for his first volume photography project, which involves capturing yearbook photos for numerous students. Fellow members generously shared valuable insights on effectively collaborating with schools, handling high-volume photography projects like this, and determining a pricing strategy to ensure profitability.


Reading the Fine Print
A member posts details about an application for a Wildlife Photography Contest, highlighting that the contest organizers seem to assert ownership over submitted images. Other members joined the conversation to seek clarification on the application's terms. This post sparked a valuable discussion about the expectations of photographers when they submit their images to contests.


In Search of the Right Resolution 
This member is seeking guidance on resizing his image for optimal printing on a sizable 10x10 canopy. Fellow members have provided valuable insights into the typical printing practices for large banners and billboards, as well as recommending the use of a different camera to potentially streamline this process.


The Specifics of School Portraiture
One of our members has a chance to collaborate with a preschool and a dance studio for their fall picture sessions. As someone new to volume photography, she is looking for guidance on preparing for this assignment, which includes recommendations for online platforms to handle invoices and photo sharing effectively.


Now is the time to get involved! If you’re a PPA member, that means you have access to theLoop. Receive business advice, technical tips, or vent about a recent experience in a place that values the work of photographers. And because theLoop only accessible if you're a PPA member, you don't have to worry about the prying eyes of clients. So fire away—and ask those questions!