Spring has sprung, and so has the pollen. Don't struggle through allergy season in the great outdoors. Head inside and grab your computer to surf the best stuff on the web. While you're at it, take a minute to check out some of the great blog posts from the photography industry this week!
SMALL CLAIMS: Copyright protection is always an important issue for PPA and we finally have a chance to take a small step towards making a big difference. House Resolution 1695 allows the position of Register of Copyrights to become a presidential appointee. Check out what the resolution is all about and how to contact your representative to make a difference.
OPTICAL ILLUSION PORTRAITS: Photographer Amol Jadhav and art director/retoucher Pranav Bhide have created optical illusion portraits with a purpose. While working with World for All Animal Care and Adoptions in Mumbai, the two arranged families to create two portraits in one in an effort to encourage families to adopt pets. Check out the portraits to see if you can find the illusion!
ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS: Many photographers would rather do anything besides photograph in a wide-open field on a sunny day, but on-location lighting specialist Zach Gray has a remedy for the problem. Watch this video with some tips about shooting couples outdoors on sunny days.
ADVERTISING: Many wedding venues use brochures to attract potential clients for their big day. Now, many of those brochures are featuring ad space for photographers. F-Stoppers is here with a look into IF advertising in wedding brochures is a bang worth your buck.
POSING TECHNIQUES: The goal of a photographer is to make clients comfortable enough to create a natural and relaxed photograph, but that's not always easy. Check out the tips and tricks in this article to help your client relax and help you get a better photograph.
INSPIRATION: Do you ever get tired of creating the same types of photographs? Do you want to spice up your photography styles? Check out this post about new ways to add a new flare to your work! You'll get examples and videos to demonstrate what to do and just how to do it!
HISTORY: Terminal, a notorious New York City dive bar, is given new life in this amazing series of photo portraits taken by a bartender there in the 70s and 80s. The photos capture a "type" of NYC resident and the era in a unique way...from behind the bar.
PRICING: We all love to save money when we can, but when it comes to wedding photographers the expense is well worth it. One couple skimmed on the price, and the results were horrible. Read the story and see the pictures from this couple's wedding photography catastrophe.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Choosing the right professional photographer is not the easiest decision to make for a bride and groom-to-be. They often don't know what to look for, or how to choose the right professional for their event. Don't fret! This post is a comprehensive guide for choosing a wedding photographer perfect for you. Check it out!
STYLE: Your style is your own. Sometimes, it may even be in the eye of the beholder. F-Stoppers has a piece up on keeping your integrity and artistic vision...and what that may mean to a client who doesn't "get it".
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.