Pain in the Olympics, Why Instagram
Wow! Summer is almost over, but hey that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy your weekends. Take the time to read and enjoy some of our favorite photography blog posts from around the web!
PHOTOGRAPHY TRICKS: Photograph the impossible with this really cool new technology called "computational zoom". It allows you to bring the background in your images forward by remixing focal lengths. Learn how you can do this at Peta Pixel and create more compelling images.
IDEA: Yes, you're reading that right! A photographer with a brilliant idea for a project went and visited her Facebook friends to try and better understand 'what' friends really are. See what she learned and experienced and check out some of the portraits she captured on fstoppers.com.
BUSINESS: They say if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life... but sometimes you have to do the work to be able to do what you love for a living. For all you photographers aspiring to make what you love into a business, this article from Media Novak will help you lay the groundwork to get started on that path.
TECHNIQUE: Sometimes all it takes to turn an average photo into an impactful one is a simple change. Learn from inspiring images on TonyCorbell.com how a little adjustment here and there can make a huge difference.
COPYRIGHT: Copyright infringement is still a serious issue, and one too many photographers are suffering from it. Why is it still that Congress has not helped out with this issue yet? We don't know, but at PPA we are fighting every day as an advocate for photographer's rights. Read this article from PPA's CEO David Trust on Medium and spread the awareness.
SPORTS: You may have heard of the famous Olympic runner from the 80s, Mary Decker. She was one of the best and most everyone from that time remembers her famous fall in the '84 Olympics. Read as Deadspin shares more of the story behind the horrible incident and Decker's backstory.
IMAGING USA: Are you going to Imaging USA? If you are, this is definitely an article you want to read to let you know all the incredible things you can look forward to! Everything about who some great speakers are, what type of classes, awards, events, and more. Check it out on PPA Today!
LIFE: Take the time to read this photographer's great and inspirational testimony on his career. You may find yourself in the same situations as he was, and learning from his experience is great help. See on Fstoppers how sometimes you have to say no to get to where you want to be in life.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Ah, Instagram and Snapchat, the playground of photography. They are among the most successful companies out there, and they are expected to see huge revenue growth in the next couple of years. See on DPReview just why they are so successfully growing and bringing in massive revenue.
BUSINESS: Just because you got a bad review of your business on the internet doesn't mean it's the end of the world. If you have a career long enough in photography, chances are you will most likely get a bad review at least once in your time, but Fstoppers is here help you know what to do and how to handle it in a professional manner.
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.