Tax Tips for Photographers, Analog Film, Mistakes to Avoid Blurry Photos, and DIY Home Studio on a Budget: Our Top Blog Posts from February 6-10!

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Imitation vs. Copying in Photography: The Issue of Derivative Works

COPYRIGHT:  The issue of copyright infringement is important. So when a photographer thought his work was infringed on by a German ad agency, he took to social media to vent his frustration. But the question arose of whether his work was actually infringed on. Read this article that sheds light on some U.S. copyright law and the difference between infringement and inspiration.

Tax Tips for Photographers

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BUSINESS: Tax season is here, and for many photographers that means figuring out what number goes in what box. It's dreadful! Tax rules are expansive, but knowing about a few important ones could make tax time painless for creative professionals. Read the tips in this article!

How Can You Help Clients Value Professional Photography Services?

MARKETING: Looking for marketing tools? See The Difference is a benefit that offers PPA members marketing resources to help their clients understand the value in professional photography. Check out this blog post about See The Differences quizzes that help develop a profile for clients!

Behind the Scenes: Three Cinematography Techniques For Creating a High-End Beauty Video

TECHNIQUE: The process for shooting beauty videos and beauty portraits is different, but there are some elements that are present in both. Check out some of the tips on lighting, soft focus vignettes, and creating lens flares featured in this article to help both cinematographers and photographers!

Photo Professor Turns His Classroom Into a Giant Camera Obscura

EDUCATION: Classroom experiences aren't always our favorite, but how would it be different if your teacher catered the classroom décor to the lesson? That's exactly what photography professor Mark Zimmerman did. See just how he transformed his classroom into a giant camera obscura.

Four Modern Analog Film Photographers With Inspiring Work

PHOTOGRAPHY CULTURE: Digital is the prominent form of photography, but analog is on the rise, and four modern photographers are at the forefront. Although Daniel Zvereff, Anastasia Egonyan, Simon Chetrit, and Lester Jones have their own style of photography, it's all analog film. Check out their work and how their projects turned out. 

Why Every Photographer Should Own a Light Meter

PRO TOOLS: While some photographers live by their light meters, others don't value their importance as much. But what would photo sessions be like without them? Read this article about how a recent shoot helped one photographer rediscover the necessity for light meters, and why you should have one too!

You as an Artist: A Conversation with PhotoVision Instructor-Anne Geddes!

INSPIRATION: Felling like you need a littler inspiration? We have just the thing! Check out this conversation with PhotoVision instructor, Anne Geddes as she discusses owning your and defining your work, and the importance of professional photographers.

 

How to Make a DIY Home Photography Studio on a Budget

BUSINESS CREATIVITY: Many photographers enjoy the comfort and flexibility of home studios, but building one can get quite expensive. Here's a post that gives a few tips on how to create a home studio that you'll love while on a budget. Check it out!

100 Years of Fashion Photography

FLASH BACK: Fashion has evolved over the years, and the photographs that accompany the looks have as well. Watch the evolution of fashion and photography in this exhibit beginning in the 1920s. From Broadway to the most recognizable supermodels, these photos capture every element of the time. Take a look!

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.