Three Reasons to Join PPA Today, Scientists Stored These Images in DNA, and Embracing New Technology with Bob Coates: Top 10 Blog Post Picks for April 11- 15

By Aleighia Rouse

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As we begin the entrance into mid-April we here at PPA want to make sure our members are always informed with as much information about the photography industry as possible. Here are our top 10 blog posts of the week! 

Artist Claims Copyright to Four Photos of Robert Mapplethorpe in $65 Million Lawsuit


CLAIMS FOR CLAIMS: In this article by HyperAllergic find out how poet, actor, makeup artist, and photographer James R. Miller is claiming the copyright to four of his photographs that were being shown and sold for decades as the world renowned photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s. 

The Top Four Legal Mistakes That Every Small Business Owner Makes 

BUSINESS: When owning your own business there is bound to be a time when you run into problems or mistakes. PPA member Rachel Brenke is here to the rescue, helping photographers avoid common pitfalls when it comes to legal mistakes in your business. 

Three Reasons to Join PPA TODAY

MEMBERSHIP: When PPA’s president speaks we all listen! Lori Craft is always advocating for her fellow PPA members and photographers. In this podcast by FotoFacts, learn why she believes that it is important for any photographer to become a member of PPA and how PPA has impacted her career and changed how she can Be More! 

PPA Launches NEW Copyright Infringement Assistance Tool

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION: Copyright infringement never sleeps, and now neither does your infringement assistance at PPA! This week the Copyright Infringement Assistance Tool launched to help you with all of your questions when it comes to your next course of action when your images have been compromised. 

The Many Faces of Frequency Separation. Are You Doing It Wrong?

POST PRODUCTION TIPS: As much as many photographers do not like it, Frequency Separation is a wonderful technique to take with you in your next editing session. Check out this article to find out how to effectively use Frequency Separation so that your photos are taken to the next level. 

Phil Collins Reshot All His Original Album Covers for the 2016 Reissues

RECREATIONS: The famed musician Phil Collins has recreated his old album covers in a new way, an interesting and challenging task for his photographer. The unknown name of the photographer who has recaptured these memorable images has people questioning if it is the critically-acclaimed British photographer Trevor Key. 

This Photographer Lit Landscapes at Night Using LEDs on Drones

DRONES: A new GPS-enabled drone has allowed photographers to photograph beautiful night landscapes, with the help of a mounted and powerful LED light. See how the combination of LED lights and drones can create multiple lighting positions and layered, theatrically-lit compositions. 

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA- Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

CREATIVITY: In a recent discovery, scientists have been able to store images and retrieve images within the life-defining molecule of DNA. In this article, discover how researchers from the University of Washington are converting digital files through the use of strings of DNA. 

Explore the Vast Scientific Collections of D.C.‘s National Museum of Natural History Paired with Respective Experts

CONSERVATION: Tucked in the drawers, flat files and shelving units of the National Museum of Natural History hides an array of reference objects that are helping scientists, researchers and museum creators discover earth fragments of biological and cultural objects from civilizations of the past. These somewhat artistic images are providing important information that can bridge the past with the present. 

Embracing NEW Technology with Bob Coates 

TECH TIPS: Learn a few tips from pros Bob Coates, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP and Skip Cohen on how embracing new technologies can advance your career and business. In this podcast they highlight how to pull still frames, creating the perfect time-lapse photography moments,  experiments and personal projects.  

There you have it, our weekly blog post roundup! What photography blogs or podcasts do YOU follow? Post your favorite on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommittee


Aleighia Rouse is a graduating senior at Spelman College and PPA’s Marketing and Communications intern. She aspires to hold a position just like the amazing people she works around. Aleighia is known by her happy personality and bubbly voice, and with over 6 years of film and photography experience, she can relate to and understand most of the issues faced by PPA photographers.

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