It's super cold outside and, let's face it, you don't want to go anywhere this weekend. Curl up under a blanket, make something hot to drink, and enjoy these top photography blog posts from around the web.
ACCESS: Read this PPA Today post on the amazing stuff that comes with this year's Imaging USA Expo-Only Pass (Drone Zone, Print for Success Theatre, Mel Robbins keynote, IPC exhibit, 600+ booth trade show) and get a promocode to enter to get your pass for FREE!
ADAPT: Windy conditions may seem like a ruined day for your photo shoot, but FStoppers has an article on how to use it to your advantage. More than just overcoming, there's a way to use wind to your advantage to create natural portraits.
TIPS: Learn 10 tips for better wedding photography lighting via a video from Popular Photography. The first step is figuring out the space...watch the video to learn the rest.
HOW-TO: Tis the season for these tips! Popular Photography again with 10 tips for holiday family portraits. They're simple, easy to remember, and will make the most out of your family get-togethers.
BEWARE: Not to scare you, but memory cards can be damaged pretty easily. Here are a bunch of do's and don'ts for memory cards from PetaPixel. They'll clear up some common misconceptions and offer strategies to keep your images safe.
INSPIRING: Business Insider has a slideshow of inspirational nature photography. Check out the winners from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. These are jaw-dropping images you won't soon forget.
DIVERSIFY: Here's a great piece on diversity issues in the modelling world. A Liberian model collaborated with an L.A.-based photographer to recreate fashion campaigns featuring white models. The results spark questions about black girl invisibility and the need to diversify.
TRIBUTE: New York fashion and portrait photographer Rodney Smith recently passed away. PetaPixel has a nice piece on his legacy and a look at his iconic photos.
DREAMING OF DRONES: Professional Photographer magazine reviewed 8 popular drones so you can put your favorite on your Christmas wish list. Hurry up and read this article or Santa may just pass you by.
PRINT: The Photo Fundamentalist has a great essay up about print permanence and the need to create prints. Go into the meaning of life, why man creates art, and more deep issues that dovetail perfectly with PPA's PRINT. Movement.
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.