Using Color Palettes, Booking Through Instagram and Finding Your Niche: Our Top Blog Posts from March 20-24

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 posts of the week from around the web. From posing couples to learning how to use medium format film - you'll find it all below! 

Ten Reasons Why You Need a Journal for Your Creative Projects

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CREATIVITY: Do you keep a journal to track your creative projects? This post shares the advantages of using a journal to help your personal or client projects along! 

Be More Clear with Copyright Inserts 

COPYRIGHT DEFENSE/PPA MEMBER BENEFIT: If you're looking for a way to explain to clients how copyright and usage works for images you provide, don't forget about PPA's copyright inserts! PPA Members can download them and attach them to contracts to help educate clients on copyright. Sometimes a simple reminder like this can go a long way! 

Using Color Palettes in Photography

COLOR PALETTES: Do you have a good understanding of how color palettes work and how they can impact the composition of your photos? If you need a refresher, this video provides a good overview of how to apply color palettes to your composition. 

Long Exposure Photography Tips You Don't Want to Miss

LONG EXPOSURE: Are you interested in creating long exposure images? If you're just starting out, or need a quick refresher on how it works, this post provides some great tips to keep in mind when creating a long exposure image. 

The Unique Work Made for Hire Relationship in California

COPYRIGHT: California has some unique work made for hire regulations that can impact photographer's copyrights. If you photograph in California, make sure to give this post a thorough read!

How to Find Your Niche and Build a Photography Career

CAREER ADVICE: If you're new to the photography business and looking for your niche, this post is for you.  You'll learn some things to consider that will help you find your niche in the photography industry. 

5 Tips for Photographing Water

HOW-TO: Many landscape photographers include water in their photographs, but there can be some challenges when it comes to getting the best impact. This post provides 5 simple tips you can use when photographing water to get the best results. 

Federal judge dismisses case against Kentucky 'Drone Hunter'

DRONES: Here's an interesting bit of drone news! Read all about how the federal court dismissed a lawsuit against a man who shot down a drone flying over his property. For more resources on legally flying your drone, check out PPA.com/Drones.

Instagram Will Soon Let Clients Book You Right Inside the App

INSTAGRAM BOOKING: Here's some big news that will impact your photography marketing! Instagram will soon allow potential clients to contact and book photographers directly through the app. Read up so you're ready to book clients once Instagram opens this feature!

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.

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Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.