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December 29, 2017

Finding Your Fire, Photography Resolutions and Free Imaging Expo Passes….Our Top Blog Posts from December 26-29

It's both the end of the week and the end of the year! As we wrap up another fantastic 365 days of professional photography, take a look back at the top blog posts from the week between Christmas and New Years. Weekly_Top_Ten_Blogger_FINAL-thumb-300x300-2114-thumb-300x300-4062-thumb-300x300-4063-thumb-300x300-4094-thumb-300x300-4275.jpg

Find Your Fire at Imaging USA
Joshua Payne swoops in as Guest Blogger to take us through his first Imaging USA experience. As a struggling professional photographer, Joshua headed into Imaging USA skeptical but open to learn. And learn he did. You're going to relate and want to register for Imaging if you haven't already! 
Shooting Pro Portraits With Window Light in a Tiny Home Studio
In a hurry or don't have the right lighting equipment with you? Photographer Irene Rudnyk shows you how to use natural window lighting to achieve beautiful, minimalist results. 
Top 10 Packing Essentials for Imaging USA
Are you as ready as you can be for Imaging USA 2018? Here's our annual, handy checklist for what to bring this year (and what to leave behind) to make the most of your Imaging experience. 
How to Control Your Portrait Backgrounds With a 70-200mm Telephoto Lens:
Patrick Hall with FStoppers has experimented with lots of lenses, but he believes his backgrounds are best controlled with the telephoto lens. Check this out to find out why and learn some tips on how to get the best portrait shots. 
2017 Copyright Small Claims in Review
It was a very big year for the Fight for Artists' Rights. Take a look at this timeline of everything you need to know about the efforts in D.C. to get HR 3945 passed and see what YOU can do to help! 
4 Photography New Years Resolutions You Should Adopt in 2018:
FStoppers' Ryan Cooper has these interesting ways to think about the year ahead. Where should you be spending your focus and committing your time? What role should social media play? Read these and see if they line up with your own resolutions. 
7 Survival Tips for Imaging USA 2018
MORE IMAGING!: You're going to want to make the most out of your time in Nashville at Imaging USA 2018. Here's a handy guide for how to take care of your feet, wallet and brain while you soak up all the photography goodness Imaging USA has to offer. 
Instagram Recommends Photos in Your Feed Now, Users Aren't Happy
SOCIAL MEDIA: Uh-oh, Instagram has done it again. The social media giant is now showing users "recommended" photos in their feed...from people they don't follow. Read about the reaction this new tweak is receiving online. 
Learn Everything You Want to Know About Using Drones at Imaging USA FOR FREE! 
 The Drone Zone at Imaging USA 2018 will cover everything you need to know about being a drone photographer. Did we mention that an EXPO PASS is FREE? Register for yours today! 
Happy New Year! Our Top Blogs From 2017
Best Of:
We've compiled a list of some of the best blogs of the year from PPA Today. Maybe you missed some? Dive in and get a last blast of inspiration to get you ready for 2018.
There you have 'em, our weekly blog post roundup! What photography blogs or podcasts do YOU follow? Post your favories on theLoop or email them to us at