Another week, another roundup! Enjoy this week's top photography stories from around the web below.
1. FREE See The Difference Marketing Tools!
SEE THE DIFFERENCE: PPA's See The Difference® Campaign is dedicated to helping PPA photographers show potential clients the value in hiring and paying for a pro over an amateur. With that in mind, here is a host of new resources for PPA members to use in their marketing efforts. From logos to videos, side-by-side image comparisons, customizable brochures, dedicated landing page and tips and FAQs to share with clients, you will find an ever-growing toolbox to help you be more marketable. Check them out!
INSPIRATION: In this post from PetaPixel, five alternative techniques for processing photos are shared. Each technique creates some unique results. You may be inspired to try one out!
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: This post is great for any photographer who shoots Orthodox Jewish weddings or is looking to break into this market. The Photoblographer interviews longtime Orthodox Jewish wedding photographer Jocelyn Voo on how she got into this market, as well as advice from what she's learned doing this type of wedding photography.
SEE THE DIFFERENCE/JUST FOR FUN: Here's a post that will make you laugh, and that you can also share with potential clients to show the importance of hiring a professional photographer. Check out these baby photos gone wrong on Dose. Don't forget that PPA's See The Difference Campaign is here to help PPA members show the value of professional photography. Check out the resources that can help your sales and marketing efforts.
AERIAL DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY: Aerial photography using drones has become a quickly growing market. However, concerns over privacy and airspace continue to pop up. In this post, Fstoppers reports on a bill recently signed into law in California that restricts drones from flying over private property. If you use a drone to do aerial photography, take a look. Even if you don't live in California, legislation's like this may soon be headed your way.
TECHNOLOGY: All photographers know how frustrating it can be to attempt to photograph a building or other still scenes in a busy area with people and traffic moving through your shot. Well, Adobe may soon have a solution to this problem. They've invented a new camera setting called 'Monument Mode' that removes people and other distractions from your shot, in real-time! It's a pretty neat innovation that all photographers will get a kick out off. Check out a sneak preview on PetaPixel.
NEWBORN POSING: Are you new to the newborn photography market and want to avoid the disasters in the previous post? Check out this post from Digital Photography School. You'll get 3 simple posing ideas that will help start you down the right path.
BACKUP PLANS: Are you prepared if something with your business goes south? Check out this helpful blog post from PPA member, Rachel Brenke, providing tips and helpful solutions to avoid conflict in your business.
IMPROVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY:
As a photographer, you know it's important to keep improving your images. While entering competitions like PPA's International Photographic Competitio
n and getting your images critiqued by the judges is a great way to do this, you can also critique your own images on a daily basis. This quick list from Lightroom Killer Tips provides some good questions to ask yourself about every image you make.
EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY: If you've ever photographed a dance party where they have harsh LED lights on the dance floor, you know how difficult it can be to get a good photograph. This post on Photography Life shares a technique you can use to remove those harsh LED lights and recover your image.
There you have it, our favorite posts of the week! What photography blogs or podcasts do you follow? Post your favorite on theLoop or email them to us at OnlineContentCommitee @ PPA.com