By Autumn Rice
We're in the full swing of summer and the temperatures are burning. Grab a cold glass of water (and find an air conditioned room) and beat the heat with our top blog posts from July 18-22!
EXPLORATION: Photographers are always looking for the perfect location to shoot. They even seek help from their peers to find hot spots. This photographer says even if you think you've photographed every location there is, you should look again. Check out how to find great locations to photograph in this blog post.
COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH: As children we're all encouraged to follow our passion. So why is this blogger saying you shouldn't? This argument on how following your passion could make you bound to fail is thought-provoking. See what nugget you could take away to keep YOUR passion alive.
DRONES: The wait is over and the regulations are finally here! The FAA has released the new business regulations for flying UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) and PPA has read all 600 pages to help YOU better understand how to (legally) incorporate drones into your business. Before you fly your drone be more prepared by reading PPA's summary of the regulations.
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: DSLR astrophotography is a great way to get started capturing with capturing the wonders of the sky. Read this blog about all you need to become a pro on DSLR astrophotography.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Instagram has surpassed its 500 million monthly user's benchmark, and has over 300 million daily users. If you're still one of the few photographers or creatives on planet earth not on Instagram, why does this matter to you? Read all about social media's uses for photographers and why Instagram is such a big deal in this article.
CURRENT EVENTS: Photographers get shots of political events all the time, so why are they bringing war zone protective gear to photograph this year's Republican National Convention? Find out the method behind the photographer's madness in this blog post.
ONLINE MARKETING: SEO is a great channel for generating traffic, and converting that traffic into regular sales. This article explains the best SEO practices for artists, and the best way to setup SEO on an Art Storefront site.
CAMERA ANGLES: We all know there is no limit to what photographers will do to get "the shot", but it's possible that these photographers reached new heights. Check out the crazy things these guys did to capture car chase scenes at the perfect angle.
SALES: The internet is a powerful tool when it comes to sales for artists. It opens up a whole new world of clients and revenue. But what makes selling online effective? Check out the 20 tips this article gives for selling your visual art online.
EDITING TRICK: Editing with Photoshop can get tricky, so listen to this tip to crack the code on it! By using a little-known and almost never-used blend mode in Photoshop, you can align two things perfectly every single time. Watch this video to see what tools to use and how to use them.
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.