Jeff Vanuga Finds Renewed Success Leading Photo Tours

Jeff Vanuga Finds Renewed Success Leading Photo Tours

Award-winning nature and wildlife photographer Jeff Vanuga is in a talkative mood. On the state of editorial and commercial photography today, he says, “Well, compared to a decade or more ago, the assignments are definitely fewer and farther between. And…
President’s Message: Develop Your Brand

President’s Message: Develop Your Brand

© Tim Kelly and Kyla Renee Paintings PPA President Gregory Daniel Many years ago, during a long-term goal planning session, my wife, Lesa, and I recognized that our focus on being a general purpose, mom-and-pop studio needed to change. We…
3 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Skip

3 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Skip

Running a small business is filled with essential to-dos, some of which are simply mechanical, administrative functions we’d rather just let slide now and then. But there are three things successful entrepreneurs never skip, according to author and business expert…
Branding: How to Build a Strategic Pyramid to Solidify your Identity

Branding: How to Build a Strategic Pyramid to Solidify your Identity

In virtually any consumer market segment, a good brand is critical to success. Unfortunately, many photographers have let their brand develop organically without any strategic intent. As a result, their business identity floats adrift without purposeful guidance. This is what…
Heroes at Work: First Responder Photos Win Prize

Heroes at Work: First Responder Photos Win Prize

On assignment with the European Pressphoto Agency, Christian Monterrosa arrived at the scene of a wildfire in Sylmar, California, that later became known as the Saddleridge Fire. Arriving shortly after the blaze was announced over the radio, Monterrosa noticed a…
Photographer Documents the Drama of Storytelling

Photographer Documents the Drama of Storytelling

Much of a story is told through the subtle (and not so subtle) movements of the face and hands, as evidenced by Neal Schlosburg’s photo series “My Picture Tells a Story.” For the sessions, he asks each subject to tell…
Photographers Without Borders Enables Photographers to Give Back

Photographers Without Borders Enables Photographers to Give Back

After photographing weddings and portraits for almost 20 years, Ron B. Wilson felt he’d hit a wall. He wanted to reconnect with his first love, photojournalism, which he’d studied in college, so he plugged “photojournalism projects abroad” into Google. That’s…
A Light Box and Portable Studio for Portrait Photographers

A Light Box and Portable Studio for Portrait Photographers

A light box or portable studio may not seem like a tool portrait photographers would use very often. But what about using one to take your marketing imagery to the next level? I’ve been wanting to try a light box…
3 iPad Apps for In-person Sales

3 iPad Apps for In-person Sales

IPads are lightweight, easy to use, and portable: Who wouldn’t like to use one for in-person sales sessions? While there are plenty of full-featured sales platforms you could consider using, here are three iOS-compatible apps worth looking at if you’d…
Product Review: Sigma fp

Product Review: Sigma fp

The full-frame 24.6-megapixel, 4K UHD-capable Sigma fp caused a stir when it was introduced last year. Measuring slightly less than 4.5x2.75x1.785 inches and weighing a scant 13 ounces, the camera is packed with a lot of image-making power. Part of…
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