Blogs

by Sidra Safri 5:15 p.m. It's been another fantastic day on Capitol Hill for PPA and Small Claims! Things started off at lunch with Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Representative Blackburn gave great ...
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by James Yates Lisa Dillon, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, and Bryan Welsh, Cr. Photog., API, share a fresh perspective on PPA's International Photographic Competition. Specifically, they look at the "12 Elements of a Merit Image" in a new light. ...
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The times, they are a changing... and it could have a HUGE impact on how professional photographers protect their images and their livelihood. Under the current copyright legislation, infringement claims must be filed in person and in federal court. ...
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by Sidra Safri Do you ever wonder if your client fully understands their contract--especially the portions dealing with copyright or the usage rights? Some clients are so focused on the end product they completely forget that they may have ...
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by Sidra Safri For a long time, wanting to take photos on train tracks has been extremely popular. What better way to celebrate a milestone and show that you are "heading somewhere in life" while getting some phenomenal shots? As great as ...
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by Sidra Safri On February 8th, the West Virginia Senate introduced a "Drone Bill" that effectively makes it difficult for photographers to continue to use drones for aerial photography. Senate Bill 9 contains two harmful provisions. As ...
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By James Yates The Business Challenge provides photography business owners with the information and tools they need to develop the foundation for a more profitable business over the course of one year. Not only do they receive the tools required ...
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By Bethany Clark Mistakes in drone safety could result in destroyed equipment, injuries, fines, and possibly even jail time . The BBC reported on the case of Paul Skinner, the 38-year-old owner of an aerial photography business in ...
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By Sidra Safri Photographers BEWARE! Google's new imaging software, RAISR, is every photographer's worst nightmare. RAISR stands for "Rapid and Accurate Image Super Resolution". This software, like many others on the market, is able to ...
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By Lisa Sharer Last year, several industry leaders came together to discuss the future of photography and the art of printing. Over the years we have seen a decline in the amount of printed works, and we've seen the effect it has on homes around the ...
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What To Charge

I was just contacted by Glamour magazine in Germany and they want an image that I shot of an actress. I have no clue what to ask, what type of release, and what to charge. I am an NYC headshot photographer so this is all new to me. I need to respond to ...
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Hi! I live in the Dumfries area and while I've only recently started getting serious about looking into photography as a business, I've been taking pictures for quite a while now. I am very much interested in concentrating myself into becoming a better ...
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Hello Everyone, I do model tests a lot and the photographer, makeup artist and model do it for images. Recently I did a test with a body painter. She wanted to do something with a model behind a frame. I came up with a concept, bought the props, set ...
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Angelic Moments

hello everyone am new to the loop
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Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of a Night to Shine or the Tim Tebow foundation. A fellow photographer was reaching out, in a local group we have here in Middle Georgia, for help in covering the event. After clicking the link and reading what ...
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Fashion Photography hands-on Workshop with Jorge Parra, using only natural ( ambient) light and modifiers Starting on March 2017, Jorge Parra Photography is offering a series of Advanced Photography Workshops for selected participants, ...
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does anyone know how to see AND hear the competition on an IPad? Thanks.
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By Sidra Safri Section 107 Drones regulations have been out less than a year, and drone usage has skyrocketed. Currently, according to the FAA, there are approximately 7,200 registered drones. With such a large increase in drone usage, the number ...
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By Tristin Vaccaro PPA's See The Difference(r) campaign is a two-pronged online, print, and social media initiative launched as a way to help clients "see the difference" when it comes to evaluating photographers. The knowledge and experience ...
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Rock Solid Business Strategy

By Tristin Vaccaro Photographer Darren Roberts went from photographing 20 city weddings a year to more than 50 mountain weddings in 2016. The transition took two years, but his determination allowed him to build a career creating what he loves. ...
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