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Recently, the California State Supreme Court issued a decision that drastically changes who can be deemed an independent contractor. Sadly, this decision makes it extremely difficult for anybody in the state to continue to be considered an independent ...
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Results are now available for the 2018 International Photographic Competition! Congratulations to all the photographers who earned merits or had their images chosen to be part of PPA's prestigious loan collection. This year, your scores from the IPC ...
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BY DAN FERGUSON, M.PHOTOG.CR., CPP Photographs, edited images, schedules, orders, receivables, and on and on: When you’re a professional photographer, your business is dependent on your computer and the data it stores. When that computer experiences ...
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During the period of Communist China, media served the purpose of distributing propaganda for the government and to make citizens more subservient. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that China passed its “Open Up and Reform” policy and lifted many of the bans ...
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I have always used an HDR program for the first step in processing digital negative photos. After tone mapping they put back in Lightroom. The next step is final developing in Lightroom. I then move them to backgrounds ( iMac) where I can observe them ...
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Your studio is the first thing customers see when they walk in, so you want to make sure that it leaves them with a good first impression. Your studio should represent you, your photos, and your business accurately, as well as make the clients as comfortable ...
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Senior mobile App

I am looking into using Pixiset to create a free mobile app as an incentive for high school seniors.  This would be just some highlights from their session after they have purchased a minimum. Has anyone tried this?  Do you think it would be better to ...
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How much is art worth? That’s not a philosophical question. Art is worth billions to the U.S. economy—more than $763 billion, in fact. That’s the value for 2015 (the most recent year available) as determined by a study from the U.S. Bureau of Economic ...
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By Tim Walden M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr.,CPP, F-ASP The phone call that our studio had been dreading during our transition from film to digital photography finally came one day, and it just so happened, I was the one who answered the phone. The woman ...
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As you know, the CASE Act (H.R. 3945) is a bill that was introduced last year by Rep. Jeffries and is expected to be considered soon by the House Judiciary Committee. It is intended to help creators like photographers and visual artists who are often ...
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BY JOHNNY SUNDBY, M.PHOTOG., CPP Over the past 14 years, I’ve increased my studio’s annual revenue nearly tenfold, with consistent, predictable gains each year. And in the past four years, according to the PPA Benchmark, my studio has ranked in the ...
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What is a Buyer Persona? Your target audience can be whittled down to one or two specific people. These are the people you will consider when creating any content or collateral to promote your photography business. In theory, these are generalizations ...
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One of the best ways to improve on your finest work and earn recognition is to challenge yourself with   PPA Photographic Competitions , especially when you choose to get your images critiqued by an official IPC juror! A critique is a video recording ...
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It’s almost time! The final showdown of the World Photographic Cup takes place during a two-day event this weekend in Sydney, Australia, culminating in the final ceremony on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Thirty countries are competing in this highly-anticipated ...
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On April 13 th , Representative Shuster of Pennsylvania introduced the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 also known as H.R. 4. The bill’s primary purpose is to ensure the FAA is funded until 2023. Along with ensuring funding this bill also addresses many ...
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Just recently, I've started having problems with all my Wacom Intuos tablets on all my computers. My guess was that MS did an update that affected the Wacom tablet. One of the items driving me crazy was the brush tool that was acting more like the move ...
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Get ready to connect and grow with fellow photographers in this year's Spring   Super 1 Day ! Online registration is open now through April 30 for Super 1 Day, May 7-21, when dozens of studios across the country will host all day, peer-to-peer education ...
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PPA is back on Capitol Hill for the second week, fighting for your copyrights harder than ever and this time we brought in the big guns! During our meetings for the next two days, your Advocacy Team has the PPA Board of Directors attending meetings right ...
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Your voice is being heard. People like you, fighting for artists’ rights, have sent letters to Congress over the past few months to champion H.R. 3945, the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (“the CASE Act ”). CASE addresses a ...
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Get ready to connect and grow with fellow photographers in this year's Spring   Super 1 Day ! Online registration is now open for Super 1 Day, May 7-21, when dozens of studios across the country will host all day, peer-to-peer education workshops that ...
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