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Does anyone know where I can find a Lowepro Speedster camera strap?  I've been using one for years, best strap for day to day carry, but not necessarily production work.  I put it on my Nikon D5 when I got it, and now I would like to use it on my Nikon ...
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If you’d like to offer something out of the ordinary to your clients, infrared photography may be an appealing option. Renowned photographer, author, and photographic educator, Laurie Klein, has differentiated herself by specializing in infrared photography, ...
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You want to make it on your own as a photographer, but that costs money. You don’t want to be drowning in debt, so what do you do? Lindsay Betz manages a popular photography studio in Colorado, and she’s an expert in creating a budget, managing money, ...
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  Imaging USA 2019 , the largest annual convention and expo organized by professional photographers for professional photographers, will be held January 20-22, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. In anticipation of this three-day ...
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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 was the subject of a recent hearing by the House Judiciary Committee. It is intended to help creators like photographers and visual artists who are often ...
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If you're looking to get the inside scoop about the International Photographic Competition, then be sure to visit the IPC Merit Café while you're in Atlanta for Imaging USA 2019! The IPC Merit Café is located in the Imaging Expo, home to a host of ...
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Watch PPA Testify on Capitol Hill!

In October of 2017, Representative Hakeem Jeffries introduced H.R. 3945- the Copyright Small Claims Bill or CASE. Soon after, 14 members of the House of Representative signed on as co-sponsors. Over the next year, PPA and our coalition of other organizations ...
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Professional Photographers of America (PPA) will again award scholarships for its annual convention, Imaging USA.  PPA promotes the importance of continuing education for photographers, as evidenced by its one-of-a-kind online and in-person educational ...
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Behind every successful business is an effective system. After more than 35 years, Hudson’s Portrait Design has established proven techniques for not only achieving sales, but also building strong relationships for repeated bookings. Now, the father-son ...
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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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