PPA Affiliate Tips & Clips April 2014

April 2014

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Be More Inspired

The Good, the Bad, and the Balmy
Guest blogger Mariah Ashley is back from vaca- err make that shooting a destination wedding. If you don't think there's a difference, make sure you read about her experience in the Dominican Republic.

Get Your Images Ready!
Entries for this year's International Photographic Competition will be accepted May 26 - June 26 and the judging will take place August 3-7 at Gwinnett Tech in Lawrenceville, GA.

Be More In-the-Know

April is Copyright Awareness Month
Recently, we've been giving you updates on the situation on Capitol Hill. With your help we'll keep that momentum going in April because it's Copyright Awareness Month! See how you can get involved to educate yourself and your community on your copyrights.

Nickles Group Joins Copyright Fight with PPA
Big news everyone! PPA is proud to announce an agreement with the Nickles Group to help our efforts on Capitol Hill. This is a huge deal!!! Read the press release in the blog to see what exactly the agreement means for you.

Be More Rewarded

Extreme Deal from Animoto Pro
If you're looking to implement video into your product line, then boy do we ever have a deal for you! Creating fusion products is emerging as a major moneymaker. PPA's latest Extreme Deal comes from Animoto Pro. With this deal, new subscribers get one year of Animoto Pro for just $194* (normally $249). The deal only lasts from April 16-30, so take advantage now!

Accucolor Extreme Deal
Get one 10x10, 15 side/30 page album and two 8x8, 15 side/30 page albums with the "Elite Collection" or "Leatherette" cover material for only $300! Plus save 50% off any album upgrade options. This PPA members-only offer ends March 31, 2014.

Capitol Hill Update from PPA's Government Affairs Team
There might be some exciting legislation on the way for photographers and copyright owners! PPA is back from Capitol Hill with another update on orphan works. If you aren't familiar with what they are, read up on the original posts to see what the fuss is about. Then see what was talked about last week!

Be More In-Demand

Exclusive Deal from Professional Photographer Magazine
Attention affiliate members! Have you considered subscribing to Professional Photographer magazine? Well now is the time, because the magazine is offering an exclusive deal just for you. Professional Photographer is slashing the price down to $17.95 for affiliate members (regularly $27.00). The offer* only lasts until May 31, so make sure you take advantage! Subscribe now at PPmag.com/1795.

*Offer good for new and renewing subscribers

Be More Visible

Faces of PPA Campaign
If you haven't submitted your Faces of PPA profile yet, now is the perfect time! Submissions are always open for this ongoing campaign that showcases the diversity within the PPA community. Get involved, have fun and show us who you are in your own creative way. That's all that matters! In the meantime, have a look at this handy Faces of PPA video and check out the gallery on Facebook.

PPA Branded Apparel
Have you been looking for more than a pin to show off your membership? Well check out the brand-new PPA branded apparel from Land's End! Browse the entire selection to find something for you. You can even customize where you want the logo!

Upcoming Live Workshops & Webinars

Register for Super 1 Day!
How about some live, in-person, peer-to-peer learning? You don't want to miss this! From May 5-19 more than 100 studios across the country (the globe, actually) will open their doors and offer Super 1 Day classes! There are classes on any topic you can imagine, from marketing to lighting to weddings and competitions. There's even a couple on horses! Read more to find a class near you. Bonus: All Super 1 Day attendees will receive the Bonus Pack, featuring offers and discounts from several big name companies.

Certification Preparation Class
Planning to take the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) exam? Before you do, why not take this 3-day intensive class, covering all the topics on the exam? You'll gain a better technical knowledge of photography, which probably means a more peaceful sleep before the exam!

PPA Business Workshops
Summer school isn't the bummer it used to be—not when it can help you bring in more money. See if one of these upcoming workshops fits into your schedule and sign up!

Business Basics (for wedding photographers)
Jul 12–13, 2014 - Atlanta, GA
Early bird rate available through May 28.

Business Breakthroughs
Jul 14–16, 2014 - Atlanta, GA
Early bird rate available through June 4.


There are several ways you can engage with your members:

  • In theLoop, PPA's exclusive online community.
  • Want a place to chat with other Affiliate Leaders? theLoop has a group for that!
  • Check out the Affiliate Leaders group.
  • Or why not become active and promote your affiliate in your State community?

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