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By Chris Homer

With PPA you have 24/7 access to over 350 HD tutorial videos designed to educate you on all
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 things photography and business. As videos are added every month, you are sure to find a video that fits you. Best of all, it comes FREE for PPA members. 

Here are some of the latest tutorials available to you!

There will come a time when a photographer may not have access to a window light source during a shoot. However, mimicking window light in the studio can result in a beautiful, large and soft yet directional source. In this segment of Taking Control, PPAedu lighting expert, Tony Corbell, Cr. Photog., API, will leave you feeling confident and ready for the challenge by demonstrating different placements of light shaping tools and how subtle shifts in light directions make all of the difference.

From the moment you first attract an ideal client all the way through to the sale and beyond, your brand must be unforgettable. Relationship building is the number one priority in creating an unforgettable brand. It starts with the first contact and basically, never ends. There are 5 major points to master if you want to be a brand that's irresistible. Join Teri Fode as she shares how to get these right so that you're on your way to standing out in your market place, no matter how crowded it is!

Do people complain about price? Do they want everything digital? Do they buy the least amount possible or change your packages? Do you work long hours feeling underpaid? Watch this PPAedu video and learn and understand some fundamentals and key facets to the psychology of pricing.

Visit PPA.com/Edu to learn more and take your photography and business to the next level!


ch_headshot_100x100.jpgAbout the author:
Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.


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Want to know how some photographers consistently improve their skills? Check out PPA's 500+ video tutorials database: PhotoVision. You can start with the Free Video of the Month, "Marketing to Women".

Consider the fact that marketing to women is different than marketing to men and you'll see why Sue Bryce views this as an ideal opportunity to focus your message. As a glamour photographer, the majority of her clients are women and she shares how she tailors her messaging to suit them. Sue systematically breaks down the different demographics while explaining the types of products each is drawn to.

PhotoVision is a ginormous photography-learning library that offers photographers education and solutions through cinematic HD videos from some of the biggest names in the industry. Because we want all photographers to Be More, PPA unlocks one PhotoVision video each month that can be viewed for free by anyone. If you are a member, you have full access to all PhotoVision videos. This is just one of many reasons to join PPA today!

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PPAedu gives you 24/7 access to over 350 HD tutorial videos designed to educate you on all things photography and business. With new videos added every month, you are sure to find a video that fits you. It's FREE as one of the many great resources that come with being a member of PPA. 

This month's NEW PPAedu video is "Equipment Essentials: What Wedding Photographers Need" by Bry Cox, M.Photog.Cr., CPP. In this class, PPA wedding expert Bry Cox walks you step-by-step through everything you need, down to the tips of your shoes -and what shoes they should be! With Bry, you'll learn important tricks of the trade like...

  • What to wear - If you're thinking about your neon high-tops or your shimmery vest, think again. Bry shows you the wardrobe that works best.
  • What to bring - No one comes empty-handed to a wedding, especially the photographer. Aside from your camera, what do you bring? Do you have a checklist? Do you need a backup camera? What about lenses, batteries or memory cards? Lighting equipment? Don't panic! Bry gets you organized!
  • Time management - The bride can be late, but not you! Learn appropriate time management to get the job done right.
  • Your backup plan - Should you back up your cards? If so, when and how? What if you're traveling? Bry tells you everything you need to know, whether you're shooting a wedding in town or Timbuktu.
Visit PPA.com/PPAedu to learn more and see how you can take your photography and business to the next level!

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If you are a professional photographer looking to offer a portrait experience that will bring year-round cash flow, allow you to feel good about what you do, AND give your clients something to RAVE about . . . tomorrow's free webinar is for you. 

Kay Eskridge has hit the jackpot by offering photography options for tween-agers (9-12 years old). With social media changing the face of how young people deal with self-image, especially girls in their tweens and teens, body-positive messages are becoming more popular. Kay's goal is to become a part of this movement with her photography and the experience that comes with these programs. 

The portrait experiences she covers are:  
Model for a Day  
Primp & Pose Portrait Parties (4-part series that involves her parent)

This webinar also covers Partnership Marketing Campaigns, as they play a big role in all of the programs. Additionally, you'll learn how to set up marketing strategies, increase your sales in this very lucrative target market, and feel good about making a difference in a young person's life. Finally, Kay will discuss why it is so IMPORTANT to educate this generation on the value of printing photographs.

This webinar is FREE and open to all TOMORROW ONLY, so register now and tune in, November 21, 2017, at 2:00 pm ET.

Oh, and if you're a member of PPA, you'll be able to replay this and any PPA webinar at your leisure and as many times you wish (videos uploaded about two weeks after original webinar date)! Block your calendar and learn how to be a successful tween photographer!



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By Bthany Clark

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PPAedu gives you 24/7 access to over 350 HD tutorial videos designed to educate you on all things photography and business. With new videos added every month, you are sure to find a video that fits you. It's comes FREE as one of the many great resources that come with being a member of PPA. 

This learning opportunity is too great to turn down, especially since the newest lineup of tutorials, sponsored by Profoto, features tips and coaching from none other than Tony Corbell, Cr. Photog., API! Check out the newest videos form this amazing lighting master. They are part of a series called TAKING CONTROL:

There will come a time when a photographer may not have access to a window light source during a shoot. Mimicking window light in the studio can result in a beautiful, large, and soft yet directional source. This tutorial will leave you feeling confident and ready for the challenge as Tony walks you through different placements of light-shaping tools, and how subtle shifts in light directions make all of the difference in portraiture.

And there are more videos from Tony Corbell in this 'Taking Control' series, so bookmark these, make time in your agenda to watch them, and learn lighting techniques from the oh-so-talented Tony Corbell:


About Tony Corbell:
Tony is a true living legend in his industry, for his photographic talent his commitment to training and education! His Basic Studio Lighting book has become the basis for numerous photographic college lighting courses and he has been a photographer, photographic educator, and an author his entire adult life, and he has written articles in nearly every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China. Tony has photographed three U.S. presidents, The Millennium Summit Meeting of World Leaders at the United Nations, countless sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts. He is currently featured on PPAedu, KelbyOne, Epson and Creativelive and his YouTube videos have surpassed one million views as he explains lighting techniques to photographers throughout the world. 

Visit PPA.com/PPAedu to learn more and see how you can start your to take your photography and business to the next level!


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By Mayo Lawal

With over 200 instructors teaching in almost every state, Super 1 Day this past October was a huge success; and YOU can help make the Spring 2018 session even better!  This program provides a unique opportunity for photographers to learn photography tips, tricks, techniques, and best practices from fellow professionals. More and more photographers take advantage of these peer-to-peer educational workshops hosted in dozens of studios across the country.

So, here's where you come in: PPA is looking for instructors who are willing to share their knowledge with other photographers for the May 7-21, 2018 session of Super 1 Day. There are many benefits to teaching a class (or two!), including digging deeper into your subject area, elevating the industry by improving our profession overall, and even earning two merits towards your PPA Photographic Degree!

Instructor applications close January 29, 2018, so be sure to you fill out yours completely by then. Also, you can invite your pro photographer friends to apply as well! 

Find out how you can apply to be a Super 1 Day Instructor today!

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by Mayo Lawal

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Want to know how some photographers consistently improve their skills? Check out PPA's 500+ video tutorials database: PhotoVision. You can start with the Free Video of the Month, "On The Town."

In this video, Andy Marcus and his assistants photograph a wedding couple in a beautiful European-style memorial garden, and at the waterfront to capture their images against the Jersey skyline. Then, they demonstrate how to utilize silhouettes and leading lines to create stunning abstract images that retain selling power. Watch how they use blurred foreground to create frames within a frame that help give images an artistic flair!

PhotoVision is a ginormous photography-learning library that offers photographers education and solutions through cinematic HD videos from some of the biggest names in the industry. Because we want all photographers to Be More, PPA unlocks one PhotoVision video each month that can be viewed for free by anyone. If you are a member, you have full access to all PhotoVision videos. This is just one of many reasons to join PPA today!

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Did you know that PPA offers a personalized, online education platform? With PPAedu, you are able to create a program that best fits you and your business needs from an extensive library with hundreds of educational videos.

And it's free! That's right, as a PPA member, you can access these videos any time, any day! If you have photographer friends who aren't PPA members but would enjoy this video, you can share this one, because PPAedu unlocks one free video for everyone to view each month. But be sure to hurry and share because non-members will only be able to access this video during November!

If you are curious about what goes into flying a drone, this month's FREE video is for you! In "Flying Your Drone," Stacy Garlington will give you a basic overview on how to operate a drone from the pre-flight to take-off and landing. You will learn basic take-off and landing steps, pre-flight procedures, and basic drone flight terminology. So tune in this week and get a quick glance at what a drone can do!


Non-members will have access to this video the entire month of November, but can get FREE access to all the videos and much more by joining PPA today!


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By David Eun

Drones are here and ready to take your photography to new heights - literally! But, we have to be honest with ourselves and realize they are complex, expensive pieces of equipment; it's not a toy (per se). We mention this because PPA wants to ensure all of our drone photographers fully understand the ins-and-outs of drone capabilities and limitations to ensure safety and fun!

So, how do you fly a drone?

PPAedu presents Flying Your Drone, hosted by returning faces Randy Braun and Stacy Garlington! From preflight safety checklists to how to land, the duo overviews every detail in regards to effectively taking phenomenal photos from the skies. Check it out now!

The only way to access these helpful videos is through your PPA membership. As a PPA member you can access these videos anywhere, anytime. Between PPAedu and PhotoVision, photographers who have a PPA membership can tap into hundreds of programs to help them Be More! Get full access to all the PPAedu and PhotoVision videos.

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By David Eun

PPA believes photographers should consistently improve their skills. A superb resource to help you refine your craft is our 500+ video tutorials database: PhotoVision. Check out our Free Video of the Month, "Simplified Location Lighting"!

In this video, Ed Pierce and Lori Nordstrom take a high school senior on a photo shoot that spans three gorgeous outdoor locations. They instruct on both natural and high-speed sync flash lighting, and how to combine them in order to get beautifully lit images. They also discuss how to compose inventive and unique images in common locations.

PhotoVision is a ginormous photography-learning library that offers photographers education and solutions through cinematic HD videos from some of the biggest names in the industry. PPA photographers get PhotoVision streaming...absolutely free! And because we want all photographers to Be More, PPA unlocks one PhotoVision video each month so you can share it with your non-member friends. Go ahead, share and show them why they should join PPA today!

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by Mayo LawalPPAedu_Free-Webinar_10-03-17_1200x1200.jpg

Let's face it: though undeniably important, pricing is not the most exciting part of photography. So if you're struggling with pricing, you're probably not alone... but you can attend tomorrow's free webinar to get some valuable tips that could help a great deal!

Join Andrew Funderburg (photography expert and industry visionary) as he shows you not only how to price profitably, as per the PPA Benchmark Survey, but also how to strategically price your albums and wall art. At the end of this webinar, you'll have a pricing blueprint for sales as well as examples of wall-art designs that really move. 

Oh and it's open to all photographers for free! So don't miss it; register today and tune in tomorrow, October 3, 2017, at 2pm ET. Additionally, if you're a PPA member, just wait 2 weeks after the initial broadcast and you will be able to replay this (and any PPA webinar) as many times as you wish! Block your calendar and... enjoy!


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By David Eun 

Professional photography can be a stressful profession. Studios come and go all the time, and no photographer desires to live from paycheck to paycheck. That's why we ensure you have the knowledge you need to run a fulfilling business! 

PPA's free webinar tomorrow - hosted by Bruce Hudson, M.Photog.Cr, and Charles Hudson - delves into photography business strategy. Particularly, the Hudson team will use their 45 years of combined experience to educate viewers on how to effectively identify and market towards key clients as well transform those clients into long-term patrons for your company. 

This webinar is open to ALL photographers, both beginner photographers seeking to become full-timers and also experienced ones desiring to rejuvenate their struggling businesses. The webinar begins tomorrow (9/28) at 2:00 pm ET. Register today and hopefully we'll see you then!

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by David Eun 
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Does your photography business seem to feel stuck in its tracks lately? You have the drive and the willingness to take your company to new heights, but you're unsure of the tangible steps to take to make it happen? Then do we have an announcement for you

PPA is hosting a free webinar tomorrow regarding strategies to drastically expand your business. And with a combined 80-plus years of modern photography business experience, guest speakers Todd Lewis and Charles Lewis, M.Photog.Cr., A-ASP, will be covering a range of topics, including - but not limited to - garnering long-term clients and securing personal free time for rest and relaxation. 

All photographers of any skill level and/or style are welcomed to join. Furthermore, PPA members will be able to replay the talk two weeks after the initial broadcast as many times as humanly possible! The webinar will begin tomorrow (9/26) at 1:00 pm ET, so register today to tune in for all the keen insight our speakers have to offer. Hope to see you there!

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by Mayo Lawal

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You want to explore drone photography but you just don't know what regulation guidelines to follow, or how much you should budget to spend, or even which drone to buy. Get answers to these questions and more in tomorrow's free webinar!

From equipment options to evolving regulations, Manie Kohn, the first trained, certified, and fully-insured drone pilot in the USA, will help demystify and declutter the confusing landscape of drone photography. Using his own personal experiences, Manie will share valuable insights that you can use to build and grow your business in your local area.

Oh and it's open to all photographers for free! So don't miss it; register today and tune in tomorrow, September 21, 2017, at 2pm ET. Additionally, if you're a PPA member, just wait 2 weeks after the initial broadcast and you will be able to replay this (and any PPA webinar) as many times as you wish! Block your calendar and... enjoy!

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By James Yates
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You can't go it alone and be successful in your business (well, you can...but it's much harder...and did we mention lonely?) You need the support of your peers and, when it comes to connecting professional photographers, PPA offers a lot of opportunities.

PPA has amazing online education available to its members, of course, but sometimes it's best to get out from behind the computer! Take advantage of opportunities to Be More Connected that involve directly interacting with an instructor and/or fellow photographers live and in person. If face-to-face, in-person learning works better for you, then PPA has you covered!

  • Super 1 Day Events: Super 1 Day events occur bi-annually for two weeks and are facilitated by professional photographers looking to share their knowledge and experience with others. During Super 1 Day events, you get the opportunity to take part in day-long workshops covering a huge cross-section of topics. These are fantastic opportunities to hone your skills in addition to networking with your peers! Register now for Super 1 Day!

  • PPA Affiliate Schools: PPA has partnered with photography schools all over the country-and even in others- to provide professionals with in-person educational opportunities for one week each year. And like Super 1 Day, taking advantage of classes offered in these Affiliate Schools is not only a great way to become a better photographer, but also a great way to meet other pros just like you!

  • Photographic Competitions: All artists need to feel a sense of belonging and, according to Anne Geddes, PPA gave her "the fellowship and opportunities for my work to be reviewed and judged by my peers through photographic competitions, and it helped build my confidence and credibility as a photographer." Anne says, "There is a camaraderie that comes from entering your best images in print competitions. The judges are all walking up and 'sniffing' your print, as we used to joke. A judge says, 'You know, I don't think it's good enough for...' It's character building." PPA competitions begin at the start of the year at the district level and continue to the International Photographic Competition every summer.

  • Imaging USA: The world's largest, strongest and longest-running photography expo and convention continues to get bigger and better! 2018 is set to be no exception. Imaging USA will set up shop in Nashville, Tennessee. That's right. We'll be invading the Music City for three amazing days (six with pre-con!) of Imaging USA, January 14-16, 2018. You can't help but Be More Connected with a trip to Imaging USA! 

So get up, get out and get to learning! PPA is always adding ways to Be More Connected as a member. Learn more now at PPA.com/Connected. 


By Bethany Clark

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No matter how great your photography skills are, or how awesome your business is doing, there is always room for growth. So why not learn how to further develop yourself and move your business forward with PPAedu live webinars? They're free for all photographers! 

PPAedu webinars are packed with useful information from industry experts about the most popular topics in the business. From creative techniques that make your photos stand out, to how to run a top-notch photography business, we've got the webinars for you.  

Check out the webinars coming up this month:

September 12, 2017
This class is for all photographers who are passionate about photography, and especially those who regularly search for inspiration. This webinar looks at common attributes of highly-successful, creative people; the keys to generating consistent results; and ways to increase our ability to express ourselves as visual artists. 

September 14, 2017
We all have slow times in our photography business. What can you do to help get your business going again? Are there things you should be doing? Rosh Sillars shares ideas to help you get back on track.

September 21, 2017
Wondering what to buy, what NOT to buy, and what to look out for? This is the webinar for you! Join Manie Kohn to help demystify and declutter the confusing landscape of drone equipment. Manie shares his own personal, valuable insights and actionable, competitive advantages you can immediately use to build (or expand) your business in YOUR local area.

September 26, 2017
This in-depth workshop has been created to show photographers EXACTLY what to do (and what NOT to do) RIGHT NOW to make over $100,000 profit PER YEAR, all from photography, and all without working more than 45 hours a week. Now is your chance to have two photographers with over 80 years of combined experience running modern photography businesses give you their complete blueprints to how to build and run a very successful photography business.

September 28, 2017
What does it take to be successful and create a consistent living in the world of professional photography? Is producing award-winning images enough to put money in your bank account each and every month? Which strategies are the most effective to get you and your studio over the "finish line" that demands respect in your community and earn the money you deserve? Bruce and Josh Hudson have a combined 45 years of experience running a successful photographic studio near Seattle WA. They will be sharing their top 4.5 strategies that will help you build your studio business into a profit-making machine, and give you a consistent paycheck by maximizing your sales.

These webinars are coming up soon, so head on to PPA.com/Webinars to sign up today! (And if you miss a scheduled live session, never fear. All live webinars are included in the PPAedu course library, free for PPA members!)

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By Chris Homer

Did you know that PPA offers a personalized, online education platform? With PPAedu, you
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 are able to create a program that best fits you and your business needs from an extensive library with hundreds of educational videos.

And it's free! That's right, as a PPA member, you can access these videos any time, any day! If you are not a member, PPAedu also releases a video that's open for everyone to view every month. But be sure to hurry because you'll only be able to access the video for that month!

With sports photography, what happens after the shoot can be just as critical as the images you take. That's why in this month's release, "Sports & Events: Workflow", Jeff Gump shares the workflow secrets that are sure to score points, each and every time! 

Non-members will have access to this video the entire month of September, but if you would like to get FREE access to all the videos, join PPA today!

ch_headshot_100x100.jpgAbout the author:
Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.


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By Chris Homer

One of the best ways to enhance your skills as a photographer is by viewing the more than 500 video tutorials available on PhotoVisionVideo.com from top photographers in the business. Don't believe it? Check out the newest video titled "Do Not Compare Yourself" with Sue Bryce!

In this video, Sue shares her experience as a public figure and offers advice for facing criticism in a constructive manner. She offers steps for building an audience and reputation while suggesting that the photographer's focus should be on the service provided rather than the validation received.

PhotoVision is included for FREE with your PPA membership. So, what are you waiting for? Head over to PhotoVisionVideo.com to begin streaming classes today! Not a member? Join PPA today and get FREE access to all the videos!


ch_headshot_100x100.jpgAbout the author:
Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.

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by Trent Schick

With aerial photography becoming more popular and accessible, it's creating a whole new platform for creativity and style in photography. But it's not all smooth sailing. Photos are being taken in this new element and it's important you know how to make those images look their best.

Join Colin Smith (Founder, PhotoshopCAFE.com) as he shows you how to process your aerial photographs in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Aerial photos have some very unique characteristics that are different than the other photographs you have taken. Discover how to keep your photographs looking natural, but also bend a few rules to bring out the very best in each image. Colin's aerial panoramas stop people in their tracks because they are so vast and unique. Learn exactly how he makes these panoramas.

This is a great webinar to sharpen your skills and earn your wings in aerial photography. It's free and open to all, so register today and tune in tomorrow, June 13, 2017, at 2pm ET.

Oh and if you're a member of PPA, 2 weeks after the initial broadcast, you'll be able to replay this and any PPA webinar as many times as you wish! Block your calendar and... enjoy!

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by Trent Schick

Wouldn't it be great to have a learning program that's personalized to fit you and your business needs? Well, good news, because PPAedu does exactly that and more by providing you with all the educational tools you need to succeed as a photographer and business. All of this is accessible through your fingertips at any time.

PPAedu has created a great assessment tool that sets up your own personal plan of education. You will answer a series of business and photography-centered questions that will first determine your skill level to start. Then, based on your answers, PPAedu will pull online courses from its library to build your customized education plan. You will be able to hone your business and photography skills at your own pace and on your own time.

You also get 24/7 access to over 350 HD tutorial videos designed to educate you on all things photography and business. With new videos added every month, you are sure to find a video that fits you.


PPAedu is FREE to all members, and is just one of the many great resources that come with being a member. It's a learning opportunity that's too great to turn down.

Visit our website to learn more about PPAedu and see how you can start your education plan to make you and your business more successful! 

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