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PhotoVision's high-quality, rich-content videos have been beneficial to photographers of all skill levels. These videos show you the latest and most effective techniques that expert photographers currently use to make their work even better, and you can too! See for yourself by checking out the latest video, hosted by Parker Pfister.

In this video, Parker Pfister sits down with PhotoVision correspondent Angela Kurkian to discuss his art and business. Parker stresses the importance of 'playing' to keep your creativity alive and your passion for photography strong. He elaborates on how establishing himself as a high-end artistic photographer means no longer having to rely heavily on marketing. Parker also discusses how he balances work and play.

PhotoVision is included with your PPA membership. That alone represents savings of $199/year! So what are you waiting for? Head over to PhotoVisionVideo.com and begin streaming classes today... for FREE! If you're not a member of PPA, consider joining today!

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By Bethany 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.

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, especially since the newest lineup of PPAedu videos, sponsored by Profoto, features none other than Tony Corbell as the instructor! The theme is how to "take control" of your photography and career. 

Tony has been involved in professional photography since 1979 when his first studio position was with his sister and her husband in West Texas. Since then, he has moved through an almost inspired life that has included traveling and lecturing in more than twenty countries, has photographed three U.S. presidents, 185 world leaders at the United Nations, sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts. 

In 2012, Tony passed a major milestone having taught more than 600 seminars and workshops nationally and internationally. In 2008/09 alone, Tony spoke to over 9,000 photographers in 36 cities throughout the world including London, Glasgow, Dublin, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Sydney and many more U.S. cities. 2010 - 2012 was again busy with Tony traveling to Germany, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, Dubai, London, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and many more than 30 U.S. cities teaching photographic lighting and image workflow processes and practices. His Basic Studio Lighting book from publisher Random House (AmPhoto) has been popular worldwide and is the basis for numerous photographic college lighting courses. Tony has written articles in nearly every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China.

Check out his latest video for PPAedu:

One of the challenges photographers face is photographing a group of people with less than ideal conditions due to harsh, overhead sunlight. In this video, Tony Corbell will tackle the details necessary to control light, shutter speed, and exposure efficiently and effectively to produce a high-quality image!

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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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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You're ready to go into photography full-time, but not sure where to start; or maybe you even already established your business but wonder if you're on the right track. PhotoVision has everything you need and more! These videos show you the latest and most effective techniques that expert photographers currently use to make their work even better, and you can too! See for yourself by checking out the latest video, the premier of a new series by Allison Tyler Jones.

 

In New Business Owner Advice, Allison discusses how she began in the photography business and shares her best pieces of advice for new business owners. She explains how to start booking clients, building your portfolio, and establishing your price list. She also shares her favorite business books that have helped her throughout her journey as a business owner.


PhotoVision is included with your PPA membership. That alone represents savings of $199/year! So, what are you waiting for? Head over to PhotoVisionVideo.com and begin streaming classes today... for FREE! If you're not a member of PPA, consider joining today!

 

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PhotoVision's high-quality, rich-content videos have been beneficial to photographers of all skill levels. These videos show you the latest and most effective techniques that expert photographers currently use to make their work even better, and you can too! See for yourself by checking out the latest video, hosted by Amy Doerring.


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In "A Little John Deere," Amy Doerring photographs three young sisters having a tea party. Amy demonstrates how to look for and capture the small moments that define a subject's personality. Amy shows how forgoing stiff posing and letting little kids just play, can lead to more expressive emotions. The kids also bring out a pet frog to play with while Amy photographs slice of life images.


PhotoVision is included with your PPA membership. That alone represents savings of $199/year! So, what are you waiting for? Head over to PhotoVisionVideo.com and begin streaming classes today... for FREE! If you're not a member of PPA, consider joining today!

 

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No doubt, one of the best ways to improve your skills is by learning from the experiences of others.  So if you haven't already, check out PPA's 500+ video tutorials database: PhotoVision. You can start with the Free Video of the Month, Pricing Philosophy.

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Understanding how to build a price list is just as important as learning the technical side of photography. In this video, Sue Bryce discusses the evolution of pricing and the lessons she has learned over the years as a professional photographer. She explains how to develop a price list that reflects your confidence and value as an artist, and how to reach your desired average sales. She shares her thoughts on sustainability and ways to make your upscale packages more appealing to clients.

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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By Chris Homer

Did you know that PPA offers a personalized, online education platform? With PPAedu, you
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 can 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, PPA members 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 in February!

If you want to take your lighting knowledge to the next level, advanced lighting is for you. In "Advanced Lighting: Kicklights, Spots & Gels", expert Tony Corbell shows you how to enhance what you're doing and add extras for more creativity and more WOW!

If you are not a member of PPA, you will have access to this video the entire month of February, but consider joining PPA so you can get FREE access to all the videos and much more!


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 Bethany Clark

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Drones are everywhere you look, including PPA's educational library! PPAedu has an extensive library filled with hundreds of educational videos on topics that interest professional photographers. Aside from being interesting, these videos are packed with loads of information to help you brush up on, or learn more about photography. In this case, drone photography!

"Using Drones in your photography Business" with Randy Braun and Stacy Garlington explains the added value drones can generate to your photography business. Learn how to broaden your client base and expand your line of services.

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. 


Would you like to challenge yourself with PPA's Western District Photographic Competition? Hurry, the early deadline is January 18, 2018 by 5pm ET, after which a late fee would apply. So don't wait, enter today and save money. The late deadline is February 1, 2018.

Entering your local district competition is one of the best ways to push yourself to be more. You'll learn where you stand--how your photography matches up with your peers. You'll learn about the 12 elements of a merit image, and start incorporating them into your daily photography. You'll learn what it takes to create a merit image, and if you stick with it, work your way up to the Loan Collection.

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To find out more about how to enter and improve your skills, visit PPA.com/Districts. From there, you can find the entry deadlines, rules, and judging dates for each District competition. Be sure to read the rules carefully!  

If you're in the Western District, enter today! Below is the schedule for the remaining district competitions, which will be accepting entries throughout the winter and early spring of 2018; be sure to mark these dates on your calendar so you're ready when registration opens for your district! 

Northeast District Photographic Competition
2018 Judging Dates: March 8-9, 2018 
Registration Opens: January 3, 2018
Early Deadline: January 31, 2018 by 5pm ET
Late Deadline (Late Fee Required): February 15, 2018 by 5pm ET 

Northcentral District Photographic Competition
2018 Judging Dates: March 22-23, 2018
Registration Opens: January 24, 2018
Early Deadline: February 14, 2018 by 5pm ET
Late Deadline (Late Fee Required): March 1, 2018 by 5pm ET 

Southwest District Photographic Competition
2018 Judging Dates: April 5-6, 2018
Registration Opens: January 31, 2018
Early Deadline: February 28, 2018 by 5pm ET
Late Deadline (Late Fee Required): March 15, 2018 by 5pm ET 

Southeast District Photographic Competition
2018 Judging Dates: April 17-19, 2018
Registration Opens: February 20, 2018
Early Deadline: March 13, 2018 by 5pm ET
Late Deadline (Late Fee Required): March 27, 2018 by 5pm ET

So find your district and start preparing your images. It's time you take the plunge to improve as a photographer by entering your District Photographic Competition!


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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, PPA members 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 January!

If you're looking for ideas on how to boost your studio's business via networking, be sure to check out this month's video! In "6 Ways to Build Your Studio's Business Through Networking", Bruce and Josh Hudson share 6 different strategies you can use when networking to build up your business.

If you are not a member of PPA, you will have access to this video the entire month of January, but consider joining PPA so you can get FREE access to all the videos and much more!


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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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:

Taking Control with Tony Corbell: Making a Dramatic Portrait:

There is a significant difference between taking a picture of your subject and capturing a story about your subject. As we follow this series of Taking Control with Tony Corbell, he explains these differences and the idea of storytelling through a lens. He demonstrates how to use light to create dramatic shadows and their relationship with one another to overcome lighting obstacles that photographers have to face.

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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 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

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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