By Nicole McIntosh
As you all may know Imaging USA 2016 is approaching fast and it's important to us that you know the amazing things PPA Charities are preparing. While at Imaging USA, you will have the opportunity to take many classes, shop till you drop, gaze upon a beautiful IPC exhibit of photographs, and soak in the knowledge from speakers who know just what you need to improve you photographic and business skills, but you will also have the opportunity to participate in activities put together by PPA Charities
PPA Charities is the philanthropic arm of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), making a difference in the lives of others and acting as a driver in making positive societal changes. PPA Charities strives to achieve this goal by allowing photographers worldwide to join together in helping others. What place other than Imaging USA 2016 would be better to help push this goal even further?
Here is a list of PPA Charities' events that will take place during Imaging USA 2016:
Cooking It Up With PPA Charities Celebration
Saturday January 9th, 2016 from 8 - 10pm
Omni Hotel, North Tower, International Ballroom ABC, International Ballroom Level
Enjoy fun auctions and all the good deeds that have been done at this event and all attendees are welcome!
PPA Charities Super Hero 5K Fun Run
Sunday January 10th, 2016 from 7 - 9am
Registration starts at 6:15am
Meeting point: the Omni Hotel, North Tower, International Ballroom A Foyer
Get things running quite literally with a nice early morning 5K around Atlanta. Just keep in mind it might be a little chilly! And to take your charitable self to the next level, kick off those sneakers after you finish the 5K run and drop them in the bin for PPA Charities' Dando Amor shoe drive!
PPA Charities General Membership Meeting
Monday January 11th, 2016 from 2 - 4pm
Omni Hotel, North Tower, International Ballroom C
Join PPA Charities to learn more about PPA Charities, the philanthropic arm of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), its goals, and how to get involved with other photographers worldwide who, together, help others.
Drawing for PPA Charities Dream Studio Giveaway
Tuesday January 12th, 2016 at 2:30pm
PPA Charities Booth at the Imaging USA Expo
The PPA Charities Dream Studio Giveaway is back for its second edition! This year in Atlanta, one lucky winner will win the Ultimate Studio drawing! The Ultimate Studio set up is worth over $20,000 and includes cameras, lenses, lighting, modifiers, camera accessories, software, educational materials, computer equipment, and more! It's worth entering the raffle and getting your name in the hat... all for a good cause!
And there you have it! If you're about doing things bigger than yourself, join PPA Charities at Imaging USA in Atlanta. You can learn more about PPA Charities' work and how to join at PPAcharities.com
McIntosh is one of PPA's Marketing and Communications Interns, yay! Nicole is
known for her vibrant smile and the one to laugh even if the sky is falling. A
sophomore at Spelman College, she hopes that working with PPA will give her the
tools she needs to start her own non-profit organization one day.