December 2013 CPP Liaison Newsletter

December 2013

Imaging USA is just around the corner!
Imaging USA is next month! We hope to see all of our CPP Liaisons in Phoenix for a few days of education, expo exploring and FUN! As Liaisons, you represent an important part of the CPP program and as such, we're counting on you for two things:

  • Remember to pick up your CPP Liaison ribbon (PPA booth #925)
  • Wear your CPP Liaison Pin throughout your stay at Imaging USA so candidates and those interested in Certification can ask you questions!

CPP-Only Program: Focus on the Future with 20/20 Vision
Monday, January 13, 10-11:30am
Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, First Floor, Room 129 A/B

Please join us Monday for Focus on the Future with 20/20 Vision presented by, Steve Kozak, M.Photog.Cr., CPP. In this CPP-only program, Steve challenges the photographer to create a career that is built by design rather than by default. By expanding upon the sound principles of a "4-Wheel Drive" business, Steve will share his insights and experience to help you to determine the direction of your business and defining your career.

Read more about Steve's program and other event highlights at Imaging!

Video Shoot Featuring CPPs at Imaging USA
This year at Imaging we'll be filming brief video interviews to showcase Certified Professional Photographers, so we need CPPs to volunteer! The shoot itself will be quick and painless and the end result will be a fun video highlighting Certification in general and YOU CPPs in particular! If you want to be a part of this initiative please email! The video shoot is set for Monday, January 13, from 4-5pm, so plan please accordingly. I'll communicate the locatation and confirm the details directly with those who show interest. 

Imaging USA 2014 App
The 2014 edition of the Imaging USA App has hit the shelves of the app stores!

There are plenty of amazing features on this year's app-from planning your Imaging USA Expo strategy before the show to selecting your top classes day by day. There's even a feature to connect you with other fellow attendees before the show. It couldn't be easier to make new friends at Imaging USA! Download the app today and check it out. 

Also make sure to follow @imagingusa on Facebook, on Twitter and Instagram for the most up to date event announcements, speaker features and great behind the scenes access!

And to get some tips & tricks on making this your best Imaging USA yet, check out our two videos (by PPA staffers). You're guaranteed to have a chuckle and hopefully learn something new!

CPP Liaison and Image Submission Judge Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 3:30-4:45pm
Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, Second Floor, Room 224
Open to CPP Liaisons and CPP Image Submission Judges ONLY. This CPP Liaison & Image Submission Judge meeting is to discuss CPP Liaison responsibilities and goals for the year as well as review and discuss the CPP Image Submission process. We hope to see you all there.

We will also be playing a slideshow of CPP Images at the meeting so please feel free to send in any images you would like to see included to Teri Quance, Certification Committee Chair!

More Imaging USA...
International Photographic Exhibit: Inside the Imaging Expo, Phoenix Convention Center, Lower Level, Halls 4/5/6

  • Sunday, January 12: 11:30am – 5pm
  • Monday, January 13: 11:30am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, January 14: 11:30am – 3:30pm

Get inspired to try new techniques as you view thousands of award-winning images from around the world, featuring the 2013 PPA Loan and General Collections.

Kenny Rogers "Places I've Been, Things I've Seen" Q&A
Tuesday, January 14, 5-6pm
Phoenix Convention Center, West Building, Symphony Hall
The gambler himself will be on-hand in Phoenix to pick up an Honorary Master of Photography degree and share some of his favorite images with us all. That's right! The legendary entertainer is also an accomplished photographer. Listen to his passion and ask anything you've ever wanted to know in this exclusive Q&A.  

CPP Liaison Toolkit
2013 has been an exciting year for the program and we are happy to carry the excitement in to 2014! CPP Liaisons are an integral part of the program's success. We appreciate all that YOU do to help promote certification and inspire new candidates to become certified.

To help Liaisons in their goal to spread the word about Certification we have created a new section under CPP Liaison Resources called the Liaison Toolkit. In the Toolkit you will find materials to help you spread the word about Certification! Materials include: 

Have any CPP Stories or Tips to Share?
Have you done something noteworthy to promote, educate and/or encourage your peers about Certification? Let us know! We are always looking for ways to help CPPs gain visibility, so please connect with Julia Boyd, senior manager of certification at PPA Headquarters to share your story. You can email Julia at or call 404.522.8600 ext. 254.

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