Liaison News

November 2014

Imaging USA is less than 80 days away! If you're as excited as we are, you might want to start mapping out your game plan to get the most out of the conference. Here are some CPP things to look out for while you're in Nashville:

CPP-Only Lounge at Imaging USA
Ryman Studio AB, Level 0
Sunday through Tuesday, Feb. 1-3, from 7:30am - 5pm
Refresh, relax and recharge in your CPP-only lounge! It's exclusively reserved for Certified Professional Photographers. Your CPP lounge will feature charging stations, light refreshments and a quieter place to chat with your fellow CPPs. Stop by and hang out!

CPP Judges Workshop
A new, revised CPP Judging training will be held at Imaging USA, Monday, February 2nd 1-4pm. Reviewed by the Certification Committee, this intensive new training will go over the judging criteria and CPP judging expectations. CPP Judges consist of CPP Liaisons, Certification Committee members and active Certified Professional Photographers. This workshop will be by invitation only, so if you would like to apply to become a CPP Judge, please contact us today at

CPP Liaison Meeting
Ryman Studio A/B, Level 0
Monday, Feb 2, 5pm - 6:15pm
Open to CPP Liaisons and CPP Judges only. Join us for a discussion of the Certification Program updates, goal setting for 2015 and a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served!

Come See Us. We'd Love to Meet You!
Have questions about your Certification or want to get more involved? Please come visit your Certification staff in the PPA Expertise booth (#157) on the Expo floor. Come hear about the all of the resources we added in 2014 and what we have in store for 2015. You'll be glad you stopped by!

Advise your Candidates

CPP Certification Exams
Canal C&D, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
Sunday through Tuesday, Feb. 1-3, 9 - 11am
Please make sure your candidates know that they must register online and by January 29th in order to take the exam at Imaging USA in Nashville.

Certification Preparation Class
Bayou D& E Room, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
Thursday through Saturday, January 29-31, 9am - 5pm

Student Portfolio Review at Imaging USA
We're looking for volunteers to review portfolios for our team of student volunteers at Imaging USA on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 9am - 12pm. As CPP Liaisons, you're used to sharing your photographic knowledge through mentoring CPP candidates. Use those skills to help out the next generation of professional photographers! You may even convince some of them to go for their CPP when they start their careers.

An Evening With Peter Lik, M.Photog.
Monday, Feb.2, 8pm
For the first time ever, world-renowned landscape photographer, Peter Lik, M.Photog., will open up to a crowd of photographers and share a view to his showbiz-sized operation. He's sold more than $500 million worth of prints so this high-energy Aussie definitely has some stories to tell. Tickets are free but you'll need one to get in! Make sure to grab yours early. 

Rooms at Imaging USA Have Never Sold This Fast!
Waiting to get your hotel reserved for Imaging USA? Don't wait too long, rooms are more than 60% booked, which guarantees they will sell out! Reserve your room (and save $75/day!) at

WARNING: Third-party providers might try to lure you with lower rates. This is a scam. We've negotiated the lowest rate at Opryland and it includes free WiFi, discounted parking and more.

Have Any CPP Stories or Tips for Your Fellow CPPs 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 you, Certified Professional Photographers, gain visibility, so please connect with Julia to share your story. Seriously, we look forward to hearing from you!

Julia Boyd
PPA Senior Manager, Certification | 404.522.8600 ext. 254

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