Liaison News

January 2014

Happy New Year!
Welcome to our new liaisons, and welcome back to our experienced ones! Thank you all for completing the application and agreeing to serve as volunteer mentors this year. We are very excited about all of the great things PPA has coming for 2015, the most up-and-coming of which is...

Imaging USA in Nashville, TN

What better way to kick off 2015 than Imaging USA! In less than a month, we'll be heading to Opryland for a great show. Here's some things to look out for at Imaging USA:

Grab Free Expo Pass!
Get a free Expo pass for yourself or a guest to explore the IPC, Peter Lik and ASP exhibits as well as all the excitement of the three day Imaging Expo tradeshow.

CPP Lounge at Imaging USA
Ryman Studio AB, Level 0
Sunday through Tuesday, Feb. 1-3, from 7:30am - 5pm
Refresh, relax and recharge in the CPP lounge exclusive for Certified Professional Photographers. Your CPP lounge will feature charging stations, light refreshments and a place to chat or unwind with your fellow CPPs. Also, every day we will raffle off a prize in the CPP Lounge, so make sure to stop by to enter for your chance to win!

CPP Liaison Meeting
Ryman Studio AB, Level 0
Monday, Feb. 2 from 5 - 6:15pm
Join us as we go over the basics of being a CPP Liaison. We'll go over candidate resources, liaison requirements, and CPP recruitment. We are looking forward to meeting with our new and returning liaisons! This meeting is highly recommended for all CPP Liaisons attending Imaging USA.

Grand Imaging Awards
Delta Ballroom A, Level 2
Monday, Feb. 2 from 6 - 7pm (doors open at 5:45pm)
Celebrate with friends as we honor the 2014 medalists, Diamond Photographers of the Year, and all the elite Loan Collection artists from the most recent International Photographic Competition (IPC). Stop by to see these top photographers' work...and see who gets crowned champion, earning the Grand Imaging Award!

Keynote Special: An Evening with Peter Lik, M.Photog.
Delta A Ballroom, Level 2
Monday, Feb. 2, 8pm
He's the most acclaimed and successful landscape photographer in the world right now. That's right, Peter Lik is part of the speaker line-up for Imaging USA and will lead a special session. The high-octane Aussie and Weather Channel's From the Edge superstar will bring along some of his most well-known images like "Ghost" and "One" and share the stories behind them. Get ready for a treat; you really won't want to miss this one!

Award & Degree Ceremony
Delta A Ballroom, Level 2
Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 6:30 - 7:30pm
Join us to honor professional photography and the individuals who set themselves apart in the industry by earning PPA degrees and awards. Doors open at 6pm for general seating.

Liaison Updates

NEW CPP Test Specs
The new CPP test specifications for 2015 are available online. You can find them on your CPP Liaison Toolkit and on the CPP Exam Resources webpages. The structure was updated to encourage a more linear order of studying. The CPP test specifications are one of the most helpful tools for candidates studying for the exam, so be sure to share these with them!

2015 Signature Block
Don't forget to update your email signature with your new 2015 CPP liaison signature block. You can download the file from your CPP Liaison Toolkit! Let your fellow CPPs know about this too!

New Webinar: Color Balance & Color Correcting for CPPs
Do you often get candidates asking how to compile a passing CPP portfolio? A candidate should strive for cohesive color balance throughout his or her portfolio. Our own CPP Beth Forester recently gave a webinar about color correcting, which is available on our Video Resources Page. Be sure to share it with your candidates who are getting ready to submit their portfolios!

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 to share your story. You can email Julia at or call 404.522.8600 ext. 254.

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