Why have 25,000 photographers joined PPA? For 25,000 different reasons! The following benefits are just a few of the reasons why PPA members find value in their membership. These discounts and exclusive programs give members the opportunity to save on the products or services that they use everyday. Besides, who doesn’t love keeping more money in their pocket? Go ahead—take a look through all of the benefits to see what would be your reason for becoming a PPA member!
Already a PPA member? Just click on the link after each benefit description to get the super-secret codes and enjoy the perks!
We're stoked to offer PPA members special pricing on Adobe software. Members can now save 15% on Adobe products online. Offer valid in the North American store only.
Purchasing Adobe software through your PPA membership has some serious perks:
- 15% off all standard commercial Adobe products (excluding Creative Cloud™; see terms and conditions on the member page).
- The more you get, the more you save. That's because they offer this discount on your total order.
- Eliminate shipping costs by ordering the downloadable version. Plus, you can then register instantly and get started right away.
PPA members get preferred pricing on the world's most popular and advanced operating systems: Apple products and accessories. 'Nuff said.
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Save big on your day-to-day business needs with Allied Business Network (ABN), from office supplies to travel, promo products, printing and more. ABN negotiates discounts with vendors you actually WANT to do business with, including:
Hit the road, Jack! Take your business where it needs to go. Get a discount off every rental and a complimentary membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold® (a $60 value).
Save on client gifts, jackets for your staff, or pens reppin' your business name or logo. Heck, go ahead and get all three. You can afford to, since PPA members get a discount on everything – even what's on sale.
Wyndham Hotel Group
Save on every trip you take when you stay at Wyndham Hotels. That includes Baymont Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Hawthorn Suites, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Microtel Inn & Suites, Ramada Inn, Super 8 Motel, Travelodge, Wyndham and Wingate Inn.
Stop wasting money – start saving.
Save big on the camera bags you depend on to haul your equipment around - and keep it safe. Tenba has been producing these soft-sided professional camera bags since 1977, and they know your needs like no other manufacturer out there.
Save on keeping your stuff safe.
Precision Camera Services Repair Program
Your camera is critical to your business - you can't take photographs without it, right? What would you do if it went "kaput," or if you couldn't handle the repair yourself?
Well, when you're a PPA member, you count on the Precision Camera Services Repair Program! You can keep doing what you do best - without worrying about the risks.
Get with the program.
Face it, every now and then, a client's check will bounce. When it does, you don't want to lose the money you're owed - nor do you want to ruin a client relationship trying to recover the payment.
Your solution: the BounceBack Electronic Check Recovery system. As the nation's leading electronic check recovery service, it gives our PPA members complete recovery solutions at highly discounted rates.
Start your protection.
Now you can afford to offer your clients modern products like metallic prints, Italian leather albums, press printed and hand-sewn books, not to mention online presentation and purchasing. Collages.net has agreed to provide PPA members with the hookup - an exclusive discount to meet the demands of your discerning clients' tastes.
To date, Collages.net has partnered with over 10,000 professional photographers (that says something!) and is the leading online posting, printing, album, press-printed product, and marketing service in the industry. It's a one-stop shop for every studio's product and workflow needs.
See what you've been missing.
As you know, people (aka, your clients) are more likely to make bigger purchases if they can pay for them using a credit card. Members gain access to discounted credit card processing services through Midwest Transaction Group, making credit card payments a breeze.
Midwest Transaction Group (MTG) offers the following benefits to our members:
- Great rates on all types of transactions: swiped, manually entered, debit and reward cards.
- Multiple processing options – Accept swiped credit card transactions on location, at the studio or from your website.
- Around-the-clock customer support – 24/7
- Unmatched reliability – More photographers process their transactions through MTG than any other processor in the country.
- PCI Compliance Assistance – They'll help you become PCI compliant and meet all the filing requirements at no cost! Yep, it's true - there's no cost for this benefit for our members.
Oh, and MTG is definitely on the up and up. They are certified to represent Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. They can process such payments using dial-up, wireless smartphones or online. MTG is also PCI compliant, a registered ISO/MSP of Synovus Bank and a member in good standing in the national Electronic Transactions Association.
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Get the credit card you need to grow your business - and show your support for PPA while you're at it.
The PPA Visa® Platinum Rewards card offers the benefits you need: online banking, auto rental, travel insurance and more. You also earn points at hundreds of participating online retailers, redeemable for name-brand merchandise, event tickets, gift cards and travel rewards that you can use for your business... or yourself.
Your card can even be customized to feature one of your very own images! Now, that's a sweet deal.
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Chances are, at some point in your career, you have learned the hard lesson that losing data can be a nightmare. Luckily, through an exclusive partnership with PPA, DriveSavers Data Recovery can fend off those nightmares. You could compare them to a knight in shining armor!
DriveSavers is a fast, reliable and secure data recovery provider, and, as a PPA member, you're entitled to:
- 20% discount (the largest in the industry!)
- No cost if data is unrecoverable (Standard and Economy Services only)
- A discounted minimum recovery attempt fee on multiple drives
Keeping your image files longer is both smart and reassuring to your clients. Don't rely only on your hard drive, or toss those media cards into a desk drawer! There's a safer way, thanks to a PPA member discount on DIGINEG® PRO services.
DIGINEG® is a digital image preservation service - in other words, they use fancy equipment to transfer images or videos to archival-quality 35mm film. (Yep, you read that right. Film allows you to easily access your images at any time, regardless of how computer technology may evolve in the future. And it's a safe way to preserve those images for hundreds of years.)
Don't waste any more time.
Digital watermarking is critical in protecting your images and, therefore, your bottom line.
With Digimarc for Images, you can protect your work with digital watermarks that are undetectable and persist through copying, format changes and image manipulations. And lucky us, Digimarc for Images offers PPA members special discounts on 3 different versions:
- Basic Edition – Best for those who want to get started with digital watermarking to communicate ownership information and usage rights for their digital images.
- Professional Edition — Designed for creative professionals who want to communicate ownership and track online usage of their digital images.
- Small Business Edition — For photographers who have a large collection of digital images and want to protect and communicate copyright information, as well as track and verify online usage.
Financing equipment can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned professional. That's why PPA has established a relationship with United Funding, LLC.
Why is this good news for you?
- United Funding can finance equipment from $1,500 to $500,000.
- Unlike financing through a bank loan or credit card, United Funding does not report the debt to the credit bureaus – so your credit scores won't be adversely affected.
- Leases and loans through United Funding may also qualify for IRS section 179, so you could expense the entire cost of the equipment in the current year.
- PPA members also get a rebate up to $1,000 on your equipment cost.
- United Funding uses risk adjusted pricing. This means we can arrange financing for startups and challenged credits, as well as established firms with stellar credit.
Intrigued yet? Members can apply online, and use a Special Payment Calculator to determine their potential payment options.
Explore your options.
Family Portrait Month is an event designed to make everyone smile! It gives your clients a charitable reason for portraits, and provides you with a unique opportunity to market yourself. Are you smiling yet?
What is it, exactly?
Family Portrait Month is a way for you to participate in a fundraising effort benefiting Operation Smile, a children's medical charity dedicated to improving the health and lives of children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. Participating photographers contribute a portion of their family portrait session sales (or any session sales they choose) to PPA Charities.
How does it work?
- Go to www.ppacharities.com to sign up and get all the details.
- Make a small donation of at least $30 to PPA Charities (your registration).
- Access online marketing resources including success stories, photographer-led marketing templates, sample marketing copy, logos, and more (once you've registered).
- Donate at least $25 to PPA Charities for each portrait session occurring October – November (or all year-round!).
To find out more about Family Portrait Month and how you can help the children of Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org), go to www.ppacharities.com, call Bert Behnke at 708-267-0657, or email email@example.com.
At some point every professional photographer needs reliable (and affordable) shipping. You might even need office and document support. That's why we've established a discount for our members with FedEx® and FedEx Office®.
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Accidents happen. Theft happens. Things don't always go as planned. Let us help you protect what matters most, from your valuable equipment to your invaluable reputation.
PhotoCare Equipment Insurance* is an exclusive policy purchased by PPA for eligible members (U.S.-based Professional Active or Life members) and administered through Lockton Risk Services, PPA's exclusive broker. Your protection starts with $15,000 of coverage…paid for by PPA. Seriously.
PPA members can also purchase additional equipment insurance (PhotoCare Plus) and general liability policies through Lockton Affinity, PPA's exclusive insurance partner. That coverage will come at a significantly reduced rate negotiated by PPA.
Don't delay your protection. Learn more about your insurance options now.
*Please note that this benefit is only available to U.S.-based Professional Active and Life Members. Restrictions apply.
The right music can influence the mood of your studio, subjects and presentations. But, just like your images are copyrighted, so is the music you listen to! Being the artist you are, you don't want to infringe on someone else's livelihood any more than you want your images illegally copied, right?
That's why PPA provides super-sweet discounts for our members to use music legally.
XM for Business
Rock your customers, crank up your brand, and turn your business ON with XM for Business. Set the tone of your studio by tuning into one of over 170 different satellite radio channels.
Plus, you can take the worry out of renewing your ASCAP, BMI and SESAC licenses — let XM for Business pay the fees for you! Oh, and if you already have an XM radio system in your studio, you only need to upgrade your existing contract to the PPA XM for Business plan.
Get the hookup.
Music Licensing Options
If you're looking to use music in slideshows, presentations or websites, licensing is available for discounted rates from Stock20.com: Existing Stock20 members receive a new PPA discount, and any brand-new customers receive a super-special PPA discount.
This royalty-free music company supplies instrumental music tracks to thousands of professional photographers, with original production music available in a variety of styles. With this service, you can preview every track in full (now how often does THAT happen?), purchase any song for $20, download it instantly and use it forever.
To sweeten the deal: Any type of broadcast (including your website) is covered in the license! Stock20 offers an unending and unconditional satisfaction guarantee.
Get your groove on.
Triple Scoop Music
With a name like that, you know it's gonna be good! And, actually, Triple Scoop Music is the leading music licensing service for professional photographers worldwide. That says a lot.
Their website features more than 10,000 songs by award-winning artists. In fact, every song has been hand-selected by their ultra-hip, in-house music experts. To make this deal even sweeter, new music is added to their database every month to keep fresh tunes flowing.
Get the scoop on your PPA discounts. (Pun intended.)
Office Depot is PPA's preferred office supply provider - and for good reason. PPA members will love the perks they provide!
- Sweet discounts off retail and commercial pricing (with a few exceptions), including business machines and technology, as well as toner and inkjet cartridges.
- Online ordering and a retail synergy program to ensure our members receive their discounts in every one of the 1,200+ stores in the U.S.
- Discounts on copying, binding and laminating, with savings up to 50% more than FedexKinko's.
So much to do, so little time. That’'s why PPA offers steep discounts on PhotoVision subscriptions. These seminars are hosted by Ed Pierce (who happens to also be a PPA member) and feature some of the best photographers in the business. And since you're a PPA member, these seminars are available to you at even more pleasing discounts!
PhotoVision has 3 different options for PPA members:
- Members can receive 6 DVDs each year or choose the streaming subscription to watch those videos online - both options net you 20 hours of information and ideas that are relevant for both seasoned professionals and aspiring photographers alike. And all at a discounted rate!
- You can also get a 1-month free trial of PVFLIX, a monthly subscription that gives you unlimited access to over 600 hours of educational content - with no commitments and with the ability to cancel at any time!
- PhotoVision also has over 40 topic-specific, 3-hour DVDs...and PPA members get a special discount here, too!
Emotion Media is a professional multimedia design studio and three-time Hot One Award winner that specializes in creating custom media services for professional photographers. Each slideshow is designed with animated text intros, perfectly timed transitions, coordinating backgrounds and professional motion effects. Emotion Media even makes it possible to showcase your photos in full HD, allowing your clients to see your images how they deserve to be seen.
Sounds pretty fantastic, right? Use your PPA discount and experience the following benefits of Emotion Media (made even better by the savings!):
- Create unlimited full-length videos for free—pay only for the ones you want to keep
- Full HD video
- Same day turnaround
- Broadcast-quality designs
- Commercially licensed music
- Online sharing capabilities
Animoto Pro is an award-winning tool for photographers that instantly combines your images and video clips into beautiful, custom videos. Even better? Their video styles were designed for (and vetted by) professional photographers. And you guessed it: PPA members get a special discount.
With plug-ins for Lightroom and Aperture, Animoto Pro is easily integrated into your workflow so that you can create the perfect, customized video for every client. To help you make the most of your time, Animoto also analyzes and combines your images, video clips and music with the same sophisticated post-production skills used in television and film. What used to take hours, now only takes minutes!
And if time is money, it's worth the investment (which, of course, is minimal – thanks to your PPA member discount).
Check it out.
During its 18 years of innovation, ArcSoft has provided hundreds of cutting-edge image and multimedia processing software products/solutions for worldwide customers…and now it's your turn to experience how they can make a photographer's life so much better.
Really, these products make working with digital photos, music and videos much more efficient! And the icing on the cake is that PPA members enjoy a super-special 25% discount on all ArcSoft products, including…
- Low Light NR™
- Portrait+ Plug-in for Photoshop
- Panorama Maker ™
- Photo Studio™
- Photo Studio Darkroom™
Graphic Authority, LLC, creates sweet Photoshop tools for professional photographers. For example, their design elements, backgrounds and templates offer unique and innovative layouts and designs. PPA members receive exclusive discounts on all Graphic Authority products, including:
- Artist's Palette
- Master Photography Suite
- Photo Edges & Frames Library
- And many more!
Nik Software, Inc.
Nik Software has been producing super-sweet, award-winning technology and software for digital photography and imaging professionals since 1995. PPA members enjoy an exclusive discount on all Nik products, including some of your favorite filters:
- Color Efex Pro™
- Silver Efex Pro™
- Sharpener Pro™
Stock up and save.
onOne Software's Photoshop plug-ins were created to help you create high-quality, distinctive images in less time and with fewer steps – so that you can spend more time shooting. That, fellow photographers, is a beautiful thing. So we're offering our members exclusive discounts on products, including:
- Perfect Photo Suite
- Perfect Resize
- Perfect B&W
- Perfect Portrait
- Perfect Effects
- Perfect Mask
- FocalPoint 2
Software Cinema offers the very best in photographic and Photoshop training on DVD and through online Workshops on Demand. Here at PPA, we're big-time believers in education, so we worked out a discount with Software Cinema! Enjoy discounts on training titles from industry experts like Jack Reznicki, Jim Divitale, Eddie Tapp, Jane Conner-Ziser and many others.
Get tuned in.
When's the last time you heard of a client that carried around an album you expertly crafted on their behalf to show to everyone they come in contact with? What if every single one of your clients could carry around an album of your images to show to friends, families and the strangers in the endless coffee house line with ease? There should be an app for that – right?
Right! Introducing Sticky Albums, the smartest marriage of the mobile revolution and word-of-mouth referrals, resulting in the ability to offer a custom photo app to every client complete with your branding, contact information and special promotions to live on their individual smart phones or tablets and to be easily shared with others. Simply go to stickyalbums.com to upload and customize your images, add your contact info and logo, and launch your album to be enjoyed by your clients and all the people they just can’t help sharing it with.
PPA Members can now enjoy $60 off Sticky Album's Pro Annual Membership Plan, designed for professional photographers to create an unlimited number of albums each year to give away to your best clients to increase referrals or add as an investment incentive to increase print sales.
Whether you're a professional or an aspiring photographer, Zenfolio provides you with everything you need to place your photography online and start selling. A beautiful website with unlimited galleries, the best integrated vendors in the industry, and tools to share and promote your work.
Every Zenfolio account includes a simple point and click interface that makes it easy for you to customize your website. They also include marketing tools, SEO, social media integration, and built-in e-commerce with hundreds of products from vendors, including NuShots and Nulab, to get your photography business up and running quickly.
Zenfolio is now offering subscription discounts for PPA Members!
Members, get all the details.