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If you are a professional photographer looking to offer a portrait experience that will bring year-round cash flow, allow you to feel good about what you do, AND give your clients something to RAVE about . . . tomorrow's free webinar is for you. 

Kay Eskridge has hit the jackpot by offering photography options for tween-agers (9-12 years old). With social media changing the face of how young people deal with self-image, especially girls in their tweens and teens, body-positive messages are becoming more popular. Kay's goal is to become a part of this movement with her photography and the experience that comes with these programs. 

The portrait experiences she covers are:  
Model for a Day  
Primp & Pose Portrait Parties (4-part series that involves her parent)

This webinar also covers Partnership Marketing Campaigns, as they play a big role in all of the programs. Additionally, you'll learn how to set up marketing strategies, increase your sales in this very lucrative target market, and feel good about making a difference in a young person's life. Finally, Kay will discuss why it is so IMPORTANT to educate this generation on the value of printing photographs.

This webinar is FREE and open to all TOMORROW ONLY, so register now and tune in, November 21, 2017, at 2:00 pm ET.

Oh, and if you're a member of PPA, you'll be able to replay this and any PPA webinar at your leisure and as many times you wish (videos uploaded about two weeks after original webinar date)! Block your calendar and learn how to be a successful tween photographer!



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From the moment you first attract an ideal client all the way through to the sale and beyond, your brand must be unforgettable. Relationship-building is the number one priority in creating an unforgettable brand. It starts with the first contact and basically, never ends. 

There are five major points to master if you want to be a brand that's irresistible. Join Teri Fode as she shares how to get these five points right so that you're on your way to standing out in your marketplace, no matter how crowded it is!

This webinar is FREE and open to all TOMORROW ONLY, so register now and tune in, November 16, 2017, at 2:00 pm ET. 

Oh, and if you're a member of PPA you'll be able to replay this and any PPA webinar at your leisure and however many times you wish (videos uploaded about two weeks after original webinar date)! Block your calendar and learn how to be an unforgettable brand!

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It's Copyright GO TIME! With HB 3945 currently being worked on in the U.S. House of Representatives, we're farther along than ever in our mission to (finally) bring small-claims copyright protection to photographers like you. In order to join this fight for artists' rights, you need to Be More Informed and PPA will help with that!

Not sure what copyright benefits come with your PPA membership? Not sure if you are doing everything you can to protect your images from infringement? And what is the deal with Copyright Small Claims? Great news! All these questions and plenty more will be answered during tomorrow's informational copyright webinar.

This webinar is FREE and open to all TOMORROW ONLY, so register now and tune in, November 14, 2017, at 3:00 pm ET. 

Oh, and if you're a member of PPA you'll be able to replay this and any PPA webinar at your leisure and however many times you wish (videos uploaded about two weeks after original webinar date)! Block your calendar and join the fight for artists' rights! 

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By Bthany Clark

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PPAedu gives you 24/7 access to over 350 HD tutorial videos designed to educate you on all things photography and business. With new videos added every month, you are sure to find a video that fits you. It's comes FREE as one of the many great resources that come with being a member of PPA. 

This learning opportunity is too great to turn down, especially since the newest lineup of tutorials, sponsored by Profoto, features tips and coaching from none other than Tony Corbell, Cr. Photog., API! Check out the newest videos form this amazing lighting master. They are part of a series called TAKING CONTROL:

There will come a time when a photographer may not have access to a window light source during a shoot. Mimicking window light in the studio can result in a beautiful, large, and soft yet directional source. This tutorial will leave you feeling confident and ready for the challenge as Tony walks you through different placements of light-shaping tools, and how subtle shifts in light directions make all of the difference in portraiture.

And there are more videos from Tony Corbell in this 'Taking Control' series, so bookmark these, make time in your agenda to watch them, and learn lighting techniques from the oh-so-talented Tony Corbell:


About Tony Corbell:
Tony is a true living legend in his industry, for his photographic talent his commitment to training and education! His Basic Studio Lighting book has become the basis for numerous photographic college lighting courses and he has been a photographer, photographic educator, and an author his entire adult life, and he has written articles in nearly every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China. Tony has photographed three U.S. presidents, The Millennium Summit Meeting of World Leaders at the United Nations, countless sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts. He is currently featured on PPAedu, KelbyOne, Epson and Creativelive and his YouTube videos have surpassed one million views as he explains lighting techniques to photographers throughout the world. 

Visit PPA.com/PPAedu to learn more and see how you can start your to take your photography and business to the next level!


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by Mayo Lawal

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Want to know how some photographers consistently improve their skills? Check out PPA's 500+ video tutorials database: PhotoVision. You can start with the Free Video of the Month, "On The Town."

In this video, Andy Marcus and his assistants photograph a wedding couple in a beautiful European-style memorial garden, and at the waterfront to capture their images against the Jersey skyline. Then, they demonstrate how to utilize silhouettes and leading lines to create stunning abstract images that retain selling power. Watch how they use blurred foreground to create frames within a frame that help give images an artistic flair!

PhotoVision is a ginormous photography-learning library that offers photographers education and solutions through cinematic HD videos from some of the biggest names in the industry. Because we want all photographers to Be More, PPA unlocks one PhotoVision video each month that can be viewed for free by anyone. If you are a member, you have full access to all PhotoVision videos. This is just one of many reasons to join PPA today!

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Did you know that PPA offers a personalized, online education platform? With PPAedu, you are able to create a program that best fits you and your business needs from an extensive library with hundreds of educational videos.

And it's free! That's right, as a PPA member, you can access these videos any time, any day! If you have photographer friends who aren't PPA members but would enjoy this video, you can share this one, because PPAedu unlocks one free video for everyone to view each month. But be sure to hurry and share because non-members will only be able to access this video during November!

If you are curious about what goes into flying a drone, this month's FREE video is for you! In "Flying Your Drone," Stacy Garlington will give you a basic overview on how to operate a drone from the pre-flight to take-off and landing. You will learn basic take-off and landing steps, pre-flight procedures, and basic drone flight terminology. So tune in this week and get a quick glance at what a drone can do!


Non-members will have access to this video the entire month of November, but can get FREE access to all the videos and much more by joining PPA today!


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By David Eun

Photographers of all skill levels can benefit from PhotoVision's high-quality, rich-content videos! These videos show you the latest and most effective techniques expert photographers currently use to make their work even better, and you can too! See for yourself by checking out today's latest videos hosted by Sue Bryce and Anne Geddes!

Regardless of your profession, money can be a sensitive topic to discuss. On one hand, you realize you need it in order to survive in your market, but on the other you may sometimes feel dirty and greedy demanding what you're owed. In this video, Sue Bryce walks you through her method of learning how to receive money and managing it confidently.

For many photographers, the dream of your peers not only knowing your name but also revering it constantly floats in their minds. But, what's it like when that dream becomes reality? Anne Geddes shares her experience with fame and how it has influenced her personal life. She discusses the importance of coming from a place of authenticity and focusing on the work, not the photographer.

PhotoVision is included with your PPA membership. That alone represents savings of $199/year! So, what are you waiting for? Head over to PhotoVisionVideo.com and begin streaming classes today... for FREE! If you're not a member of PPA, consider joining today!

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By David Eun

Drones are here and ready to take your photography to new heights - literally! But, we have to be honest with ourselves and realize they are complex, expensive pieces of equipment; it's not a toy (per se). We mention this because PPA wants to ensure all of our drone photographers fully understand the ins-and-outs of drone capabilities and limitations to ensure safety and fun!

So, how do you fly a drone?

PPAedu presents Flying Your Drone, hosted by returning faces Randy Braun and Stacy Garlington! From preflight safety checklists to how to land, the duo overviews every detail in regards to effectively taking phenomenal photos from the skies. Check it out now!

The only way to access these helpful videos is through your PPA membership. As a PPA member you can access these videos anywhere, anytime. Between PPAedu and PhotoVision, photographers who have a PPA membership can tap into hundreds of programs to help them Be More! Get full access to all the PPAedu and PhotoVision videos.

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By David Eun

PPA believes photographers should consistently improve their skills. A superb resource to help you refine your craft is our 500+ video tutorials database: PhotoVision. Check out our Free Video of the Month, "Simplified Location Lighting"!

In this video, Ed Pierce and Lori Nordstrom take a high school senior on a photo shoot that spans three gorgeous outdoor locations. They instruct on both natural and high-speed sync flash lighting, and how to combine them in order to get beautifully lit images. They also discuss how to compose inventive and unique images in common locations.

PhotoVision is a ginormous photography-learning library that offers photographers education and solutions through cinematic HD videos from some of the biggest names in the industry. PPA photographers get PhotoVision streaming...absolutely free! And because we want all photographers to Be More, PPA unlocks one PhotoVision video each month so you can share it with your non-member friends. Go ahead, share and show them why they should join PPA today!

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By Chris Homer

Whether you are a pro or new to the industry, you have an easy way to enhance your skills
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 thanks to PhotoVision videos! These HD videos give you a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques used by well-known photographers. Don't believe it? Check out the latest videos from Sue Bryce and Beth Forester!

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Understanding how to build a price list is just as important as learning the technical side of photography. In this video, Sue Bryce goes over the evolution of pricing and the lessons she has learned over the years as a professional photographer. You'll learn how she develop her price lists and how you too can reflect your confidence and value as an artist while  reaching your desired average sales. You will get an insider's take on Sue Bryce's thoughts on sustainability and how to to make your upscale packages more appealing to your clients.

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Keeping it real: Sue Bryce shares in this PhotoVision episode how she once struggled with public speaking and her personal appearance and how she overcame these challenges to become a leader in her community and community of photographers around the world. You'll get her insights as she explains the importance of recognizing your power and your strengths, and how, once you've harvested that awareness, this will boost your confidence and help you find your voice.

Beth Forester

Beth shares with you how she has created an upscale boutique studio in a town with a population of just 3,000. You'll learn why marketing to high school seniors should be thought as marketing to two distinct demographics at once, and how your business can benefit from it. She'll take you on a deep dive about how effective promotional calls to existing clients can be and show you how she books new sessions nearly 4 out of every 5 times!

PhotoVision is included with your PPA membership. That alone represents savings of $199/year! So, what are you waiting for? Head over to PhotoVisionVideo.com and begin streaming classes today... for FREE! If you're not a member of PPA, consider joining today!


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Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.


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