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Every so often, PPA realizes its exemplary members need to be recognized in ways that they haven't yet been. With that being said, the Board of Directors has created a new accolade that honors PPA members who give back to the industry through teaching. 

The new EDU100 bar will be awarded for every 100 speaking merits a member has earned. The first round of recipients is being notified and awarded December 2017. 

Since 1937, PPA's Merit & Degree program has provided its members with a path to earning a PPA degree that vets, recognizes and celebrates their achievements in the profession. Merits are the points-system used by PPA that adds up to getting one's photographic degree. Each degree requires 25 merits that are obtained through exhibition, competition, speaking, and service, and each degree requires a different combination of merits. 

The Merit & Degree program is an exclusive PPA member benefit, so click here to learn more about earning your degree. Ready to get started but you're not a member? Join PPA Now!

By Chris Homer

With PPA you have 24/7 access to over 350 HD tutorial videos designed to educate you on all
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 things photography and business. As videos are added every month, you are sure to find a video that fits you. Best of all, it comes FREE for PPA members. 

Here are some of the latest tutorials available to you!

There will come a time when a photographer may not have access to a window light source during a shoot. However, mimicking window light in the studio can result in a beautiful, large and soft yet directional source. In this segment of Taking Control, PPAedu lighting expert, Tony Corbell, Cr. Photog., API, will leave you feeling confident and ready for the challenge by demonstrating different placements of light shaping tools and how subtle shifts in light directions make all of the difference.

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

Do people complain about price? Do they want everything digital? Do they buy the least amount possible or change your packages? Do you work long hours feeling underpaid? Watch this PPAedu video and learn and understand some fundamentals and key facets to the psychology of pricing.

Visit PPA.com/Edu to learn more and take your photography and business to the next level!


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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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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 that expert photographers currently use to make their work even better, and you can too! See for yourself by checking out the latest video, hosted by Anne Geddes!

In "Behind the Series", Anne Geddes goes into detail about her Meningitis series and NICU series. She discusses the powerful stories behind the brave individuals in these series and explains the message she wanted to communicate with them.  

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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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 December!

If you are curious about what goes into becoming certified, this month's FREE video is for you! In "CPP: Introduction to Certification", Jamie Hayes M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API briefly discusses the Certified Professional Photographer process, from declaring your candidacy to taking the exam and submitting your images!

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


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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, "Marketing to Women".

Consider the fact that marketing to women is different than marketing to men and you'll see why Sue Bryce views this as an ideal opportunity to focus your message. As a glamour photographer, the majority of her clients are women and she shares how she tailors her messaging to suit them. Sue systematically breaks down the different demographics while explaining the types of products each is drawn to.

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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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 FREE as one of the many great resources that come with being a member of PPA. 

This month's NEW PPAedu video is "Equipment Essentials: What Wedding Photographers Need" by Bry Cox, M.Photog.Cr., CPP. In this class, PPA wedding expert Bry Cox walks you step-by-step through everything you need, down to the tips of your shoes -and what shoes they should be! With Bry, you'll learn important tricks of the trade like...

  • What to wear - If you're thinking about your neon high-tops or your shimmery vest, think again. Bry shows you the wardrobe that works best.
  • What to bring - No one comes empty-handed to a wedding, especially the photographer. Aside from your camera, what do you bring? Do you have a checklist? Do you need a backup camera? What about lenses, batteries or memory cards? Lighting equipment? Don't panic! Bry gets you organized!
  • Time management - The bride can be late, but not you! Learn appropriate time management to get the job done right.
  • Your backup plan - Should you back up your cards? If so, when and how? What if you're traveling? Bry tells you everything you need to know, whether you're shooting a wedding in town or Timbuktu.
Visit PPA.com/PPAedu to learn more and see how you can take your photography and business to the next level!

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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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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 that expert photographers currently use to make their work even better, and you can too! See for yourself by checking out the latest video, hosted by Parker Pfister!

In "Creating an Heirloom", Parker captures a beautiful portrait of a mother with her children, and discusses how to tastefully handle non-sensual nudity in photography in order to create symbolically nurturing and organic imagery. Parker demonstrates how to keep children engaged, even when dealing with vintage full-frame film cameras that require absolute stillness. Parker stresses the importance of capturing emotion in his images and how to pose in order to create a sense of connection.

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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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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