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By Bethany 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.

PPAedu is FREE to all members, and is just one of the many great resources that come with being a member. It's a learning opportunity that's too great to turn down, especially since the newest lineup of PPAedu videos, sponsored by Profoto, features none other than Tony Corbell as the instructor! The theme is how to "take control" of your photography and career. 

Tony has been involved in professional photography since 1979 when his first studio position was with his sister and her husband in West Texas. Since then, he has moved through an almost inspired life that has included traveling and lecturing in more than twenty countries, has photographed three U.S. presidents, 185 world leaders at the United Nations, sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts. 

In 2012, Tony passed a major milestone having taught more than 600 seminars and workshops nationally and internationally. In 2008/09 alone, Tony spoke to over 9,000 photographers in 36 cities throughout the world including London, Glasgow, Dublin, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Sydney and many more U.S. cities. 2010 - 2012 was again busy with Tony traveling to Germany, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, Dubai, London, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and many more than 30 U.S. cities teaching photographic lighting and image workflow processes and practices. His Basic Studio Lighting book from publisher Random House (AmPhoto) has been popular worldwide and is the basis for numerous photographic college lighting courses. Tony has written articles in nearly every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China.

Check out his latest video for PPAedu:

One of the challenges photographers face is photographing a group of people with less than ideal conditions due to harsh, overhead sunlight. In this video, Tony Corbell will tackle the details necessary to control light, shutter speed, and exposure efficiently and effectively to produce a high-quality image!

Visit our website to learn more about PPAedu, and see how you can start your education plan to make you and your business more successful!

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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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You're ready to go into photography full-time, but not sure where to start; or maybe you even already established your business but wonder if you're on the right track. PhotoVision has everything you need and more! 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, the premier of a new series by Allison Tyler Jones.

 

In New Business Owner Advice, Allison discusses how she began in the photography business and shares her best pieces of advice for new business owners. She explains how to start booking clients, building your portfolio, and establishing your price list. She also shares her favorite business books that have helped her throughout her journey as a business owner.


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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Drones are everywhere you look, including PPA's educational library! PPAedu has an extensive library filled with hundreds of educational videos on topics that interest professional photographers. Aside from being interesting, these videos are packed with loads of information to help you brush up on, or learn more about photography. In this case, drone photography!

Buying Your Drone: What You Need to Know with Randy Braun & Stacy Garlington from DJI! First time buying a drone? Watch this video and learn which features you should be looking for when buying your first drone Learn important key features to look for: price, camera and lens quality, etc. and how to choose a drone that fits your needs. 

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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PhotoVision's high-quality, rich-content videos have been beneficial to photographers of all skill levels. 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 Amy Doerring.


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In "A Little John Deere," Amy Doerring photographs three young sisters having a tea party. Amy demonstrates how to look for and capture the small moments that define a subject's personality. Amy shows how forgoing stiff posing and letting little kids just play, can lead to more expressive emotions. The kids also bring out a pet frog to play with while Amy photographs slice of life images.


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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No doubt, one of the best ways to improve your skills is by learning from the experiences of others.  So if you haven't already, check out PPA's 500+ video tutorials database: PhotoVision. You can start with the Free Video of the Month, Pricing Philosophy.

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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 discusses the evolution of pricing and the lessons she has learned over the years as a professional photographer. She explains how to develop a price list that reflects your confidence and value as an artist, and how to reach your desired average sales. She shares her thoughts on sustainability and ways to make your upscale packages more appealing to clients.

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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By Chris Homer

Did you know that PPA offers a personalized, online education platform? With PPAedu, you
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 can 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, PPA members 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 in February!

If you want to take your lighting knowledge to the next level, advanced lighting is for you. In "Advanced Lighting: Kicklights, Spots & Gels", expert Tony Corbell shows you how to enhance what you're doing and add extras for more creativity and more WOW!

If you are not a member of PPA, you will have access to this video the entire month of February, but consider joining PPA so you can get FREE access to all the videos and much more!


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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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If you haven't signed up for the Business Challenge yet, hurry! The next group begins February 1st - and with all you stand to gain, you don't want to miss it!

The Business Challenge is free to PPA members and provides photographers with the information and tools they need to develop the foundation for a more profitable business over the course of one year. Not only do they receive the tools required to make changes to their business, but also step-by-step instruction and support from PPA mentors as they implement these changes.

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"PPA's business advice is based on years of experience and successful business mentoring," said Angela Kurkian, M.Photog.Cr., CPP and Director of Education at PPA. "The Business Challenge helps our members be more business-confident. It helps them think and strategize as a savvy business person." 

We know that the definition of success differs from person to person. This is why the Business Challenge is designed to help you work on your personalized success path.

"PPA's Business Challenge has already helped me increase our sales averages, which is encouraging," said Wes Roberts, one of the participants. "It's helping me see the direction to get to my goals, which is awesome!"

The Business Challenge is a fun, interactive way for PPA members to integrate as much business acumen as they can in one year's time. There is work involved, as this "challenge" is meant for photographers who are serious about taking their business to the next level. Participants will have tasks to complete and the opportunity to be active members of accountability groups and peer-to-peer mentoring.

New Business Challenge groups begin periodically throughout the year. Sign up today at PPA.com/Challenge to enroll in the next Challenge Group, which begins on February 1st, 2018. Remember, the Business Challenge is free to PPA members. Not a member? Join PPA today!

By Chris Homer

Did you know that PPA offers a personalized, online education platform? With PPAedu, you
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 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, PPA members 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 January!

If you're looking for ideas on how to boost your studio's business via networking, be sure to check out this month's video! In "6 Ways to Build Your Studio's Business Through Networking", Bruce and Josh Hudson share 6 different strategies you can use when networking to build up your business.

If you are not a member of PPA, you will have access to this video the entire month of January, but consider joining PPA so you can get FREE access to all the videos and much more!


ch_headshot_100x100.jpgAbout the author:
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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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, "Creating an Heirloom."

Photographer Parker Pfister creates a beautiful portrait of a mother with her children, and talks viewers through 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 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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