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By Autumn Rice

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Interested in formulating an infant photography business that keeps your customers coming back? Register for today's webinar with Olivia Grey Prichard where she tells you all about cultivating repeat clients with a successful "baby's first year" plan.

During this webinar you'll learn what ages/stages to shoot, how to shoot them, and when to incorporate family members. You'll also develop methods for communicating and setting expectations with clients. Finally, you'll set your sales goals and learn what products to sell, all setting yourself up to be more profitable!

This webinar has it all, and you don't want to miss it. Click here to register and don't forget to tune in at 2 pm ET, today!

By Chris Homer

PhotoVision has everything you're looking for and more! This great resource provides an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at the techniques used by some of the biggest-named
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 professionals in the world of photography. These videos cover a wide range of best practices to inspire every element of your business. The best part about PhotoVision is that it's free to PPA members!

Read all about the latest PhotoVision videos below, including new videos from Anne Geddes and Sue Bryce that continue PhotoVision's "Year of Inspiration" series.

Sue Bryce inspires a return to simplicity. She recalls starting out in the photography business, working in an established studio with lots of props, lights and equipment, and how she transitioned to a simpler style that has now become her signature look. A true artist, Sue shares the how and why for this simplified lighting choice.

Anne is truly inspiring as she shares her take on being an artist, truly owning your work and imbuing it with a sense of importance. She disputes the idea that "everyone's a photographer" and encourages you to see past such a simplified concept so that you are inspired to, in her words, "rise above that vacuous imagery and create a timeless piece." She passionately relates her thoughts on PRINT. The Movement, the significance of printing in photography and the role it plays in valuing your imagery and yourself as an artist. To learn more about PRINT. The Movement, visit http://printmovement.org/.

Andy Marcus photographs a wedding couple in a beautiful European-style memorial garden and then takes them to the waterfront to capture their images against the Jersey skyline. Andy and his assistants demonstrate how to utilize silhouettes and leading lines to create stunning abstract images that will sell. Learn how he uses blurred foreground to create frames within a frame that help give images an artistic flair.

There you have it! If you're a PPA member, these videos are available on PhotoVision for you now. If you're not a member, join PPA today and get access to these videos and over 800 more, included with your membership! 


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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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By Autumn Rice

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Drones are the newest and greatest way to diversify your photography business, and offer your clients innovative angles and photographs. But first, you have to know what you're doing. Understanding how to legally, efficiently, and correctly incorporate drones into your business will make a difference in its success or failure.

There are numerous resources available that are credible, and guarantee you get the best education about drones. From in-person Super 1 Day photography workshops to webinar sessions online, there are hundreds of ways to get in the know about drones. To help you get started, here are a few suggestions about upcoming courses and events holding drone-info sessions. 

• Airborne Over Texas is a class organized by the Texas Professional Photographers Association and is all about teaching drone users how to use drones for good and how to pass the FAA's Part 107 portion of the exam. You can also expect a drone demonstration from instructor Justin Moore!

• What's Up With Drones?: This session is part of the Super 1 Day series, this upcoming May, and is all about keeping you legal while using your drone and getting you prepared for the FAA UAG test. Staying legal is the first step to using drones for your business, so this class is a must! If you're in the Oklahoma area, check out this class!

• Thinking About Adding a Drone to Your Photography Business?: If you are considering using drones in our photography business, this class is for you. This course will discuss FAA regulations and testing and available resources, equipment cost and investment cost, insurance and opportunities for drone photography. It is part of the Super 1 Day photography workshops to be held this May and will be held twice that month in order to accommodate everyone who wants to learn.

• Drones-FAA Part 107 Prep Course: There are two dates for this Super 1 Day course. It will teach you the rules and regulations required by the FAA to successfully pass the Part 107 FAA exam and make you a licensed drone pilot. This workshop will help you review the five main areas you will be tested on, and then take a practice exam to see how you'll fair on the real thing!

These are just a few of the sessions available for your drone education. Check out PPA.com/Drones to get the latest and greatest information in drone education from PPA and if you're curious about the Super 1 Day Photography Workshops coming up this May, there are more than 200 classes across the USA!

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By Autumn Rice

PhotoVision is a great way for professional photographers to elevate their education with extensive tutorial videos from some of the top photographers in the business!

Aside from the 800+ tutorial videos on almost any topic, PhotoVision also unlocks a free video, each month, for non-subscribers to take advantage of great learning opportunities. This month's videos is "Children's Portrait Garden" with Jamie Hayes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API.

Follow along as Jamie Hayes photographs a young boy in his gorgeous outdoor studio garden. You'll learn a trick for easily posing children's hands in a way that looks natural, and how a remote control camera trigger can benefit you when photographing young children. Jamie will also share with you the reward system he uses with kids to give them incentive to behave and enjoy themselves. From tips to work better with kids to location gear setup, Jamie will walk you through so much that this video is a must-watch for photographer who is into Children Portraiture.

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PhotoVision is a valuable online subscription, filled with content that you won't find anywhere else. As a PPA member you have full access for free, but non-members must subscribe. Why wait? Sign-up for PhotoVision, it's $19.99/month. Or better yet, join PPA for only 27.92/month and PhotoVision automatically comes free as part of your PPA membership!

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By Chris Homer

Through PPAedu, PPA members have hundreds of tutorials and educational videos to choose from, available to them 24/7. Each month, however, one PPAedu video is unlocked for everyone (including non-members!) to enjoy. Why for free? Because PPA believes in the power of education for all working photographers!

This month, the video "Posing for Two: Part 1" with Drake Busath, M.Photog.Cr., has been unlocked for your viewing pleasure! In this video, Drake will show you how to expertly position younger and more mature couples so their images showcase their relationship. You'll learn key poses, what type of shots to get, how to make the couple comfortable and more!

Non-members will have access to this video the entire month of March, and PPA members can access this video anytime. Between PPAedu and PhotoVision, photographers who have a PPA membership can tap into hundreds of programs to help them Be More! For full access to all the PPAedu and PhotoVision videos, join PPA today!


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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By Autumn Rice

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It's that time of year again! It's time you use the educational tips & tricks learned during Super 1 Day to Improve Your Business. 

Spring Super 1 Day sessions will be held May 8-22, 2017, and your fellow photographers are ready to teach you the best of what they know! Though our Super 1 Day participants vary in their specialties and locations, they all seem to agree on one thing: Super 1 Day is one of the best and easiest ways to join your peers for an excellent learning experience!

From each class you can expect to at least four things learn: 
  1. Top tier photography education from your peers
  2. Diverse ways to improve your marketing, profits, and the overall success of your business
  3. Tips & tricks to help improve your workflow and time spent on editing
  4. Strategies to improve the end product delivered to your clients

With nearly 250 classes across the country, you're sure to find one that fits your interests. (There are 30 in Texas alone!) So join a class near you!

Super 1 Day classes are very interactive and often give participants the chance to practice what they've learned on site. Before you head off to your class, be sure to check your bag for a few items. You'll need to bring:
  • Camera
  • Note-taking material 
  • Small tablet or laptop 
  • Snacks 
  • Money for lunch 

Online registration for Spring Super 1 Day will open March 2, 2017. Each class will be available for the $99 rate through May 3, 2017. Classes fill up fast, so visit PPA.com/Super1Day to join a class near you!

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Thumbnail image for marketing plan.jpgMaking a marketing plan doesn't have to be a daunting experience that you put off for months on end. 

In fact, creating a killer plan -- and being motivated to actually execute marketing each week -- is actually easier than you think! 

You are invited to attend a free webinar tomorrow, March 2 at 2:00 pm ET, that explores the important aspects of making a marketing plan that works.

You'll learn:
  • The key elements of a killer marketing plan and why are they important
  • How to build a tactical marketing plan you'll actually follow
  • Tips and tricks for sticking to the marketing plan
This webinar is FREE and open to both PPA photographers and non-members alike, so register now and tune in tomorrow, March 2nd, at 2:00 pm! 

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PPA is dedicated to delivering photographers the best education available through hundreds of photography course videos available on PPAedu, as well as the 500+ videos on PhotoVision. In addition to these recorded courses, PPA hosts LIVE courses that you can attend from your computer as they happen. Be your own valentine and give yourself the gift of attending!

PPA Webinar: The $3000 Headshot
February 14, 2017 - 2pm ET
With Megan DiPiero, CPP
Skill Level(s): ALL
Free for all; PPA Members can access archived recordings

In this memorable and inspiring talk, Megan will share the life lessons that have shaped her into the business success she is today. From her modest home studio, Megan comfortably charges 10x the market rate for her sought after headshot style, bringing in sales ranging from $1700-$6500. She'll convince you that pricing thresholds are limited only by your imagination. Whether you're a portrait or wedding photographer, new to the industry or seasoned veteran, this talk will be just the kick in the butt you need to vault your brand (and your prices) to new heights. Passion and profit ahead!

That's not all! Are you new to PPA or thinking about joining? There's also a new, membership webinar to attend!

PPA Webinar: Maximizing Your Membership
February 14, 2017 - 2pm ET
Skill Level(s): ALL
Free for all; PPA Members can access archived recordings
Click here to register

If you haven't already, it's time to jump in and take advantage of everything PPA has to offer! Please join us for a Maximizing Your Membership Webinar and we'll give you the low-down on everything PPA.

We know membership offers a lot and it can be hard to navigate all of the PPA benefits. That's why we created this webinar to help you take advantage of your membership. Topics include a step-by-step guide to activating your equipment insurance, how to navigate the PPA website and an introduction to theLoop.

Remember, these courses are open to ALL photographers to attend live, so register today! If you want to access the recordings of these courses and the full PPAedu and PhotoVision library of videos, you'll need to be a PPA member. Join PPA today!


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PhotoVision has everything you're looking for and more! This great resource provides an all-access, behind the scenes look at the techniques used by some of the biggest named professionals in the world of photography. These videos cover a wide range of best practices to inspire every element of your business. The best part about PhotoVision is that it's free to PPA members. 

PhotoVision's Year of Inspiration continues with the release of "You as an Artist" with Anne Geddes on Monday, February 13. 

Anne inspires us with her take on being an artist, truly owning your work and giving it a sense of importance.  She disputes the idea that "everyone's a photographer" and encourages you to see past such a simplified concept so that you are inspired to, in her words, "rise above that vacuous imagery and create a timeless piece." 

You can look forward to her passionate conversation on PRINT. The Movement with PPA's Director of Education, Angela Kurkian. The two discuss the importance of printing in photography and the role it plays in valuing your imagery and yourself as an artist. To learn more about PRINT. The Movement, visit our website.

Anne Geddes, one of the world's most respected photographers, creates images that are iconic, multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved. 

A global ambassador for children, Anne, as well as having her own Philanthropic Trust, is proud to be the Global Advocate for the UN Foundation's Shot@Life campaign, an Ambassador Volunteer for the March of Dimes and an Ambassador for the GSK global awareness campaign for meningococcal disease.  

Anne's imagery has been published in over 84 countries, and in 24 languages. Anne has recently released a new series of photographs based on the signs of the Western Zodiac. 2017 will see the release of a comprehensive retrospective of her work, published by Taschen. 

For more information on Anne, please visit www.annegeddes.com.  Follow Anne on Facebook to see inside the studio, and stay up to date with her latest work.

By Tristin Vaccaro

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Through PPAedu, PPA members have over 350 tutorials and educational videos available to them 24/7.  Each month, however, one PPAedu video is unlocked for everyone to enjoy. Why? Because we believe in the power of education for all!

This month, the video "Lightroom: Getting Started" with Dave Doeppel, Cr.Photog., CPP, has been unlocked! In this video, Dave walks you through the basics of Adobe Lightroom's editing software.  Dave, who is an Adobe Certified Expert, will cover topics such as general settings and system preferences. This is the first video in an 11-part series, so PPA members also have access to the remaining 10 episodes. Non-members will have access to this video the entire month of February, but PPA members can access this video anytime. Between PPAedu and PhotoVision, PPA members can tap into hundreds of programs to help them Be More! For full access to all the PPAedu and PhotoVision videos, join PPA today!

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