Remember picture day back in high school? You'd dress up in your "coolest" clothes and the photographer's assistant would sit you on a stool, tell you to smile and sit up straight, and then a blinding flash. Done. Your pasty, zit-dotted face was then frozen in that awkward moment forever, for all to see in the school yearbook as a representation of you. Hey, are your eyes even open?
Cringe no more; you're done with those terrible times! You're a part of a great organization that's helping you and nearly 27,000 other members be better photographers. And we all want to see you.
In our Faces of PPA campaign
, you've been getting to know other members through creative self-portraits and quotes on their journey through photography with PPA. The best part is that you can be yourself! It's not a generic yearbook shot on the same backdrop as everyone else--you can really let your creative flag fly.
A few quick things to note:
1. Think of your marketing, people! This can be a piece to show to your potential clients on your web and social pages. That means put some camera equipment in the picture. Then anyone who sees the photo will say "Hey! That dude/dudette must be a photographer!"
2. No collages of your work. The focus is YOU and only you here.
3. THERE IS NO DEADLINE. Take your time. Have fun.
Let's get to know you and your unique brand. Visit ppa.com/faces
, answer a few questions and submit an image of yourself that you can be proud of. We've got over 27,000 members but have only seen a few hundred of your faces. We need to see yours too!
Step out from behind the camera for once. You better not be behind the bleachers!