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Your valuable network


Dear PPA Member,

Have you ever have a great marketing idea that you wanted to run by someone to get their opinion? Ever have a question about how to handle a tricky customer situation? Want to bounce ideas off somebody?

When you start thinking about such subjects, who do you talk to?

You—like many PPA members—might be a self-employed business owner working hard to succeed. You are the idea person, decision-maker, planner and doer. You look in the mirror to find your marketing, customer service and production departments. But you’re not really alone. You’ve got people…a whole network ready to help!

At, a free online forum site maintained by PPA, there are more than 9,000 of your fellow photographers ready and eager to share ideas, thoughts, questions and answers.  With 100,000+ posts, you can probably find a conversation (thread) that addresses your question. If not, just start a new one!

  • Consider the variety of these conversations on
  • Post-wedding workflow
  • How a studio made record-breaking portrait sales this past month
  • How to light dancers during a reception
  • Comments and critiques on images
  • Great, low-cost ideas for marketing children portraits
  • And there are even some posts on sharing rooms at Imaging USA!

I’ve always been impressed with how willingly PPA members share their experiences and ideas.  It happen at PPA Affiliate meetings, at Imaging USA, and 24/7 at And it’s one of the best things about being part of a membership organization like PPA.

Al Hopper
Director of Membership, Copyright and Government Affairs

P.S. We hope to see you at Imaging USA this January. Don’t forget that you can save $50 off your 2-for-1 Buddy Pass when you register by November 1. We also suggest booking your room now -- several event hotels are already sold out.

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