PPA is a non-profit photography organization that was created by photographers for photographers in order to help those who want to take photography and entrepreneurship to the next level and develop profitable and sustainable businesses.
When you become a member of PPA, you’re given the opportunity to elevate your photography career through:
A free account only lets you scrape the surface of PPA. You’re able to experience:
Full membership, you’re able to access all PPA resources:
When you become a member of PPA, you are given the chance to become a certified professional photographer. You are also able to take part in face-to-face in-person learning workshops to improve your photography skills. Our education is also provided by credible photographers with years of documented experience in the field.
CPP stands for Certified Professional Photographer.
Becoming a certified photographer is the best way to stand out among your competitors because it will help boost your photography skills and confidence. On top of that, the program will empower photographers to be more knowledgeable, successful, and technically equipped professionals in the industry which means you can charge more for your services.
If you want to enter a state/ local competition, check with your local affiliate to see what their competition rules are. To join the district and IPC photo competition, you have to be a PPA member. After you join PPA, head over to the IPC and district rules and these resources for the district level and/or at the international level. If you’re a PPA member, you can earn merit points toward your degree in photo competitions.
Once you join PPA, Find-a-Photographer lets you create your online profile for the directory. This allows prospective customers to browse your name when searching for a photographer from PPA. It also makes it easy for customers to view samples of your images, understand what you’re capable of, and contact you for work. If you want a higher chance of drawing in clients to your profile, add a photo of yourself or studio. People click on photos 10 times more than a blank image icon.
PPA could help you Bridge the Gap between you and your target audience. Here’s how: