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December 28, 2021

5 Photography Videos to Start Your Year Energized

It’s hard to believe 2022 is right around the corner. With the new year rapidly approaching, it’s more important than ever to set aside time to reflect upon your accomplishments during the past 12 months… and to set your sights on what you want to accomplish in the future.

No matter how large or small your goals as a photographer may be, the key to achieving them is the same. A positive mindset allows you to bloom into the best artist and entrepreneur you can be. Keep scrolling for 5 videos from PPA’s library of online classes to help you steer your business (and your mindset) toward success in the new year.

Break Through Negativity Bias with a Solid Brand Story

Our habit of focusing on the negative has roots in evolution and in our innate drive to survive. Scientists call this phenomenon “negativity bias.” In this class, motivational speaker Robyn Hatcher helps you to recognize and handle negativity bias and how to maintain and grow your photography business. Watch it here.

In It Together: Boldness in Trying Times

As artists we must “speak to the times in which we are living” and photographer Myron Fields lives this sentiment wholeheartedly. This video with Myron covers a lot of ground. He reminds us—as artists—of the opportunity to create change and inspire others when using our gift and sharing our voice. As Myron says, “Portraits matter because people matter.” His optimism, boldness, vision, and heart are fully present in the images he creates for his clients and the stories he shares on social media. Myron’s love for people shines through his images as he takes us on a journey of hope. Be inspired by Myron's advice here.

Stop Being a Starving Artist: Simple Ways You’re Holding Yourself Back from a 6 Figure Life 

Photographer D'Arcy Benincosa is definitely not shy about talking about subjects most people avoid—namely the business of making money! Learn how you can tap into your creative genius while also making a beautiful living that supports your beautiful artist's life. With D'Arcy's strategies, you'll learn to not only hope you make it in this business, but you'll also be guaranteed to thrive for years to come. Discover D'Arcy's strategies here

An Hour with Mark Mann: The Constant Struggle to Improve

In this interview-style webinar, you’ll meet Mark Mann, a humble yet celebrated photographer who has photographed a wide range of some of our most iconic public figures. “In this short webinar, I hope to explain a little of my process by show and tell,” Mark says. “I’ll show you a live lighting demonstration with a couple of simple but effective setups.” Learn from Mark in this insightful video.

The Psychology of Success

It may sound too simple, but the cold hard truth is that each of us chooses whether or not we will be successful. In this presentation from Imaging USA 2020, PPA CEO David Trust explores the kinds of choices we make every day that determine our success quotient. Too often our fears, weaknesses, and biases join forces against us, setting into motion a destructive pattern that blocks our ultimate goal. Success and happiness are a choice. Are you ready to fight back? Click here to learn from David's expertise and advice.

From everyone at PPA,
here’s to a happy—and healthy—new year!