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August 26, 2016

5 Ways to Get Big Professional Development Savings From Your PPA Membership!

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A PPA membership offers hundreds of dollars in savings and discounts, in addition to plenty of business and photography education!

Here are 5 ways to get strong professional development while saving a ton of cash, thanks to your PPA membership:

  1. PPA provides photographers with more than 1,100 educational videos, available 24/7, at no extra cost for those who are members of PPA. These online tutorials and webinars cover everything when it comes to photography and business, including marketing and branding, building rapport with clients, and industry game-changers, like drones. Visit this learning library regularly to learn the best techniques, best practices, and real-life advice from the industry's leading wedding, family, pet, and senior portrait photographers.
  2. PPA Photography Workshops are face-to-face photography classes taught by professional photographers for professional photographers, all across the country, and for two weeks in both spring and fall. In these small-group sessions you'll learn everything from retouching and workflow, lighting and posing, to portrait and wedding photography, and sales and marketing strategies.
  3. The Business Challenge is a fun and interactive way for PPA members to understand and implement the basic business principles needed to maintain a suitable studio. Participants get advice from some of the industry's most successful photographers about everything from setting sales goals to creating appropriate sales and marketing strategies, and tons of other topics.
  4. When you join PPA you also get a huge perk, was your first year of registration for Imaging USA is FREE! Imaging USA is the world's strongest and longest-standing professional-photography convention, with more than 100 classes, tons of networking opportunities, a huge photo exhibit, and a giant trade show. Over 10,000 photographers attend to be taught by the industry's best! Next year's Imaging USA will be held January 16-18, 2021 in National Harbor, MD. 
  5. Discounts on business equipment are part of the list of benefits that PPA photographers enjoy! Photographer get hundreds of dollars in savings with Apple, Dell, Office Depot and more, PPA helps you keep more money in your pockets.

If you are a PPA member, remember to take advantage of all of the savings that come with your membership. If you're not a member, what are you waiting for?! All of these savings are here for you. All you have to do is to join. It takes only a minute and is super affordable: only $27.92 a month! Other businesses charge hundreds or even thousands of dollars for the information, education, networking, and resources that PPA members get... essentially for free!

Visit to see all the ways you can save with PPA! Ready to become a member? Join today!