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September 25, 2018

Build a Successful, Sustainable Photography Business with PPA’s Education Opportunities!

What separates a professional photographer from an amateur? Knowledge and skill. One of the biggest marks of professionalism is continuing your education. Keeping up with the latest technologies, trends and techniques will help you stay competitive in your market.

PPA is a long-standing staple in education for the photographic industry, offering a variety of educational resources and programs as part of your membership, which give you the business and artistic knowledge you need to succeed in this industry.

Online Education
PPA offers tons of opportunities for you to learn more and be a better photographer. PPA’s online education platform features an extensive library with more than 1,000 educational videos (led by pro, working photographers) that will help you and your business grow! Topics include technique, lighting, marketing, workflow, and much more, and continue to grow every week. There are also at least two live (free!) webinars each month, during which attendees can interact with the instructor, ask questions, and take their business to the next level! Read more about PPA's online education opportunities.

Local Education
PPA members can also register for Super 1 Day classes, a peer-led educational initiative organized by PPA. Twice a year, in the spring and fall, studios across the United States offer photography education on a variety of subjects. It's a great chance for you to receive face-to-face education from a pro photographer in your area... and build up your networks! Plus, if you're working toward a PPA degree, teaching a Super 1 Day class can earn you two speaking merits toward it. Read more about Super 1 Day.

Business Education Tools
On top of these great educational offerings, PPA also offers business tools like the Photographer’s Business Guide, the Square One tool, the Benchmark Survey, and the PPA Business Challenge, exclusively for members. Read more about these business tools.

And don't forget... PPA members have access to tons of educational articles and receive discounts to other educational events like Imaging USA, our conference and trade show for pro photographers.

So as we head into 2019, don't let these opportunities go to waste! Use these PPA benefits to keep learning and growing! If you’re not already a member, join today for only $27.92 a month, and take your photography business to new heights!

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