Networking is the best way to meet other photographers, get advice from experienced professionals, and to improve your business through recommendations. Since photography can be an individualized industry, it can be hard to get out of your comfort zone and befriend other photographers. That's why PPA created theLoop, an exclusive social network only for pro photographers!
theLoop is a friendly, open community in which you can share your struggles and stories. Hundreds of discussions happen every day covering topics including gear, education, business practices, and everything in between! You have to be a member of PPA to take advantage of theLoop, but the PPA membership is only $27.92 a month and comes with a whole range of other benefits! After you’re done joining, scroll through the hottest discussions happening now on theLoop!
Camera For Travel
When you’re traveling, the last thing you want is to be weighed down by heavy lenses and cameras. This Looper will be flying to Africa soon and won’t be able to have heavy equipment on hand, but she still wants to be able to capture high-quality photos. If you’ve ever experienced this or have recommendations for a lightweight camera, comment on this discussion board!
Sometimes when you’re hired to photograph events, your clients will make unusual requests. This Looper has to go to an event where he’s required to print out images for guests as they leave. He needs to print out his photos on the spot, and has never done anything like this before. Do you have any printer recommendations for him that will allow him to print on the go?
Have You Ever Had to Back Out of a Wedding Contract?
This Looper is in quite the bind. She agreed to shoot a client’s June wedding, but afterwards, her brother-in-law and his fiancé set their wedding date on the same day! Should she cancel on her loyal client or should she go to her brother-in-law’s wedding? Click to give her your advice!
An Argument Against Watermarks: Valid or Invalid
You’re constantly told to put watermarks on your photos to protect them from copyright infringement and getting stolen, but in the article “The Case Against the Photo Watermark” Michael Reynolds has a different opinion on the matter. Do you think watermarks are useful? Do you use them? Read the article, and tell us what you think.
Do you have any frustrations with print competition? Sometimes you think your image will score one way, and it comes back with a completely different score. Click to read this Looper’s competition struggle that shows how subjective judging can truly be. Feel free to share your stories on the thread as well.
So as you see, theLoop is a great place for PPA members to connect with each other, share information, get constructive criticism, and receive help when needed. Become a PPA member so you can "stay in the loop", and if you already are, then head over to theLoop to see what everyone's buzzing about!