Interested In Teaching A Super 1 Day Workshop?

As a professional photographer, you've learned, grown, and assembled some pretty great tips and techniques along your career that have made you the successful photographer you are today. Some of the greatest resources you may have had throughout your journey were friends, colleagues and mentors who helped shape your experience as a photographer.

So why not share and invest that wisdom by volunteering to instruct a Super 1 Day course through the Professional Photographers of America?

Consider Becoming a Photo Workshop Instructor!

Peer-to-peer education is an invaluable resource, especially in photography! Not only does it help other photographers grow, but it offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to expand everyone's professional network. And that's where you come in.

To qualify to become a Super 1 Day workshop instructor, you must be a member of PPA. As a flourishing working professional photographer, you have the knowledge to help others perfect their craft and their business while also earning merits toward your degree!


Instructing a Course

Once your Super 1 Day application is approved, your workshop information will be published on PPA's website for attendees to browse through and select, however please note that Super 1 Day is a peer-to-peer educational opportunity. As a result, the course you apply to teach must come from YOU! The title, the description, the subject matter, and the date will all come from your resources. Care should be given when creating your class content. While your class is not endorsed by PPA, a Super 1 Day class is promoted by PPA and should offer attendees a good quality education and experience. 

With that in mind, here are some things you should keep in mind when volunteering to teach a Super 1 Day class:

  • As a Super 1 Day instructor, it is your responsibility to fill your class. PPA will provide you with promotional materials to help you draw attendees and will use our social media platform to help elevate Super 1 Day workshops, however with more than 200 concurrent classes, PPA cannot uphold the duty of recruitment for each individual workshop.
  • Once your class and date are approved and registration has begun, we ask that you commit to that time/date- rescheduling a class affects numerous parties involved.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your class once registration has begun, your class will be removed and postponed until the next round of Super 1 Day classes.
  • Instructors interested in teaching a course on drones for Super 1 Day must have an FAA certification.
  • All attendees are asked to review Super 1 Day instructors and classes when the class is completed. If more than 50% of a class's reviews are negative, that instructor will be suspended from teaching a Super 1 Day class for the next semester.
  • An instructor is allowed to teach a maximum of two Super 1 Day programs per semester.
  • Instructors who have earned their Masters and/or Craftsman degrees and/or CPP certification are entitled to payment after the seventh paid attendee. Instructors are paid $50 for each paid attendee starting with the eighth attendee. If there are two instructors co-teaching the Super 1 Day class, that sum will be divided between the two instructors.

Super 1 Day is a great opportunity, not only to share your wealth of knowledge, but to earn merits, make connections, and plug into PPA while doing so. We can all trace where we are today back to someone who took the time to invest in us. Join in on the fun and give back- there's a world of photographers ready to learn what you know!

Super 1 Day Instructor Form

Register to teach a Super 1 Day in your area! Applications for Spring 2019 will be accepted November 5, 2018 - February 1, 2019.

This application is for the Spring Super 1 Day event scheduled for May 6 - 20, 2019. By filling out this form, you agree to conduct your session between these dates and understand that as an instructor you must input only accurate information to your class with limited access to changes later on.

Any submission that is incomplete will not be accepted for consideration, and applicants will be asked to reapply should they wish to make changes to their program.

This form has 3 parts. The first part is for the primary instructor's information. You may add info for a second instructor on part 2 (if applicable), and the third part is for the program details.

All proceeds from Super 1 Day registrations help support the educational programs at PPA (remember, PPA is a nonprofit, so these are funds we can use!). And while the instructors who teach these photography workshops are volunteers, PPA gives a little nudge to instructors who have already earned either a Master or Craftsman degree, or their Certification with PPA, as those will receive $50 for each paid attendee starting from the eighth student in their class! If you are co-teaching a class, then each instructor will receive 50% of that, i.e. $25 for each paid attendee, starting from the 8th one.

Primary Instructor

PPA members, please include your member number here. All primary instructors must be active members.
Set to 'Outside US' for programs outside of US or Canada
Please refrain from adding the headers, " www. and http://" from the beginning of your website.
To help us promote your class!

Secondary Instructor

PPA members, please include your member number here.
Please refrain from adding the headers, " www. and http://" from the beginning of your website.
To help us promote your class!


Please fill out this section completely.

Please take care when submitting your class title, description and date. Once your class and date are approved, changes cannot be made to either. If you need to cancel your class, you can submit your request to teach the next round of Super 1 Day classes.

Course Information

Please keep your title short and descriptive. "Advanced Wedding Posing" works better than "Oh, the wonder of it all." Additionally, please use correct capitalization in your title.
If interested in teaching more than one date, please complete a second application. Each instructor for Super 1 Day is only permitted to instruct or co-instruct a total of two classes.
Please provide a minimum of 5 descriptive sentences about your course. If your course description does not have enough information, you will be requested to resubmit your application with the correct amount of requested information.
Minimum 6.5 hours of instruction required (not including any class breaks or lunch).
List items students should bring to class. Examples include note-taking materials, specific camera equipment or software, etc.
Attendees should bring:
If no preference, please check both.
Course Location Information
Name of studio or facility where event will be held. Please do not answer with TBA or TBD, and do NOT apply without a solid location chosen.
Street address. Please do not answer with TBA or TBD, and do NOT apply without a solid location chosen.
Please do not answer with TBA or TBD, and do NOT apply without a solid location chosen.
Phone number at the event location.