Announcements

Call for Super 1 Day Instructors

We'd love for you to teach a SuperDay workshop this fall. Monday, June 27 is the instructor deadline for the October SuperDay photo workshops. We hope you will consider spending a day sharing your knowledge and experience by teaching a SuperDay class. Programs will take place across the country October 3-17.

Are you just a few merits short of earning a PPA Degree? Well, you will earn two speaking merits for participating.

In addition, Master of Photography, Master Artist, and Photographic Craftsman instructors will receive $50 per student after the 7th paid attendee.

If you're ready, sign up to be a SuperDay instructor now here.

If you would like additional information, read our SuperDay Instructor FAQs.

  • TheLoop is getting an Upgrade!

    Higher Logic has been hard at work making theLoop an amazing place! This is just a heads up that theLoop will be down starting at 11:00PM EST Tonight, July 28, 2107 for a few hours. But don't worry... First thing Saturday morning everything will be back up and running better than ever!

    Be sure to check back early next week for all of the exciting new updates!

    Have a great weekend!

  • Watch and Share! Facebook Live from Capitol Hill!

    David Trust and Sidra Safri are working hard on Capitol Hill, and will discuss updates via Facebook Live. Make sure you tune in!

  • Happening Today! Facebook Live for HR 1695

    Join us throughout the day for updates on HR 1695 via Facebook Live where PPA CEO David Trust and Government Affairs Manager Sidra Safri will discuss the importance of the bill before World IP day on April 26, 2017. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

  • Today-PPA Webinar: The $3000 Headshot

    With Megan DiPiero, CPP
    February 14th, 2017 - 2pm ET
    Skill Level(s): ALL
    FREE for ALL Photographers
    REGISTER NOW!

    In this memorable and inspiring talk, Megan will share the life lessons that have shaped her into the business success she is today. From her modest home studio, Megan comfortably charges 10x the market rate for her sought after headshot style, bringing in sales ranging from $1700-$6500. She'll convince you that pricing thresholds are limited only by your imagination. Whether you're a portrait or wedding photographer, new to the industry or seasoned veteran, this talk will be just the kick in the butt you need to vault your brand (and your prices) to new heights. Passion and profit ahead!

  • Ask Me Anything with Commercial Photographer and Imaging USA 2017 Speaker Russ Harrington

    You asked for it, well here it is! Get your questions answered by Imaging USA Speaker Russ Harrington! Login now to join the conversation.

  • Only a few hours left in this AMA. Get your questions answered now!

    Kira is available for a few more hours to answer your burning Website and Social Media question on theLoop.

  • DAY 2 AMA with Kira Derryberry

    Today is Day 2 of Kira Derryberry's Ask Me Anything Segment here on theLoop. Be sure to get your Website and Social Media questions answered!

  • Happening now! AMA with Kira Derryberry

    Join us on theLoop today and tomorrow for Kira's Ask Me Anything segment. She will be answering all of your questions related to websites and social media!

  • Only a few hours left! Get your questions answered by Ben Hartley!

    Ben is taking a few more questions on theLoop to finish up his Ask Me Anything segment. Don't miss out! He'll be available until 5:00PM EST.

  • Day 2 of the Wedding Album and Sales AMA with Ben Hartley happening now!

  • Lunch Time Activity with Ben Hartley

    Ben's Wedding album and Sales Ask Me Anything is going on right now! What questions can you think of for the Imaging USA speaker?

  • Wedding Album and Sales AMA

    Ben Hartley is up and ready for your questions today Loopers! So, ask him anything related to Wedding Albums and Sales!

  • Day 2! All Things Drone AMA

    Day 2 of the "All Things Drone" AMA with Eddie Tapp starts right now! Don't be shy. Ask Eddie!

  • Less than 30 minutes! Eddie Tapp's Ask Me Anything!

    Don't forget Eddie Tapp's AMA on all things drone officially starts today at 9 am EST! Get your questions ready!

  • TOMORROW! Ask Me Anything "All Things Drones" With Eddie Tapp

    Starting tomorrow, Eddie Tapp takes over with his Ask Me Anything segment. Come ready with your Drone questions!

  • Kickstart Scholarship Applications Due Today!

    Hey there! This is reminder that the deadline to submit all Kickstart Scholarship applications for Imaging USA 2017 are due today by 11:59pm EST.

  • PPA Webinar: Drone Insurance 101: Are You Covered?.

    November 15, 2016

    November 15, 2016 - 2PM ET
    Free for PPA Members
    Click here to register

    Please join PPA's insurance partner, Lockton Affinity, to learn more about the various insurance products available to members of PPA. The webinar will explain what General Liability Insurance is, what a General Liability claim might be as well as outlining why members need to purchase General Liability Insurance to protect their personal assets. Lockton will review the newly created liability coverage for members who are using drones as a part of their business and will touch on how to insure the drone if it should be damaged. Attendees will also learn about PPA's PhotoCare Plus Insurance, which provides comprehensive coverage for member's cameras and related photographic equipment at very competitive rates. The webinar will explain when members who are expanding their business should consider purchasing a business owners policy to ensure they are adequately covered for all of their photographic work.

  • Webinar--Time in Your Day / Money in Your Wallet.

    October 13, 2016

    October 13th - 2pm ET
    With Lori Unruh and Jeff Poole
    Skill Level(s): ALL
    FREE for ALL Photographers
    Click here to register

  • Email Best Practices: Power, Peril, and Productivity.

    September 8, 2016

    September 8, 2016 - 2pm ET
    With Dr. Julie Miller
    Skill Level(s): ALL
    FREE for ALL Photographers
    Click here to register

    Email has become the single most important communication vehicle in business today. In fact, last year American businesses sent 2.7 trillion emails. We are addicted to its speed and convenience, but has your business mastered the correct use of the tool? Setting standards on how to communicate via email will set your company apart from your competition. How? All messages and interactions from your employees will be top-notch and consistent with your company's brand.

    In this webinar, you will also learn:
    •Email Do's and Don'ts
    •How to create attention-getting subject lines
    •The three Ps to email protocol
    •What your greetings, closings, and signature blocks say about your company
    •Best practices of email etiquette
    •Productivity strategies to control the Inbox chaos

    Photography Courses, Photography Tutorial, Learn Photography, Photography Tips, Photography Techniques, PPAeduAbout Julie:
    Dr. Julie Miller, founder of Business Writing That Counts!, is a business writing expert, author, speaker, and trainer. Over the past thirty years, Dr. Miller and her team of certified business-writing trainers have helped more than 750,000 professionals achieve their personal and professional goals by reducing writing time while increasing productivity. Her goal remains to increase her clients’ bottom line by eliminating bad writing. The company specializes in working with corporations, organizations, and educational institutions to improve the quality of written communication. Passionate about improving the quality of writing so that reputations, contracts, and relationships are saved and enhanced, Dr. Miller delivers her powerful messages through webinars, seminars, and online writing courses.