• Understanding PPA’s Protection Options

    Come understand and explore the various ways PPA can protect your business and your equipment through multiple types of insurance already included in your membership and additional add-on options!
  • Kickstart Scholarship Applications Deadline Nov. 6

    Hi Everyone,

    The Kickstart Scholarship deadline is only 7 days away, so get those applications submitted! We know that as small business owners, sometimes an extra trip is not in the budget, and that's why the Kickstart Scholarship was created. We want to help! The Kickstart scholarship is the perfect way to cut some of the costs associated with attending Imaging USA by covering your All-access pass and a pre-conference class.

    Kick off the year with all the inspiration that Imaging USA has to offer with the Kickstart Scholarship. Visit ImagingUSA.or/Kickstart to submit your application before November 6 at 1:59 PM EST.

    See you in Atlanta!
  • Imaging USA 2019 Registration is Open!

    Registration for Imaging USA 2019 is open and this year's conference is something you will not want to miss. 

    It's a celebration of PPA's 150th birthday. That's right it's our sesquicentennial!

    In honor of this momentous occasion, we're making Imaging USA bigger and better than ever. The parties are bigger, the classes are bigger, and there's more fun than ever! 
    This year's conference will be held January 17-22, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

    Click here to register for your all-access pass, and bring a friend or two along. While you're there don't forget to register for your preconvention classes as well!

    See you in Atlanta!
  • Become a Fall Super①Day Instructor!

    Applications for Fall Super①Day instructors are open and we want YOU to sign up!

    These education sessions are all about teaching your peers the best of what you know, and the classes grow more and more every year. Plus, as an instructor, you'll have the opportunity to earn merits towards a PPA Photographic Degree.

    Classes for Fall Super①Day will be held October 8-22, 2018. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make a difference in the education of your fellow photographers! Applications close June 26, 2018. Sign up today!

    If you need more information, read our Super①Day FAQs.

    If you're ready to now, sign up here!
  • Entries for the IPC are Now Open!

    Want to test your skills against the best of the best on the big stage at IPC? Enter the competition today!

    The entries for the International Photographic Competition are now open, and you can submit your images now. This competition is all about making you a better photographer through testing your technical skill based on the 12 Elements of a Merit Image. 

    The deadlines for the competition are below. Please make note of them and submit your images before the deadline. To read more about the IPC, please visit
  • Northcentral District Competition OPEN!

    If you want to push yourself to be more competitive with your photography, then participating in district competitions is for you!

    Entering your images into the district competitions is a great way to measure your work against other photographers in the industry, and it helps you prepare your work before it hits the big stage at IPC. You'll also get a first-hand look at how jurors will use the 12 Elements of a Merit Image to critique photographers' work.

    Visit to find out which competition you should enter. From there, you can find the entry deadlines, judging dates, and rules for each District competition. Be sure to read the rules carefully!

    Right now, Northcentral district is accepting entries, so enter now!

    Northcentral District Photographic Competition
    2018 Judging Dates: March 22-23, 2018
    Registration Opens: January 24, 2018
    Early Deadline: February 14, 2018 by 5pm ET
    Late Deadline (late fee applied): March 1, 2018 by 5pm ET
  • Join The Business Challenge- February 2018

    The Business Challenge is a program designed to teach professional photographers how to be better entrepreneurs and run their businesses efficiently. Our goal is to help you build a business that works for you and what you want, for as long as you want by giving you the tools needed to move your business towards greater profitability and sustainability. The program is a 12-month program run by Angela Kurkian, PPA's Education Director, and uses theLoop as its "classroom." Using the business challenge as a way to bridge the gap between your art and your business is a great way to increase the overall success and longevity. I recommend participating every year to grow and learn best business practices consistently.

    The next round starts February 1, 2018!