Blogs

​ Due to recent updates from Adobe Flash and conflicts with several web browsers including Chrome and Firefox,  PPA is extending the IPC early entry deadline until June 22, 2017 at 5pm EST.   We are currently working on updating the registration ...
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​ By Chris Homer Entries for the International Photographic Competition (IPC) are being accepted now. We're rapidly approaching the deadline to enter without a late fee, so save money and get your images entered by June 20 at 5pm ET ! ...
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By Sidra Safri As you know, this series on Drone Waivers is meant to provide you with the best information to make sure your waivers get approved.  At the same time, PPA likes to be honest. With that in mind: It is very unlikely you will get ...
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​by Bethany Clark Los Angeles-based Brian and Allison Callaway are a rare team in the photography industry: they're as comfortable in front of the camera as they are behind it. A former actor and model respectively, they've channeled their knowledge ...
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by Bethany Clark Have you checked the Perks & Savings page on PPA.com lately? It's bursting with deals from popular brands like Apple, Dell, and more - with discounts, deadline extensions, exclusive offers, add-ons, and more!  Be sure ...
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​ By Lisa Sharer You can't just get out of bed in the morning, decide you're going to sell prints, and then become a millionaire . (If you have done that, send us a message; we have some questions!) For the rest of us, we could use some tools to ...
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​ by Trent Schick Early registration for International Photographic Competition is coming to an end soon, so be sure to finish and enter your photos in for competition! The IPC is PPA's annual photographic competition that allows photographers ...
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How I Got Unstuck

A few years ago I closed my children and family portrait studio in order to pursue my lifelong dream of being a fine art photographer in the collector gallery market.  For the last few years I have been haphazardly working on images without much direction ...
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by Trent Schick As a kid, we were convinced our toys would come to life whenever we weren't looking, but we were never able to catch them to prove it. Well, this photographer has just the evidence.  Mitchell Wu, a former wedding ...
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By James Yates Good news, PPA members...you can now take advantage of savings on Dell products and accessories.  Discounts on business equipment are already part of your PPA list-of-benefits offered and now, Dell is offering year-round ...
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By James Yates Photographers entering the 2017 IPC have something extra special to be excited about! Aside from the obvious and already-great reasons photographers enter the IPC (to push themselves, earn merits and degrees, get their ...
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by Trent Schick PPAedu , another one of PPA's great education platforms, is filled with many resources that can help strengthen and further your knowledge as a photographer and/or small business owner. It's available to all members, ...
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By Chris Homer The International Photographic Competition (IPC) is PPA's annual photographic competition that allows photographers to test their skills, and get advice on how to improve quality, impact and technique through constructive competition ...
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by Sidra Safri Many photographers are concerned about the talks of the electronic travel ban that the Department of Homeland Security is dealing with.  This ban is already in place for 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa: Amman, Jordan ...
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Tribute

A tribute composite I did to commemorate my dad's burial at sea.  It's actually two images in one. Very fitting for Memorial Day and those who have fallen in the service of our country.
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By Sidra Safri As a continuation of our Drone-Waiver series, today we're going over how to obtain a section 107.31: Visual Line-of-Sight wavier. According to the FAA, a drone pilot must always have their drone in view during operation. This ...
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By Sidra Safri On May 19th, the District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled against the FAA's regulations requiring hobbyist drone users to register their drone with the FAA. The Court stated: "...Section 336 of ...
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By Lisa Sharer It's happened to all of us. Probably more than once. Someone asks you what your rate is, and when they hear it, they are appalled. You start to feel a little flush. You start to think, maybe I went too high . You start to want to back ...
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As of May 22, photographers can now enter their work in PPA's International Photographic Competition (IPC). We hear from past entrants that entering images in the IPC is one of the best ways to improve as a photographer. During the IPC, jurors give competitors ...
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Hello members. I am in need of creating a contract for my photography services. Does anyone know where i can get one for free ? Or can anyone share theirs with me ? I know that having contracts made by a lawyer isn't free and can be expensive. I do not ...
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