• 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!
  • Win a Giveaway During Ask Me Anything

    Ask Me Anything is back on theLoop, but with a twist. This time around you'll be able to win prizes for your questions!

    Starting November 22nd 1st I'll post a new discussion for one of our featured Imaging USA 2018 speakers, and you have until Tuesday at 11:59pm to post a question to be answered and entered into the giveaway. Stay tuned for Friday to see what questions our speakers answer and who will win the giveaway!

    Get those questions ready!
  • Imaging USA Registration Discount!

    Hi Everyone!

    This is just a reminder that the deadline for Early Bird registration for Imaging USA 2018 is almost near! Imaging USA 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee is just 55 days away and we want to see you there, so don't miss out on the chance to register at the marked down price.

    Visit by December 6 to take advantage of the discount!

    See you in Nashville!
  • Webinar Tomorrow!

    Join Teri Fode as she shares how to get these right so that you're on your way to standing out in your market place, no matter how crowded it is!

    Remember to check the Events tab for more information about this webinar and future webinars!
  • Become a Spring Super①Day Instructor!

    Applications for Spring 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 Spring Super①Day will be held May 7-21, 2018. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make a difference in the education of your fellow photographers! Applications close January 29, 2018. Sign up today! 

    If you need more information, read our Super①Day FAQs.

    If you're ready to now, sign up here!
  • 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!