May 2017 issue NewsStudents at the New York Institute of Photography now have a leg up on the competition when they graduate. NYIP has partnered with PPA to offer students the certified professional photographer designation. Photographers who study with NYIP now qualify to take the CPP exam and earn their certification. This is an exclusive partnership and the first time the CPP has been used as the qualifying standard by an institution such as NYIP.PPA’s CPP designation confirms to potential clients that a... Continue Reading >
Has your work won a district competition or been selected for the Loan Collection? Do you want to let your contacts know you’re now a certified professional photographer? PPA provides press release templates so you can share good news with your local community.The downloadable templates include the facts about your achievement and allow space for you to customize them with information about you and your studio. Once you complete a release, just email it to your local media, preferably to...
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March 2017 issue
September 2016 issue BusinessCPP exam available onlineUntil recently, taking the certified professional photographer exam meant making a trip to the nearest proctor in your area, which could be inconvenient depending on where you live. But good news: PPA has rolled out an exam that can be taken online.“The benefits are obviously the ease and convenience of taking the test in the comfort of your own home, office, or studio,” says PPA Director of Certification Julia Boyd. “You also have the flexibility of... Continue Reading >
Gaining community and guidance to grow a businessTen years ago, Stacey Williams Dunse, CPP, launched her studio, Tailfeather Photography, in the small town of Webster, South Dakota. Situated in a rural patch of the state about two hours south of Fargo and five hours west of Minneapolis, Webster is home to fewer than 2,000 people. Dunse set herself up as the town’s do-it-all photographer and built a client base from the surrounding area. Business was growing, but she felt a few things were...
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April 2016 issue