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In real life: Nichole Manner connects with seniors


August 2019 issue Profiles

© Nichole Manner Photographer Nicole MannerA phone consultation with a teenager? That’s unusual, says photographer Nichole Manner, M.Photog. These days, teens avoid talking on the phone like the plague. So nine times out of 10, Manner’s pre-session phone consultation to gather information about the subject’s interests and personality is a conversation between herself and the subject’s parent. Nevertheless, she makes an effort to connect with teens directly via their preferred... Continue Reading >

President’s Message: Perception vs. reality


June 2019 issue News

PPA President Audrey Wancket © JAMIE HAYESDon't be intimidatedPerception is the way a person thinks about something. Ask five people to describe a thing and you’ll get five different answers.William Branson III M.Photog., Cr., is a PPA life member and talented portrait photographer. “When I first attended the conventions and programs, I would sit in the back of programs by myself as I had not yet made any friends,” he told me. “I was petrified by all the people and intimidated... Continue Reading >

PPA President’s message: Don’t be satisfied


April 2019 issue Business

Audrey Wancket by © Jamie HayesPush your limitsIf I ever become satisfied with where I am, I’ll know it’s time to retire. I set goals and when I reach one, I set another. Some goals are financial, others are skills-based.This year I’ve set a goal to enter the artist category in PPA’s International Photographic Competition. I have always competed in the portrait category, where I feel safe and can do well. But this year I have challenged myself to take control of the butterflies... Continue Reading >

The dramatic history of Professional Photographers of America

3.5.2019 News

Book chronicles the oldest professional association for working photographersThe history of Professional Photographers of America was literally 150 years in the making. And chronicling that history was itself a feat. After more than two years of extensive analysis, PPA has published its storied history in the book “The Challenge to Succeed: 150 Years of Professional Photographers of America.”PPA’s antecedent, the National Photographic Association, was founded in 1868 by a small group... Continue Reading >

Grand Imaging Award goes to Ella Carlson

1.29.2019 News

Ella Carlson, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, EA-ASP, was named the 2019 Grand Imaging Award winner by Professional Photographers of America. Carlson the took top prize for her non-event album, “Most Wanted,” which depicts fantastical mythical creatures. © Professional Photographers of America Ella Carlson with PPA President Stephen Thetford, M.Photog.Cr., CPP (left), and Doran Wilson, M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP, F-ASP 2019’s Grand Imaging Awards were held in January at Imaging USA in... Continue Reading >

Team USA 2019 announced for World Photographic Cup

12.6.2018 News

Sixteen photographers were selected to represent the United States in the 2019 World Photographic Cup, which takes place in Drammen, Norway, April 8, 2019. The cup mimics the Olympics by pitting teams of photographers from various countries against one another in friendly competition. Teams can enter up to three images in each of six categories: Commercial, Illustrative, Landscape/Nature, Portrait, Reportage, and Wedding. TEAM USA 2019CommercialMegan Drane  John Grusd, M.Photog. Ben... Continue Reading >
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