Results

President’s message: Welcome 2020


January 2020 issue News

© Gregory Daniel Portraits and Kyla Renee Paintings PPA President Audrey WancketI love January: new year, new goals, and most of all, Imaging USA. Nashville, here we come. It’s exciting to be at an event where more than 10,000 photographers gather and everyone learns, shares, and gets inspired. Those of us who have been to many PPA annual conventions (more than 30 for me) know generally what to expect when we get there.But members who are at their first or second Imaging USA may not... Continue Reading >

PPA offers degree for wedding photographers

January 2020 issue Wedding

Establish your wedding credFifty-two percent of Professional Photographers of America members report that wedding photography makes up a portion of their business. With a majority of members engaging in this type of photography, PPA decided it was time to create a master of wedding photography degree targeted at this specialty. Earning the degree enables wedding photographers to improve their skills and knowledge in this unique niche as well as establish credibility with clients.The degree... Continue Reading >

Erich Caparas gives photographers an education


October 2019 issue Profiles

Stepping back to help others move forward© Erich Caparas Erich CaparasIn 2002, after 22 years working as a photographer and graphic designer, Erich Caparas, M.Photog., walked away. “I was burned out,” he says of his career in the commercial niche. He craved something different, so he moved to Florida to become, of all things, a real estate broker.For nine years, Caparas built his brokerage business. But photography wasn’t done with him yet. In 2011, he picked it up again as a... Continue Reading >

High-mileage photograph

9.4.2019 News

Loan Collection image travels the worldWhen Dan Francis, M.Photog,Cr. CPP, entered photographs in the International Photographic Competition last year, he had no idea how far one would go. Literally.From his home base in Fargo, North Dakota, Francis sent “Passing Time” to Georgia in mid-2018 for judging at IPC. There it scored a 98, landing it in PPA’s prestigious Loan Collection. © Courtesy Dan Francis Dan Francis flew to Italy to see his image "Passing Time" displayed in... Continue Reading >

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 >
Loading...
×