GPPA exposed’17 Annual Retreat

The Georgia Professional Photographer’s Association Annual Retreat is coming up September 30 to October 2, 2017 in Jekyll Island, GA.

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PPA Buyer Persona Worksheet

You cannot appeal to a target audience if you don’t know who you’re targeting. While you may have a general idea of whom your customer is, it is imperative that you really understand what drives him or her. Once you know who you’re talking to, then you will know how to talk to them.

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Create Custom PPA Marketing Videos

ppa-logoIf you have a slide show in your studio waiting room to show clients your work, why not make it more interesting by upgrading to video? The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) makes it easy with a series of short 2-3 minute Youtube videos that PPA members can show in their studio.

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PPA Insurance a Great Member Benefit

ppa-logoEvery professional photographer is also a business, and like any business, there are different kinds of insurance you must have. Fortunately, the Professional Photographer’s Association (PPA) has a full package of the most important types of insurance every photography business should have.

In addition to the educational benefits offered by PPA, here is a quick list of insurance programs they offer:

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PPA Offers Free Business Mentors to Members

ppa-logoAre you ready to Be More Profitable?

Sign up for PPA’s Business Challenge. PPA mentors will help guide you, step-by-step, on how to take your business to greater profitability. The goal is for you to:

• Understand and develop solid foundations for your business to be more profitable
• Identify and find answers to your most vital business questions
• Develop your own personalized success plan
• Prioritize your tasks so you don’t get overwhelmed
• Gain more confidence and stay focused

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PPM/NorthEast District Print Competition Feb. 26-27

professional photographers michigan logoJoin JDLab at the PPM/Northeast District Print Competition and State Convention on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Doubletree Hilton in Detroit/Dearborn.

This will be a unique opportunity for professional photographers in Michigan to view work from and compete with their peers from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Quebec and New England States (map).

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New “Call a Doctor” Service from PPA

ppa-logoThe Professional Photographer’s Association (PPA) is offering a new “Call a Doctor Plus” service for $8.95 per month that allows members to call or video-conference with a doctor for routine emergencies or to get a prescription online.

JDLab has always been a strong supporter of the PPA because of the many member benefits it provides to professional photographers. We especially like their degree and certification programs, their live online training programs, and their member benefits like equipment insurance. Read more

3 PPA Super 1-Day Photo Workshops in October

PPA workshops grand rapids miAngela Lawson, CPP, and Sam Sarkis, M.Photog.Cr. will hold PPA Super 1-Day Photo Workshops for photographers interested advanced training or in achieving Certified professional Photographer status.

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PPA 2010 Tour

PPA 2010 TourProfessional Photographers of America’s 2010 Tour: A Night of Art and Business Education for $29.

The PPA Tour 2010 gathers the photography industry’s hottest speakers to share their know-how and help you find the unique style and success that is yours and yours alone.

Join Jeff and Allison Rodgers—and special guests—in 10 cities for an exciting evening, where you’ll learn strategies for firing up your business and adding spice to your art. We’re turning up the heat in a city near you! Visit for details.

Wednesday May 12 – Detroit
Doubletree Hotel Detroit – Dearborn
Erie, Ontario and Huron Rooms, Main Lobby
5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, MI 48228
Cost: $29 in advance, $49 at the door
Doors open at 5:30 pm for networking & demos.
Programs run 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm