Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2008 Photographer of the Year
Awards. These individuals demonstrated excellence in their craft and earned
tremendous achievements in PPA's 2008 International Print Competition.
ELECTRONIC IMAGER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Jo Burkhardt, M.Artist.MEI Sherron Sheppard, M.Photog.Cr., CPP Beverly
L Toves, M.Photog.Cr.
Michael D Barton, Cr.Photog., CPP Kaye Frey, M.Photog.M.Artist.MEI.Cr.
Robert W Cleere, M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP Scott A. Dupras, M.Photog.Cr.,
CPP Paul D Rogers, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Melanie A Burton Robert L. Kunesh, M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Rod Brown, M.Photog.Cr. Don Chick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP Steve B Ervin,
M.Photog.MEI.Cr. Mark Garber, M.Photog.Cr. Jerry Ghionis Jennifer K.
Gilman, M.Photog.Cr., CPP Sam Gray, M.Photog.Cr. Travis Gugelman,
CPP Robert Hillier, M.Photog.Cr. Keith Howe,
M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr. Elaine Hughes, M.Photog., CPP Steven J. Kemp,
M.Photog.M.Artist.MEI.Cr., CPP Tomas Munoz, M.Photog.Cr., CPP Bruce D
Nelson, CPP Ron Nichols, M.Photog.Cr.,API Michael E. Timmons,
M.Photog.Cr. Mike Williams
PPA Charities hosts a “Celebration” event Saturday evening before PPA’s Imaging USA (the national convention in January) officially begins. The celebration event will take place at Alice Coopers Town in Phoenix, just two blocks from Convention Center and features fun, fellowship, and food. The evening kicks off with a VIP Cocktail Hour from 8-9pm. VIP Cocktail Hour tickets are only $35 and include hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. The doors open to all convention attendees at 9pm, and the fun continues with the live/silent auction, the check presentation to
Operation Smile, and music and dancing.
Mark your calendar now to attend the PPA Charities' Celebration on January 10, 2009, in Phoenix. Order your VIP ticket when you register for Imaging USA.
August 25 with Chris Wunder, Cr.Photog. Monday, August 25, 2008 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST Cost: $49 PPA Members/ $249 non-members Register online (08AUGWEB2) or call 800-786-6277
It’s always good to add something lucrative to your business!
Ready to offer an additional service and bring in more revenue? Conducted on weekday mornings—when you probably have time available to handle it—underclass school photography can be a lucrative addition to your studio business. But to get a good start in this field, you must understand the metrics of the business. Join in this live Webinar for explanations and advice about the basics of the underclass photography business, including schools’ requests for rebates.
Listen and learn how you can add a new revenue stream!
Chris Wunder Bio: Chris Wunder, Cr.Photog., is a 30-year veteran of the photography business and a recognized sales & marketing industry expert for studios, events, sports, schools and directory photography programs. He’s a popular platform speaker and a consultant to photography businesses—both small and large—all across America. Chris is also co-owner of the PortraitEFX Photography Network with over 40 locations nationwide.
Join fellow PPA photographers and exhibitors at the first annual PPA Charities Golf Tournament. We will be playing at the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe on Saturday, January 10, 2009, with an 8:00am Shotgun Start. Your $150 registration fee (or $550 for a foursome) will include:
Golf fee and car fees
Practice balls before your event
Official scoring by professional staff
Sun Devil Patio Awards BBQ Awards Luncheon following golf
Prizes, goodie bag of gifts from PPA vendors, and much more.
A smile is universal in meaning...and it's pretty contagious! But what about children who cannot smile? Those who find it difficult to even speak or eat? Now's your chance to give them a smile.
Participate in Family Portrait Month, a national fund-raising effort in October to benefit Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity dedicated to improving the health and lives of children born with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities.
It's easy. Pledge to contribute a portion of each October Family Portrait Month sale to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner. Just sign up online and make the small $25 donation, and you're on your way to making a difference.
TAMRON Announces new educational purchase rebate program for students majoring in photography and other communications programs. New Program Now Allows Tamron Dealers to Deliver Lenses Purchased by Qualifying Students and Educators on Same Day of Purchase
Instructors & Students employed by or enrolled in select U.S. universities and community colleges and teaching or majoring in photography, photojournalism, visual media, fine art, design, film, video, or communications are eligible for significant rebates on Tamron products. The Educational Purchase Rebate CAN be combined with any regular Tamron rebate in effect at the time of your purchase. Click here for details.
Professional Photographer magazine, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), received eight “GAMMA” awards from the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS) on May 6, 2008.
With seven gold awards and one silver award in a competition that recognizes editorial and design excellence in magazine publishing, Professional Photographer continues to shine. Of special note is their first place in General Excellence, awarded to the magazine with the best overall packaging, content selection, writing, and reporting, as well as design and illustration.
For 100 years, Professional Photographer has striven to help readers excel in the photographic industry through innovative reporting on the artistic, business, and technological sides of photography. And the magazine seems to have personified that excellence with the its GAMMA
2008 GAMMA RESULTS
Best Series: “Celebrating 100 Years of Professional Photographer” (Dec. 2007)
Best Feature: “Hair of the Dog: Pet photography” by Stephanie Boozer (July 2007)
Best Profile: “Life in Balance” Gregory Heisler profile by Jeff Kent (Jan. 2007)
Best Service Journalism: Marketing to Women package (May 2007) – “Soft Power” by Lorna Gentry & “What Women Want” by Ann Monteith
Best Cover: Jan. 2007 – Photography by Gregory Heisler
Best Photography: “Destination: Weddings” – Photography by Susan Stripling (March 2007)
SMS teaches great photographers how to be successful businesspeople
3-day Business Workshop
with Carol Andrews, Ann Monteith and Sarah Petty
June 9-11, 2008
Put your studio on the road to increased profitability. Receive
practical, down-to-earth instruction on essential elements for business
success in both a group setting and in one-on-one consultations. This
workshop is designed for studios with an annual gross income of 50k or
SMS Basic Training: The Business of Photography
July 19-20, 2008
PPA Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia
This course addresses the marketing and management fundamentals that
are central to operating a financially successful professional
photography business. Topics include:
Financial and legal requirements for starting a photography business