The PPA of PA Difference
Certified Professional Photographer
Since 1977, the PPA’s CPP program has been a fundamental step in mastering the art of photography. The PPA of PA is here for you every step of the way from CPP prep tests to Continuing Education Merits! For more information about the process, please see the PPA’s website.
The PPA of PA offers:
- Certification Preparation Classes – Annually and Upon Request
- CPP Exams
- Mentoring Programs
- Continuing Education Merits
Multi-Day Educational Events
INSPIRE Annual Convention and CAPTURE Fall Meeting
INSPIRE is the PPA of PA’s Annual Convention and Image Competition held each spring. Our talent committee works hard to bring in top speakers and image competition judges from around the country. Breaks between programs feature snacks and a chance to mingle with other photographers. Image Competition awards, PPA of PA degree awards, PPA of PA service awards, new membership certificates, and the Golden Bell awards are presented during the banquet. The membership meeting is also held during this event and the ability to earn a Continuing Education Merit, making this the one DON’T MISS opportunity of the year!
CAPTURE is held during the fall and features a schedule packed with speakers! Although the schedule may be full, time between programs is an excellent chance to connect with fellow photographers. The CAPTURE Image Competition offers participants the opportunity to have their images evaluated by a panel of highly experienced and qualified judges.
Monthly membership meetings offer a variety of topics and speakers throughout the year.
From business classes to drone photography and everything in between, our monthly membership meetings ensure a wide range of specialties are addressed and all photographers benefit from membership in our association!
Earn PPA Speaking and Service Merits
With so many educational activities all year long, you will be able to quickly earn PPA speaking and service merits for use toward your PPA degrees!
Offering Fully Digital Entries
Digital Images Accepted
The PPA of PA is happy to offer full digital entries for those not wanting to incur the expense and hassle of traditional print competitions.
In addition to category winners receiving trophies, awards include PPA of PA Image Maker of the Year, Fuji Masterpiece Award, American Society of Photographers State Elite Award, and Professional Photographers of America’s CPP Award.
Degrees & Awards
Acknowledging Your Hard Work
PPA of PA Service Award
Earned for service to the organization.
PPA of PA Degree
Merits earned through excellence in our annual image competitions.
The Golden Bell pin is awarded to those who actively participate in events held throughout the year by the PPA of PA. Events are given point levels in varying amounts, and when a member reaches a total of 200 points, he is awarded a Golden Bell pin at the next Annual Awards Banquet!
PPA of PA Membership Pin
A membership pin is given to every member!
“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” Misty Copeland
Fun and Friendship!
Membership in the PPA of PA is belonging to a talented group of photographers who understand the challenges both you and your business face everyday. Whether its enjoying lunch together during one of the many association events or posting in our Facebook group, building friendships and sharing good times is all part of the PPA of PA!