I’ve been a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) for over 25 years. PPA was started back in 1869, and now with over 26,700 members it’s the most established organization for professional photographers in the country. There are more than 530 members in Minnesota alone.
Created and led by professional photographers, PPA is a non-profit international association that helps those serious about photography live their dreams profitably.
To do that, they…
- Lead the way in educating photographers on business and technical skills to help them grow and succeed beyond what they believed possible.
- Connect photographers with other great minds in the industry—via online and live classes, consultations and conventions—to spread best practices, new ideas and strong networks of support.
- Protect photographers’ livelihoods with benefits, such as copyright advocacy, malpractice protection and equipment insurance.
Kelby One has a wide range of members from 107 countries around the world, but the majority of the members are either photographers, graphic designers, print shops, Web designers, publications, ad agencies, DV designers, in-house art departments, educators, trainers, or consultants. Prosumers and hobbyists are also welcome to join Kelby One.
Being a member of Kelby One is a great value and I highly recommends it if you’re serious about Photoshop and graphic design.
Best Of Wedding Photography
In 2013, we were very excited to have been selected to become members of the Best Of Wedding Photography! Best Of Wedding Photography (BOWP) is a premier, invitation-only directory of top wedding photographers around the world. Their mission is simple: provide a single place where brides and members of the photography industry can go to quickly identify the outstanding wedding photographers in any market globally.
BOWP is among the most selective groups of wedding photographers in the industry. They look for photographers who are leaders in the field, combining stunning quality and style of imagery with tremendous business success and recognition by brides, fellow photographers, and others in the wedding industry.
You can also see the recent work of members on the Best of Wedding Photography blog, intended to provide an ongoing inspiration and also a snapshot of the most innovative photographic work being produced in the wedding photography world. Joannie and I are thrilled that they have asked as to be a part of such an elite wedding photography community.
PhotoLinks has been online since 1997 and is a well established online photography resource that sends a steady supply of photography enthusiasts to photographers websites on a daily basis.
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