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Professional Photographer Magazine Professional Photographer magazine has delivered award-winning education and inspiration for more than 100 years. http://www.ppa.com/ppmag Professional Photographer is the official journal of Professional Photographers of America.

It is the oldest publication devoted to professional photography, founded in 1907 as Abel's Photographic Weekly.

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Drone photographer Justin Moore finds out if the Mavic 3 a worthy successor to the wildly popular Mavic 2 Pro.
06/10/2022
The Night King | Professional Photographers of America

Drone photographer Justin Moore finds out if the Mavic 3 a worthy successor to the wildly popular Mavic 2 Pro.

Drone photographer Justin Moore reviews DJI's latest: the Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine. What's great, pretty good, and awful about this new drone from DJI?

Don't be tricked! Professional Photographer magazine staff will NEVER email you and ask you to pay a fee for photo licen...
06/08/2022
Avoid Scams: 5 Things You Should Know | Professional Photographers of America

Don't be tricked! Professional Photographer magazine staff will NEVER email you and ask you to pay a fee for photo licensing! More here >>> https://www.ppa.com/articles/avoid-scams-5-things-you-should-know

Scammers are targeting everyone these days, including PPA members. The scammers have stepped it up a notch and are impersonating PPA staff. If it seems suspicious, it probably is.   Here are some ways you can identify scams and avoid them:

Photographer Tec Petaja has crafted a destination wedding business that makes good use of relationships with wedding pla...
06/03/2022
Sentimental Journey | Professional Photographers of America

Photographer Tec Petaja has crafted a destination wedding business that makes good use of relationships with wedding planners.
#weddingphotography

Through a network of wedding planners, Tec Petaja connects with destination wedding clients.

James Flachsbart, M.Photog., CPP, of Flax Studios in South Thomaston, Maine captured “Sunset Pirouette,” our June cover....
06/01/2022

James Flachsbart, M.Photog., CPP, of Flax Studios in South Thomaston, Maine captured “Sunset Pirouette,” our June cover. Sign up for our newsletter and don't miss a thing! https://www.ppa.com/ppmag/newsletter

The May cover was taken by Tom Neff on a trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand.
06/01/2022

The May cover was taken by Tom Neff on a trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand.

"The key to finding long-term success is having a willingness to learn." - Professional Photographers of America Preside...
05/26/2022
President’s Message: Be a Lifelong Learner | Professional Photographers of America

"The key to finding long-term success is having a willingness to learn." - Professional Photographers of America President Jeff Dachowski
https://www.ppa.com/ppmag/articles/presidents-message-be-a-lifelong-learner
#entrepreneur #photostudio

Photographers love to learn techniques that will make them better image makers, but it's also important to get an education in the business of being an entrepreneur.

“We think so much about what we can do for our clients, but we also need to think about what we expect from our clients ...
05/24/2022
As Expected | Professional Photographers of America

“We think so much about what we can do for our clients, but we also need to think about what we expect from our clients to have a good relationship." - Steve Bollar on how to manage your photo clients' expectations
https://www.ppa.com/ppmag/articles/as-expected
#photography #smallbusiness

Each client represents a small piece of what your photography business stands for, so cultivate the relationships you're striving for by managing expectations.

“My objective in photography is making a difference, spending time on things I’m interested in and with people I admire....
05/16/2022
Humanity in the Extreme | Professional Photographers of America

“My objective in photography is making a difference, spending time on things I’m interested in and with people I admire. To do that, it’s important to be able to effectively tell stories from the perspective of the people who lived them.” - Christopher Michel
https://www.ppa.com/ppmag/articles/humanity-in-the-extreme

Editorial photographer Christopher Michel says his work is all about telling a good tale. He notes that the photographers who get the most interesting projects are the ones who tell the most compelling stories.

Great story! Lots of advice to artists at every stage in their career. What's the best advice you give to other photogra...
04/25/2022
24 Hours in the Creative Life

Great story! Lots of advice to artists at every stage in their career. What's the best advice you give to other photographers?
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/04/21/t-magazine/culture-issue-creative-life-artists.html

In our 2022 Culture issue, out April 24, T followed a group of artists — musicians, chefs, designers, writers and others — throughout the course of a day, exploring the intimate moments of their lives that contribute, in ways small and large, to their creative process.

“Just because you’ve been doing something for years and found success in that model, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be ...
04/11/2022
Building a Resilient Business | Professional Photographers of America

“Just because you’ve been doing something for years and found success in that model, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be the right thing tomorrow.” - Elaine Pasqua on change and resilience
https://www.ppa.com/ppmag/articles/building-a-resilient-business

If you've got a good thing going, it's easy to sit back and coast, but change is coming. Elaine Pasqua offers photographers tips for adapting to an ever-shifting market.

”If you’re chasing trends, stuck in that massive middle part of the market where nothing distinguishes you beyond your p...
04/08/2022
Fight and Flow | Professional Photographers of America

”If you’re chasing trends, stuck in that massive middle part of the market where nothing distinguishes you beyond your price, then even if you’re killing it, it’s killing you.” - Chris Orwig
#portraitphotography #professionalphotographer #headshots

Creating your unique photographic style starts by working from a place of inspiration, notes portrait photographer Chris Orwig.

“There’s a whole intuition aspect to waking up in the morning and listening to that inner voice when it says bring this ...
04/07/2022
Capturing the Energy | Professional Photographers of America

“There’s a whole intuition aspect to waking up in the morning and listening to that inner voice when it says bring this lens or bring that camera.“I know that sounds crazy, but this is how I operate.” - @Kristian Bogner
#commercialphotography #naturephotography #sportsphotography

When it comes to making exciting images, third-generation master photographer Kristian Bogner always goes with his gut.

Lisa Craig, CPP, of Lisa Craig Photography in Denver, Colorado, captured “Ready for My Closeup,” our April cover. Sign u...
04/01/2022

Lisa Craig, CPP, of Lisa Craig Photography in Denver, Colorado, captured “Ready for My Closeup,” our April cover. Sign up for our newsletter and don't miss a thing! https://www.ppa.com/ppmag/newsletter

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Hi, Professional Photographer Magazine :) What's the link to this month's contest? I haven't found it on the website's home page, so I wondered if you changed up the website. If so, please provide the new link to the contest. Thank you for your consideration. :) Sincerely, Marie :)
Hi, The link for the January 2017 edition on the ppmag.com site only takes you to the February 2017 edition. I was trying to download the Jan one as I hadn't done so in January - somehow I went from December to February and was totally oblivious when the Jan edition was released. Could that be fix please. I love reading each digital edition. Thanks so much.