Learn from Nationally and Internationally recognized leaders in the photography field
Stay current with the latest techniques and technologies
Improve your photography skills through local, regional and international competition
Discounts to attend seminars at other state affiliates
The "Service Degree" is designed to recognize those members who volunteer their time and expertise to help run the organization. There are a variety of opportunities, especially during the annual convention, to earn service merits. The chart on the "Service Merit Application Form" linked below describes qualifying tasks that earn service merits and how many merits each task is worth. Once a member earns 50 service merits, they are eligible for the Service Achievement Degree medal on a GREEN ribbon. For each 50 service merits earned after the initial degree, a "GOLD STAR" is awarded and is to be affixed to the original medal ribbon.
The "Print Excellence Degree" is designed to recognize photographic excellence by members who enter PPAM print competition. The chart below shows how merits are earned for print scores and awards. Once a member earns 50 print merits, they are eligible for the Print Excellence Degree medal on a BLUE ribbon. For each 50 print merits earned after the initial degree, a "Gold Star" is awarded and is to be affixed to the original medal ribbon.
MERITS EARNED - SCORE / AWARD 5 - Blue ribbon scoring 90-100 3 - Blue ribbon scoring 80-89 2 - Red ribbon scoring 76-79 1 - White ribbon scoring 74-75 3 - Creative Theme or Special Masters Award 1 - Judges Choice or Court of Honor Award
Attend several mini seminars that are conducted by local photographers and industry leaders throughout the year
Learn in small hands-on settings to ensure that instructors have plenty of time to answer all of your questions
NETWORKING & CAMARADERIE
Get to know some really great people who are always willing to help out
Learn from others in the same industry who have been in the business for many years
FIND A PHOTOGRAPHER WEBSITE LISTING
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Prospective clients can search our database for photographers in their area that meet specific criteria
Prospective clients see that you are a member of a professional organization dedicated to furthering your education.