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Professional Photographers of America Makes All of Its Photography Classes Free for Two Weeks

As the winter unfolds into springtime and the natural world settles into bright colors and vibrant landscapes, the nonprofit Professional Photographers of America (PPA) urges photographers and artists to document the world around them by making their 1,100+ catalog of online photography classes free to all users. However, the trade association is only offering this opportunity for the next two weeks.

In order to access these online courses, interested artists and small business owners only need to create a free account through the PPA’s website. Once that account has been created, all of PPA’s digital lessons become instantly available. Take a course on making “Lucrative Pet Portraits” or learn how to stand out amid your peers in the lesson “Find Your Black Sheep: How to Stand Out in a Flock of Photographers” all from the comforts of home.

To supplement these valuable educational tools, the photographers association has a series of YouTube videos and playlists to offer resources on a variety of topics related to art, business, and social practices. The association, which has been operational since 1868, said that they wanted to help make things a little easier because “what better way [is there] to spend your time at home than preparing your business for when things kick back into high gear?”

Join PPA in being #inittogether by using your free time to learn from their educational library of 1,100+ courses.


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Even the most successful photographers have a slow season, but in uncertain times like these, concerns tend to heighten. So let’s look at the silver lining and turn this into an opportunity to focus on continued education, professional development, and building your brand, so you can be ready to conquer the world when we come out on the other side of this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Starting tomorrow we will open up our online education platform to any photographer for free. Not only will you be able to dive in the 1000+ videos, but, over the next few weeks, we'll be adding webinars and Facebook Lives to help support you and offer guidance. We are committed to listening to our members’ needs and will respond with real resources. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Through all of this, please remember to be safe, be smart, stay calm and keep your eye on the ball. We can do this! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: #PPAmember @spectaclephoto 🌟 “A few more portraits from our session with @always_optimistic_em with a breakdown of the shoot and #BTS” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Makeup by @katlavenderbeauty Style & assistance by @socco26 Wordrob by @raineyscloset V-flats by @vflatworld Lighting by @adorama flashpoint Skrim jim by @westcottlighting Flowers by @hobbylobby Color grading by @infinitecolorpanel . . . . . #ourppa #ppalife #westcottlighting #portraits #photographersofig #wearephotographers #portraitperfection #portraitpage #quietthechaos #photographercommunity #photographerlife #photooftheday #createcommune #portraitsfromtheworld #forphotographersbyphotographers https://www.ppa.com/my-ppa/join

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Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper is a Contributing Writer for My Modern Met and a mid-century historian living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has received a BSA in Public History from Appalachian State University in 2017 and is currently working towards finishing a Masters in Film and Media Studies through Arizona State University. She is extremely passionate about gender and women's studies and the democratization of cultural knowledge.
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