Have you thought about entering PPO Print Competition?
Print Competition is the best way to better yourself as a photographer as there is no greater learning tool! Entering at PPO not only offers some great title wins, but it puts your work in front of qualified judges and gives you critiques before you enter into your district and IPC competitions. These critiques will allow you to make any changes necessary and will build your skills.
Check out some of our 2017 Print Competition Images here:
PPO Focus18 is just around the corner and we are getting ready to announce our fabulous speakers for this year!!! I hope you have your calendars marked for October 6-8!! Can't wait to see you all in Joplin!
Check out some behind the scenes fun from Focus17!!
What are people saying about PPO?
"PPO is a group hug for photographers. This organization is about the future of our industry and the future of your business. It really is a one size fits all when it comes to education. If you are just getting your feet wet or are a 20 year veteran, PPOzarks has something of value for your business and your life. Thank you PPO for friendships made and for being a partner in my business".
Amanda Reed | PPO Guest Speaker
When I think about this organization, I can't help but feel overwhelmingly grateful for the very first conference I attended. I wanted to be a professional photographer, but I had no idea how to get there. The board and attendees were friendly, accepting and willing to help. The classes increased my knowledge about photography and the photo walks catapulted my skill level . I arrived at the first conference feeling anxious and defeated and left there excited and empowered by new skills.
I've attended PPO for several years now. It's always a highlight of the conferences I attend each year. I love the chance to talk and network with other photographers in my region. We get to learn about other states and it helps to have those connections if I decide to visit those areas. I also love the great silent auction! They do a great job of gathering items that, as a business owner, I can really use to grow my business. The speakers are also wonderful. Very hands on and friendly. I can't wait for 2018 an getting to see my PPO friends again!
- Rachel Edgington
I have been taught to always keep learning no matter where you are in your photography career. I was taught this from one of my many mentors and suggested going to PPO seminars. Since then I have gained not just valuable photography and marketing skills, but most importantly I have gained many friendships each year that I have attended. With these friendships I am a part of a great community of fellow photographers with the same ambition to learn and get better everyday.
- Sam Clausen