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PPC Workshop: Print Competition College 2/25/23

PPC is happy to offer this excellent, full-day workshop again in 2023 and urges all members who are planning to enter PPC and PPA Photographic Competitions to join this information-packed day with Larry Adkins. If you have already jumped aboard the competition train, take the workshop again as a refresher course and learn about PPA’s competition changes in 2023.

The Print Competition College Workshop will prepare you to enter the Professional Photographers Association’s image competitions through a deep dive into PPA’s competition processes. This workshop is for every photographer who wants to take their photography to the next level, even if you think you aren’t ready to enter your images into competitions. However, by entering PPA’s print competition, you have the opportunity to earn a PPA degree, advance your knowledge and skills, gain respect and recognition as a professional photographer from your clients and peers, and most importantly of all, increase your business’s bottom line.

In this workshop, Larry will:

  1. Help you understand strategies, rules, and processes for succeeding in PPA’s image competitions; understand the

  2. Enable you to feel confident about entering PPA’s competitions

  3. Understand the differences between local, state, and PPA competitions

  4. Understand how to earn PPA merits, why they matter, and be able to distinguish between each type of merit

  5. Understand the types of PPA degrees and the requirements necessary to earn each degree

  6. Have a better understanding of the 12 Elements of a Merit Image

  7. Understand the importance of color management in image competition

  8. Learn how to apply borders to an image competition image

What to bring with you: bring materials to take notes. If you would like to follow along in Photoshop for the part about image presentation (borders and strokes), bring a fully charged laptop and an optional extension cord. Access to power will depend on our location.

PPA, Professional Photographers of America, helps photographers grow their practices, exceed customer visions and push the artistic envelope. We are a source for photographic inspiration, protection, and community and photography education.


Details: Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 Location:The Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St., Centennial, CO 80121 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (MST) Event Policy: Please review our: PPC Cancellation Policy PPC Fellowship Points: Attend any PPA sponsored full date education (point for each attended) – 1 point Attendees must attend the full day in order to get the continuing education merit. Note: A minimum of 3 registrants is required for this class to run.

Cost: PPC / PPA / PPGCS Guild Member $99 Non-Member Cost: $149

More about Larry: Larry Adkins (Winding Hills Photography) is an award-winning landscape photographer from Monument, CO who has been recognized for his outstanding photography by the Professional Photographers of Colorado and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He is passionate about photographic competition and shares his skills and abilities with photographers so they can grow in their artistry and craftsmanship.

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