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Run a Successful Photography Business

  • Equipment insurance - Up to $15,000 of coverage included with your membership. Whether in the studio or off-site, at home, or on the other side of the world, your PhotoCare Basic Equipment Insurance will be there to save the day in the event of a disaster. 

  • Data loss protection - When those really bad days occur, PPA softens the blow by offering strong support to photographers with an active membership in the U.S. and Canada through PPA’s Indemnification Trust.

  • Dissatisfied client shield - Just as with data loss, the Indemnification Trust protects you if a client is unsatisfied and you need legal support. This unique coverage is a lifesaving benefit and comes included with the PPA Professional Active Membership. And because this is not insurance, your rates will never go up if you need to file a claim.

  • Online learning center with 900+ videos - Members all over the world have access to multiple opportunities when it comes to learning and growing their photography craft and business skills. One-day events, online programs, vast libraries of training videos– we want photographers to succeed!

  • Photographers-only online community - Whether it’s online networking forums or engaging photographers all over the world through multiple social media platforms, face-to-face workshops, an annual conference, or monthly webinars, the PPA community will make sure that you never feel like you’re out there all alone!

  • Sample contracts, copyright kit - Drafting an agreement from scratch so you are protected takes expertise and time. That’s why members of PPA have access to a large library of ready-made contracts and other forms for them to use, edit, or compare. 

  • Sales & marketing tools - Because consumers don't always understand the difference a professional photographer can make. And photographers don’t always understand what moves the needle for consumers to decide to pay for professional photography services. PPA created marketing tools for its members to  tap into in order to improve their sales process, better justify their costs, up the quality of their photography, develop new products-and-services offerings, and market themselves

…and much more!

"PPA has been a wonderful resource for my business, including insurance coverage for my equipment and general liability, as well as providing discounts on gear."

Denise Benson

"PPA has helped me and my business through their online forums and education. By other members asking questions, crowdsourcing information, and photographers sharing their knowledge with me."

Hector Rivera

"PPA is an incredible source of education, mentorship, business resources, encouragement, and support. My business is completely reliant on the resources provided by PPA."

Jean Johnson

"PPA has helped my business by providing me access to the technical and business resources I need in order to succeed in this over-saturated, extremely competitive market."

Karen Kwong

"I joined PPA because I think it is important for any professional to affiliate themselves with professional organizations that offer education, support, and professional certification. PPA offers all of those things and more. My membership in PPA shows my clients that I'm serious about what I do." 

Ted York


PPA is the only nonprofit for photographers designed to help you run a successful photography business.

If you are serious about earning your main income as a professional photographer... You belong here!

  • Equipment insurance
  • Data loss protection
  • Dissatisfied client shield
  • 1,100+ video tutorials
  • Photographers-only online community
  • Sample contracts, copyright kit
  • Sales & marketing tools,
  • …and much more!
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If you’re serious about earning your main income as a professional photographer, then you must take advantage of what PPA can do for you!

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