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Our Misson

We are a network of professional photographers who work to uphold the standards of our industry, we openly share our skills and business management expertise, and we aid each other in emergencies. We are the voice of our industry in the media and to the public. And, most importantly, we like to have fun

Our Member Benefits Include


Stay up to date with PPI publications. The ACTION magazine is a quarterly eMagazine published online.

By belonging, you indicate that you’re committed to your field and that you keep up-to-date with trends and developments. Additionally by earning certification and degrees your membership signals you’ve reached a certain level within your profession.

Educational Events
Learn from some of the best educators in the nation at PPI events.


Voting Rights
Take part in the future of PPI and vote on important issues to better our organization. As a member you can attend board meetings as a guest and even apply to become a board member.

Earn PPA Merits
As a PPA Affiliate, the Professional Photographers of Iowa is able to offer continuing education courses. We provide opportunities for you to work on earning your PPA Master by attending an event or Craftsman Degree by teaching a course.

Build credibility by taking on leadership roles serving on a society’s committee can show your current and future employers that you have leadership skills, while applying for and (hopefully) winning society awards gives you exposure and makes your resume stand out.



Enhanced SEO
Did you know that Google and other search engines love links? Your membership includes a listing on the PPI website with a link back to your website. This will add credibility to your site making it easier for potential customers to find you.

Certification & Degrees
These are the most prestigious individual professional credentials and awards in photography. They will boost your confidence, set you apart, and justify your pricing.

Photo Competitions
Submit your work to our Photo Competitions held twice a year to ensure your work is meeting industry standards. PPI gives numerous awards per year and will give you the tools to promote your business successfully.


Annual Convention
Where hundreds of photographers gather each year for one of the photography industry’s largest conferences in the Midwest. There is nowhere better to experience quality education, competitive print competition and amazing hospitality. You’re guaranteed to get more than what you expect in this 3-day photography extravaganza.

Meet and become friends with photographers from all over Iowa and the Midwest.  Join a community of creatives willing to lift and support each other in their business efforts. Have fun at events and keep in touch through social media.

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