Professional Photography Resources
PPETN exists to support professional photographers in Knoxville and all over East Tennessee. Here are resources that may prove helpful for many pros:
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They have been doing this for over fifty years.
Because their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to their network of 11,000+ volunteers, they are able to deliver their services at no charge or at very low cost.
For over 30 years, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) network has been empowering small business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals with a business idea to innovate new products and services that compete in the global marketplace. They are a network of certified professional business counselors conveniently located in a community near you. They have 20 various locations; 14 of which are service centers, 5 are satellite offices, and 1 is an affiliate office.
PPA Helps Photographers Develop More Profitable & Sustainable Businesses.
Having a solid place to begin makes all the difference. PPA is a photographers’ trusted source for all business related things.
Why waste your money?! Explore and use PPA resources; as a not for profit, we help photographers be more profitable. So once more: Don’t waste money on stuff you already get through PPA! PPA photographers get a lot of business benefits.
As a professional photographer, protecting your images is one of your top priorities. So if you have questions about copyright laws, look no further. PPA’s Copyright & Government Affairs Department works tirelessly to gather the latest and greatest on the laws that affect your most precious commodity. Their copyright resource center is chock-full of the most accurate, up-to-date information and is available online 24 hours a day for your viewing pleasure.
The Photographic Exhibitions Committee (PEC) of PPA uses the 12 elements below as the “gold standard” to define a merit image. PEC trains judges to be mindful of these elements when judging images to the PPA merit level and to be placed in the International Print Exhibit at Imaging USA, the annual convention. The use of these 12 elements connects the modern practice of photography and its photographers to the historical practice of photography begun nearly two centuries ago.