Welcome to the Professional Photographers of Nebraska

We are an organization affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) that is committed to upholding the ideals of the photography industry and supporting the aspirations of professional photographers in our beautiful state of Nebraska. Here you will find information on what PPN is all about, updates on upcoming events, featured PPN members, and maybe even a little business inspiration. Click around and see what's new...

Connect.

Meet and connect with photographers from all over Nebraska. As a community of creatives, our goal is to encourage and support each other, as well as create, foster, and promote high standards and ethical business practices.

Educate.

PPN offers both formal conferences as well as small group learning opportunities throughout the year. Our conferences give you access to some of the top speakers in the industry in addition to local mentors and seasoned PPN members who are always willing to share their expertise. Our Focus Workshops offer a 1 day hands-on learning experience and are held at various times throughout the year all across the state.

Have Fun.

Not only do we love photography, we also know how to have a good time! Join us at fun events, build lasting relationships with like minded individuals, network, brainstorm business ideas, and be inspired to take your business to the next level. 

WHY I JOINED

My PPN experience started 50 years ago while attending the PPN Annual conference at the old Indian Village Conference Center in Omaha. I had the opportunity, along with my wife, to get thrown into the group by volunteering to be a Sargent of Arms at the first program I attended.  That started a long and very enjoyable relationship with many great photographers. At first many were a bit standoffish but then we were pretty young (20) and I’m not sure they took us very serious. I am happy to say that by the end of those three days we were “part of the bunch”. The fellowship and sharing was amazing considering that even though I started assisting at weddings at the age of 15 and, photographing them by the time I was a senior in high school, we were pretty clueless at times. I quickly learned that in order to get, you had to give and become involved, to make the most of the experience.

Just a bit of an aside, while we were manning the door to the conference room, we were instructed to make sure no one without a badge entered. Being “first timers” we took the job seriously and when one distinguished gentleman attempted to walk in without a badge, we stopped him.  Explaining that no one without a badge could enter, we sent him back to the registration desk to get one. When he returned we discovered, to our embarrassment, he happened to be Bud Reese, the current PPN President.  He laughed and told us to keep up the good work.

PPN gave me the opportunity to study with many of the giants, whose names most of you would not recognize, and gave me a great base to extend my career over the more than 50 years I’ve been a photographer. More than that, I gained many friends throughout the state, country and the industry as a whole. PPN along with PPA has been an investment that every photographer should make to improve their craft.
--Terry Winslow   Cr. Photog, DSD, Hon.Fph.
2018 Board of Directors

A WORD FROM YOUR BOARD

It's not enough to connect with people via Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and whatever other social media outlet you subscribe to. It's important to be CONNECTED with REAL people. We are 72 years of tradition, excellence and knowledge and we are going strong. If photography is your thing, we are your CONNECTION, your EDUCATION and your FUN.

Join us.
We'd love to have you.

Your 2018 Board of Directors

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