WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN PPN?

The real question is, why not? You miss 100% of the chances you never take! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

It's only $99 to sign up.

- 2 conferences a year
- Several workshops and continuing education opportunities throughout the year
- Balance retreats and social events
- Print competitions
- Fellowship program (get awarded for your service to the organization and market yourself!
- Gain the self confidence and support to push your photography skills and business ideas to the next level
- Networking with other like-minded folks
- The opportunity to associate with a local professional organization and market yourself

Since 1964, PPN has been serving the professional photographers of our state. PPN brings the best educational opportunities to its members year round through their multi-day conferences, several one-day events, publications and website. Many of our members credit their studio's success to the education they received as a PPN member. In addition, you will soon discover a world of fun, social opportunities and fellowship. Life long friendships will develop with colleagues, fellow photographers and industry professionals.

So what are you waiting for?

Connect . Educate . Have Fun .

PPN Membership Levels

ACTIVE MEMBER $99

Open to individuals who hold a Nebraska Limited Sales Tax permit and whose business or occupation consists of the making of photographs. Active members have these benefits:


- Option to attend PPN conferences & events (additional registration may apply.)
- The right to vote on all matters before the membership
- Eligible to serve on the Board of Directors
- Enter Prints into Competition
- All Publications
- Degree Program
- Use of PPN Logo in Marketing
- Listing on the webpage directory, with e-mail link, and website link
- Link on the PPN Membership site page

*Subscription period: 1 year

ASSOCIATE MEMBER $99

Open to individuals who are an employee or an associate of an active member. Associate members have these benefits:


- Option to attend PPN conferences & events (additional registration may apply.)
- All Publications
- Degree Program
- Use of PPN Logo in Marketing
- Enter Prints into Competition
- Link on the PPN Membership site page

*Associate members have no voting rights.
*Subscription period: 1 year

OUT OF STATE MEMBER $99

Open to individuals who hold a Limited Sales Tax permit in their residing state and whose business or occupation consists of the making of photographs. Out of state members shall not hold office or serve on the board of directors or vote. All Out of State members have these benefits:


- Option to attend PPN conferences & events (additional registration may apply.)
- The right to vote on all matters before the membership
- Enter Prints into Competition
- All Publications
- Degree Program
- Use of PPN Logo in Marketing
- Listing on the webpage directory, with e-mail link, and website link
- Link on the PPN Membership site page

*Subscription period: 1 year

SUPPLIER MEMBER $225

Held by Manufacturers or distributors of photographic equipment; laboratories; publishers; firms and individuals providing services and supplies to the photographic profession. Supplier members have these benefits:


- Booth space at 2 PPN Conventions (Fall & Winter); Includes admittance for up to 3 people
- All Publications
- Newsletter advertisement
- Membership List of the current PPN Members
- Listing in Service Directory provided to Membership

*Subscription period: 1 year

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.