The Annual Convention is a showcase of national recognized speakers with a variety of programs. The convention offers four information packed days of workshops and instruction. The convention is free to members who choose the full dues payment option.
PPNC members receive free admission to the Trade Show at the annual convention. The Trade Show showcases vendors of interest to the photographic trade. The PPNC Trade Show is one of the largest in the south.
East Coast School
The East Coast School is an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina and the Professional Photographers of America. Held annually in July or August, ECS offers week-long courses in all aspects of professional imaging.
The print competition offers an opportunity to see how your work compares against that of your peers in judging, plus the chance to gain honor and recognition for your achievements.
PPNC members have the opportunity to apply for several scholarships to the PPNC's East Coast School and other Winona affiliated Schools.
PPNC members receive reduced registration at three seminars offered each year. The meetings offer two days of instruction with state as well as nationally recognized speakers. These meetings are held in the Eastern, Western and Central regions of North Carolina, easing member's access.
PPNC members receive the PPNC Newsletter (Focus on Carolina) published six times a year. These publications keep you up to date on activities and informed about the membership. By being a PPNC members, you also receive the Southern Exposure Magazine.
PPNC members are able to earn distinguished credentials that identify them as quality-oriented professionals, worthy of the recognition of their colleagues.
PPNC members are willing to share with their fellow members their secrets to success and are there to support you if the need arises.
PPNC members automatically receive membership into the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association (SEPPA). SEPPA benefits include free admission to the SEPPA convention held every other year in Georgia, free subscription to the "Southern Exposure", published monthly, and reduced print entry fees for the PPA affiliated judging.
PPNC Membership Directory
PPNC members receive a roster listing all current members of the Association. This directory gives you the entire membership (with photographs) at your fingertips, connecting you with the photographers who face the same challenges you do, day in and day out.
PPNC members are able to access Membership directory and updated news about the association online with the PPNC Online website.
PPNC has representatives who work with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) to keep members current on national events and news affecting the industry.
As a PPNC member, you have a great opportunity to make a contribution to your profession through your participation in various activities. As your business and technical skills increase and your awareness of the needs of the profession grow, the contribution of your time and expertise to the PPNC will directly benefit you, your fellow members, and the profession in general.