We are so glad you’re here. PPNC fosters a community that is innovative, exciting, collaborative and inspires our artists to be more, but that’s only half the story. Our resources, seminars and networking opportunities are incredible. Among our members, you will find some of the best professional portrait, wedding, fine art, and commercial photographers in the country.You are passionate about your art and we are passionate about sharing, investing and growing the industry, which is why we've worked so hard to offer educational resources and experiences for our fellow photographers and entrepreneurs.One of our biggest endeavors is the Carolina Photo Expo, our annual convention, for photogs of all kinds that focuses on empowering, networking and providing leadership...so that we all can grow our business dreams into realities. We couldn’t do this without you and are incredibly thankful you stopped by and checked us out. Come hang with us for a while. We are thrilled you are here and cannot wait to connect with you.
We invite EVERYONE to join us and experience photography education - North Carolina Style. We are looking for creatives who want more. Do you want to start your business? Do you want to make more money? Do you want to become a better photographer? Do you want to fellowship and learn from some of the most talented and giving photographers in the industry? PPNC can help you meet all of your photography goals. Check out what some of our members have to say about us below.
"PPNC has provided me with the education, inspiration, and fellowship needed, to help me grow and thrive. Without PPNC, I would not be as successful as a photographer or as an entrepreneur. I highly recommend the PPNC to anyone looking to improve and grow as an artist and a photographer." - GEORGE J.
"I can’t imagine my life - professional or personal- without PPNC. The education this organization provided for me when I was new in the business jumpstarted my career. The support it provides now keeps my business growing." - PEGGY R.
"Recently, I had a death in the family while photographing a dance studio - one call and another PPNC member took over for me while I dealt with the family issue. I would never have known this person had I not been a member of PPNC!" - BOB H.
"PPNC is a powerful organization that empowers and teaches each artist how to put relationships before opportunity, we are a community and that is my favorite part. The education is top notch and because of the amazing learning opportunities I have been able to grow my business and turn my dreams into realities." - CARLY F.
"I have had no greater learning experience than through PPNC. I credit it with all my successes and the advancement in my skills. The people are some of my favorite people in my life and I can't imagine where I'd be, professionally and personally, without them."- ANGELA D.
"Since I joined at the Carolina Photo Expo in 2017, I have learned so much! I wish I had known about this organization years ago! My photography has improved so much through the seminars."- NOEL L.
"PPNC has meant so much more than education and events to me. Through PPNC we have created a network of friends, colleagues, and advisors that cannot be replaced." - DANIEL W.
"Some of the best times I don’t remember. 30 yrs in." - GREGG W.
Our education provides more than just classes, we offer an experience. Is this your first time here? Community over competition is at the cornerstone of the PPNC experience and is near and dear to our hearts. It is competition rightly ordered–it’s putting relationships before opportunity. It’s an understanding that the best businesses serve others, we want to help YOU build your very own community within your marketplace and help you grow your own profitable business.