We are a FAMILY, your biggest cheerleaders! As a non-profit organization for professional photographers, our greatest passion is dreaming of ways to help you grow a profitable, passionate, and authentic business. You wanna know what else lights us up? Making people feel, own, and celebrate their enough-ness and feel less alone… because sometimes this journey can get a little lonely, which is why community over competition is super important to our vision. We want to be that permission-granter in your life that whispers, “You really can do this.”
Are you new to the profession? Have you been a photographer 30+ years? That’s cool. Our membership consists of photographers from all backgrounds and experience levels; from those just starting out in their photographic careers to well-seasoned Master Photographers. Although a majority of our members are wedding and portrait photographers, our membership also represents newborn, illustrative, artists, landscape, architectural and commercial photography.
Come hang with us, have some laughs, sit back and relax while advancing your photographic imaging as an art and a profession.
Who We Are
The Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC) is one of the nation's largest associations of professional photographers, offering our members seminars, professional photographic schools, as well as some of the best networking opportunities in the country. PPNC is the state affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). PPNC is made up of three (3) regions (Eastern, Central, and Western), each of which represents about 1/3 of the geographically contiguous PPNC members. Each region hosts a two-day seminar each year, with nationally-known and local speakers.
Western Region hosts Fall Seminar; Central region hosts Winter Seminar; and Eastern Region hosts Spring Seminar.
Dedicated to Advancing Photographic Imaging as an Art and a Profession
Advancing the Art . . . Enhancing the Profession
Enhancing the Profession To be an innovative, exciting and collaborative environment in which our community of creatives is inspired to be more.
1) To advance photography in all of its branches, both as an art and as a profession. 2) To create, foster, promote, and maintain cordial relations, cooperation, and interchange of thought and opinion freely among its members. 3) To oppose violations and infringements of the rights of professional photographers or their organizations. 4) To propose and support legislation favorable to and oppose legislation unfavorable or prejudicial to the interests of professional photographers. 5) To foster the practical benefits to be derived from professional acquaintanceship and the discussion of subjects having to do with photography. 6) To fix and maintain ethical standards among its members. 7) To cooperate with any and all government agencies and departments having to do with the art and/or profession of photography. 8) To cooperate with other organizations that may be striving to accomplish similar purposes.