The First Steps are the perfect place to begin your journey. It is where you learn the fundamentals to build a strong foundation. Go through each of the steps one by one and work through the lessons. Follow up with the assessment tools and when you have successfully mastered the material, claim that badge.
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Notice the PPA Membership Step: TPPA encourages those entering the profession to also become members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and complete the PPA Certification program and to participate in the International Print Competition in working towards the PPA Craftsman and Masters Degrees.
As you begin your journey to collect the Intermediate Success Badges, we recommend joining PPA and taking advantage of the programs and benefits that they offer. Benefits include the above degree programs as well as free equipment insurance, low-cost liability insurance, the Indemnification Trust and much more. All of these are important programs and benefits for photographers who start dealing with the public and charging for their work.